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Executive Perspectives

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23 Apr 2013

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: What catfish tell us about corporate reporting

After a couple of decades of focusing on the supply side of non-financial (or sustainability) reporting, it’s time to refocus on the demand side.

16 Apr 2013

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Infrastructure, Renewables and Sustainability

By Richard Rudden, Managing Partner, Target Rock Advisors, LLC | 16 April 2013 Those of a certain age might recall the “PURPA machine” missteps of the 90’s. This experience offers […]

11 Apr 2013

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Global Reporting Initiative’s Chief Executive Ernst Ligteringen

Imagine a business world where the very largest companies refused or declined to disclose any information about their dealings apart from their financials.

19 Mar 2013

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Climate neutrality and carbon offsetting – fig leaf or major potential for business?

By René Estermann | 18 March 2013 CEO, myclimate.org Why should a company devote resources to becoming climate-neutral? People frequently ask me this question, and just as often they put […]

14 Mar 2013

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Rex Tillerson on energy transitions: Enabling positive change for long-term global prosperity

One of the great challenges for the energy industry is effectively communicating to the public and policy-makers the tremendous complexity and scale of global energy markets.

13 Mar 2013

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Clean Air Act is key to curbing global warming

Daniel A. Lashof, Natural Resources Defense Council | 13 March 2013 (Westlaw Journal Environmental) On the night he was re-elected, President Obama told the nation that he wants “our children […]

13 Mar 2013

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Daniel Yergin on the puzzle of energy transitions

Every year, the World Economic Forum’s Energy Vision tackles a major theme in the energy arena. In Energy Transitions: Past and Future – Energy Vision 2013 the topic is the energy mix – its evolution over time and the challenges for the next transition.

12 Mar 2013

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: J.Craig Venter – Genomic science coupled with a strong carbon policy can change our energy future

Starting with the first domestication of animals and the earliest forms of agriculture, biology has been the principal source of food, medicine and until the last two centuries, even fuel for the world.

11 Mar 2013

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: On UK’s first Ownership Day, UKSIF Chief Executive Penny Shepherd links active ownership with long-term wealth creation

By Penny Shepherd | March 12, 2013 Today more than ever, investors are looking closely at a company’s sustainability performance as part of assessing the future value of that company. […]

11 Mar 2013

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Levi Tillemann from US Department of Energy – Electric vehicles everywhere by 2025

Electric cars are being lauded. Twice in two years, the Chevy Volt has edged out the Porsche 911 for highest customer satisfaction in Consumer Reports magazine; in 2011 the all-electric Nissan LEAF was named European Car of the Year; and in November 2012 the Tesla Model S was unanimously awarded Motor Trend’s “Car of the Year”.

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