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Our Drying Planet

Our Drying Planet

“The water crisis is sneaking up on humanity unawares. People turn on the tap and assume clean, safe water will always flow. But the reality is that supplies are already critical for 4.2 billion people – over half the world’s population…”

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World’s Most Ethical Companies of 2017

World-s Most Ethical Companies of 2017

Under the banner “Good Ethics is Good Business,” the Ethisphere Institute Monday announced the 2017 list of World’s Most Ethical Companies ahead of its annual Global Ethics Summit, opening this week in New York City under a blanket of deep snow.

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Women Innovators Empower the World

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Four innovative European women won rich prizes last night at a ceremony in Brussels in celebration of International Women’s Day March 8. All winners have recently founded or co-founded a successful company based on their groundbreaking ideas.

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The Wisdom of Sustainable Procurement

The Wisdom of Sustainable Procurement

Sustainable procurement programs are more integral and widespread than ever before, but face a critical juncture as they scale to reach the next level of maturity, according to the results of the new EcoVadis/HEC Sustainable Procurement Barometer.

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From Microbeads to Macrosystems: Oceans Under Stress

From Microbeads to Macrosystems- Oceans Under Stress

On bathroom shelves around the world sit products that are destroying life in our oceans. Tiny pieces of plastic (Microbeads) in our face scrubs and toothpastes, used to make products feel smooth, are washed away in drains to then fill the stomachs of marine animals…

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Green Climate Fund Disburses Hope

Green Climate Fund Disburses Hope

Just three days before he left office on January 20, U.S. President Barack Obama transferred a second installment of US$500 million to the Green Climate Fund, based in South Korea’s Songdo International Business District.

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Positive Impact Finance Stands on Principles

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Nineteen global banks and investors, worth a total of US$6.6 trillion in assets, have agreed on a set of standards for financing sustainable development framed as the first-ever Principles for Positive Impact Finance.

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Tropical Forests Thrive on Radical Transparency

Tropical Forests Thrive on Radical Transparency

Commodity production drives two-thirds of tropical deforestation worldwide, asserts Trase, a new online information and decision-support platform aimed at improving the transparency, clarity and accessibility of the commodity supply chains that drive tropical deforestation.

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Banks Feel Pipeline Pressure Points

Banks Feel Pipeline Pressure Points

In a unanimous vote Tuesday, Seattle City Council punished Wells Fargo Bank for investing in the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline by taking away about $3 billion in city business annually.

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Fintech Goes Green

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A UN-backed app is transforming green finance. At the World Economic Forum in Davos in January, the UN Environment Programme and Ant Financial Services Group, the Chinese online and mobile financial services provider, unveiled the Green Digital Finance Alliance.

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Disaster Risk Reduction: Wetlands Keep Us Safe

Disaster Risk Reduction- Wetlands Keep Us Safe

The frequency of natural disasters worldwide has more than doubled in just 35 years and their frequency is expected to increase due to climate change. Ninety percent of natural hazards are water related, so wetland protection is essential for reducing these risks.

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Ethical Travelers Shape World’s Largest Industry

Ethical Travelers Shape Worlds Largest Industry

Each year, Berkeley-based nonprofit Ethical Traveler searches the world to find the 10 most ethical destinations that beckon visitors with forward-thinking policies, excellent tourism infrastructure, outstanding natural beauty, and welcoming cultures.

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