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8 Aug 2016

Earth Overshoot Day: No winners in the race for natural resources

8 August 2016 By Balakrishna Pisupati (UNEP Division of Environmental Law and Conventions) and Mathis Wackernagel (Global Footprint Network) | 08 August 2016 Carbon emissions are the best lever to […]

Protesters throw up a globe-shaped balloon during a rally held the day before the start of the 2015 Paris World Climate Change Conference, in Rome, Italy, Nov. 29 2015. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

27 Jul 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Globalization & Four Ways To Avoid Self Destruction

By Georg Kell, Vice Chairman of Arabesque and Founding Director of the United Nations Global Compact | 27 July 2016 In a landmark speech in January 1999, the former UN […]

A man fishes off a beach in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii July 30, 2015.  REUTERS/Marco Garcia

26 Jul 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: What does climate change mean for America’s $73 billion angling industry?

Source: By Mary Hoff (Ensia) | 15 July 2016 Inland fish play critical roles in North American ecosystems and economics: In the U.S. alone in 2011, freshwater anglers spent more […]

Pink flamingos are seen at sunset in the Camargue regional natural park, near Arles, southern France, April 12, 2015. Situated in the delta of the Rhone River on the French Mediterranean coast, classified by UNESCO, the Camargue Biosphere Reserve is made up of a mosaic of lagoons of fresh, brackish and saline wetlands, one of the most important in Europe. The Camargue covers an area of over 930 km? (360 square miles) with an exceptional biological diversity and home to unique breeds of horses and bulls, and more than 400 species of birds including pink flamingos.  The marshy land could be impacted by climate changes and coastal erosion in the future as one scientific model for the year  2100 predicts the ocean level rising 50 cm above current levels, and another estimating a 1 metre level rise. Paris will host the World Climate Summit in 2015, called the COP21.     Picture taken April 12, 2015.   REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier - RTX1CR1P

26 Jul 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Making Millions by Investing Billions!

By Balakrishna Pisupati, Coordinator, Biodiversity MEAs and SDGs, UNEP-DELC | 27 July 2016 If there is one thing that everyone from politicians to the common man understands it is this: […]

The keypad on a new Telstra public phone in Sydney.

16 Jul 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Delivering on corporate purpose

Global Corporations face the continued challenge of playing their part in making the world a better place. With increased focus from customers, employees, shareholders and the wider community, BT have […]

In this file 2008 photo, people watch as the spillway gates are opened at Kariba North Bank dam on Lake Kariba to reduce rising water levels as a measure to protect the dam. REUTERS/Mackson Wasamunu

15 Jul 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: The Natural Capital Protocol enables new risk models

By Courtney Lowrance,  Global Head of Environmental and Social Risk Management at Citi | 15 July 2016 Imagine a risk officer at an international bank. She has a portfolio of […]

Running tap water is seen in Flint, a city struggling with the effects of lead-poisoned drinking water, Michigan May 4, 2016.  REUTERS/Carlos Barria

30 Jun 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: An ounce of clean water protection for pounds of cure

Minnesota ranks first in wetland loss and second in deforestation nationally. Like conservation efforts in Ecuador, Brazil and Kenya, The Nature Conservancy recently launched its Minnesota Headwaters Fund to support […]

Monarch butterflies fly at the El Rosario butterfly sanctuary on a mountain in the Mexican state of Michoacan November 27, 2013. Monarch butterflies have started arriving at a butterfly sanctuary in the central Mexican state of Michoacan - an annual spectacle that draws tourists, scientists and locals alike, but not in the arrival numbers expected. Biologist Felipe Martinez, Sub-Director of the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve, said the arrival has been delayed due to several cold fronts hitting Mexico and continued rain storms. In 2000, Mexico established a 56,000 hectare reserve for the butterflies in Michoacan and part of the State of Mexico, containing some 6.7 million trees. Picture taken November 27, 2013. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

27 Jun 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Diplomacy through Variety of Life!

By Balakrishna Pisupati | Chief, Biodiversity, MEAs and Synergies, United Nations Environment Programme | 27 June 2016 Can the variety of life around us, our biological diversity, deliver on better […]

U.S. President Barack Obama (C) speaks during the Climate Summit at United Nations headquarters in New York, in this September 23, 2014, file photo. REUTERS/Mike Segar/Files

22 Jun 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Making Global Goals Local Business

22 June 2016 This week, leaders from across the globe meet in New York for the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit to discuss the future of our Planet. We spoke […]

The sun is about to come up over the South Pacific Ocean in this colorful scene photographed by one of the Expedition 35 crew members aboard the Earth-orbiting International Space Station between 4 and 5 a.m. local time on May 5, 2013 and released on May 9, 2013. The space station was at a point above Earth located at 27.4 degrees south latitude and 110.1 degrees west longitude, a few hundred miles east of Easter Island.  NASA/Handout via Reuters

9 Jun 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Populism and Nationalism – What Does It Mean For The Climate Agenda?

By Georg Kell, Vice Chairman, Arabesque Partners, & Founding Executive Director, UN Global Compact | 9 June 2016 A wave of populism and nationalism is currently re-shaping political landscapes on […]

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