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2 weeks 5 days ago

Guest blog by Audrey Ball

Monsanto shares the goal of advancing sustainability in business and has joined with other corporations, academics, and policymakers in the commitment to build on progress made at the 21st annual United Nations Climate Conference in Paris this past December. Two Monsanto leaders – Gabriela Burian, sustainable agriculture global...


3 weeks 2 days ago

Guest blog by Yaniv Vardi

It isn’t hard to understand the thinking behind early architecture. Dangerous neighbors called for high, sturdy walls. Nomadic lifestyles called for tents. Colder climates called for fireplaces, which called for chimneys. Whatever the circumstances of life or geography, chances are we had a building for it.

Most of those structures evolved with the introduction of steel, concrete, glass and other building materials, turning over towering cityscapes unrecognizable to those who came before. The goal of construction, however, remained the same: to keep those inside safe, comfortable and...


3 weeks 3 days ago

Guest blog by John DuPont

An increasing number of enterprises are focused on going 100% renewable, driven in large part by the recent push to established science-based carbon reduction goals. Three of the supporting energy strategy trends to help enterprises achieve these goals are Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs), Virtual PPAs, and Renewable Energy Certificates. None of these is probably a term that comes tripping off the tongue of the average businessperson.

But understanding these wonky terms can be essential to fully appreciating the benefits of a holistic energy strategy through the lens of what...


1 month 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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...


2 months 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...


2 months 2 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...


4 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...


4 months 3 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...


5 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...


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