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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: Ensia.com  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 […]

A wind farm generates electricity near bales of hay in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains near the town of Pincher Creek, Alberta September 27, 2010. The non-polluting source of renewable energy is fed into the provincial electrical grid that powers Southern Alberta industries and residences. REUTERS/Todd Korol

5 Aug 2015

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Clean Power Plan Can Help States, Economy and Planet

By Bill Richardson, World Resources Institute board member, former U.S. energy secretary, UN ambassador and governor of New Mexico | 05 August 2015 As a former U.S. energy secretary, UN ambassador and governor of […]

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

3 Aug 2015

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: 6 Things Every American Should Know About the Clean Power Plan

By EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy | 3 August 2015 Today, President Obama will unveil the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Clean Power Plan—a historic step to cut the carbon pollution […]

Freshly plucked tea leaves are seen in the hand of a tea garden worker inside Aideobarie Tea Estate in Jorhat in Assam, India, April 21, 2015. Unrest is brewing among Assam's so-called Tea Tribes as changing weather patterns upset the economics of the industry. Scientists say climate change is to blame for uneven rainfall that is cutting yields and lifting costs for tea firms. Picture taken April 21, 2015. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood
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30 Jul 2015

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Look to rain to lock in Africa’s food security

By Jamila Abass | CEO and Co-Founder of M-Farm, an Aspen Institute New Voices Fellow, and recently mentioned by President Obama on his trip to Kenya. When 100 small-scale farmers […]

Iranian students hold up their hands as a sign of unity as they form a human chain around the Uranium Conversion Facility (UCF) to show their support for Iran's nuclear program in Isfahan. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl

29 Jul 2015

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Why should a company reveal its human rights record?

Unilever is a leading corporate citizen by many measures, and in this piece we explore with Marcela Manubens, Global VP of Social Impact at Unilever, how they are creating transparency […]

Trees are reflected on a raindrop on a leaf at a park near the venue of the 10th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity in Nagoya

26 Jul 2015

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Sustainable Innovation for the World, Sowing the Seeds of Social Entrepreneurship

This brief interview is part of Sustainable Innovation for the World, a series by Thomson Reuters Sustainability on innovation, either scientific or social, which could help make the world more […]

A man walks near giant globes on display outside the walls of Jerusalem's Old City, April 17, 2013. The exhibit, by non-profit group Cool Globes which aims to raise awareness of climate change, will be on display through the summer. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

22 Jul 2015

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Are countries legally required to protect their citizens from climate change?

Source: Ensia.com Written by Sophia V. Schweitzer, environmental science writer, author | 15 July 2015 On June 24, 2015, a court in The Hague ordered the Dutch government to act […]

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Executive Director Achim Steiner addresses a news conference during the start of the Africa Carbon forum at the UNEP headqaurters at Gigiri, in Kenya's capital Nairobi March 3, 2010. African governments need to set clear rules in order to attract more projects under the U.N. Kyoto Protocol's Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), the United Nations Environment Programme chief said on Wednesday.     REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya (KENYA - Tags: SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT) - RTR2B65R

17 Jul 2015

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Business Unusual Approach Needed for US $90 trillion Investment

By Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UNEP | 16 July 2015 Our global and complex economy does many things well, but achieving equitable and sustainable outcomes, or […]

Cars back up in rush hour traffic as they approach the Place de la Concorde in Paris as pollution levels in the city reach a high level after several days of unusually warm weather April 19, 2007.

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10 Jul 2015

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Ford’s vision of a more sustainable future

10 July 2015 In this set of answers, we hear from Ford’s John Viera, Global Director, Sustainability & Vehicle Environmental Matters, on what the future holds across Ford’s operations and […]

An irrigation channel runs through a corn field in Los Banos, California, United States May 5, 2015.  REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

6 Jul 2015

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Cleantech Open Winner Series 2014 Global Ideas Winner: AutoAgronom

This brief interview is part of Cleantech Open Winners, a series produced by Thomson Reuters Sustainability on new innovation, either scientific or social, which could help make the world more sustainable. […]

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