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Houses sit along what was once Surf Street at the ocean's edge in Saco, Maine November 19, 2012. In the aftermath of the historic floods caused by Superstorm Sandy, some city leaders have begun to argue for the construction of sea walls capable of shielding the U.S. coastline from ever more intense storms. But in Saco, Maine, storm protection comes in a far less glamorous package. Along what used to be Surf Street, owners of beachfront houses are jacking their homes up to allow storm surges from Saco Bay to flow underneath them. To match feature STORM-SANDY/ADAPTATION.Credit: REUTERS

24 Mar 2017

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Focusing on long-term value

By Tim Nixon, Managing Editor, Thomson Reuters Sustainability | 23 March 2017 In an extraordinary event roughly three weeks ago in NYC, CECP’s Strategic Investor Initiative (SII) hosted a pioneering, cross-sector CEO Investor Forum, […]

A dry pipe drips water on Gless Ranch in Kern County, California, in this file photo taken July 23, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/Files

23 Mar 2017

UK water company hit with record fine for polluting River Thames

By Alistair Smout | March 23 2017 (Reuters) One of Britain’s biggest water companies was handed a record 20 million pound ($25 million) fine on Wednesday for pumping sewage into […]

The headquarters of food giant Nestle is pictured in Vevey August 8, 2012. The company is due to announce their half-year results on August 9.Credit: REUTERS

21 Mar 2017

Nestle, Mars vow to clean up pet food supply chains

By Sebastien Malo | March 21 2017 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) Swiss food giant Nestlé SA and U.S. candy and pet food company Mars pledged on Thursday to take steps to ensure […]

Energy saving light bulb is illuminated within a lamp shade in an office in London. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

21 Mar 2017

Private sector power for refugee camps could light up rural communities – experts

By Kieran Guilbert | March 21 2017 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) Attracting private sector investment to provide clean energy in refugee camps would not only end their reliance on dangerous fuels and […]

Waves crash over the conical drilling unit Kulluk where it sits aground on the southeast side of Sitkalidak Island, Alaska in this U.S. Coast Guard handout photo taken January 1, 2013. Credit: Reuters/Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Klingenberg'/USCG/Handout

21 Mar 2017

Faced with rising seas, French Polynesia ponders floating islands

By Sebastien Malo | March 21 2013 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) When former Google software engineer Patri Friedman came up with the idea of building floating islands, he had in mind an […]

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18 Mar 2017

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: A vision for climate and sustainability from Toyota

We sat down with Kevin Butt, Toyota Motor North America Regional Environmental Director, to understand how one of the largest global auto makers is thinking about sustainability, climate risk and […]

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14 Mar 2017

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Unilever providing new transparency on ingredients

In this piece, David Blanchard, Chief R&D Officer at Unilever, explains how and why transparency matters in personal care and home brands. 14 March 2017 Sustainability: Why and for whom […]

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14 Mar 2017

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Access is critical to driving gender equality

By Patsy Doerr, Global Head of Corporate Responsibility & Inclusion, Thomson Reuters | 13 March 2017 In advance of International Women’s Day, Thomson Reuters and Women’s World Banking co-hosted a […]

Wads of Pound Sterling banknotes are pictured at the GSA company's headquarters in Vienna

14 Mar 2017

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Increase Private Sector Investment for Gender Equality

By Ravi Karkara and Vipul Nanda | March 14 2017 2015 saw Gender equality being recognized and affirmed as a precondition for the realization of sustainable development, while also being […]

The company logo is placed at the flagship store of H&M, Hennes & Mauritz, HMb.ST, the world's second-biggest fashion retailer is seen in Stockholm

14 Mar 2017

H&M to encourage garment factories to pay workers digitally to empower women

By Nita Bhalla | March 14 2017 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) Swedish fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) pledged on Wednesday to encourage its supplier factories across the world to pay workers […]

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