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A man on a boat collects water from the ocean to be converted to drinking water through the process of desalination, in Bertioga February 24, 2015.  REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

26 Jul 2016

Youth Perspective: How a new source of water is helping reduce conflict in the Middle East

Source: By Rowan Jacobson (Ensia) | 19 July 2016 Scientists and others look to desalination as a way to unite longtime enemies in a common cause. — Ten miles […]

A man fishes off a beach in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii July 30, 2015.  REUTERS/Marco Garcia

26 Jul 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: What does climate change mean for America’s $73 billion angling industry?

Source: By Mary Hoff (Ensia) | 15 July 2016 Inland fish play critical roles in North American ecosystems and economics: In the U.S. alone in 2011, freshwater anglers spent more […]

The keypad on a new Telstra public phone in Sydney.

16 Jul 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Delivering on corporate purpose

Global Corporations face the continued challenge of playing their part in making the world a better place. With increased focus from customers, employees, shareholders and the wider community, BT have […]

In this file 2008 photo, people watch as the spillway gates are opened at Kariba North Bank dam on Lake Kariba to reduce rising water levels as a measure to protect the dam. REUTERS/Mackson Wasamunu

15 Jul 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: The Natural Capital Protocol enables new risk models

By Courtney Lowrance,  Global Head of Environmental and Social Risk Management at Citi | 15 July 2016 Imagine a risk officer at an international bank. She has a portfolio of […]

Running tap water is seen in Flint, a city struggling with the effects of lead-poisoned drinking water, Michigan May 4, 2016.  REUTERS/Carlos Barria

30 Jun 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: An ounce of clean water protection for pounds of cure

Minnesota ranks first in wetland loss and second in deforestation nationally. Like conservation efforts in Ecuador, Brazil and Kenya, The Nature Conservancy recently launched its Minnesota Headwaters Fund to support […]

Monarch butterflies fly at the El Rosario butterfly sanctuary on a mountain in the Mexican state of Michoacan November 27, 2013. Monarch butterflies have started arriving at a butterfly sanctuary in the central Mexican state of Michoacan - an annual spectacle that draws tourists, scientists and locals alike, but not in the arrival numbers expected. Biologist Felipe Martinez, Sub-Director of the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve, said the arrival has been delayed due to several cold fronts hitting Mexico and continued rain storms. In 2000, Mexico established a 56,000 hectare reserve for the butterflies in Michoacan and part of the State of Mexico, containing some 6.7 million trees. Picture taken November 27, 2013. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

27 Jun 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Diplomacy through Variety of Life!

By Balakrishna Pisupati | Chief, Biodiversity, MEAs and Synergies, United Nations Environment Programme | 27 June 2016 Can the variety of life around us, our biological diversity, deliver on better […]

U.S. President Barack Obama (C) speaks during the Climate Summit at United Nations headquarters in New York, in this September 23, 2014, file photo. REUTERS/Mike Segar/Files

22 Jun 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Making Global Goals Local Business

22 June 2016 This week, leaders from across the globe meet in New York for the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit to discuss the future of our Planet. We spoke […]

The sun is about to come up over the South Pacific Ocean in this colorful scene photographed by one of the Expedition 35 crew members aboard the Earth-orbiting International Space Station between 4 and 5 a.m. local time on May 5, 2013 and released on May 9, 2013. The space station was at a point above Earth located at 27.4 degrees south latitude and 110.1 degrees west longitude, a few hundred miles east of Easter Island.  NASA/Handout via Reuters

9 Jun 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Populism and Nationalism – What Does It Mean For The Climate Agenda?

By Georg Kell, Vice Chairman, Arabesque Partners, & Founding Executive Director, UN Global Compact | 9 June 2016 A wave of populism and nationalism is currently re-shaping political landscapes on […]

Francisco da Silva Vale, 61, cleans solar panels which power ice machines at Vila Nova do Amana community in the Sustainable Development Reserve, in Amazonas state, Brazil, September 22, 2015. Three solar-powered machines, are producing about ninety kilos of ice per day, in a region with poor access to electric energy, which used to be produced only with diesel oil, in the Amazon rain forest. The Gelo Solar (Solar Ice) project, developed by the Mamiraua Institute for Sustainable Development and the Sao Paulo University (USP), aims to improve the life quality of the residents of the communities allowing them to preserve their fish and fruits productions which are their main economic resources. The Mamiraua Institute is also using solar energy to supply the community's homes with water and light up a soccer field. Picture taken September 22. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly - RTS3BNH

6 Jun 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Impact investing growing in Latin America

By Miguel Ferreyra de Bone – Acrux Partners Ltd. | 6 June 2016 Latin America has experienced an evolution in the responsible and impact investing environment. Governments, companies and individuals […]

Windmills are reflected in a car mirror at a wind farm in Palm Springs, California, February 9, 2011. California aims to slow climate change by putting a price on carbon -- a low, low starting price. The program is the last, keystone step in a controversial half-decade push to green the state's business for the good of the planet and the economy. Picture taken February 9, 2011. To match Special Report CARBON-CALIFORNIA/   REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

2 Jun 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Climate Change – Good, Bad or an opportunity for business?

2 June 2016 “Climate change is bad for business, but taking action on climate change is good for business.” Thomson Reuters Sustainability caught up with Michael Green, Executive Director of the Climate Action […]

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