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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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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