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Wind turbines and solar panels are seen at a wind and solar energy storage and transmission power station from State Grid Corporation of China, in Zhangjiakou of Hebei province, China, in this March 18, 2016 file picture. REUTERS/Jason Lee/Files

9 Mar 2017

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: NRG, Energy Producer and Climate Leader

Climate Leadership is about being both transparent on emissions, and gradually reducing emissions in line with policy guidance to stay within 2 degrees C global warming.  As part of our […]

The Walmart logo is pictured at its store in the Porter Ranch section of Los Angeles November 26, 2013.  REUTERS/Kevork Djansezian

3 Mar 2017

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: A global retailer sees reducing emissions as good for business

At a time of great geo-political change, we sat down with Fred Bedore, Senior Director of Business Strategy and Sustainability at Walmart, to find out more about Walmart’s approach to […]

People shop in the newly opened Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) store in Moscow in this March 13, 2009 file photo. H&M, which pioneered global expansion in fashion retailing, now finds itself tailing Zara owner Inditex not just in size but in strategy as it trials separate fashion chains to attract new customers. To match Analysis H&M-EXPANSION.Credit: REUTERS

23 Feb 2017

H&M plans proper pay structures, worker committees in garment factories by 2018

By Nita Bhalla | February 23 2017 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) Swedish fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) said on Tuesday it planned to have elected committees and proper pay structures […]

Steam billowing from the cooling towers of Vattenfall's Jaenschwalde brown coal power station is reflected in the water of a lake near Cottbus, eastern Germany December 2, 2009. Most world leaders plan to attend a climate summit in Copenhagen December 7-18, boosting chances that a new U.N. deal to fight climate change will be reached, host Denmark said on Tuesday. REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski

22 Feb 2017

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Enel, Climate Leader and Energy Producer

22 February 2017 Climate Leadership is about being both transparent on emissions performance, and reducing emissions in line with policy guidance to stay within 2 degrees C global warming.  As […]

Torrelavega, Spain
Smoke billows from a factory during sunset in the northern Spanish town of Torrelavega, March 12, 2005. The British government said on March 11, 2005 it would launch legal proceedings against the European Union (EU) over plans for a carbon dioxide emissions trading scheme, which is designed to improve the world's climate. The EU emissions trading system aims to cut CO2 output as part of the 25-nation bloc's commitments under the Kyoto Protocol.

22 Feb 2017

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: What does ‘climate leadership’ mean for companies?

By Kevin Moss, Global Director of the World Resources Institute Business Center, WRI’s program that helps the private sector develop strategies that support sustainable strategies and drive growth, and Tim […]

Members of the emergency services walk through floodwater on a residential street in York after the river Ouse burst its banks, in northern England, Dec. 28, 2015. REUTERS/Andrew Yates

21 Feb 2017

FEATURE-Investing in disaster resilience now ‘mission critical’ for business

By Adela Suliman and Sophie Hares | February 21 2017 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Gillis, Ellis & Baker, a New Orleans-based insurance company, relocated […]

New cars of several brands of German carmaker Volkswagen AG are covered with protective covers before they are loaded for export on a transport ship at the harbour of the Volkswagen plant in Emden, Germany, April 24, 2009.     REUTERS/Christian Charisius/File photo

17 Feb 2017

Auto CEOs want Trump to order review of 2025 fuel rules

By David Shepardson | February 17 2017 (Reuters) The chief executives of 18 major automakers and their U.S. units urged President Donald Trump to revisit a decision by the Obama administration […]

A woman carries her child and milk packets as she wades through a flooded street in Chennai, India, Dec. 5, 2015. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

16 Feb 2017

Facebook creates ‘Community Help’ feature for disaster assistance

By David Ingram | February 16 2017 (Reuters) Facebook plans to add a feature on Wednesday to make it easier for people affected by disasters to find each other locally […]

File photo of cars pictured during a rush hour traffic jam in central Shanghai

9 Feb 2017

South Africa targets auto sector with fuel cell plant

By Wendell Roelf | February 9 2017 (Reuters) Africa’s first fuel cell component plant using platinum as a catalyst will start production by December aiming to take advantage of rising […]

Trucks ferry excavated gold, copper and zinc ore from the main mining pit at the Bisha Mining Share Company, northwest of Eritrea's capital Asmara, February 17, 2016. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

8 Feb 2017

Water scarcity tops list of world miners’ worries

By Barbara Lewis | February 08 2017 (Reuters) The world’s top mining companies warned on Tuesday that assets will be stranded and investors will walk away unless they deal with water […]

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