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Impact Investing Grabs University Attention

Impact Investing Grabs University Attention

Many of the world’s most prestigious universities are pooling their wisdom in a new alliance to “help scale-up the green finance sector.” One of their first considerations is impact investing – measuring social impact alongside business results.

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Lively Carbon Markets Promise Cooler Earth

Lively Carbon Markets Promise Cooler Earth

Carbon emissions trading is gaining popularity in established markets and in emerging economies; in fact it now covers 15 percent of all emissions globally, finds the International Carbon Action Partnership’s new report on emissions trading activity in 2017.

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One Planet Summit Inspires Climate Action

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Two years to the day after the historic Paris Agreement on climate, more than 50 heads of state, bank and finance executives and celebrities are meeting today to drive action to finance global efforts to meet the goals of the agreement.

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Latin America’s Top 100 Sustainable Companies

Latin America's Top 100 Sustainable Companies

A new corporate sustainability index that assesses companies operating in Latin America and the Caribbean based on their corporate governance and environmental and social performance has just released its first listing of the Top 100 companies in the region.

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Fortune 500 Firms Embrace Clean Energy

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A growing number of Fortune 500 companies are taking ambitious steps to slash their greenhouse gas emissions, buy more renewable energy and shrink their energy bills through energy efficiency, finds a new report from World Wildlife Fund, Ceres, Calvert Research and Management and CDP.

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Hopscotching Through Davos 2017

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World Economic Forum Founder and Executive Chairman Klaus Schwab welcomed participants to the 47th Annual Meeting today with the thought that despite the “disruptive economic and political models,” now underway, the meeting can construct a positive vision for the future.

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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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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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Always On: Living with the Internet of Things

Always On- Living with the Internet of Things

Billions of physical objects – devices, vehicles, buildings – embedded with electronics, software and sensors and connected to the Internet, are continuously and automatically collecting and exchanging information about human activities right now. It’s the emerging Internet of Things (IoT).

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