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A United Nations logo is seen on a glass door in the Assembly Building at the United Nations headquarters in New York City September 18, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Segar

29 Apr 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: United Nations Environment Assembly, for the well-being of the People and the Planet

UNEA-2: Delivering on the Environmental Dimension for the well-being of the People and the Planet Gabriel Vallejo López, Colombian Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development | April 2016 During the […]

A participant poses with a replica of the planet during the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) at Le Bourget, near Paris, France, December 8, 2015. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe  - RTX1XPEY

22 Apr 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Working for a Better World

By Patsy Doerr, Global Head, Corporate Responsibility & Inclusion, Thomson Reuters | 22 April 2016 (Earth Day) Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is a foundational pillar of business today. Organizations realize […]

Cooling towers of South African petro-chemical company Sasol's synthetic fuel plant in Secunda, north of Johannesburg, are seen in this picture taken March 1,2016.REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko - RTSBVFF

22 Apr 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Businesses can help drive climate-resilient development in Africa

By Dr. Álvaro Sobrinho, Chairman, Planet Earth Institute | 22 April 2016 April 22, or Earth Day, is set to be a significant day for African development. Today President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi […]

A street lamp is seen in front of the Datong second coal-fired power plant at night on the outskirts of Datong, Shanxi province, in this November 20, 2009 file photo. A new plan to curb global warming risks becoming a battleground between rich and poor nations and could struggle to get off the ground as negotiators battle over the fate of the ailing Kyoto climate pact. To match Analysis CLIMATE-DEAL.Credit: REUTERS

12 Apr 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: By how much will the world warm: 1.5, 2 or 3 degrees Celsius?

By John Moorhead, Managing Director at BSD Consulting, and Tim Nixon, Managing Editor of Sustainability at Thomson Reuters | 12 April 2016 Taking stock after the recent Economist Sustainability Summit, […]

North and South Tarawa are seen from the air in the central Pacific Island nation of Kiribati. Kiribati consists of a chain of 33 atolls and islands that stand just metres above sea level, spread over a huge expanse of otherwise empty ocean. With surrounding sea levels rising, Kiribati President Anote Tong has predicted his country will likely become uninhabitable in 30-60 years because of inundation and contamination of its freshwater supplies. May 23, 2013. REUTERS/David Gray

11 Apr 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Antarctica seen raising global sea level by 2100

By Zeke Hausfather | 7 April 2016 Source: Yale Climate Connections   New research suggests that Antarctica alone may contribute up to 1 meter of sea-level rise by 2100 and 16 […]

A worker folds the cable of a welding machine in front of two office buildings at the Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT) at Gandhinagar, in the western Indian state of Gujarat, April 10, 2015. India's push to accommodate a booming urban population and attract investment rests in large part with dozens of "smart" cities like the one being built on the dusty banks of the Sabarmati river in western India. Picture taken April 10, 2015.  REUTERS/Amit Dave


7 Apr 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Sustainable revenue generation in Smart Cities – a View from India

By Prashant Pillai, Head of Tax & Accounting, of Thomson Reuters India | 7 April 2016 The Smart Cities initiative represents a tremendous and innovative means for India to avoid […]

An off-shore wind farm stands in the water near the Danish island of Samso in this May 19, 2008 file photo. Now a world leader in wind power, Denmark gets a quarter of its electricity from wind and aims to increase that share to 50 percent by 2020. As holder of the EU presidency until the end of June, the Danes are championing energy saving and green growth in the region, but convincing others can be a problem. Picture taken May 19, 2008. To match Feature EU-DENMARK/GREEN.Credit: REUTERS

7 Apr 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: 5 signs sustainability is the new engine for global economic growth

By Tim Nixon, Managing Editor of Thomson Reuters Sustainability | 6 April 2016 Strong crosswinds are in the global economy. The Fourth Industrial Revolution is here, with pervasive transparency, unlimited […]

New Volkswagen cars are seen in an open-air parking lot in Changchun, Jilin province, China, October 14, 2015.   REUTERS/Stringer

6 Apr 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Climate Factors are leaving some car makers in the dust

CLIMATE FACTORS ARE LEAVING SOME CAR MAKERS IN THE DUST, AND PUTTING OTHERS IN THE FAST LANE By James Hulse, Head of Investor Initiatives at CDP (formerly Carbon Disclosure Project) […]

A man holds dry earth from a wheat field in his hands, in this photo illustration, in Niort, southwestern France, May 13, 2011. France, facing a worsening drought that already caused damage to grain crops and pastures, will take measures to help breeders, which the farm minister warned on Thursday, is at most risk. One of the driest and hottest months of April on record has cut water reserves and parched soil already affected by months of low rainfall, leading to growing concerns that harvests will suffer in the European Union's top grain producer. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau (FRANCE - Tags: AGRICULTURE ENVIRONMENT)

4 Apr 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Texas deploying new tools to manage its water

The Nature Conservancy recently launched its Texas Water Explorer.  In this piece, we talk with Laura Huffman, State Director for TNC in Texas to find out more about what will […]

A flock of geese walk along a pond on the property of Jerry and Mary Miller in Hokah, Minnesota, August 22, 2007. Rivers from Nebraska east to Ohio climbed out of their banks on Wednesday, swollen from thunderstorms that soaked the central United States for days and killed at least eight people.  REUTERS/Allen Fredrickson   (UNITED STATES) - RTR1T0LM

4 Apr 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: A solution to land stewardship in the U.S. state of Minnesota

From acres of forest to miles of rivers, Minnesotans tie their scenic wonders to their cultural identity. But managing vast tracts of land can offer as many challenges as rewards—and […]

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