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

20 Oct 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: So you want to be a cleantech entrepreneur?

By Dr. Neil Fromer, Executive Director of the Resnick Sustainability Institute, Caltech’s endowed program for energy and sustainability, and Stephanie C. Yanchinski, Executive Director of First Look West (FLoW),  which […]

Constantine Kusebahasa, checking the quality of the water, Rwenzori Mountains, Uganda. WWF-Canon / Simon Rawles

10 Oct 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: It’s time to talk about the price of water

By Cynthia Barnett  | Source: Ensia October 6, 2014 — This summer, a 90-year-old water pipe burst under Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, sending a geyser 30 feet into the […]

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

1 Oct 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Natural work settings improve health, and the bottom line

It’s time to bring nature into our built environments By Bill Browning and Allison Bernett | Source: Ensia September 30, 2014 If we think about where we most enjoy vacationing, […]

How to get your CFO to love your sustainability director

1 Oct 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Your customers will seek social purpose with profit

By John F. Brock, Chairman and CEO of Coca-Cola Enterprises, explores the topic of social purpose in advance of the ‘Future for Sustainability Summit’ | 1 October 2014 In the […]

Cattle graze on hay in a landscape that would normally be covered in green grass on the Van Vleck Ranch in Rancho Murieta, California, February 12, 2014.
REUTERS/Max Whittaker

1 Oct 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: On agriculture’s role in climate change

Source: Minnesota Public Radio News Jonathan Foley gives a 2014 Chautauqua Lecture about the challenges of feeding the world’s people without destroying the planet. He says agriculture contributes more to […]

An investor sits under a stock index board on the trading floor at the Dubai Financial Market in this January 31, 2011 file photo. A rebound in private equity activity in the Middle East is providing a ray of hope to the region's mergers and acquisitions business, which is struggling with weak asset values and skittish investors. Picture taken January 31, 2011.Credit: REUTERS

29 Sep 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: World’s investors, leaders commit to climate challenge

By Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme | 29 September 2014 The Secretary-General’s Climate Summit has put the global conversation on climate change […]

People ride along a bridge on a smoggy day in Nanjing

21 Sep 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Financing a Low-Carbon Future

By Achim Steiner, Executive Director, UNEP | 21 September 2014 Money makes the world go round, as the old adage goes. Unfortunately, the current investment climate is spinning the globe in […]

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 […]

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