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Executive Perspectives

15 Aug 2017

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: The Secret Life of Green Finance

By Simon Zadek | 15 August 2017 Simon Zadek is writing in his personal capacity, and currently serves as the senior advisor on finance in Executive Office of the Secretary […]

9 Aug 2017

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Turning Waste into Fuel: Q&A with SEaB Energy

By Aubrey Sanders, Managing Editor at Unreasonable Group | 9 August 2017 SEaB Energy uses anaerobic digestion in shipping containers to convert organic waste into usable energy, fertilizer, and water. Organic waste travels over […]

4 Aug 2017

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Restoring education to Brazil’s lost generation: Q&A with Tamboro

By Aubrey Sanders, Managing Editor at Unreasonable Group | 8 August 2017 Tamboro is a Brazilian education company that uses technology in innovative ways to provide a social and emotional learning experience for students in […]

27 Jul 2017

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: A government solution for the people, by the people: Q&A with Colab

By Aubrey Sanders, Managing Editor at Unreasonable Group | 27 July 2017 What if there were a way to make governments listen to the voices of the governed? In Brazil, there’s an app for […]

25 Jul 2017

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: The app on a mission to change the Indian healthcare industry, Q&A with 1mg

By Aubrey Sanders, Managing Editor at Unreasonable Group | 25 July 2017 Meet 1mg, the Indian healthcare app poised to disrupt one of the largest and most entrenched industries in the […]

14 Jul 2017

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Your subsidized fridge is full of dead trees

By Erik Solheim, Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme | 14 July 2017 Something is destroying our forests. In tropical regions alone, we lose an area of forest […]

28 Jun 2017

Release: Thomson Reuters Latest Greenhouse Gas Emissions Report

Global 100 Greenhouse Gas Performance: New Pathways for Growth and Leadership reveals not only new greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions data across the value chain from the world’s 100 largest publicly […]

27 Jun 2017

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Five Lessons from Walmart’s CSR Strategy Efforts

By Greg Hills Managing Director, FSG | 27 June 2017 “We think of ourselves as social change strategists,” explained Gayatri Agnew, Director of Career Opportunity at the Walmart Foundation, distinguishing […]

19 Jun 2017

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: HSBC integrating sustainability into its business model

19 June 2017 HSBC is one of the first global financial institutions to become transparent on the carbon footprint of its financial holdings.  We sat down with Pat Burke, President […]

19 Jun 2017

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Philanthropy: the “golden key” to unlock China’s next chapter of modernization?

19 June 2017 By Anna-Marie Harling, Director, Thought Leadership – Philanthropy, UBS Wealth Management, and Christina Tung, Head Philanthropy Advisory, Asia Pacific, UBS Wealth Management Having just spent time with […]

14 Jun 2017

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Latest New York filing asks if Exxon is still lying to investors about how it manages carbon risk

By Sophie Marjanac, Company and Financial lawyer, ClientEarth | 14 June 2017 As the New York Attorney General’s investigation unfolds, claims emerge that Exxon’s deception may be greater than was even […]

13 Jun 2017

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: How impact investing could transform the funds landscape

By Seb Beloe, Head of Research at WHEB Asset Management | 13 June 2017 Today’s landscape of Sustainable and Responsible Investment (SRI) funds is the result of more than thirty […]

5 Jun 2017

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Connecting nature, people and climate

By Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Canada | 5 June 2017 We had to keep our voices low. In the distance – a few hundred meters from […]

1 Jun 2017

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: UN Environment statement on US decision to leave Paris Agreement

UN Environment chief Erik Solheim released the following statement on the US decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change: “The science on climate change is perfectly clear: […]

31 May 2017

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Delivering sustainable transport in Africa’s cities

By Dr. Álvaro Sobrinho, Trustee, Planet Earth Institute | 31 May 2017 I have been fascinated by the astonishing growth in the continent’s cities over the past decade. In fact, as the Brookings […]

30 May 2017

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: On building social capital

We sat down with Jane Wales, CEO of the Global Philanthropy Forum and World Affairs, vice president of the Aspen Institute and host of the nationally-syndicated National Public Radio interview […]

23 May 2017

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Monetizing sustainable development

23 May 2017 We sat down with Claus Stig Pedersen, Head of Corporate Sustainability Affairs at Novozymes, the world’s largest industrial biotechnology company.  Novozymes sees significant long term growth potential […]

19 May 2017

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Banking with impact

19 May 2017 Do you know the impact of your transactions on the climate? In the first product of its kind, we caught up with the collaborators of the Åland Index […]

4 May 2017

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Impact Investing On The Rise

By Anthony Berkley, Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility, Prudential Financial, Inc., and Charles Haines, Program Associate, Strategic Investor Initiative, CECP | 4 May 2017 There is a new way for […]

24 Apr 2017

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Are popcorn and nappies the next WMD?

By Ibrahim Thibaw, Deputy Executive Director, UN Environment | 24 April 2016 As a young boy, I used to look at the stars and wonder about the adventures of people […]

22 Apr 2017

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: 100 words for 100 years on Earth Day

By Tim Nixon, Head of Sustainability Thought Leadership, Thomson Reuters | 22 April 2017 (Earth Day) We are at the threshold of deciding whether the inhabitants of our planet will […]

11 Apr 2017

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: The view of climate change from 3 islands

You won’t find climate skeptics living on these islands.  For them, climate change equates to being irreparably and deliberately harmed by the rest of the world.  Here are three stories […]

10 Apr 2017

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: The Role of Big Data and AI in Corporate Transparency

By Georg Kell, Vice Chair, Arabesque | 10 April 2017 The dawn of the Internet was a revolution in how it restructured the landscape of the economy and society around a […]

30 Mar 2017

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Xcel Energy, Climate Leader’s vision for 2050

29 March 2017 Climate Leadership is about being both transparent on emissions performance, and reducing emissions in line with policy guidance to stay within 2 degrees C global warming.  As […]

28 Mar 2017

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Economic growth intertwined with climate stewardship

Source: World Resources Institute | 28 March 2017 STATEMENT: Trump Executive Order a Sweeping Attack on U.S. Climate Action According to media reports, President Trump will sign a sweeping Executive […]

24 Mar 2017

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Focusing on long-term value

By Tim Nixon, Managing Editor, Thomson Reuters Sustainability | 23 March 2017 In an extraordinary event roughly three weeks ago in NYC, CECP’s Strategic Investor Initiative (SII) hosted a pioneering, cross-sector CEO Investor Forum, […]

20 Mar 2017

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Three ways to invest towards the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

By James Gifford, Senior Impact Investing Strategist at UBS Wealth Management, and Nicole Neghaiwi, Impact Investing Strategist at UBS Wealth Management | 20 March 2017 At the World Economic Forum […]

18 Mar 2017

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: A vision for climate and sustainability from Toyota

We sat down with Kevin Butt, Toyota Motor North America Regional Environmental Director, to understand how one of the largest global auto makers is thinking about sustainability, climate risk and […]

14 Mar 2017

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Unilever providing new transparency on ingredients

In this piece, David Blanchard, Chief R&D Officer at Unilever, explains how and why transparency matters in personal care and home brands. 14 March 2017 Sustainability: Why and for whom […]

14 Mar 2017

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Access is critical to driving gender equality

By Patsy Doerr, Global Head of Corporate Responsibility & Inclusion, Thomson Reuters | 13 March 2017 In advance of International Women’s Day, Thomson Reuters and Women’s World Banking co-hosted a […]

10 Mar 2017

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Our Choice, Sustainable Lifestyles and Economies – Making The Connections in Berlin

By Steven Stone, Chief, Economics and Trade Branch, UN Environment | 9 March 2017 A lot has been said about the surprise results coming in from recent elections and referendums […]

9 Mar 2017

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: How global investors are using climate data

By Paul Simpson, CEO & Co-founder, CDP | 9 March 2017 Revealing new research shows how global investors are using climate data to support smarter investment decision-making. This year marks […]

9 Mar 2017

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: NRG, Energy Producer and Climate Leader

Climate Leadership is about being both transparent on emissions, and gradually reducing emissions in line with policy guidance to stay within 2 degrees C global warming.  As part of our […]

3 Mar 2017

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: A global retailer sees reducing emissions as good for business

At a time of great geo-political change, we sat down with Fred Bedore, Senior Director of Business Strategy and Sustainability at Walmart, to find out more about Walmart’s approach to […]

22 Feb 2017

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Enel, Climate Leader and Energy Producer

22 February 2017 Climate Leadership is about being both transparent on emissions performance, and reducing emissions in line with policy guidance to stay within 2 degrees C global warming.  As […]

22 Feb 2017

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: What does ‘climate leadership’ mean for companies?

By Kevin Moss, Global Director of the World Resources Institute Business Center, WRI’s program that helps the private sector develop strategies that support sustainable strategies and drive growth, and Tim […]

8 Feb 2017

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Corporate leadership reaches an inflection point

We sat down with Dennis Whalen, Leader of the Board Leadership Center at KPMG, to understand more about why corporate governance is reaching an inflection point, with a new emphasis […]

6 Feb 2017

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Gendered off-grid renewables

Samuel Otieno | 6 February 2017 [NAIROBI] Women are urged to embrace and access modern off – grid renewable energy technologies for social, economic, environmental and sustainable development of the […]

26 Jan 2017

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Braga+20 Calling Global Leaders to advance Youth Development

By Ravi Karkara and Douglas Ragan | January 26 2017 There were 1.2 billion youth aged 15-24 years globally in 2015, accounting for one out of every six people worldwide[i]. By 2030, the target date […]

21 Jan 2017

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: The human cost of the global fashion industry

20 January 2017 The internationally bestselling, award-winning author of four novels, Corban Addison writes large-canvas stories about issues of global injustice that combine the authenticity and on-the-ground research of investigative […]

17 Jan 2017

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: An unusual collaboration launches into the world of finance

A unique new initiative, the Green Digital Finance Alliance, is being launched in Davos this month.  UNEP is co-leading it, along with the massive Chinese fintech company, ANT Financial Services.  […]

6 Jan 2017

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Sustainable Financing, Carrot or Stick for the Corporate World?

9 January 2017 In this recent article by HSBC, new research indicates that lack of corporate transparency on climate remains an impediment to informed decision-making by investors.  Subsequent to publication […]

5 Jan 2017

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Why reducing food waste is important and attainable.

By Michel Landel, CEO, Sodexo | 5 January 2017 Across the globe, more than one-third of food that is grown and produced for human consumption ends up lost or wasted. And […]

4 Jan 2017

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Why green bonds will matter

By Tim Nixon, Head of Sustainability Thought Leadership, Thomson Reuters | 4 January 2017 Green bonds are growing by double-digit rates since their inception in 2008 with the World Bank. […]

21 Dec 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: The Friedman Prescription

By Robert Walker | Population Institute The world may appear to be rudderless and dangerously adrift, but in his newest book, Thank You for Being Late, Thomas Friedman takes a decidedly […]

13 Dec 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: WRI statement on leadership in Department of Energy.

WASHINGTON (DECEMBER 13, 2016)– According to multiple media reports, President-elect Donald Trump will select Governor Rick Perry to lead the Department of Energy. Perry was governor of Texas from 2000 […]

12 Dec 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Rare dual polar ice minimum stuns scientists

Source: Originally published on Updraft at MPR news.   By Paul Huttner | December 12, 2016 Where’s the ice? That’s what many wide eyed climate scientists are asking these days as […]

12 Dec 2016


11 December 2016 The following is a statement from Paula Caballero, Global Director, Climate Program, World Resources Institute: “Adopted one year ago, the Paris Agreement reflects a decisive response to […]

6 Dec 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Violence against women has high costs – Ending it provides transformative prosperity

The costs of violence against women are real and at a conservative estimate amount to 2 percent of gross GDP or 1.5 Trillion USD every year – equal to the […]

5 Dec 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Prosperity through combating religious prejudice

In this remarkable piece for our times, Joyce S. Dubensky, CEO, leads a groundbreaking secular organization called Tanenbaum that promotes mutual respect to bridge religious differences and build new models of […]

4 Dec 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Finance and accounting curriculum doesn’t drive sustainable business

Finance and accounting qualifications are inadequate preparation to drive sustainable business. This Executive Perspective summarizes the collaborative research performed by authors Aila Aho (Head of Sustainable Financing, Wholesale Banking, Nordea); […]

29 Nov 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: It’s #givingtuesday

By John Low, Chief Executive of Charities Aid Foundation | 29 November 2016 Today (29th November) is #givingtuesday. Countries across the world, businesses large and small, politicians of different parties and […]

23 Nov 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: No more denying: climate change action and gender equality and women’s empowerment are two sides of the same coin

By Lakshmi Puri, Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations and Deputy Executive Director of UN Women | 23 November 2016 The adoption of the Paris Agreement in December 2015 at […]

17 Nov 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: The fruitful progress of US climate policy

By Olga Chistyakova, Senior Analyst, Frank Melum, Senior Analyst, and Tianyu Meng, China Analyst, Thomson Reuters Global Carbon Analytics | 17 November 2016 A trifecta of climate agreements: a US […]

17 Nov 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: New Leadership for Difficult Times

By Timothy Nixon, Head of Sustainability Thought Leadership, Thomson Reuters | 17 November 2016 The news on sustainability is not good. The Paris treaty is not enough to keep global […]

16 Nov 2016


By Richard Edelman,  President and CEO of the communications marketing firm Edelman | 16 November 2016 The election of Donald J. Trump as President of the United States not only […]

8 Nov 2016


By Tim Nixon | 8 November 2016 A couple months ago, Mayor Gimenez (Republican) of Miami Dade county Florida gave an interview on what, if anything, Miami is doing to prepare […]

27 Oct 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: U.S. election fuels climate change uncertainty

By Olga Chistyakova, Senior Analyst, Thomson Reuters Global Carbon Analytics | 27 October 2016 With the centerpiece of Barack Obama’s climate change strategy in limbo, what impact will a new […]

25 Oct 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Second Generation ESG Metrics Will Affect Tens of Thousands of Companies

By Bahar Gidwani | 24 October 2016 Many people ask me what changes to expect over the next few years in corporate disclosure of Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) metrics. […]

24 Oct 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Thematic Investing Challenges Modern Portfolio Theory

By Scott Jacobs and Truman Semans, Founders of Intersect | 24 October 2016 The financial crisis may seem like it’s now in the rear-view mirror at this point, but it […]

19 Oct 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Climate change: driving hunger? The World Food Programme tells us why

October 16 2016 marked World Food Day. We spoke to Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP) to learn more about the impacts of climate change on hunger. […]

18 Oct 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: This Organization Went To Market

By Corinne Fleischer, Director of Supply Chain, World Food Programme | October 17 2016 Syria, Yemen or Haiti: humanitarian crises, natural or man-made, protracted or punctual, keep tugging at humanity’s conscience […]

13 Oct 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: A pioneer in sustainability and diversity from China

We sat down with Mr. Zhang Xinsheng, President of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and former Chairman of UNESCO’s Executive Board to explore his vision and implementation […]

4 Oct 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Actions to green the financial system have doubled, BUT…

The United Nations Environment Programme recently announced that “Actions to Green the Financial System Have Doubled – But Further Transformation Still Needed”.  We sat down with one of their senior […]

4 Oct 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: From Corporate Citizenship to Corporate Statesmanship

By Georg Kell and Martin Reeves | 3 October 2016 Georg Kell is Vice Chairman of Arabesque and Founding Director of the United Nations Global Compact. Martin Reeves is a […]

3 Oct 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Responsible and diversified investment options for values-based U.S. investors

By Leslie Samuelrich, President of Green Century Capital Management |  3 October 2016 There are a growing number of U.S. individuals and institutions investing based on environmental and social beliefs. […]

27 Sep 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Outbreak and Epidemic Insurance, New Solution to an Old Problem

By Mohamed Beavogui, Director General, African Risk Capacity and Saadia Madsbjerg, Managing Director, The Rockefeller Foundation | 27 September 2016 28,637 cases and 11,315 deaths from Ebola. 118,276 confirmed cases of […]

27 Sep 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Global Call to All Boys and Young Men to LEAP in Gender Equality for Planet 50-50 by 2030

By Richard Castillo (Man Up Campaign), Jason Tan de Bibiana (Next Gen Men) and Ravi Karkara (UN Women) | 27 September 2016 There are more young people between the ages […]

27 Sep 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Ambition and action must go hand-in-hand for real impact on climate change

By Gavin Patterson, CEO of BT       27 September 2016 It was a year ago that the United Nations launched its Global Goals for Sustainable Development and I […]

23 Sep 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Nimble finance to catalyze solar

Founded in 2013, Wunder won the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2014 Sunshot Challenge, as well as COSEIA’s 2015 Summit Award.  We sat down with their CEO, Bryan Birsic, who leads […]

22 Sep 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: PREP-aring for a Changing Climate by Harnessing the Data Revolution

Source: WRI By Janet Ranganathan and Francis Gassert – September 22, 2016 Sonoma County, California and Caldas, Colombia are very different communities, yet they share a common threat—climate change. Both […]

22 Sep 2016

Five lessons from Kenya’s energy access boom

By Muriithi Micheni | September 22 2016 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) Kenya’s market for decentralised renewables is the fastest-moving in Africa. Already 15 to 20 percent of Kenyan households use solar […]

22 Sep 2016

Maintaining the momentum: building on year one of global development goals

By David Nabarro, special adviser on 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development | September 22 2016 One year ago, leaders of 193 countries came together to commit to ending poverty, combatting climate […]

20 Sep 2016

It’s time to help communities adapt to climate change

By Kenny Hamilton | British Red Cross Society – UK In East Timor, drought is devastating small farmers, but preparing and building resilience could help Arriving at the compact Nicolau […]

14 Sep 2016

Here’s how to power local economies, cleanly

By Sarah Best | International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) | September 14 2016 A rush of innovation in off-grid energy markets linked to falling solar prices and mobile-enabled payment […]

9 Sep 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Rebooting Our Politics and Schools to Engage Young People

By Henry F. De Sio, Jr. | 9 September 2016 Students going back to school rejoin an educational assembly line designed to get them to adopt vocations which are now […]

8 Sep 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: G20 Must ‘Reset’ Global Economy to Fund Low-carbon Development

Source: Caixin Online Financing a timely, inclusive greening of the world economy is the greatest collective challenge facing world leaders. By Ma Jun, chief economist of the Research Bureau of the […]

5 Sep 2016

The billion-dollar opportunity in sustainable land use

By Florian Reber, Manager, Tropical Forest Alliance 2020,  World Economic Forum | September 5 2016 Sustainable land use in forestry and agriculture is critical to prosperous rural economies, inclusive development and […]

2 Sep 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: G20 shifts into a green gear on finance

“Green finance is one of the very few ideas that, if effectively implemented, can benefit the vast majority of the population in the world, and can help improve the sustainability […]

26 Aug 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Sustainability at a crossroads

By Jeffrey A. Smith, Senior Counsel, Sidley Austin LLP | 26 August 2016 Notwithstanding legislative gridlock in the U.S., larger global forces have driven environmental law, in fact the entire […]

8 Aug 2016

Earth Overshoot Day: No winners in the race for natural resources

8 August 2016 By Balakrishna Pisupati (UNEP Division of Environmental Law and Conventions) and Mathis Wackernagel (Global Footprint Network) | 08 August 2016 Carbon emissions are the best lever to […]

27 Jul 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Globalization & Four Ways To Avoid Self Destruction

By Georg Kell, Vice Chairman of Arabesque and Founding Director of the United Nations Global Compact | 27 July 2016 In a landmark speech in January 1999, the former UN […]

26 Jul 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: What does climate change mean for America’s $73 billion angling industry?

Source: By Mary Hoff (Ensia) | 15 July 2016 Inland fish play critical roles in North American ecosystems and economics: In the U.S. alone in 2011, freshwater anglers spent more […]

26 Jul 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Making Millions by Investing Billions!

By Balakrishna Pisupati, Coordinator, Biodiversity MEAs and SDGs, UNEP-DELC | 27 July 2016 If there is one thing that everyone from politicians to the common man understands it is this: […]

16 Jul 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Delivering on corporate purpose

Global Corporations face the continued challenge of playing their part in making the world a better place. With increased focus from customers, employees, shareholders and the wider community, BT have […]

15 Jul 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: The Natural Capital Protocol enables new risk models

By Courtney Lowrance,  Global Head of Environmental and Social Risk Management at Citi | 15 July 2016 Imagine a risk officer at an international bank. She has a portfolio of […]

30 Jun 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: An ounce of clean water protection for pounds of cure

Minnesota ranks first in wetland loss and second in deforestation nationally. Like conservation efforts in Ecuador, Brazil and Kenya, The Nature Conservancy recently launched its Minnesota Headwaters Fund to support […]

27 Jun 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Diplomacy through Variety of Life!

By Balakrishna Pisupati | Chief, Biodiversity, MEAs and Synergies, United Nations Environment Programme | 27 June 2016 Can the variety of life around us, our biological diversity, deliver on better […]

22 Jun 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Making Global Goals Local Business

22 June 2016 This week, leaders from across the globe meet in New York for the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit to discuss the future of our Planet. We spoke […]

9 Jun 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Populism and Nationalism – What Does It Mean For The Climate Agenda?

By Georg Kell, Vice Chairman, Arabesque Partners, & Founding Executive Director, UN Global Compact | 9 June 2016 A wave of populism and nationalism is currently re-shaping political landscapes on […]

6 Jun 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Impact investing growing in Latin America

By Miguel Ferreyra de Bone – Acrux Partners Ltd. | 6 June 2016 Latin America has experienced an evolution in the responsible and impact investing environment. Governments, companies and individuals […]

2 Jun 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Climate Change – Good, Bad or an opportunity for business?

2 June 2016 “Climate change is bad for business, but taking action on climate change is good for business.” Thomson Reuters Sustainability caught up with Michael Green, Executive Director of the Climate Action […]

1 Jun 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Poisoning the Earth and Our Health

By Nestor Batio Bassiere, Minister of Environment for Burkina Faso | 27 May 2016 Why the world must find an antidote to the deadly menace of lead acid batteries — […]

28 May 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Nutrition and Sustainability

Mr. Sunny Verghese is CEO of Olam International, a global agribusiness, and earlier this year, he was the only private sector invitee to speak at the UN’s High Level Thematic […]

28 May 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Florida Sea-Levels Cross Party Lines

28 May 2016 We sat down with Mayor Gimenez (Republican) of Miami Dade county to hear about why and how this county is working in a bi-partisan manner on adapting […]

25 May 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: The Natural Jewels in Africa’s Crown

By Hon. Tshekedi S. Khama, Minister of Environment, Wildlife and Tourism of Botswana | 25 May 2016 IT is impossible to look out over the winding waterways and lush green wetlands […]

20 May 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Fort McMurray Fire, Keeping up the Political Heat on Loss and Damage

19 May 2016 By:  Z. Zommers, United Nations Environment Programme, G. Harootunian, California State University, Fresno, E. Roberts, Kings College London, K. van der Geest, United Nations University Institute for […]

12 May 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Sowing the Seeds of Africa’s Success

By Amina Mohammed, Minister of Environment for Nigeria | 12 May 2016 Africa’s transformation lies in the continent’s rich soil. If we protect the ecosystems that sustain us we can […]

11 May 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Measuring sustainability in a global hotel chain

By Laura Molano, Chief Marketing Officer for GRUPO IBEROSTAR | 11 May 2016 What are the key things to measure for a global hotel chain looking at sustainability? The number […]

11 May 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: 4 Surprising Ways Energy-Efficient Buildings Benefit Cities

WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities just launched a new report that finds building efficiency is the most cost-effective way to reduce emissions in cities and urban leaders are the […]

10 May 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: The Evolution of SEC Regulation for Sustainability Disclosure

10 May 2016 Sustainability is sometimes referred to by the acronym “ESG,” which stands for environmental, social, and governance. Others use the phrase “non-financial” to distinguish these categories of data […]

9 May 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Pulling Back the Curtain, Demystifying Sustainability Analysis

By Julie Fox Gorte, Ph.D., Senior Vice President for Sustainable Investing, Pax World | 9 May 2016 Investors are accustomed to complexity. Indeed, the financial world thrives on complexity – […]

4 May 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Lawyers Without Borders in fight against wildlife crime in Kenya

4 May 2016 Environmental crime and trafficking has captured the attention of the news and civil society globally. Thomson Reuters Sustainability caught up with Christina Storm, Executive Director/ Founder of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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) […]

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 […]

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 […]

31 Mar 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: New Documentary Showcases the Promise Of Solar Energy

Source: Ensia By Todd Reubold @treubold, Ensia publisher and director | 21 March 2016         March 21, 2016 — What do an unemployed American worker, a Tea Party activist […]

18 Mar 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: A living, breathing forest

By Tim Christophersen, UNEP, | 18 March 2016 Have you ever walked into a forest and felt its immediate cooling and calming effect? Have you ever marveled at a large […]

11 Mar 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Mercury rising – from beyond the cradle and the grave

By Ibrahim Thiaw, UN Environment Programme Deputy Executive Director | 11 March 2016 It is almost exactly 60 years since two sisters – aged just five and two – became […]

8 Mar 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Impatient for change? Stand up for rights while sitting at your desk

By Patsy Doerr | 8 March 2016 With voices around the world calling for women to be educated, paid and treated the same as men – it’s easy to feel […]

15 Feb 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Investors at Davos turn attention to Africa’s high-tech infrastructure

By Dr. Álvaro Sobrinho, Chairman, Planet Earth Institute, | 15 February 2016 January’s annual World Economic Forum meeting in Davos met under the banner of the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’, referring to the way economies are […]

12 Feb 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Are You Playing Climate Change Defense or Offense after Paris COP21?

12 February 2016 | By Mark W. McDivitt, Managing Director-Head of US Alternatives at State Street Global Markets, and Tim Nixon, Managing Editor of Sustainability at Thomson Reuters “What was […]

9 Feb 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Unilever, eliminating landfill waste from hundreds of sites

9 February 2016 In January 2015 Unilever announced that over 240 factories had achieved zero waste to landfill status – by replicating this zero waste model in other parts of […]

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 […]

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 – […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

14 Dec 2015

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE : 641 Million Fewer Tonnes of Emissions Shows Private Sector Can Make A Difference

By James Hulse | 14 December 2015 With nearly 150 world leaders assembling at the COP21 and presenting the carbon reduction pledges of their nations, much of the attention in Paris […]

4 Dec 2015

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: El acuerdo sobre el clima debe reconocer las soluciones de la naturaleza – UICN

Source: IUCN 30 November 2015 París, Francia, 30 de noviembre de 2015 (UICN) – En vísperas de la Conferencia de las Naciones Unidas sobre el clima, la UICN – Unión Internacional […]

4 Dec 2015

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: L’accord sur le climat doit reconnaître les solutions de la nature – UICN

Source: IUCN 30 November 2015 Paris, France, 30 novembre 2015 (UICN) – Alors que va s’ouvrir la conférence des Nations Unies sur le climat, l’Union internationale pour la conservation de la […]

4 Dec 2015

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Climate agreement must recognise nature’s solutions – IUCN

Source: IUCN 28 November 2015 Paris, France, 28 November 2015 (IUCN) – Ahead of the UN climate conference in Paris, IUCN – International Union for Conservation of Nature – is calling […]

1 Dec 2015

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Managing the footprint of global travel

For some events, travel and face to face time is critical to drive a result, especially when the stakes are very high and the decision-makers very senior.  That said, there […]

30 Nov 2015

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: With Climate, Finance Ministers have a role to play

Mr. Bruno Bézard is the current General Director of the Treasury of France, and he served previously as Tax Commissioner of France and also as the Minister for economic affairs […]

29 Nov 2015

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: The private sector and climate change, standing on the right side of history

The author of this piece, Mr. Georg Kell, is the founding Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest voluntary corporate sustainability initiative with over 8,000 corporate […]

25 Nov 2015

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Unearthing gold, not conflict

By J. Chris Anderson, PhD | 24 November 2015 The traditional “gold rush,” as we know from history and film, has long been a thing of the past. When gold […]

24 Nov 2015

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Time for governments to give illegal logging the axe

Dr Nicole Arcilla is the lead researcher of a study published in September by scientists at Drexel University and the University of Ghana on the impacts of legal and illegal logging on […]

19 Nov 2015

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Amundi and Coalition driving climate solutions

19 November 2015 There are a number of private sector initiatives aligning behind the goals in the upcoming Paris climate talks.  One of them involves a group of investors called […]

19 Nov 2015

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Sustainable Innovation for the World, A Giving Response to Loss

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 […]

27 Oct 2015

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Collaborating across the supply chain to create zero waste

Pier Luigi Sigismondi, Chief Supply Chain Officer at Unilever, tells us more about Unilever’s new milestone in becoming a zero landfill company across Europe. Ultimately, Unilever is aiming to become […]

26 Oct 2015

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Stock Exchanges Must Be Pushed To Bridge The Gap Between Investors And The SDGs

Steve Waygood, Aviva Investors | 16 October 2015 Last month, 150 world leaders gathered at the United Nations to set 17 new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with some 169 targets, […]

21 Oct 2015

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: An Ethical Predicament on Farmland

Can non-farming landlords and tenant farmers who have less long-term stake in farmland’s health fulfill the obligations of a land ethic? 20 October 2016 | By Stanley A. Temple, Beers-Bascom […]

18 Oct 2015

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Where have the birds gone?

We sat down with Dr. Gary Langham, Vice President and Chief Scientist at the influential North American conservation organization, Audubon, to learn more about a new Report which documents how […]

15 Oct 2015

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Can Nations Reach a Strong Agreement at COP 21?

Source: By Fiona Harvey @fionaharvey, Award-winning environment journalist for the Guardian | 12 October 2015 As the Paris climate talks draw closer, a look at what needs to happen for the […]

9 Oct 2015

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Shaping a Financial System fit for the 21st Century

By Achim Steiner | 9 October 2015 Fixing the financial system in the wake of its implosion in 2008 required rapid, dramatic, unconventional actions underpinned by unprecedented international coordination. Equally […]

8 Oct 2015

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: UN Sustainable Development Summit: Sustainable Energy Developments

By Lynn Grayson | 8 October 2015 UN member states recently reached consensus on an ambitious new 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda to universally promote shared economic prosperity, social development, and […]

6 Oct 2015

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: EPA’s Green Infrastructure Vision

6 October 2015 From preventing flooding and increasing climate resiliency to reducing water treatment costs and increasing green space, green infrastructure can help communities realize numerous benefits.  We asked Ken […]

1 Oct 2015

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Call to Action: Bringing Down Legal Barriers for Women’s Economic Empowerment

A joint initiative of UN Global Compact and UN Women  | 5 September 2015 “The ideal of equality before the law and equality of economic opportunity is not just wise social […]

29 Sep 2015

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Cities face steep climb to 100% renewable energy

By Conor Riffle | 29 September 2015 Reshaping the energy mix in cities presents big challenges for local governments.  But some cities are illuminating the way ahead.  — Every year, […]

28 Sep 2015

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Why Businesses Should Care About Water Security

28 September 2015 | By John Davidson, General Counsel and Corporate Affairs Director at SABMiller There was a time not long ago when the threats to business profitability and sustainability from […]

25 Sep 2015


25 September 2015 | By Niall Dunne, Chief Sustainability Officer, BT Something special happened in the North-Eastern city of Recife last summer. The waiting list for organ transplants dropped to […]

23 Sep 2015

Women and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Published in collaboration with UN Women | 23 September 2015 The issue She walks for hours to fetch water and toils in drought-prone fields to feed her family… She left […]

18 Sep 2015

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: WWF on the Sustainable Development Goals

Dr. Deon Nel | 16 September 2015 When world leaders gather at the United Nations later this month, they will formally adopt the most ambitious global effort ever to rid […]

10 Sep 2015

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Teaching “the New Literacy”

By Henry F. De Sio, Jr | 10 September 2015 Something transformative is happening in our schools.  Changemaking and empathy are fast taking their places alongside reading and math as core […]

8 Sep 2015

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Surprising Ways Kenyans Are Embracing Climate-Smart Agriculture

Source:  By Todd Reubold @treubold, Ensia publisher and executive director | 3 September 2015 In rural Kenya, where it may only rain twice per year, farmers and herders are embracing […]

2 Sep 2015

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Cities are finally treating water as a resource, not a nuisance

Source:  By: Erica Gies, Independent reporter, 1st September 2015 From Houston to Melbourne, the surprising ways urban areas are dealing with water woes — September 1, 2015 — Memorial Day […]

5 Aug 2015

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Clean Power Plan Can Help States, Economy and Planet

By Bill Richardson, World Resources Institute board member, former U.S. energy secretary, UN ambassador and governor of New Mexico | 05 August 2015 As a former U.S. energy secretary, UN ambassador and governor of […]

3 Aug 2015

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: 6 Things Every American Should Know About the Clean Power Plan

By EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy | 3 August 2015 Today, President Obama will unveil the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Clean Power Plan—a historic step to cut the carbon pollution […]

30 Jul 2015

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Look to rain to lock in Africa’s food security

By Jamila Abass | CEO and Co-Founder of M-Farm, an Aspen Institute New Voices Fellow, and recently mentioned by President Obama on his trip to Kenya. When 100 small-scale farmers […]

29 Jul 2015

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Why should a company reveal its human rights record?

Unilever is a leading corporate citizen by many measures, and in this piece we explore with Marcela Manubens, Global VP of Social Impact at Unilever, how they are creating transparency […]

26 Jul 2015

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Sustainable Innovation for the World, Sowing the Seeds of Social Entrepreneurship

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 […]

22 Jul 2015

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Are countries legally required to protect their citizens from climate change?

Source: Written by Sophia V. Schweitzer, environmental science writer, author | 15 July 2015 On June 24, 2015, a court in The Hague ordered the Dutch government to act […]

17 Jul 2015

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Business Unusual Approach Needed for US $90 trillion Investment

By Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UNEP | 16 July 2015 Our global and complex economy does many things well, but achieving equitable and sustainable outcomes, or […]

10 Jul 2015

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Ford’s vision of a more sustainable future

10 July 2015 In this set of answers, we hear from Ford’s John Viera, Global Director, Sustainability & Vehicle Environmental Matters, on what the future holds across Ford’s operations and […]

6 Jul 2015

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Cleantech Open Winner Series 2014 Global Ideas Winner: AutoAgronom

This brief interview is part of Cleantech Open Winners, a series produced by Thomson Reuters Sustainability on new innovation, either scientific or social, which could help make the world more sustainable. […]

6 Jul 2015

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Cleantech Open Winner Series Global Ideas Winner: BioFiltro

This brief interview is part of Cleantech Open Winners, a series produced by Thomson Reuters Sustainability on new innovation, either scientific or social, which could help make the world more sustainable. […]

30 Jun 2015

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Sustainable Innovation for the World, Mustard Seed

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

26 Jun 2015

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Five warning signals for Finance

By Simon Zadek and Christian Thimann ** | 26 June 2015 Finance needs to re-establish its role in serving the needs of an inclusive, sustainable economy. Policy and regulatory interventions […]

23 Jun 2015

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Sustainable Development in the West Indian Ocean

By Didier Dogley and Achim Steiner | 23 June 2015 In 1985, the West Indian Ocean was one of the cleanest oceanic regions on the planet. 30 years later, despite […]

18 Jun 2015

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Sustainable Innovation for the World, Billion Oyster Project

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 […]

17 Jun 2015

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: The Vatican Encyclical and Responsible Investing

By John Streur, CEO, Calvert Investments | 18 June 2015 Pope Francis has crafted a compelling message. With Catholics representing 17 percent of the world’s population – 21 percent in […]

12 Jun 2015

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Sustainable Innovation for the World, CSRHub

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

8 Jun 2015


How many slaves are there in the world today?  The estimates are varied, but the raw numbers are staggering.   Ms. Archana Kotecha, Head of Legal at Liberty Asia, explains that […]

8 Jun 2015

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Sustainable Innovation for the World, 75F

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

8 Jun 2015

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Sustainable Innovation for the World, Axiom Exergy

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

3 Jun 2015


From Wasted Economy to Wasted Planet: Why Changing Our Consumption Patterns is a Choice We Must Make! An Editorial by Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of the UN […]

2 Jun 2015


We joined GRI’s chief executive Michael Meehan for a chat about the changing role of transparency in the global economy, and the consequences for planetary sustainability. Sustainability: A famous politician […]

28 May 2015


We caught up with Hugh Welsh, President of North America Royal DSM [NYSE Euronext: DSM], a $12 billion Dutch material and life sciences company, to talk about how his company […]

21 May 2015

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Sustainable Innovation for the World, bio-bottles

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

8 May 2015

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Sustainable Innovation for the World, SteamaCo

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

29 Apr 2015

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Banks key to advancing sustainable trade

A recently-released Commerzbank report entitled Five drivers of Sustainable Trade found that the banking sector probably has more impact on the uptake of sustainable business practices and strategies than most […]

27 Apr 2015

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Sustainable Innovation for the World, Cleantech Open

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

23 Apr 2015

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Bringing energy best-practices to you

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has a vast network of over 6000 partners, including over 35% of the Fortune 500, who engage with the EPA on managing their environmental impact. […]

17 Apr 2015

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Strengthening your supply chain with workplace wellbeing

By Sally Uren, CEO of Forum for the Future | 17 April 2015 In 2009, 150 leaders gathered at the World Heart Assembly to declare a new major global emergency: […]

17 Apr 2015

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Sustainable Innovation for the World, Drinkwell

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

15 Apr 2015

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Sustainable Innovation for the World, Techflo Exhaust System

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

14 Apr 2015

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Ensuring land rights

14 April 2015 As part of a recent World Bank gathering on land rights, Mrs. Elizabeth Stair, Chief Executive Officer of the National Land Agency of Jamaica, joined us for […]

8 Apr 2015

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Africa’s Unquenchable Thirst

By David Kuria, 2015 Aspen Institute New Voices Fellow | 8 April 2015 The idea that water might become as contentious a resource as ivory, would have seemed far-fetched two decades […]

8 Apr 2015

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: One model for land rights success

By Don Peele, Vice President, Thomson Reuters | 8 April 2015 Last October, I visited the Jamaican National Land Agency and was hosted by Elizabeth Stair, the agency’s CEO. I […]

1 Apr 2015

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Revisiting the Wealth of Nations, The Seas

Source: The Economist Group By Erika Karp, Founder and CEO, Cornerstone Capital Group | 23 March 2015 Looking out at the North Sea from his home in 18th century Scotland, […]

30 Mar 2015

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: A chance for global leadership on water quality

By Don Arnosti, Conservation Policy Director for the Izaak Walton League of America – Minnesota Division | 30 March 2015 Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton has proposed that all lakes, rivers, […]

26 Mar 2015

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Only capitalism can save the planet

Source: Ensia By Matthew Fitzmaurice CEO, EcoAlpha Asset Management LLC | 26 March 2015 It’s not “sustainable” business when a company takes a long view and targets problems that aren’t […]

10 Mar 2015

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Investors tell companies: “No excuses on human rights reporting”

By Lauren Compere, Managing Director at Boston Common Asset Management | 10 March 2015 Human rights reporting is easier said than done. There can be no one-size-fits all approach as […]

3 Mar 2015

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: The smart way to divest fossil fuels

By Julie Fox Gorte,  Senior Vice President for Sustainable Investing at Pax World Management LLC, and Steve Falci, Chief Investment Officer of Pax World Management LLC | 3 March 2015 […]

27 Feb 2015

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Sustainable Innovation for the World, IDP Rising Schools Program

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

24 Feb 2015

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Sustainable Innovation for the World, Verdentum

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

16 Feb 2015

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Tough love, is divesting from fossil fuel the only answer?

By Paul Dickinson, founder and executive chairman of CDP, formerly Carbon Disclosure Project | 16 February 2015 Amid growing popular concern and political attention on climate change, the first ever […]

13 Feb 2015

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Tree of Life – Beyond Carbon, More than Forests

By Ibrahim Thiaw, UN Assistant Secretary General and Deputy Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme | 13 February 2015 Through history and across civilizations, the Tree of Life — […]

5 Feb 2015

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: How the U.S. can lower methane emissions from natural gas and save money

Published in partnership with       by Michael Obeiter and Rebecca Gasper – Originally published January 14, 2015 A new WRI study finds that there are many win-win opportunities […]

30 Jan 2015

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: How wetlands manage risk

Mr. Christopher Briggs holds the impressive title “Secretary General,  Convention on Wetlands, (Ramsar,1971)”, and we decided it was a good time to consult with Chris on the role that this […]

9 Jan 2015

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: The clean vehicle revolution in the United States

Published in partnership with       By Kristin Meek | 6 January 2015 The Clean Vehicle Revolution: Driving Fuel Savings and Emissions Reductions in the United States A new […]

24 Dec 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Embracing corporate sustainability in the least likely of industries

Lyell Clarke, CEO of Clarke | 23 December 2014 “Going green.” It’s what most, if not all, companies want to do—be it as a short-term goal to slightly decrease their […]

17 Dec 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Sustainable Innovation for the World, Adeso

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 […]

13 Dec 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Sustainable Innovation for the World, Desolenator

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

13 Dec 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Corporate sustainability reporting, where the world is today

By Shari H. Littan, editor/author for Thomson Reuters GAAP-Reporter, available on Checkpoint | 12 December 2014 Today, many investors that seek traditional financial data also want information on environmental, social, […]

5 Dec 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: To stay competitive, EU must increase its efficiency

By Magda Stoczkiewicz,  Director, Friends of the Earth Europe | 5 December 2014 Resource efficiency is in danger of slipping off the EU’s agenda and we should all be worried. […]

3 Dec 2014

Developing nations urge deeper climate cuts to zero emissions

By Alister Doyle | 2 December 2014 (Reuters) – Developing nations called on the rich on Tuesday to do more to lead the fight against climate change in line with […]

26 Nov 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: The impact of Net Impact

At their recent conference in Minneapolis, we sat down with Liz Maw, CEO of Net Impact, a global organization uniting students and young professionals to create a more sustainable world. Sustainability: There […]

22 Nov 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Pension funds need to move from rhetoric to reality on sustainable investing

By Fiona Reynolds, Managing Director, Principles for Responsible Investment | 24 November 2014 Pension funds should be the ‘masters of the universe’ in the global financial system. After all, they […]

20 Nov 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Views on the U.S.- China climate announcement

20 November 2014 There have been a variety of views on the recent announcement of collaboration by the U.S. and China to cap GHG emissions.  Even last night, Secretary-General Ban […]

17 Nov 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: A congress convenes for the planet

Every 10 years, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) convenes a global congress of leaders.  These are politicians, heads of NGOs, conservationists, human-rights activists, bankers, lawyers and c-level […]

14 Nov 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: How the US can save billions by reducing electricity use

Published in partnership with the   By Rebecca Gasper | 12 Novmeber 2014 A new WRI study finds that there are many “win-win” opportunities for the United States to reduce […]

11 Nov 2014

Release: ZSL launches new online tool to transform palm oil industry

Press Release | 11 November 2014 ZSL launches new online tool to transform palm oil industry Resource will enable financial institutions to assess the transparency of oil palm growers The […]

11 Nov 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: G20 and greening global finance

By Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) | 11 November 2014 This year’s G20 annual meeting, which will take place in Brisbane, […]

9 Nov 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: How the middle east can help feed the world

By M. Ann Tutwiler, Director General of Bioversity International, and Marie Haga,  Executive Director of the Global Crop Diversity Trust | 10 November 2014 It was in the Middle East, […]

5 Nov 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Business, conservation must find common ground

Janos Pasztor, Acting Executive Director, Conservation at WWF International | 5 November 2014 WWF released the 2014 edition of the Living Planet Report a few weeks back, and the news […]

4 Nov 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Investing in equality, the potential of boardroom diversity

By Debra Walton, Chief Content Officer, Thomson Reuters | 4 November 2014 Thomson Reuters recently hosted a panel presented by the Women’s Bond Club called “Trading on Diversity: New Investment […]

4 Nov 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: How did palm oil become such a problem?

How did palm oil become such a problem — and what can we do about it?  Production of this ubiquitous ingredient is devastating for the environment. Solutions are complex, but […]

3 Nov 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: How the U.S. can produce cleaner energy & economic benefits

Published in partnership with       By Kristin Meek | 3 November  2014 A new WRI study finds that there are many “win-win” opportunities for the United States to […]

3 Nov 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Our money, our planet

By Rufo Quintavalle, impact investor and founding partner of Eucalis Comercial de Madeiras, a sustainable forestry firm headquartered in Sao Paulo, Brazil | 3 November 2014 We are running out […]

31 Oct 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: How the U.S. economy can benefit from reducing greenhouse gases

Published in partnership with       By Nicholas Bianco, Kristin Meek, Rebecca Gasper, Michael Obeiter, Nate Aden and Sarah Forbes | 31 October 2014   Reducing greenhouse gas emissions […]

20 Oct 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: So you want to be a cleantech entrepreneur?

By Dr. Neil Fromer, Executive Director of the Resnick Sustainability Institute, Caltech’s endowed program for energy and sustainability, and Stephanie C. Yanchinski, Executive Director of First Look West (FLoW),  which […]

10 Oct 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: It’s time to talk about the price of water

By Cynthia Barnett  | Source: Ensia October 6, 2014 — This summer, a 90-year-old water pipe burst under Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, sending a geyser 30 feet into the […]

1 Oct 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Natural work settings improve health, and the bottom line

It’s time to bring nature into our built environments By Bill Browning and Allison Bernett | Source: Ensia September 30, 2014 If we think about where we most enjoy vacationing, […]

1 Oct 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Your customers will seek social purpose with profit

By John F. Brock, Chairman and CEO of Coca-Cola Enterprises, explores the topic of social purpose in advance of the ‘Future for Sustainability Summit’ | 1 October 2014 In the […]

1 Oct 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: On agriculture’s role in climate change

Source: Minnesota Public Radio News Jonathan Foley gives a 2014 Chautauqua Lecture about the challenges of feeding the world’s people without destroying the planet. He says agriculture contributes more to […]

29 Sep 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: World’s investors, leaders commit to climate challenge

By Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme | 29 September 2014 The Secretary-General’s Climate Summit has put the global conversation on climate change […]

21 Sep 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Financing a Low-Carbon Future

By Achim Steiner, Executive Director, UNEP | 21 September 2014 Money makes the world go round, as the old adage goes. Unfortunately, the current investment climate is spinning the globe in […]

16 Sep 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Birds, glass, and sports stadiums

By Deborah Laurel, Prendergast Laurel Architects | 16 September 2014 As we approach the centennial of The Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918, enacted to make it unlawful to kill […]

16 Sep 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Sustainability reporting at the crossroads

By Ralph Thurm, Senior Advisor, BSD | 16 September 2014 Are current sustainability reporting standards enough to live up to our biggest challenge – to build a new economic model that […]

10 Sep 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Morgan Stanley incorporates sustainability into equity analysis

10 September 2014 Jessica Alsford, Head of Morgan Stanley’s Sustainable and Responsible research team, is driving a strategy to incorporate long term environmental, social and governance issues into the firm’s […]

4 Sep 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Help save the climate and alleviate poverty? Plant trees!

By Tim Christophersen, Senior Programme Officer, Forests and Climate Change, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) | 4 September 2014 The world’s forests are frequently described as the lungs of the […]

3 Sep 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: China leads flourishing South-South trade in renewables

By Anja von Moltke, Head, Trade, Policy and Planning Unit, UNEP | 3 September 2014 South-South Trade Powers Greener Economies UNEP’s Executive Director Achim Steiner recently launched the report South-South […]

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 their shale […]

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: […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

17 Jun 2014

Green investors favor Apple after environmental reforms

By Ross Kerber | 17 June 2014 (Reuters) – Apple Inc, criticized in the past for greenhouse gas emissions, use of toxic materials and the hiring of underage workers, has […]

4 Jun 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: China’s Environment Minister sees opportunity for global collaboration

By H.E. Mr. Zhou Shengxian, Minister, Ministry of Environmental Protection, The People’s Republic of China | 4 June 2014 Facing environmental challenges, promoting green development. Human society has been challenged […]

3 Jun 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: A big step for health and biodiversity

By David Yarnold, President and CEO of the National Audubon Society | 3 June 2014 We’ve known since 1990 that emissions from coal-fired power plants are harming both people and […]

28 May 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Beyond ESG, an outcome driven approach to sustainability

By Jane P. Madden, Principal, Mission Measurement | 29 May 2014 It’s late May, and in the sustainability world, that means we are at the height of corporate reporting season. […]

19 May 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Energy Efficiency Bill Drowned in Tar Sands Pit of Partisan Politics

By RP Siegel | 15 May 2014 It’s frustrating. Doctors have a code of ethics that says “do no harm.” But politicians have no such code. At a time when […]

18 May 2014

EXCLUSIVE: Caltech announces new, disruptive innovation

19 May 2014 Dr. Harry Atwater of Caltech is one of the world’s leading researchers of Applied Physics and Materials Science, specializing in technology related to photovoltaics and solar energy […]

16 May 2014

EXCLUSIVE: Caltech’s new sustainability awards to drive disruptive innovation

15 May 2014 Dr. Harry Atwater of Caltech is one of the world’s leading researchers of Applied Physics and Materials Science , specializing in technology related to photovoltaics and solar […]

16 May 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Philanthropy’s (Unexplored) Role in the Fight Against Climate Change

By Sarah Wood Kearney, Executive Director, PRIME Coalition & Visiting Researcher, MIT Sloan School of Management, 2014 Resonate Award winner | 16 May 2014 Over the past few weeks, President Obama unleashed […]

16 May 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Why diversity matters

As Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion and Corporate Responsibility at Thomson Reuters, Patsy Doerr is responsible for optimizing talent recruitment and performance across a workforce of approximately 60,000 employees, […]

9 May 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSEPCTIVE: Communicating on Environmental, Social and Governance Issues: Proactive Better than Reactive

By Anna Tuson, Media and Communications Lead, and Alexandra Mihailescu Cichon, Head of Business Development, at RepRisk AG | 9 May 2014 As stakeholders gain better access to increasingly sophisticated […]

7 May 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Rethinking Ethics and Economy

Towards an Inclusive “Green Economy”: Rethinking Ethics and Economy in the Age of the Anthropocene By Achim Steiner, Executive Director, UNEP | 7 May 2014 —————————————— Sometimes, to look afresh […]

25 Apr 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: European firms must now report on sustainability, but will it matter?

By Jane Burston, Head, Centre for Carbon Measurement, National Physical Laboratory | 25 April 2014 European companies will now have to report to shareholders on their environmental, social and ethical […]

24 Apr 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Mitigate Climate Change and Ensure Sustainable Green Growth

Two for the Price of One: Investment in Forests Can Mitigate Climate Change and Ensure Sustainable Green Growth By H.E. Dr. Kuntoro Mangkusubroto, Chair of the National Commission on the […]

8 Apr 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: In historic event, environment to be placed at heart of global agenda

By Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director | 8 April 2014 The environment is set to take centre stage this June with the holding of a landmark meeting […]

7 Apr 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: The high seas under threat

By Jonathon Cini, World Economic Forum | 7 April 2014 Managing the Global Commons is emerging as a key challenge of the 21st century. Existing governance structures are no longer […]

7 Apr 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Is coal really on the rise in Europe?

By Jeremy Leggett, founder of UK-based Solar Century and chairman of Carbon Tracker | 7 April 2014 For the fossil fuel boosters and the climate deniers, it’s a delicious irony. […]

28 Mar 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: WWF to use new strategies to protect pristine ecosystems

28 March 2014 We sat down with Zach Abraham from WWF to discuss the latest strategy around preventing oil company SOCO International from exploration in Virunga National Park, a pristine […]

26 Mar 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVES: More active investors for more sustainable, better performing companies

By Stephanie Maier, Head of Responsible Investment Strategy and Research, Aviva Investors | 26 March 2014 In recent years corporate boards have experienced a rapid increase in shareholder requests for […]

19 Mar 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVES: Creating incentives for private sector investment in forests

By Nick Oakes, Finance Programme Manager, Global Canopy Programme | 19 March 2014 According to the IPCC’s most recent 5th Assessment Report, Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions from the land use […]

3 Mar 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: A view from Europe on corporate accountability

By Caroline Kaeb, 2014 Kellogg School of Management/Aspen Institute Business and Society Leadership Summit | 4 March 2014 It is no exaggeration to say that, in one way or another, […]

1 Mar 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Can Private Politics Replace Government Regulation?

By Brayden King, 2014 Kellogg School of Management/Aspen Institute Business and Society Leadership Summit | 1 March 2014 Over the past decade, public regulation of corporate behavior has waned considerably, […]

26 Feb 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Oxfam update on Big 10 food companies

By Erinch Sahan, Policy Adivsor, Oxfam GB | 26 February 2014 It’s a year since we launched our scorecard. Having clawed through company reports, analysing every commitment and policy of […]

24 Feb 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Amazonia’s economy under threat

By Helen Bellfield, Project Analyst, The Global Canopy Programme | 15 Februrary 2014 Industry is not the first thing most people associate with the Amazon. Yet the region generates tens […]

15 Feb 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Wildlife, rhino poaching, rising exponentially

By Jonathan Baillie,  Director of Conservation Programmes, Zoological Society of London | 15 February 2014 Imagine if the world’s art galleries had no security staff or alarm systems.  The Picasso’s, […]

10 Feb 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Men and women are no longer officially traded as goods, but…

By Matt Crossman, Ethical Research and Corporate Engagement, Rathbone Investment Management | 10 February 2014 Rathbone Investment Management traces its history back to 1742. Sadly, many of the social issues […]

9 Feb 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Creating opportunities for the base of the pyramid

Creating Opportunities for the Base of the Pyramid: Why the Business Philanthropy Checkbook Model is Broken “Economies cannot grow in societies that fail.”…World Business Council for Sustainable Development. By Scott […]

4 Feb 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Climate change may trigger the next financial crisis

By Jane Burston,  Head, Centre for Carbon Measurement, UK National Physical Laboratory, Environmentalist, Entrepreneur, World Economic Forum Young Global Leader | 4 February 2014 Financial markets have long been the […]

28 Jan 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: A successful leader’s philosophy for sustainability

Dassault Systemes was recently named number 5 in the Corporate Knights top 100 most sustainable companies.  At the center of this achievement is Bernard Charles, CEO and President since September, […]

27 Jan 2014

Executive Perspective: 2014: The Year for a Smart Carbon Tax

By Joe Keefe, President and CEO of Pax World Management LLC and Pax World Funds | 27 January 2014 (Justmeans) – The federal government in Washington, DC is at an all-time low in […]

27 Jan 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: How should a business leader understand “sustainability”

We sat down with Lucy Marcus, board director, columnist and TV host of “In the Boardroom with Lucy Marcus”  to explore some practical questions around sustainability for business | 27 […]

27 Jan 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Slavery, the darkest side of corruption

By Monique Villa | 27 January 2014 Last month I met a man whose life had been entirely shattered by corruption. He had lost everything he had: his family, his […]

17 Jan 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: “Stranded Assets” entering the investment lexicon

By Anthony Hobley, CEO Carbon Tracker Initiative, 20 January 2014 Last year, a new concept entered the investment lexicon. A growing number of voices within the mainstream of the investment […]

10 Jan 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Emerging Sustainability Priorities

By John Paluszek | 8 January 2014 The ground is shifting under global capitalism and corporate citizenship. Company leaders in sustainability, sensitive to the arguably epic changes appearing at the […]

6 Jan 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: The Endurance, Ernest Shackleton and Sustainability

CHASING SHACKLETON, a new three-part series about a modern expedition that follows the path of history’s most extraordinary survival story, will premiere January 8, 2014 on PBS (10 PM ET, […]

6 Jan 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: No limits to growth for sustainable investments

By Dr. Jan Amrit Poser, Chief Economist and Head of Asset Management at Bank J. Safra Sarasin | 7 January 2014 The United Nations Climate Change Conference in Warsaw showed […]

6 Jan 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: The business of building green – Singapore’s approach

By Dr John Keung, CEO of Building and Construction Authority, Government of Singapore | 7 January 2014 *********  A huge amount of resources go into constructing and maintaining buildings. This […]

20 Dec 2013

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Changing the global food narrative

“The dominant story about the future of the world food supply is logical, well known and wrong.” By Jonathan Foley,  Director of the Institute on the Environment at the University […]

20 Dec 2013

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: A call to remember the forgotten crops

Interview of Monkombu Swaminathan, (Awards: World Food Prize laureate, Indira Gandhi Prize, Albert Einstein World Award of Science) By Fred Pearce |20 December 2013 CGIAR, the world’s largest agriculture research partnership, […]

10 Dec 2013

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Corporate responsibility reporting: is it really worth it?

By Yvo de Boer, KPMG’s Global Chairman, Climate Change & Sustainability Services | 10 December, 2013 Let us be honest, corporate responsibility (CR) reporting is not without its critics. Some […]

25 Nov 2013

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: The rising risk of resource constraints

By Susan Burns, Founder, Global Footprint Network | 26  November 2013 In the past two years, the sovereign debt of the USA, as well as Spain, Greece, Portugal and other […]

19 Nov 2013

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Beyond the farm bill: financial reforms the world’s farmers need

By Tensie Whelan, president of the Rainforest Alliance, | 19 November, 2013 Direct payments to farmers have become a lightning rod in the renewal of the U.S. farm bill.  The […]

4 Nov 2013

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: The role of banks in enhancing impact investing

By Mario Marconi, Head of Philanthropy & Values Based Investing at UBS | 4 November 2013 Large corporates do good through their Corporate Social Responsibility programs. However banks can go […]

4 Nov 2013

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: The case against lead ammunition

By David Yarnold CEO/President, National Audubon Society | 4 November  2013 For generations, sportsmen have stood at the front of the conservation movement. Take longtime conservation leader Donal O’Brien Jr., […]

28 Oct 2013

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: What the warming arctic needs

By Laurence C. Smith & Jan-Gunnar Winther, members of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the Arctic,  | 28 October 2013 The world needs clear-eyed discussion about numerous controversial issues in […]

25 Oct 2013

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: A turning point in recognizing natural capital risks?

By Andrew Mitchell, Executive Director, The Global Canopy Programme | 25 October 2013 Two events in the UK’s House of Commons this week could mark a turning point in recognition […]

9 Oct 2013

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Sustainable materials – with both eyes open

This interview with Dr. Julian Allwood is made available in partnership with the Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership (CPSL). The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) estimates that global greenhouse […]

8 Oct 2013

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: The urgent business of transforming agricultural production

By Mario Rautner, Forest Footprint Analyst, Global Canopy Programme | 8 October 2013 More than 50 % of all deforestation in tropical countries between the years 2000 and 2010 was […]

30 Sep 2013

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Investment rush to Africa must manage sustainability risks

As the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment initiative begins its annual event in Cape Town on October 1st, its Executive Director Dr. James Gifford considers the sustainability challenges faced by […]

27 Sep 2013

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Bioversity Director General Ann Tutwiler on bringing agriculture and conservation together

–          The world’s governments gathered at the United Nations General Assembly are currently discussing how to accelerate progress on the world’s Millennium Development Goals, which conclude in 2015, and also […]

24 Sep 2013

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: ESG and impact investing-the new killer app

By Robert Rubinstein, CEO & Founder of TBLI Group | September 24, 2013 When I started to talk with asset owners and managers about ESG investment (liquid side of sustainable […]

23 Sep 2013

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Is sustainability reaching a tipping point?

By John Paluszek, Senior Counsel Ketchum/Executive Producer, Business In Society | September 23, 2013 If you have long labored in the sustainability vineyard, the idea of a “sustainability tipping point” […]

20 Sep 2013

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: We Must Start Early to Prevent Diabetes Transmission Across Generations

We Must Start Early to Prevent Diabetes Transmission Across Generations Mike Doustdar, senior vice president, Novo Nordisk; Charlotte Ersbøll, corporate vice president, Novo Nordisk; Dr. Maimunah A Hamid, Deputy Director […]

19 Sep 2013

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Biodiversity as a solution for sustainable agriculture

By Fred Pearce |  13 September  2013 Conservationists must find common ground with farmers, if they are to achieve their goals of stemming biodiversity loss, says Braulio Dias, the Executive […]

13 Sep 2013

Dr. David Reiner on carbon capture and storage

This interview is made available in partnership with the Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership (CPSL). 16 September  2013 Carbon dioxide capture and storage is one of the only technologies capable […]

11 Sep 2013

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Taste of what’s to come: cocoa diversity for 50 million people globally

By  Martin Gilmour, Cocoa Sustainability Research Director, Mars Chocolate, and Stephan Weise, Deputy Director General Research, Bioversity International | September 11, 2013 Demand for cocoa products has never been higher. […]

9 Sep 2013

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Women, Garment Work and Safety, Clothes to Die For?

By Julie Fox Gorte, Ph.D., senior vice president, Sustainable Investing, and Heather Smith, lead sustainability analyst, Pax World Investments | 9 September 2013 A rickety garment factory in Bangladesh collapses. […]

9 Sep 2013

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Managing water risk at Coca-Cola Enterprises

By Joe Franses | 9 September 2013 (Joe Franses is Director, Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability, Coca-Cola Enterprises)  Regardless of the industry, companies are increasingly facing the challenge of forming a […]

4 Sep 2013

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Micro Land Conservation, A Model from the American Upper Midwest

By Bob Fitzwilliam,  Executive Director of West Wisconsin Land Trust | September 4, 2013 Although the U.S. state of Wisconsin benefits from 60,000 acres of state park lands, and nearly […]

28 Aug 2013

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: A Roadmap Towards Quantifying and Managing Natural Capital Risk

“Despite mounting evidence, natural capital is hardly accounted for by capital and insurance markets. The Natural Capital Declaration aims to provide solutions.” By Ivo Mulder, Liesel van Ast, and Rachel […]

15 Aug 2013

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: EcoMobility – the new paradigm for urban transport

By Konrad Otto-Zimmermann, Chairman, ICLEI Urban Agendas | 15 August 2013 The way we move people and goods in urban areas has received new attention beyond attention by city planners […]

7 Aug 2013

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: The failure of genetic engineering for biofuels

Genetic engineering has produced tremendous commercial and societal value, especially for production of single therapeutic proteins.

6 Aug 2013

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Behind the Brands, Oxfam ranks big food

By Erinch Sahan and Will Martindale, Oxfam Policy Adisors | 6 August 2013 Supply chains = risk. Risk of contamination. Risk of changing climates. Risk of land-grabs. Even, tragically, risk […]

4 Aug 2013

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: The Natural Capital Debt Bubble

By valuing natural capital in a similar way to financial, manufactured, social and human capital, we can make decisions on the stewardship of the natural environment based on hard-nosed economics, and not just on the vitally important moral case for saving nature for nature’s sake.

3 Jul 2013

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Engaging employees on a sustainability journey

Over the last decade, sustainability has become an important part of the corporate agenda. Discussions around license to operate and access to increasingly scarce resources are now commonplace.

2 Jul 2013

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Jeff Heggedahl on evaluating risk in energy and sustainability management

As the economy improves and the effects of climate change multiply, many companies are thinking again about sustainability. Some have already reported impressive results, while others are still trying to figure out how to get started.

25 Jun 2013

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: President Obama’s Plan to Cut Carbon Pollution

President Obama’s Plan to Cut Carbon Pollution Taking Action for Our Kids We have a moral obligation to leave our children a planet that’s not polluted or damaged, and by […]

23 Jun 2013

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: The rise of the winner-take-all economy

By Chrystia Freeland | 23 June 2013 The rich are getting richer. That’s the conclusion of the World Wealth Report, the landmark annual study of the world’s millionaires, which was […]

21 Jun 2013

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Deloitte outlines three ways companies can use ESG factors to drive shareholder value

Historically many companies have treated ESG (environmental, social and governance) issues as important but tangential to the core business. Sometimes their motivation was a desire to be recognized as good corporate citizens.

19 Jun 2013

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Economic worries and the global elite

Here’s one sign the global elite is starting to get worried that capitalism isn’t working for the Western middle class.

18 Jun 2013

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: U.S. recycling not meeting industry demand: Here’s how to fix it

Today, the majority of U.S. recycling programs use outdated collection methods that discourage consumer participation, pose risks to collection workers and are too expensive.

14 Jun 2013

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Linking agriculture and biodiversity can help feed the planet

Agricultural biodiversity is the basis of our life on Earth. It is also the basis of healthy and resilient ecosystems. Yet it is under threat.

12 Jun 2013

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Tackling ASEAN’s competitiveness divide

Competitiveness will feature prominently in the programme of the 2013 World Economic Forum on East Asia, taking place this week in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar’s capital. And rightly so: competitiveness is a critical driver of both prosperity and integration.

11 Jun 2013

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Creating a sustainable healthcare ecosystem in South-East Asia

In South-East Asia today, most countries face a difficult dilemma – Should limited resources be used to combat the rapid growth of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) that take such a terrible toll on human life and economic development, or should those resources go towards expanded efforts to reduce the debilitating effects of poverty?

10 Jun 2013

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Smart cities are inclusive cities

Up to one-third of the world’s population will soon live in a migrant slum. It’s the greatest issue of our century, changing life as we know it.

7 Jun 2013

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: The perils of authoritarian overreach

By Chrystia Freeland | 6 June 2013 NEW YORK – The past week has been a lesson in the perils and the apparent inevitability of overreach. The most eye-catching example […]

6 Jun 2013

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Invest in smallholder farmers

The economy of the Philippines grew 7.8% in the first quarter of this year, outperforming China and the rest of Asia.

4 Jun 2013

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Getting the energy balance in Myanmar right

Myanmar’s re-emergence into the global economy presents policy-makers with a series of fundamental dilemmas.

4 Jun 2013

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Four ways to help Myanmar’s rural poor

Today, about half of the world’s population is urban. This means that it is still nearly a half rural.

25 Apr 2013

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Three questions for choosing a winning company

By Chad Holliday | 25 April 2013 (Editors Note: Mr. Holliday is the former Chairman and CEO of DuPont, and he serves on several corporate boards) How do you pick […]

23 Apr 2013

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: What catfish tell us about corporate reporting

After a couple of decades of focusing on the supply side of non-financial (or sustainability) reporting, it’s time to refocus on the demand side.

16 Apr 2013

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Infrastructure, Renewables and Sustainability

By Richard Rudden, Managing Partner, Target Rock Advisors, LLC | 16 April 2013 Those of a certain age might recall the “PURPA machine” missteps of the 90’s. This experience offers […]

11 Apr 2013

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Global Reporting Initiative’s Chief Executive Ernst Ligteringen

Imagine a business world where the very largest companies refused or declined to disclose any information about their dealings apart from their financials.

19 Mar 2013

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Climate neutrality and carbon offsetting – fig leaf or major potential for business?

By René Estermann | 18 March 2013 CEO, Why should a company devote resources to becoming climate-neutral? People frequently ask me this question, and just as often they put […]

14 Mar 2013

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Rex Tillerson on energy transitions: Enabling positive change for long-term global prosperity

One of the great challenges for the energy industry is effectively communicating to the public and policy-makers the tremendous complexity and scale of global energy markets.

13 Mar 2013

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Clean Air Act is key to curbing global warming

Daniel A. Lashof, Natural Resources Defense Council | 13 March 2013 (Westlaw Journal Environmental) On the night he was re-elected, President Obama told the nation that he wants “our children […]

13 Mar 2013

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Daniel Yergin on the puzzle of energy transitions

Every year, the World Economic Forum’s Energy Vision tackles a major theme in the energy arena. In Energy Transitions: Past and Future – Energy Vision 2013 the topic is the energy mix – its evolution over time and the challenges for the next transition.

12 Mar 2013

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: J.Craig Venter – Genomic science coupled with a strong carbon policy can change our energy future

Starting with the first domestication of animals and the earliest forms of agriculture, biology has been the principal source of food, medicine and until the last two centuries, even fuel for the world.

11 Mar 2013

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: On UK’s first Ownership Day, UKSIF Chief Executive Penny Shepherd links active ownership with long-term wealth creation

By Penny Shepherd | March 12, 2013 Today more than ever, investors are looking closely at a company’s sustainability performance as part of assessing the future value of that company. […]

11 Mar 2013

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Levi Tillemann from US Department of Energy – Electric vehicles everywhere by 2025

Electric cars are being lauded. Twice in two years, the Chevy Volt has edged out the Porsche 911 for highest customer satisfaction in Consumer Reports magazine; in 2011 the all-electric Nissan LEAF was named European Car of the Year; and in November 2012 the Tesla Model S was unanimously awarded Motor Trend’s “Car of the Year”.

8 Mar 2013

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Ginni Rometty on the next natural resource

Over the past decade, information technology (IT) has had an ever-increasing impact on how energy resources are developed, produced, distributed and used. But what is coming next promises to outpace our progress thus far and truly change the basic equation of energy supply and demand.

7 Mar 2013

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Steven Koonin at NYU finds pathway from energy innovation to energy transformation

There are compelling reasons to improve our energy system – to increase accessibility, affordability and reliability and to reduce environmental impacts. Yet the energy system has historically evolved much more slowly than other technology-dependent sectors.

5 Mar 2013

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: SVP Jesper Høiland from Novo Nordisk sees a sustainable way to fight diabetes among “working poor”

By Jesper Høiland  |  5 March 2013 Jesper Høiland is Senior Vice President, International Operations, Novo Nordisk Over 1 billion people globally fall under the segment referred to as “the […]

23 Jan 2013

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: VP Lise Kingo from Novo Nordisk on What it takes to be resilient

Type 2 diabetes is one of the unfortunate and unwanted consequences of social and economic transition, hitting hardest in low- and middle-income countries. Countries where healthcare systems do not have the capacity to deal with this change, threatening their resilience and increasing poverty for the individual, their families, communities and nations.

22 Jan 2013


By Julia Marton-Lefèvre, IUCN Director General, Peter Bakker, President at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, and Johan Rockström, Executive Director, Stockholm Resilience Centre. 22 January 2013.  This week, […]

21 Jan 2013

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Water, the second biggest global risk?

By Peter Brabeck-Lethmate,  Chairman of the Board,  Nestle, and Anders Berntell, Executive Director, Chairperson 2030 Water Resources Group  21 January 2013.   At the launch of the World Economic Forum’s […]

14 Jan 2013

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Dr. Ioannis Ioannou from the London Business School on Leading the path to a sustainable future

A healthier financial system in close collaboration with global companies that effectively integrate social and environmental issues into their strategy and business model might be the only means to propel us towards a sustainable future.

20 Dec 2012

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Mark Tercek of The Nature Conservancy

This fall, Hurricane Sandy, which struck the U.S. states of New York and New Jersey, raised an important question: How can we reduce our risk to natural disasters? Part of the answer, it turns out, is in nature itself.

20 Dec 2012

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: What does sustainability mean when it comes to seafood?

By Josh Goldman | 20 December 2012 Over the past few years, “sustainability” has moved from buzzword to essential societal need. But what does it mean? One answer comes from […]

17 Dec 2012

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: “These tragedies must end. And to end them, we must change”

Obama, addressing an interfaith vigil in Newtown on Sunday night, spoke forcefully on the country’s failings in protecting its children and demanded changes in response to the mass shootings of the last few months.

6 Dec 2012

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Innovative financing for climate-friendly investment

A new partnership by the United Nations and the World Economic Forum announced today in Doha will seek to address climate change through innovative public-private financing models.

29 Nov 2012

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Al Gore – Carbon tax could help U.S. back away from fiscal cliff

Al Gore speaks exclusively to Sustainability – It’s good business, on

22 Nov 2012

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: SVP Andy Wales from SABMiller links trust, growth and sustainability

Executive Perspectives: How today’s leaders make sustainability a part of their organizations. By Andy Wales | 22 November 2012 Trust and sustainability are two of the most important words in […]

6 Nov 2012

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Audubon CEO on superstorm Sandy and real leadership

Executive Perspectives: How today’s leaders make sustainability a part of their organizations. By David Yarnold | 6 November 2012 (National Audubon Society) It took the devastation of Hurricane Sandy to […]

25 Oct 2012

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: CEO Paul Polman from Unilever on ending the “three month rat-race”

“You focus on the right things, you put the consumer in the middle of all you do, and ultimately your shareholder will benefit as well, as a result but not as an objective in itself,” Polman said. “And hopefully we’ll bring the world back a little bit to sanity.”