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1 month 2 days ago

Guest blog by Robb Fraley

This week, the annual Aspen Ideas Festival is happening in Aspen, Colo. The Festival  attracts a unique mix of thought leaders  for conversations on a wide range of topics, but one topic in particular has brought Monsanto to the table as a sponsor: The Future of Food: Our Planet, Our Plates.

At Monsanto, we are dedicated to helping provide the world’s farmers with the tools they need to grow food for a balanced meal today and in the future. Everyone agrees we need to produce food more sustainably: growing enough food while using...


1 month 2 days ago

Guest blog by Bibi Gratzer

Blue has always been my favourite colour. Maybe because I am oceanophile, maybe because blue is a colour that has both, calming and awakening properties. Maybe also because I am a marine ecologist and would change the name of our planet from Earth to Planet Ocean if I could – 73% of our world is covered by water after all. I had a dream career waiting for me, working for a large International NGO in a developing country for a couple of years. But even though I was living in the dream of others, I wasn’t satisfied with the results of the work I did. Even though I had made great efforts to protect...


1 month 2 weeks ago

Guest Blog by Tarek Soliman, CDP

Cement is not often at the forefront of investors' minds – unless perhaps they are involved in a property project. However, it is an everyday necessity, and leading cement companies face an enormous challenge in the wake of the Paris Agreement to become compatible with the future transition to a low-carbon economy.

The stakes couldn’t be higher.

The cement industry accounts for 5% of global emissions and research released today by CDP...


1 month 3 weeks ago

Guest blog by Hazel Henderson, Ethical Markets Media

President Reagan’s famed economic adviser Milton Friedman often thought outside the economics box.  In 1969, Friedman proposed that the best way to stimulate economies was to take bundles of cash up in helicopters and throw them out for everyone.  His student, former Fed Chair Ben Bernanke, referring to Friedman’s idea, earned the nickname “Helicopter Ben.” 

Fast forward to Wall Street’s financial crises in 2007 and the $700 billion TARP bailout of big US banks in 2008.  President Obama in 2009 faced a 9% contraction of US GDP, catastrophic job...


3 months 1 week ago

Guest blog by Michael Bloomberg, Bloomberg L.P.

Since our founding in 1981, Bloomberg has been guided by the principle that making markets more transparent empowers investors, fuels entrepreneurs, and supports economic growth. As new developments in markets arise, we are committed to making sure that our clients have the tools they need to understand them—and act on them. Sustainability, especially as it relates to climate change, is a great example.

In recent years, we have taken a number of steps to enhance the data on sustainability that our products provide. We’ve added Environmental, Social...


3 months 4 weeks ago

Guest blog by Nancy Himmelfarb, NJH Sustainability Consulting

Pop star Justin Bieber asks “What do you mean?”

Consumers ask the same question when they see and hear corporate sustainability communications that are generic and uncompelling or misleading and incomplete.

It’s that consumer confusion that prompted me to look closely at pain points experienced by brands and to create the three Vs of sustainability communication™.

This...


4 months 1 week ago

Guest Blog by Jerin Arifa

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - On International Women’s Day, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Center for Corporate Citizenship organized a thought-provoking panel on why and how businesses can increase financial inclusion for women while boosting their profit margins. There were several outstanding examples of how this innovative approach works in actual practice.

Photo: Lipscomb and Marcela Hahn, Executive Director, Strategic Partnerships, CARE 

Exhibit A: As the number...


4 months 1 week ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Over 1,000 Walgreens stores and offices will switch off all unnecessary lights to support Earth Hour, which takes place this Saturday, March 19, from 8:30 – 9:30 pm. Last year’s participation saved an amount of electricity equal to powering 30,000 homes for an hour.

“Walgreens is committed to reducing energy consumption,” says Monica Ferrer, senior manager of Energy and Utilities. “Earth Hour and other initiatives that lower carbon emissions impact our environment and ultimately help people across the world lead healthier and happier lives.”

Walgreens’ support of Earth Hour...


5 months 15 hours ago

Guest blog by Dave Armon

Despite warnings that millennials are only interested in saving the world, recent college graduates are actually focused almost exclusively on getting their first job, says the chief purpose officer of accounting giant Pricewaterhouse Coopers.

The urge by Generation Y to do more than earning a paycheck does not manifest itself in dramatic fashion until 18 months into a new position, when they get itchy to change jobs, Shannon Schuyler told attendees at the GreenBiz sustainability conference in Phoenix.

“Is sitting in this cube...


5 months 1 day ago

Guest blog by Brigg Patten

Social responsibility is a set of ethical ground rules that an organization or individual has an obligation to the community or society at large. It stipulates a duty for every individual to perform so it maintains a balance between the ecosystems and economy. It focuses on the idea that companies should not be focused only on profit, but developing a positive relationship to the society which they operate out of. Generally, green companies have made social responsibility an integral part of their operations.

Some investors use a company’s social...


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