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Carbon for Water: A New Sustainable Finance Model Saves Lives and the Environment

An innovative carbon finance scheme tackles several issues at once: climate change, deforestation, poverty, disease and lack of clean water

The Connection Between Biodiversity, Finance and Sustainable Prosperity

To combat the so-called "Sixth Extinction," we must put a price tag on healthy ecosystems. The financial sector can help

Getting Ready for Its Rio+20 Debut: The Natural Capital Declaration

In the run-up to Rio+20, more finance sector CEOs have made a commitment to support the preservation of ecosystem services

Transparency International to Rio+20: Address Corruption in Climate Financing

With Rio+20 around the corner, the leading international development corruption monitoring group warns of failure if mechanisms for climate financing transparency are not put into place

The United Nations Calls for a New Asia-Pacific Energy Compact

"Connecting the dots between the challenges of water, food, and energy security lies at the heart of sustainable development—and Rio+20 will be a generational opportunity for us to turn ideas into action—globally and especially in Asia and the Pacific." -- Dr. Noeleen Heyzer, United Nations{1}

When It Comes to Building a Green Economy, Time Is Money

If the G-20 invested 2% of GDP in a green economy, 48 million jobs would be created. But inaction by both the public and private sectors threatens the potential of achieving a sustainable future

Ban Ki-Moon Calls on World's Mayors to Support Sustainable Cities

"Our struggle for global sustainability will be won or lost in cities." -- Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General

A Venture Capital Solution for Biodiversity Loss

The world's governments have failed to stop biodiversity loss. Can market-based initiatives fare better?

Smiles, Everyone...Smiles! Happiness Is the New Economic Paradigm

GDP and GNP only tell part of the story. A nation's progress should also be measured by its GNH (Gross National Happiness)

A Win-Win for Women: New Calvert Foundation Impact Investment Initiative Gets $1 Million Citi Grant

A new impact investment initiative aims to create opportunities for underserved women around the world

Women's History Month may be over, but as the many events and panel discussions held at the United Nations on and around March 8 to celebrate International Women's Day showed, not only is there much work yet to be done, it's getting done.

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