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A mother and son from the native Indian tribe Kemha Yatsepo draw drinking water from a well at their settlement in Chaco Paraguayo, 244 km (152 miles) north of Asuncion, October 2, 2012. The UN's World Food Programme is helping Paraguay's government to distribute some 1,800 kg of food aid to help 10,000 families affected by flooding last April, according to their Paraguayan office.Credit: REUTERS

28 May 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Nutrition and Sustainability

Mr. Sunny Verghese is CEO of Olam International, a global agribusiness, and earlier this year, he was the only private sector invitee to speak at the UN’s High Level Thematic […]

Tim Change, from the Bradenton Beach Public Works Dept., inspects beach erosion as a storm surge and high winds associated with Tropical Storm Debby batter Bradenton Beach, Florida, June 25, 2012. The National Hurricane Center expects Debby to make landfall on Thursday in the Florida Panhandle as a tropical storm, but warns that forecasts remain uncertain.Credit: REUTERS

28 May 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Florida Sea-Levels Cross Party Lines

28 May 2016 We sat down with Mayor Gimenez (Republican) of Miami Dade county to hear about why and how this county is working in a bi-partisan manner on adapting […]

A pair of elephants walk through scrub in the dusk light in Pilanesberg National Park in South Africa's North West Province April 19, 2012. Elephant and rhino poaching is surging, conservationists say, an illegal piece of Asia's scramble for African resources, driven by the growing purchasing power of the region's newly affluent classes. In South Africa, nearly two rhinos a day are being killed to meet demand for the animal's horn, which is worth more than its weight in gold. Picture taken April 19, 2012. To match Feature AFRICA-POACHING.Credit: REUTERS

25 May 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: The Natural Jewels in Africa’s Crown

By Hon. Tshekedi S. Khama, Minister of Environment, Wildlife and Tourism of Botswana | 25 May 2016 IT is impossible to look out over the winding waterways and lush green wetlands […]

A helicopter drops water near a cabin on the North Merna wildfire in the Bridger National Forest west of the town of Pinedale in Sublette County, Wyoming September 16, 2012.Credit: Reuters

20 May 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Fort McMurray Fire, Keeping up the Political Heat on Loss and Damage

19 May 2016 By:  Z. Zommers, United Nations Environment Programme, G. Harootunian, California State University, Fresno, E. Roberts, Kings College London, K. van der Geest, United Nations University Institute for […]

A Malawian trader sells maize near the capital Lilongwe, February 1, 2016. Late rains in Malawi threaten the staple maize crop and have pushed prices to record highs. About 14 million people face hunger in Southern Africa because of a drought that has been exacerbated by an El Nino weather pattern, according to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

12 May 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Sowing the Seeds of Africa’s Success

By Amina Mohammed, Minister of Environment for Nigeria | 12 May 2016 Africa’s transformation lies in the continent’s rich soil. If we protect the ecosystems that sustain us we can […]

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11 May 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Measuring sustainability in a global hotel chain

By Laura Molano, Chief Marketing Officer for GRUPO IBEROSTAR | 11 May 2016 What are the key things to measure for a global hotel chain looking at sustainability? The number […]

People walk near office buildings in Beijing's central business district

11 May 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: 4 Surprising Ways Energy-Efficient Buildings Benefit Cities

WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities just launched a new report that finds building efficiency is the most cost-effective way to reduce emissions in cities and urban leaders are the […]

A woman waits for an elevator in the foyer of the Fort Worth Regional Office of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in Fort Worth, Texas June 28, 2012. Picture taken June 28, 2012. To match Feature SEC-FORTWORTH.Credit: REUTERS

10 May 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: The Evolution of SEC Regulation for Sustainability Disclosure

10 May 2016 Sustainability is sometimes referred to by the acronym “ESG,” which stands for environmental, social, and governance. Others use the phrase “non-financial” to distinguish these categories of data […]

An investor naps in front of an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage house in Huaibei, Anhui province June 4, 2012. The Shanghai stock market fell a bizarre 64.89 points on Monday, the anniversary of the bloody crackdown on protesters in Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989, or 6-4-89. Experts say it is most likely a coincidence, as trying to work the Shanghai Composite Index to hit a specific number would take Herculean muscle and precision, requiring a trader, or traders, to buy and sell huge quantities of blue-chip stocks with an improbable degree of exactness.Credit: REUTERS

9 May 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Pulling Back the Curtain, Demystifying Sustainability Analysis

By Julie Fox Gorte, Ph.D., Senior Vice President for Sustainable Investing, Pax World | 9 May 2016 Investors are accustomed to complexity. Indeed, the financial world thrives on complexity – […]

A northern white rhino, only three of its kind left in the world, moves in an enclosed and constantly protected perimeter ahead of the Giants Club Summit of African leaders and others on tackling poaching of elephants and rhinos, Ol Pejeta conservancy near the town of Nanyuki, Laikipia County, Kenya, April 28, 2016. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola

4 May 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Lawyers Without Borders in fight against wildlife crime in Kenya

4 May 2016 Environmental crime and trafficking has captured the attention of the news and civil society globally. Thomson Reuters Sustainability caught up with Christina Storm, Executive Director/ Founder of […]

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