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Genuine Sustainability Attracts Savvy Investors

RockTenn, based in Norcross, Georgia, one of North America’s leading manufacturers of corrugated and consumer packaging, has been focused on reducing the amount of solid waste it sends to landfills. By engaging employees from every department, such as finishing inspector Byron Manning, at one of the company's packaging factories, RockTenn recycles much of its process waste. (Photo courtesy RockTenn)

Attracting “sustainability-savvy investors” entails much more than conserving a little energy or doing a little recycling. “Investors want to be sure that a company’s sustainability efforts are focused on the material issues that affect its ability to thrive and survive,” advises Boston Consulting Group’s latest sustainability report.

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Hope for Cancer Patients in Genomic Data Sharing

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Oncologists share information about their cancer cases through medical journals and conferences, but now cancer experts want to assemble big data files on millions of cancer patients from around the world for high-performance computers to analyze.

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Making Deals in Impact Investing

Making Deals in Impact Investing

While both investors and entrepreneurs are embracing impact investing, they are having a hard time connecting. Why? It seems, it is a limited understanding by both parties on the opportunities of impact investing, the risks, and the realities and nuances of each other’s worlds.

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2050 Climate Adaptation Costs: $500B a Year

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By 2050, the cost of adapting to climate change in developing countries could balloon to $500 billion a year, five times greater than previous estimates, warns a new report from the United Nations Environment Programme.

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Dirtiest Air in World’s Poorest Cities

Dirtiest Air in Worlds Poorest Cities

The poorest cities on Earth have the worst air pollution, data revealed today by the World Health Organization shows. More than 80 percent of the people living in cities that monitor pollutants in their air are exposed to levels up to 10 times higher than WHO limits.

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Indonesia, EU License Legal Timber Trade

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Indonesian President Joko Widodo, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, and European Council President Donald Tusk will promote trade in legally produced timber between the European Union and Indonesia through the start of the first Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) licensing plan.

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Germany Joins Asian Bank for Climate Action

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The Government of Germany and the Asian Development Bank Monday announced their intention to launch an Asia Climate Finance Facility (ACliFF) in 2017. The announcement came on the first day of the ADB’s 49th Annual Meeting, the first ever held in Germany, the bank’s biggest European shareholder.

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