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Executive Perspectives

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. […]

A mangrove plant grows on a shore in Cancun June 21, 2010. In the 40 years since Cancun was founded, countless acres of mangrove forests up and down Mexico's Caribbean Coast have been lost - and the destruction continues. Now many scientists say that mangrove forests can help slow climate change, and are desperate to save them. Picture taken June 21, 2010. To match Feature CLIMATE/MANGROVES  REUTERS/Gerardo Garcia (MEXICO - Tags: POLITICS ENVIRONMENT)

24 Oct 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Thematic Investing Challenges Modern Portfolio Theory

By Scott Jacobs and Truman Semans, Founders of Intersect | 24 October 2016 The financial crisis may seem like it’s now in the rear-view mirror at this point, but it […]

A woman shows a cucumber at her drought-affected plot, in the southern village of San Francisco de Coray, in the department of Valle, Honduras, August 13, 2015. Linked to the El Nino weather phenomenon, this year's drought has hit subsistence farmers living in Central America's "dry corridor" that runs through parts of Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua, hard. The U.N. World Food Program (WFP) warned the extended dry spell, which is expected to last until March 2016, will lead to a drastically reduced harvest as drought destroys bean and maize crops, local media reported. Picture taken August 13, 2015. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

19 Oct 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Climate change: driving hunger? The World Food Programme tells us why

October 16 2016 marked World Food Day. We spoke to Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP) to learn more about the impacts of climate change on hunger. […]

A worker displays a handful of rice at a market in Hefei, Anhui province November 27, 2009.  China, the world's largest rice producer and consumer, has approved a locally-developed strain of genetically-modified rice, paving the way for large-scale production in 2 to 3 years, Chinese scientists said on Friday. REUTERS/Jianan Yu (CHINA BUSINESS FOOD SCI TECH) - RTXR6PZ

18 Oct 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: This Organization Went To Market

By Corinne Fleischer, Director of Supply Chain, World Food Programme | October 17 2016 Syria, Yemen or Haiti: humanitarian crises, natural or man-made, protracted or punctual, keep tugging at humanity’s conscience […]

The sun is about to come up over the South Pacific Ocean in this colorful scene photographed by one of the Expedition 35 crew members aboard the Earth-orbiting International Space Station between 4 and 5 a.m. local time on May 5, 2013 and released on May 9, 2013. The space station was at a point above Earth located at 27.4 degrees south latitude and 110.1 degrees west longitude, a few hundred miles east of Easter Island.  NASA/Handout via Reuters

13 Oct 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: A pioneer in sustainability and diversity from China

We sat down with Mr. Zhang Xinsheng, President of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and former Chairman of UNESCO’s Executive Board to explore his vision and implementation […]

A demonstrator wears a headband during a protest in front of the finance ministry in Tokyo ahead of the upcoming Ise-Shima G7 summit, calling on Japan to stop investing in fossil fuels, Japan, May 19, 2016. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

4 Oct 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Actions to green the financial system have doubled, BUT…

The United Nations Environment Programme recently announced that “Actions to Green the Financial System Have Doubled – But Further Transformation Still Needed”.  We sat down with one of their senior […]

The Amazon Tall Tower Observatory (ATTO) is pictured during a sunset in Sao Sebastiao do Uatuma in the middle of the Amazon forest in Amazonas state January 8, 2015. The Amazon Tall Tower Observatory is a project of Brazil's National Institute of Amazonian Research and Germany's Max Planck Institute and will be equipped with high-tech instruments and an observatory to monitor relationships between the jungle and the atmosphere from next July. According to the institutes, ATTO will gather data on heat, water, carbon gas, winds, cloud formation and weather patterns. Picture taken on January 8, 2015. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly (BRAZIL - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY) - RTR4LA8A

4 Oct 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: From Corporate Citizenship to Corporate Statesmanship

By Georg Kell and Martin Reeves | 3 October 2016 Georg Kell is Vice Chairman of Arabesque and Founding Director of the United Nations Global Compact. Martin Reeves is a […]