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A man holds an umbrella as he looks out at London's Canary Wharf financial district from Greenwich park. REUTERS/Andrew Winning

6 Oct 2015

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: EPA’s Green Infrastructure Vision

6 October 2015 From preventing flooding and increasing climate resiliency to reducing water treatment costs and increasing green space, green infrastructure can help communities realize numerous benefits.  We asked Ken […]

A woman holds a banner which reads, Law 1257 of 2008, criminal code of procedure. REUTERS/Joaquin Sarmiento

1 Oct 2015

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Call to Action: Bringing Down Legal Barriers for Women’s Economic Empowerment

A joint initiative of UN Global Compact and UN Women  | 5 September 2015 “The ideal of equality before the law and equality of economic opportunity is not just wise social […]

File photo of the sun setting behind power-generating windmill turbines from a wind farm near the eastern German town of Dessau July 27, 2007. Subsidies levied on German consumers to support renewable power will rise by 47 percent next year, putting pressure on Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling coalition to keep energy costs in check ahead of a federal election next year. Merkel's decision to abandon nuclear power following last year's Fukushima disaster has led to a growing need for alternative energy sources, causing higher charges that are tagged on to consumers' energy bills.       REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch/Files   (GERMANY - Tags: ENERGY ENVIRONMENT)

29 Sep 2015

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Cities face steep climb to 100% renewable energy

By Conor Riffle | 29 September 2015 Reshaping the energy mix in cities presents big challenges for local governments.  But some cities are illuminating the way ahead.  — Every year, […]

A dry pipe drips water on Gless Ranch in Kern County, California, in this file photo taken July 23, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/Files

28 Sep 2015

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Why Businesses Should Care About Water Security

28 September 2015 | By John Davidson, General Counsel and Corporate Affairs Director at SABMiller There was a time not long ago when the threats to business profitability and sustainability from […]

A man jumps to head a ball during his soccer practice in a public park on a foggy morning in Kolkata December 5, 2014. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

25 Sep 2015


25 September 2015 | By Niall Dunne, Chief Sustainability Officer, BT Something special happened in the North-Eastern city of Recife last summer. The waiting list for organ transplants dropped to […]

A woman uses a stick to gather salt on flats being cultivated for the white crystals near the village of Ngaye-Ngaye, 10 kilometers (six miles) south of Senegal's northern town of Saint Louis, April 9, 2007. Some 3,000 people, mostly women, spend long hours under the blinding sun scraping up salt with sticks and their hands, earning the equivalent of a dollar or two per day. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (SENEGAL)

23 Sep 2015

Women and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Published in collaboration with UN Women | 23 September 2015 The issue She walks for hours to fetch water and toils in drought-prone fields to feed her family… She left […]

Workers pick tea leaves at a plantation in Nandi Hills, in Kenya's highlands region west of capital Nairobi, November 5, 2014. Emerald-coloured tea bushes blanketing the rolling hills of Nandi County have long provided a livelihood for small-scale farmers, helping make Kenya one of the world's biggest tea exporters. But ideal weather and bigger harvests, instead of producing bumper earnings, have led to a glut of Kenya's speciality black tea. Picture taken November 5, 2014. To match story KENYA-TEA/ REUTERS/Noor Khamis

18 Sep 2015

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: WWF on the Sustainable Development Goals

Dr. Deon Nel | 16 September 2015 When world leaders gather at the United Nations later this month, they will formally adopt the most ambitious global effort ever to rid […]

A child in first grade uses a new laptop as part of the Canaima project at a Bolivarian school in Caracas September 23, 2009. This program, the product of an agreement between Venezuela and Portugal, is aimed at giving a laptop computer to children attending first grade in public schools across the country. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

10 Sep 2015

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Teaching “the New Literacy”

By Henry F. De Sio, Jr | 10 September 2015 Something transformative is happening in our schools.  Changemaking and empathy are fast taking their places alongside reading and math as core […]

A worker picks tea at a plantation in Githunguri, 30 km (18 miles) from Kenya's capital Nairobi, January 6, 2012. Kenya, the world's biggest exporter of black tea, has lost a significant part of its tea production for this month due to severe frost in key growing areas, which could cut its foreign exchange earnings, a major industry group said. In this week alone, about 20 million kg of green leaf was damaged by frost, which occurs when temperatures plunge at night after hot days, said Alfred Njagi, general manager of operations at the Kenya Tea Development Agency (KTDA). REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya (KENYA - Tags: AGRICULTURE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT FOOD)

8 Sep 2015

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Surprising Ways Kenyans Are Embracing Climate-Smart Agriculture

Source:  By Todd Reubold @treubold, Ensia publisher and executive director | 3 September 2015 In rural Kenya, where it may only rain twice per year, farmers and herders are embracing […]

Flood waters cover Memorial Drive along Buffalo Bayou in Houston, Texas May 26, 2015 in a photo provided by the Harris County Flood Control District. Torrential rains have killed at least eight people in Texas and Oklahoma, including two in Houston where flooding turned streets into rivers and led to nearly 1,000 calls for help in the fourth-most populous U.S. city, officials said on Tuesday. REUTERS/Harris County Flood Control District/handout via Reuters - RTX1EN9D

2 Sep 2015

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Cities are finally treating water as a resource, not a nuisance

Source:  By: Erica Gies, Independent reporter, 1st September 2015 From Houston to Melbourne, the surprising ways urban areas are dealing with water woes — September 1, 2015 — Memorial Day […]

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