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

7 Apr 2016

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

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

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

6 Apr 2016

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

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

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

4 Apr 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Texas deploying new tools to manage its water

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

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

4 Apr 2016

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

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

Solar system installer Thomas Bywater adjusts new solar panels on the roof of a house in Sydney in this August 19, 2009 file photo. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne/Files

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 […]

A boy hugs a tree trunk as he prepares to take part in an attempt to create a Guinness World Record in Kathmandu

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 […]

Energy saving light bulb is illuminated within a lamp shade in an office in London. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

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 […]

Women walk as they shout slogans during a rally calling for gender equality, two days after International Women's Day, in Istanbul March 10, 2013.Credit: REUTERS

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 […]

Software developers work on computer sytems at the Information Technology Developers Entrepreneurship Accelerator (iDEA) hub in the Yaba district in Lagos June 25, 2015. At first glance, Yaba is like many other parts of Nigeria's sprawling commercial capital: a cacophony of car horns and shouting street vendors, mingling with exhaust fumes and the occasional stench of sewage. But in between the run-down buildings in this seemingly inauspicious part of Lagos, a city of around 21 million, tech start-ups are taking root and creating a buzz that is drawing international venture capitalists and more established digital firms. Picture taken June 25, 2015. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye  - RTX1M6M2

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 […]

An investor sits under a stock index board on the trading floor at the Dubai Financial Market in this January 31, 2011 file photo. A rebound in private equity activity in the Middle East is providing a ray of hope to the region's mergers and acquisitions business, which is struggling with weak asset values and skittish investors. Picture taken January 31, 2011.Credit: REUTERS

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 […]

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