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Francisco da Silva Vale, 61, cleans solar panels which power ice machines at Vila Nova do Amana community in the Sustainable Development Reserve, in Amazonas state, Brazil, September 22, 2015. Three solar-powered machines, are producing about ninety kilos of ice per day, in a region with poor access to electric energy, which used to be produced only with diesel oil, in the Amazon rain forest. The Gelo Solar (Solar Ice) project, developed by the Mamiraua Institute for Sustainable Development and the Sao Paulo University (USP), aims to improve the life quality of the residents of the communities allowing them to preserve their fish and fruits productions which are their main economic resources. The Mamiraua Institute is also using solar energy to supply the community's homes with water and light up a soccer field. Picture taken September 22. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly - RTS3BNH

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 […]

UN women

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 […]

A Catholic church is reflected in a lake in front of Mount Ortler in the northern Italian village of Sulden, in Alto Adige (South Tyrol) province

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 […]

Students take their seats for the diploma ceremony at Harvard University in Cambridge

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); […]

Syrian refugee children, who fled to Jordan with their families, eat apples as part of a game while they enjoy a day on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr at an amusement park in Amman August 25, 2012. The activity was organized by Syria Al Khair Charity and Insani Islamic Emergency Help. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

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 […]

A woman and a child wear protective mask while riding bicycle on an extremely polluted morning as hazardous, choking smog continues to blanket Beijing, China December 1, 2015. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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 […]

U.S. President Obama  is greeted by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon before addressing Climate Summit at UN headquarters in New York

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 […]

A shadow of a passerby is reflected on an electronic board displaying stock prices outside a brokerage in Tokyo

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 […]

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