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A tire rests on the dry bed of Lake Mendocino, a key Mendocino County reservoir, in Ukiah

24 Jul 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Cities, businesses, working to manage climate risk

By Larissa Bulla, head of CDP’s cities programme | 24 July 2014 The world is nearly five times more disaster prone than it was four decades ago due to climate […]

Scales of Justice are seen in Brittany's Parliament in Rennes. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

21 Jul 2014

Obama signs order barring federal discrimination against LGBT community

Source: Reuters Video U.S. President Barack Obama signed an order on Monday (July 21) protecting federally contracted worked from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Rough […]

Smoke is released into the sky at the ConocoPhillips oil refinery in San Pedro. REUTERS/Bret Hartman

19 Jul 2014

U.S. approves plan to open Atlantic to oil reserve surveys

(Reuters) – The Obama administration on Friday approved a plan that would allow companies to assess oil resources off the Atlantic Coast, angering environmental groups that worried the plan will […]

A worker picks tea at a plantation in Githunguri

15 Jul 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: KPMG helping business and investors to measure natural capital

Dr Stephanie Hime, natural capital specialist at KPMG, joined us to talk about this rapidly emerging business opportunity, and what their new report on “natural capital” or “the stock of […]

A man looks as the world's biggest Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) tanker DUHAIL as she crosses through the Suez Canal in this April 1, 2008 file photo. The Qatari tanker was built to transfer LNG from Qatar to Europe and the U.S. Countries neighbouring the world's biggest natural gas field in the Gulf face years of importing fuel by ship from distant suppliers, after plans to share the gas through a pipeline were stifled by political rivalries and haggling over price. Qatar has become one of world's richest countries by selling gas from the vast North Field under its waters to Europe, Asia and the Americas.Credit: REUTERS

26 Jun 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Consumption and Production for a Finite Planet

By Charles Arden-Clarke, Acting Head of the 10YFP Secretariat, UNEP | 26 June 2014 We live on a finite planet with an increasingly degraded natural environment, a rapidly growing population, […]

Buildings under a hazy skyline are seen in downtown Guangzhou, capital city of China's southern Guangdong province, in this November 17, 2004 file photo. China's worsening air pollution, after decades of unbridled economic growth, cost the country $112 billion in 2005 in lost economic productivity, a study by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has found. The figure, which also took into account people's lost leisure time because of illness or death, was $22 billion in 1975, according to researchers at the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change.Credit: Reuters

26 Jun 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Global banks see new investment opportunity in sustainability

“Along with doing the right thing for the planet, there is a lot of profit to be made here” says Mark Burrows, Managing Director and Vice Chairman, Global Investment Banking, […]

Woman holding an umbrella walks past a board displaying market indices outside a brokerage in Tokyo

25 Jun 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Deloitte’s view on growing the impact economy to $1 Trillion by 2020

By Shrupti Shah, Director of GovLab, Deloitte Consulting | 25 June 2014 Can we put achievement of social good at the center of business? This question addresses the very basis […]

An illustration picture shows projection of binary code on man holding aptop computer in Warsaw

24 Jun 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: PwC sees growing business models in “sustainability”

PwC recently announced survey findings indicating increasing investor interest in sustainability. We joined Kayla Gillan – Leader, PwC Investor Resource Institute, and Don Reed – Managing Director, Sustainable Business Solutions […]

Mist covered hills of a rainforest are seen in a photograph taken from an aircraft by Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge during a visit with Prince William to Borneo September 15, 2012. Seven photos taken by the Duchess on the trip were posted on the Cambridge's official website on November 21, 2012. Picture taken September 15, 2012.Credit: Reuters

19 Jun 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Global Warming Policies Should Not Only Address Fossil Fuels

By Doug Boucher,  Director of Climate Research and Analysis for the Union of Concerned Scientists | 19 June 2014 The most recent global warming stories to make the rounds focus […]

Buildings under a hazy skyline are seen in downtown Guangzhou, capital city of China's southern Guangdong province, in this November 17, 2004 file photo. China's worsening air pollution, after decades of unbridled economic growth, cost the country $112 billion in 2005 in lost economic productivity, a study by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has found. The figure, which also took into account people's lost leisure time because of illness or death, was $22 billion in 1975, according to researchers at the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change.Credit: Reuters

19 Jun 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Air Pollution – A Silent Killer

By Achim Steiner, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme | 19 June 2014 The world is under attack from a silent killer […]

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