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Brightening Our Corner Newsletter - November 2019

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The quarterly newsletter for the Ray C. Anderson Foundation features stories about their key funding initiatives: Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business at the Scheller College of Business, Biomimicry Launchpad, Ray of Hope Prize, The Ray, Georgia Drawdown, Georgia Climate Conference, Ecocentricity Blog and more. #climatechange #circulareconomy #climateaction #sustainability

Newsletter

The quarterly newsletter for the Ray C. Anderson Foundation features stories about their key funding initiatives: Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business at the Scheller College of Business, Biomimicry Launchpad, Ray of Hope Prize, The Ray, Georgia Drawdown, Georgia Climate Conference, Ecocentricity Blog and more. #climatechange #circulareconomy #climateaction #sustainability

Ecocentricity Blog: The Climate-Circular Economy Nexus

By: John A. Lanier
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These dire facts are why the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and Materials Economy conducted this study. They wanted to show that scaling the circular economy is a necessary condition to reversing global warming, and they are right.

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These dire facts are why the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and Materials Economy conducted this study. They wanted to show that scaling the circular economy is a necessary condition to reversing global warming, and they are right.

Webcast - The Decarbonization Opportunity: Utility Plans for 2030

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NEW YORK, November 19, 2019 /3BL Media/ – 3BL Media’s live professional development webcasts continue with a look ahead to a decade of climate action. 

Join us on Thursday, December 12, 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET.

Ceres Launches New Center to Accelerate Efforts to Transform Capital Markets and Drive Wholesale Action on Climate Crisis

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  • Multi-million center aims to move financial regulators and asset owners to address climate change as a systemic financial risk and spur large-scale behavior and systems change
  • Announcement comes as nonprofit organization marks its 30th year of building bold sustainability leadership and galvanizing innovative solutions throughout the economy 
Press Release
  • Multi-million center aims to move financial regulators and asset owners to address climate change as a systemic financial risk and spur large-scale behavior and systems change
  • Announcement comes as nonprofit organization marks its 30th year of building bold sustainability leadership and galvanizing innovative solutions throughout the economy 

Why Invest Internationally in Companies With Strong ESG Practices?

To boost portfolio ESG quality and the potential for improved risk-adjusted returns
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by Scott LaBreche, Director at Impax Asset Management 

The megatrends underlying the transition to a more sustainable economy, such as climate change and widening inequality, are global issues. It should come as no surprise, then, that companies are addressing sustainability risks and opportunities regardless of their domicile.

So investors may be wondering, how are companies in developed markets outside the U.S. and Canada performing on sustainability issues? It varies, of course, but on the whole, they are performing better than those in the U.S.

Now Is the Time To Address Climate Change, Says This Executive

Word by John Marler
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Los Angeles has the most installed solar capacity of any U.S. city, thanks in part to this massive solar installation atop the LA Convention Center, managed by AEG. 

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Los Angeles has the most installed solar capacity of any U.S. city, thanks in part to this massive solar installation atop the LA Convention Center, managed by AEG. 

Business Won’t Operate Sustainably but We Can’t Regulate Them or Else? I Don’t Accept That.

The idea that you can’t push too hard or else companies will leave is a convenient position for profit obsessed corporations.
Blog

By Brad Zarnett

Last week I was engaged in a conversation with a highly respected sustainability colleague. We both have a similar vision for a better planet but we have a fundamental difference of opinion on how to get there.

INFOGRAPHIC | PSEG Climate Leadership and Actions

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Humanity has a limited window to act on climate change. We must act now.

5 Things to Tackle Climate Change

By Ralph Izzo | Chairman, President and CEO at PSEG
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Despite warnings that we have a limited window in which to make drastic cuts in global climate emissions, the world is on pace to fall far short of what it takes to secure our future.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has warned that we must limit global warming to no more than 1.5 degrees Celsius by 2030. To do that, we would need to achieve drastic worldwide reductions in emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases.

Are we rising to the challenge?

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