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Executive Perspectives

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 […]

A man walks near giant globes on display outside the walls of Jerusalem's Old City, April 17, 2013. The exhibit, by non-profit group Cool Globes which aims to raise awareness of climate change, will be on display through the summer. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

16 Nov 2016


By Richard Edelman,  President and CEO of the communications marketing firm Edelman | 16 November 2016 The election of Donald J. Trump as President of the United States not only […]

Flooding at Alton Road and 10th Street is seen in Miami Beach, Florida on November 5, 2013. The U.S. Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee was holding a hearing on sea-level rise and coastal resilience began inside commission chambers in Miami Beach City Hall, in Miami, Florida, April 22, 2014.  The hearing, entitled, "Leading the Way: Adapting to South Florida's Changing Coastline" is being chaired by Florida U.S. Senator Bill Nelson on the 44th anniversary of Earth Day. South Florida, with a population of 5.5 million is considered by many environmentalists to be ground zero for sea level rise. Picture taken November 5, 2013. REUTERS/Zachary Fagenson  (UNITED STATES

8 Nov 2016


By Tim Nixon | 8 November 2016 A couple months ago, Mayor Gimenez (Republican) of Miami Dade county Florida gave an interview on what, if anything, Miami is doing to prepare […]

Ana Navarro, 33, plays with a giant inflatable balloon of planet Earth as she takes to the streets during a protest march marking the first year anniversary of Spain's Indignados (Indignant) movement in Malaga, southern Spain May 12, 2012. Dubbed "los indignados" (the indignant), the movement which spawned similar protests worldwide prepare to occupy Spanish streets for the whole weekend on the first anniversary of the 15M movement in a renewed protest over  government austerity measures, banks, politicians, economic recession, and the highest unemployment in the eurozone.Credit: REUTERS

27 Oct 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: U.S. election fuels climate change uncertainty

By Olga Chistyakova, Senior Analyst, Thomson Reuters Global Carbon Analytics | 27 October 2016 With the centerpiece of Barack Obama’s climate change strategy in limbo, what impact will a new […]

Steam rises from the cooling tower of Goesgen nuclear power plant, west of Zurich. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

25 Oct 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Second Generation ESG Metrics Will Affect Tens of Thousands of Companies

By Bahar Gidwani | 24 October 2016 Many people ask me what changes to expect over the next few years in corporate disclosure of Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) metrics. […]