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Don't Miss the Forest for the Trees: Deforestation and Sustainable Finance

We are rapidly destroying the world's forests. Sustainable forest financing can help

Two Sides of the Same Coin: Sustainability and Profitability

Want proof that investing in sustainability leads to better financial performance? Here it is

Climate Change Could Cause 100 Million Deaths by 2030, Warns New Report

The combined climate-carbon crisis is responsible for five million deaths annually and costs the world economy 1.6% of global gross domestic product (GDP), according to a new report commissioned by 20 of the world's most vulnerable countries.

Hungry for Profit: The Ethics of Speculating on Food Prices

From wheat to cattle, sugar to hogs, food commodities have become big business. But should society be playing with its food for financial gain? 

Investing in the stock market has been likened to gambling. Of course, they are fundamentally different. Gambling is a zero-sum game; no actual value is created, the loser's money is simply given to the winner.

Africa and Denmark Join Forces to Promote Investment in Sustainable Energy

African greentech projects get a sustainable finance boost from the Scandinavian kingdom

Denmark has a long history with Africa. From the 17th to 19th centuries, the relationship was primarily that of colonizer and colonized, as the small European nation established several trading posts and forts along west Africa's Gold Coast.

A New Generation of Sustainable Investment, Trade and Development

Sustainability wasn't always a hot theme, particularly in the world of finance. But looking at the new UNCTAD World Investment Report, that's quickly changing

Funding the Global Warming Ceiling: An Urgent Call for Sustainable Finance

Keeping the global 21st-century temperature rise under 2 degrees Celsius will require massive sustainable investments from the public and private sectors

World's Largest Development Banks to Invest $175 Billion in Sustainable Transport

By 2050, there will be more than 9 billion people on the planet. And most of them will be driving cars. That's not a good thing

The Natural Capital Declaration Highlights Sustainable Finance at Rio+20

The first commitment by financial institutions to place economic value on ecosystem services launches ahead of Rio+20

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