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Executive Perspectives

A woman counts her U.S. dollar bills at a money changer in Jakarta June 13, 2012. Indonesia's central bank sold $700 million of its first dollar-denominated term deposits on Wednesday, in an effort to relieve a local scarcity of the U.S. currency.REUTERS/Beawiharta

3 Oct 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Responsible and diversified investment options for values-based U.S. investors

By Leslie Samuelrich, President of Green Century Capital Management |  3 October 2016 There are a growing number of U.S. individuals and institutions investing based on environmental and social beliefs. […]

An Ebola trials notebook is seen in a laboratory during trials for an Ebola vaccine at The Jenner Institute in Oxford, southern England January 16, 2015. Photograph taken January 16, 2015.    REUTERS/Eddie Keogh (BRITAIN - Tags: SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY HEALTH) - RTR4M647

27 Sep 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Outbreak and Epidemic Insurance, New Solution to an Old Problem

By Mohamed Beavogui, Director General, African Risk Capacity and Saadia Madsbjerg, Managing Director, The Rockefeller Foundation | 27 September 2016 28,637 cases and 11,315 deaths from Ebola. 118,276 confirmed cases of […]

Women walk as they shout slogans during a rally calling for gender equality, two days after International Women's Day, in Istanbul March 10, 2013.Credit: REUTERS

27 Sep 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Global Call to All Boys and Young Men to LEAP in Gender Equality for Planet 50-50 by 2030

By Richard Castillo (Man Up Campaign), Jason Tan de Bibiana (Next Gen Men) and Ravi Karkara (UN Women) | 27 September 2016 There are more young people between the ages […]

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27 Sep 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Ambition and action must go hand-in-hand for real impact on climate change

By Gavin Patterson, CEO of BT       27 September 2016 It was a year ago that the United Nations launched its Global Goals for Sustainable Development and I […]

Solar panels are installed by workers on the Champs Elysees in Paris ahead of ahead of the U.N. climate change conference in Paris, France, Nov. 29, 2015. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

23 Sep 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Nimble finance to catalyze solar

Founded in 2013, Wunder won the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2014 Sunshot Challenge, as well as COSEIA’s 2015 Summit Award.  We sat down with their CEO, Bryan Birsic, who leads […]

A woman walks past a map showing the elevation of the sea in the last 22 years during the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) at Le Bourget, near Paris, France, December 11, 2015.
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22 Sep 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: PREP-aring for a Changing Climate by Harnessing the Data Revolution

Source: WRI By Janet Ranganathan and Francis Gassert – September 22, 2016 Sonoma County, California and Caldas, Colombia are very different communities, yet they share a common threat—climate change. Both […]

Power-generating wind turbines are seen in Ngong hills, about 22 km southwest of Kenya's capital Nairobi, Sept. 8, 2010. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

22 Sep 2016

Five lessons from Kenya’s energy access boom

By Muriithi Micheni | September 22 2016 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) Kenya’s market for decentralised renewables is the fastest-moving in Africa. Already 15 to 20 percent of Kenyan households use solar […]

School children simultaneously wash their hands during the fifth year of celebrating Global Handwashing Day in Taguig city, south of Manila October 10, 2012.Credit: REUTERS

22 Sep 2016

Maintaining the momentum: building on year one of global development goals

By David Nabarro, special adviser on 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development | September 22 2016 One year ago, leaders of 193 countries came together to commit to ending poverty, combatting climate […]

An indigenous Embera Katio child sits next to his parent at home in Cali January 25, 2015. The displaced Katio community came to Cali in 2013 following an armed conflict that was raging in Pueblo Rico, Risaralda. REUTERS/Jaime Saldarriaga

20 Sep 2016

It’s time to help communities adapt to climate change

By Kenny Hamilton | British Red Cross Society – UK In East Timor, drought is devastating small farmers, but preparing and building resilience could help Arriving at the compact Nicolau […]

Latin America Power is investing in community projects near the wind plant, such as solar panels for remote fishing villages. PHOTO/Latin America Power

14 Sep 2016

Here’s how to power local economies, cleanly

By Sarah Best | International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) | September 14 2016 A rush of innovation in off-grid energy markets linked to falling solar prices and mobile-enabled payment […]