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Executive Perspectives

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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 […]

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