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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 […]

How corporate reporting improved Microsoft's supply chain

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 […]

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

3 Feb 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Align investments to your principles

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

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

22 Jan 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Year of Green Finance – 2016

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

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

18 Jan 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Harnessing energy from footsteps

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

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

13 Jan 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Finding the value in sustainability

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

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

11 Jan 2016

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

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

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