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Bird Collisions with Glass
In the Minneapolis/Saint Paul area, Merlins are one of over 125 bird species that have been killed by collisions with building glass.  Photo credit: Rebecca Field

16 Sep 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Birds, glass, and sports stadiums

By Deborah Laurel, Prendergast Laurel Architects | 16 September 2014 As we approach the centennial of The Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918, enacted to make it unlawful to kill […]

How corporate reporting improved Microsoft's supply chain

16 Sep 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Sustainability reporting at the crossroads

By Ralph Thurm, Senior Advisor, BSD | 16 September 2014 Are current sustainability reporting standards enough to live up to our biggest challenge – to build a new economic model that […]

Office workers are reflected on a screen displaying share prices as they walk past the Australian Securities Exchange building in central Sydney

10 Sep 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Morgan Stanley incorporates sustainability into equity analysis

10 September 2014 Jessica Alsford, Head of Morgan Stanley’s Sustainable and Responsible research team, is driving a strategy to incorporate long term environmental, social and governance issues into the firm’s […]

People walk through a forest during sunny autumn day on Mount Uetliberg in Zurich

4 Sep 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Help save the climate and alleviate poverty? Plant trees!

By Tim Christophersen, Senior Programme Officer, Forests and Climate Change, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) | 4 September 2014 The world’s forests are frequently described as the lungs of the […]

The sun is reflected on a solar panel at a solar power field in Kawasaki, near Tokyo. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

3 Sep 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: China leads flourishing South-South trade in renewables

By Anja von Moltke, Head, Trade, Policy and Planning Unit, UNEP | 3 September 2014 South-South Trade Powers Greener Economies UNEP’s Executive Director Achim Steiner recently launched the report South-South […]

A worker checks the valves in a shale gas plant. Stringer/Reuters

2 Sep 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: 40% of shale-rich countries face water stress

By Paul Reig and Andrew Maddocks, World Resources Institute | 2 September 2014 Right now, dozens of countries around the world are deciding whether or not to develop their shale […]

Exotic beach

27 Aug 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: A Call to Action for Small Island States

By Freundel Stuart, Prime Minister of Barbados | 24 August 2014 In 2007, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change sounded an alarm about climate change that echoed across the world: […]

A Citi sign is seen at the Citigroup stall on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, October 16, 2012.

25 Aug 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Citi’s Pam Flaherty sees sustainability for operations and investors

Pam Flaherty, Citi’s Director of Corporate Citizenship and Sustainability, joined us to provide an overview of what principles drive the sustainability strategy at Citi, and how she sees sustainability as relevant to […]

Refinery workers are reflected in polluted stagnant water at an illegal oil refinery site near river Nun in Nigeria's oil state of Bayelsa November 27, 2012. Thousands of people in Nigeria engage in a practice known locally as 'oil bunkering' - hacking into pipelines to steal crude then refining it or selling it abroad. The practice, which leaves oil spewing from pipelines for miles around, managed to lift around a fifth of Nigeria's two million barrel a day production last year according to the finance ministry. Picture taken November 27, 2012.Credit: REUTERS

21 Aug 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Updating the rules of international finance

By Susan Burns, CEO & Co-Founder, Global Footprint Network | 21 August 2014 Tuesday, August 19, was Earth Overshoot Day, the day when humanity’s demand for ecological resources and services […]

Global Currency - REUTERS-Kacper Pempel

7 Aug 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Why CFOs care about sustainability

Background: Chief Financial Officers from the leading companies in Europe have committed to putting sustainability at the core of their corporate strategy by joining the Accounting for Sustainability (A4S) Chief […]

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