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Activists stand on a banner of a giant 1 trillion dollar bill representing the amount in taxpayer dollars spent yearly by governments on fossil fuel subsidies, in Los Cabos June 18, 2012. Global campaigning organizations Organization Avaaz and 350.org unfurled a banner calling on G20 leaders to deliver a new plan to save the planet by shifting nearly $1 trillion spent each year on fossil subsidies to renewable energy and sustainable development, according to a news release.Credit: REUTERS

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, […]

A farmer harvests wheat on Miet Radie farm at El-Kalubia governorate, about 60 km (37 miles) northeast of Cairo May 8, 2012. Credit: REUTERS

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, […]

The BHP Billiton Mt Whaleback iron ore mine, in the Pilbara Region of Western Australia, is seen in this file aerial handout photograph obtained on February 10, 2010. Mining and petroleum company BHP Billiton is set to report a rise in quarterly output from its petroleum division after producing more gas in the United States in response to higher prices. BHP will release March quarter production data on April 17, 2013.Credit: REUTERS

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 […]

Pedestrians are reflected on a stock quotation board outside a brokerage in Tokyo March 5, 2013. The Nikkei average ended at a new 4-1/2 year high on Tuesday as confirmation hearings for Bank of Japan leadership nominees buoyed sentiment, but gains were trimmed in late trade on profit-taking in recent gainers like financials and exporters. The Nikkei gained 0.3 percent to 11,683.45, its highest closing level since September 2008. At one point, it rose as high as 11,779.42, also its highest level since September 2008.Credit: REUTERS

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 […]

Land cleared for a palm oil plantation is seen in Malen chiefdom in Pujehun district in southern Sierra Leone on October 27, 2011. REUTERS/Simon Akam

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 […]

A man views solar panels on a roof at Google headquarters in Mountain View, California, June 18, 2007. Google announced today that they have switched on a solar panel installation at its headquarters which will help reduce the company's carbon footprint. REUTERS/Kimberly White (UNITED STATES) - RTR1QXIU

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 […]

The outside of the New York Stock Exchange is seen in New York May 13, 2011. NYSE shareholders are scheduled to vote on the Deutsche Boerse deal on July 7 under a timeline that NYSE says is designed to comply with German law on mergers and acquisitions.  REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

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 […]

Windmills are reflected in a car mirror at a wind farm in Palm Springs, California, February 9, 2011. California aims to slow climate change by putting a price on carbon -- a low, low starting price. The program is the last, keystone step in a controversial half-decade push to green the state's business for the good of the planet and the economy. Picture taken February 9, 2011. To match Special Report CARBON-CALIFORNIA/   REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

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 […]

The sun is reflected on a solar panel at a solar power field in Kawasaki, near Tokyo. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

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 […]

Mbiwo Constantine Kusebahasa, WWF Climate Witness, checking the quality of the water. The water is sourced from an irrigation project which diverts water from the river to farmland. Many farmers in the region are switching to 'drought-resistant' crops due to the climatic changes happening in the region. Kasese District, Rwenzori Mountains, Uganda.

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 […]

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