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A worker checks the valves in a shale gas plant. Stringer/Reuters

2 Sep 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: 40% of shale-rich countries face water stress

By Paul Reig and Andrew Maddocks, World Resources Institute | 2 September 2014     Right now, dozens of countries around the world are deciding whether or not to develop […]

Exotic beach

27 Aug 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: A Call to Action for Small Island States

By Freundel Stuart, Prime Minister of Barbados | 24 August 2014 In 2007, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change sounded an alarm about climate change that echoed across the world: […]

A Citi sign is seen at the Citigroup stall on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, October 16, 2012.

25 Aug 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Citi’s Pam Flaherty sees sustainability for operations and investors

Pam Flaherty, Citi’s Director of Corporate Citizenship and Sustainability, joined us to provide an overview of what principles drive the sustainability strategy at Citi, and how she sees sustainability as relevant to […]

Refinery workers are reflected in polluted stagnant water at an illegal oil refinery site near river Nun in Nigeria's oil state of Bayelsa November 27, 2012. Thousands of people in Nigeria engage in a practice known locally as 'oil bunkering' - hacking into pipelines to steal crude then refining it or selling it abroad. The practice, which leaves oil spewing from pipelines for miles around, managed to lift around a fifth of Nigeria's two million barrel a day production last year according to the finance ministry. Picture taken November 27, 2012.Credit: REUTERS

21 Aug 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Updating the rules of international finance

By Susan Burns, CEO & Co-Founder, Global Footprint Network | 21 August 2014 Tuesday, August 19, was Earth Overshoot Day, the day when humanity’s demand for ecological resources and services […]

Global Currency - REUTERS-Kacper Pempel

7 Aug 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Why CFOs care about sustainability

Background: Chief Financial Officers from the leading companies in Europe have committed to putting sustainability at the core of their corporate strategy by joining the Accounting for Sustainability (A4S) Chief […]

Labourers work on a steel bar on the 18th floor of "The Wave" at Rasuna Epicentrum construction site in Jakarta

30 Jul 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: New regulation, investment, for green banking age in developing world

30 July 2014 Mr. Mark Burrows, Managing Director and Vice Chairman, Global Investment Banking at Credit Suisse, joined us to offer a brief take on the evolving landscape of regulation […]

New regulations will oblige companies listed on the London Stock Exchange to measure and report on their carbon emissions from April 2013. Photograph: Ilya Naymushin/REUTERS

29 Jul 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Carbon Pricing – Is it inevitable, profitable?

By Tom Kerr, Lead Climate Policy Officer, International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group | 29 July 2014 A dangerously warming planet is not just an environmental challenge – it is a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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