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Executive Perspectives

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 […]

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 […]


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 […]