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Corporate Governance

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A man looks at an electronic board displaying share prices in Tokyo

8 Feb 2017

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Corporate leadership reaches an inflection point

We sat down with Dennis Whalen, Leader of the Board Leadership Center at KPMG, to understand more about why corporate governance is reaching an inflection point, with a new emphasis […]

Fire photographer Tod Sudmeier gets hit with flying embers from strong winds at the Solimar brush fire in Ventura County, California, December 26, 2015. REUTERS/Gene Blevins

27 Jan 2017

Chile’s timber industry says over 40,000 hectares lost to fires

By Rosalba O’Brien | January 27 2017 (Reuters) Wildfires sweeping across Chile have destroyed more than 40,000 hectares (98,842 acres) of forestry land belonging to companies, most of it growing […]

People walk on a crosswalk in Tokyo

24 Jan 2017

More businesses must work with suppliers to curb climate change: study

By Alister Doyle | January 24 2017 (Reuters) Too few businesses are working with their suppliers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, according to a study that praised 29 companies including General […]

Employees work inside a garment factory in Mumbai, India, June 1, 2016. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

21 Jan 2017

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: The human cost of the global fashion industry

20 January 2017 The internationally bestselling, award-winning author of four novels, Corban Addison writes large-canvas stories about issues of global injustice that combine the authenticity and on-the-ground research of investigative […]

A view of the Samarco mine, owned by Vale SA and BHP Billiton Ltd, in Mariana, Brazil, April 12, 2016. REUTERS/Washington Alves

20 Jan 2017

BHP, Vale, Samarco set June 30 deadline to resolve multibillion dollar claims

By Sonali Paul and Jane Wardell | January 20 2017 (Reuters) Miner BHP Billiton Ltd (BHP.AX) (BLT.L), its partner Vale SA (VALE5.SA) and their jointly owned Samarco unit said on […]

A labourer stacks firewood for use in a brick kiln as smoke billows from a chimney on the outskirts of Jammu May 2, 2012. With four times the population of the United States, an economy growing 8-9 percent a year and surging energy demand, India's race to become an economic power has propelled it to No. 3 in the list of top carbon polluters. India's greenhouse gas emissions will keep rising as it tries to lift millions out of poverty and connect nearly half a billion people to electricity grids.Credit: REUTERS

20 Jan 2017

Exclusive: Lingerie maker Victoria’s Secret looks to uncover supply chain issues

By Ellen Wulfhorst  | January 20 2017 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) Lingerie giant Victoria’s Secret, famed for its racy bras and thongs, has pledged to trace the sources of its wood-based […]

The charging plug of an electric Volkswagen Passat car is pictured at charging station at a VW dealer in Berlin, Germany, February 2, 2016.

16 Jan 2017

China, Europe drive shift to electric cars as U.S. lags

By Laurence Frost | January 16 2017 Electric cars will pick up critical momentum in 2017, many in the auto industry believe – just not in North America. Tighter emissions rules […]

Wildflowers bloom on a hill overlooking a fjord filled with icebergs near the south Greenland town of Narsaq July 27, 2009. REUTERS/Bob Strong (GREENLAND ENVIRONMENT TRAVEL IMAGES OF THE DAY)

16 Jan 2017

Businesses can unlock $12 trillion via key development goals – Davos study

By Sujata Rao | January 16 2017 (Reuters) Companies could unlock at least $12 trillion in market opportunities by 2030 and create up to 380 million jobs by implementing a […]

REUTERS/Jumana ElHeloueh

13 Jan 2017

Africa’s first grid-connected biogas plant powers up

By Geoffrey Kamadi | January 13 2017 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) A commercial farm in Kenya has become Africa’s first electricity producer powered by biogas to sell surplus electricity to the national […]

The sun sets behind an iron ore bulk carrier moored at the iron ore loading facility in Port Hedland, about 1,600 km (994 miles) north of Perth in this May 30, 2008 file photo. Australia, the world's biggest exporter of iron ore, revised down its revenue forecasts for the key steelmaking ingredient by a fifth on September 18, 2012, a fresh sign the industry is losing steam as a slowdown in top customer China drives down prices.Credit: REUTERS

12 Jan 2017

Global clean energy investment falls to $288 billion in 2016: research

12 January 2017 (Reuters) Clean energy investment worldwide fell by 18 percent to $287.5 billion last year due to sharp falls in renewable technology prices and less spending on projects […]

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