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People do morning exercises on a polluted day in Jiaozuo, Henan province, March 16, 2015. REUTERS/China Daily

3 Feb 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Align investments to your principles

By Leslie Samuelrich, President of Green Century Capital Management, a U.S. mutual fund company owned by environmental non-profits, the Public Interest Research Groups (PIRGs) | 2 February 2016 The escalating […]

Wads of Pound Sterling banknotes are pictured at the GSA company's headquarters in Vienna

22 Jan 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Year of Green Finance – 2016

Source: By Simon Zadek | 17 January 2016 It is the Year of Green Finance, as my co-Director Nick Robins points out in a recent Huffington Post piece – […]

Pavegen permanent installation at St.Omer train station, Northern France. (Credit Pavegen)

18 Jan 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Harnessing energy from footsteps

This brief interview is part of Sustainable Innovation for the World, a series by Thomson Reuters Sustainability on innovation, either scientific or social, which could help make the world more […]

Wads of Pound Sterling banknotes are pictured at the GSA company's headquarters in Vienna

13 Jan 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Finding the value in sustainability

By Nik Jhangiani, CFO of Coca-Cola Enterprises, explains why value has a broader meaning – far beyond a currency symbol. | 13 January 2016 For a long time, I’ve been […]

A woman walks past an Adidas shop at a shopping district in Beijing March 25, 2013.  REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

11 Jan 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: World’s first 3D-printed Ocean Plastic shoe midsole

11 January 2016 In July 2015, adidas launched its partnership with Parley for the Oceans in the unique surroundings of the United Nations headquarters. Lately in December at COP21, adidas […]

Students take their seats for the diploma ceremony at Harvard University in Cambridge

17 Dec 2015

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Open for discussion and discord, Cultural Fluency is the way forward

By Robin Schribman, Vice President, Customer Insight and Experience, Thomson Reuters | 17 December 2015 Cultural Fluency is “an empathic view towards how others believe, live and express their values […]

A farmer rests in the background as paddy is being loaded onto a truck in Ayutthaya province, 80 km (50 miles) north of Bangkok, in this February 20, 2010 file photograph. Thailand has set aside 240 billion baht ($7.8 billion) to extend a controversial rice-buying scheme from October, just over half the amount traders had expected, as the government comes under pressure to boost sales amid ample stocks and global supplies.Credit: Reuters

17 Dec 2015

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Look to the land: why agriculture is key for sustainable development

By Tim Christophersen, UNEP | 17 December 2015 Agricultural production is essential for our societies to flourish. It offers food for all of us, and employment for one in three […]

A woman walks past the COP21 logo in the Climate Generations area during the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) at Le Bourget, near Paris, France, December 1, 2015.

16 Dec 2015

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: The Five Key Takeaways From the Paris Climate Change Agreement

16 December 2015 The Paris Climate Change Conference (also known as COP21) is a political milestone in the global fight against climate change. All 195 participating countries agreed to the […]

Fishermen steer a boat at the bottom of Solimoes river at Sustainable Development Reserve of Piranha in Manacapuru, Amazonas state, Brazil, October 27, 2015. A severe drought has pushed river levels in Brazil's Amazon region to lows, leaving isolated communities dependent on emergency aid and thousands of boats stranded on parched riverbeds. Picture taken October 27, 2015. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly - RTX1TMDN

15 Dec 2015

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Trading Up to Sustainable Development

By Achim Steiner and Scott Vaughn | 15 December 2015  Two decades ago, the birth of the World Trade Organization rang alarm bells in the environmental community. Would such a […]

The tide comes in as the sun sets on the seafront in Scarborough, northern England February 26, 2013.  Scarborough is not far from Whitby, once a busy fishing port, is now a shadow of its former self. Only 200 people are now employed in fishing, and the fleet is down to just a few boats. Global warming has expanded fish habitats northwards, with fish stocks sometimes disappearing for weeks on end. Boats return from sea with largely empty nets, and the atmosphere is sour. Often schools of fish then reappear unpredictably, resulting in bumper catches and causing much jubilation - but then E.U. quotas kick in and force fishermen to dump excess catch in the sea to avoid hefty E.U. Fines. Picture taken February 26, 2013. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

15 Dec 2015

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: A Takeaway from Paris to Washington: Tax Reform to Warm Less and Work More

By Robert M. Wolcott | 15 December 2015 The climate agreement reached in Paris is a great leap forward, but it’s widely acknowledged that it lacks specificity about how we’ll […]

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