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The Amazon Tall Tower Observatory (ATTO) is pictured during a sunset in Sao Sebastiao do Uatuma in the middle of the Amazon forest in Amazonas state January 8, 2015. The Amazon Tall Tower Observatory is a project of Brazil's National Institute of Amazonian Research and Germany's Max Planck Institute and will be equipped with high-tech instruments and an observatory to monitor relationships between the jungle and the atmosphere from next July. According to the institutes, ATTO will gather data on heat, water, carbon gas, winds, cloud formation and weather patterns. Picture taken on January 8, 2015. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly (BRAZIL - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY) - RTR4LA8A

4 Oct 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: From Corporate Citizenship to Corporate Statesmanship

By Georg Kell and Martin Reeves | 3 October 2016 Georg Kell is Vice Chairman of Arabesque and Founding Director of the United Nations Global Compact. Martin Reeves is a […]

Women walk as they shout slogans during a rally calling for gender equality, two days after International Women's Day, in Istanbul March 10, 2013.Credit: REUTERS

27 Sep 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Global Call to All Boys and Young Men to LEAP in Gender Equality for Planet 50-50 by 2030

By Richard Castillo (Man Up Campaign), Jason Tan de Bibiana (Next Gen Men) and Ravi Karkara (UN Women) | 27 September 2016 There are more young people between the ages […]

People walk past the skyline of Marina Bay central business district in Singapore April 26, 2013. Banks in Singapore are urgently scrutinising their account holders as an imminent deadline on stricter tax evasion measures forces them to decide whether to send some of their wealthiest clients packing. The Southeast Asian city-state has grown into the world's fourth-biggest offshore financial centre but, with U.S. and European regulators on the hunt for tax cheats, the government is clamping down to forestall the kind of onslaught from foreign authorities that is now hitting Switzerland's banks. Before July 1, all financial institutions in Singapore must identify accounts they strongly suspect hold proceeds of fraudulent or wilful tax evasion and, where necessary, close them. After that, handling the proceeds of tax crimes will be a criminal offence under changes to the city-state's anti-money laundering law. Picture taken April 26, 2013.Credit: REUTERS

26 Sep 2016

INTERVIEW-Companies that care for workers can drive “sustainable cities”

By Astrid Zweynert | September 26 2016 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) Companies can play an important role in improving city life if they pursue programmes to benefit workers as much as […]

A fisherman pulls his net out of the water during sunset at the village of Habaniya, 85 km (52 miles) west of Baghdad, October 26, 2012.Credit: REUTERS

26 Sep 2016

Fishing for fairness: Ending slavery and labour exploitation in the fishing industry

By Trang Chu Minh, TrustLaw | September 26 2016 Championing the fight against modern day slavery, TrustLaw connected Visayan Forum Foundation to seven law firms, led by Linklaters, to lead a critical […]

The sun rises above the financial district of the City of London. REUTERS/Kieran Doherty

26 Sep 2016

White House puts real-time climate data online for city planners

By Sebastien Malo | September 26 2016 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) A new website powered by the White House and partners including Google and Microsoft, aims to pull real-time climate data […]

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

26 Sep 2016

How do we cut poverty and emissions? Fund some clean energy

By Laurie Goering | September 26 2016 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) To avoid the worst impacts of climate change – from worsening droughts, flooding and storms to sea level rise – countries […]

REUTERS / Yuriko Nakao

26 Sep 2016

Waste not want not: Sweden to give tax breaks for repairs

By Richard Orange| September 26 2016 (The Guardian) The Swedish government is introducing tax breaks on repairs to everything from bicycles to washing machines so it will no longer make sense […]

A passenger aircraft is silhouetted against the rising moon in New Delhi May 7, 2009. Carbon trading and increased regulation could hinder efforts to reduce airplane greenhouse gas emissions through innovation and increased use of biofuels, airline industry leaders said on Wednesday.   REUTERS/B Mathur (INDIA TRANSPORT ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY BUSINESS) - RTXEU4D

26 Sep 2016

Carbon emissions not priced at true cost to climate: OECD

By Bate Felix | September 26 2016 (Reuters) Ninety percent of carbon dioxide emissions by major advanced economies is not priced at a level that truly reflects the actual cost to […]


23 Sep 2016

More than 300 scientists warn over Trump’s climate change stance

U.S. presidential candidate has dismissed climate change as a hoax invented by the Chinese By Ian Simpson | 20 September 2016 (Reuters) – Hundreds of top scientists warned on Tuesday […]

Power-generating wind turbines are seen in Ngong hills, about 22 km southwest of Kenya's capital Nairobi, Sept. 8, 2010. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

22 Sep 2016

Five lessons from Kenya’s energy access boom

By Muriithi Micheni | September 22 2016 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) Kenya’s market for decentralised renewables is the fastest-moving in Africa. Already 15 to 20 percent of Kenyan households use solar […]

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