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Hedging Bets: Can Hedge Funds Be Socially Responsible Investments?

A new discussion paper by the Principles for Responsible Investing Initiative seeks to apply the tenets of responsible investing to the high-flying world of hedge funds

Note to Rio+20: Place the Right Value on Corporate Sustainability

"We need corporate sustainability to be in the DNA of business culture and operations." -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, KPMG Global Summit Opening Address, February 14, 2012

SEED Awards 2011: The UN Honors Social and Environmental Entrepreneurship in Developing Nations

"The SEED Award winners are true examples of what a greener economy can look like." -- Julia Marton-Lefevre, Director General, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN){1}

Why Honey is a South African start-up that has developed an innovative initiative that effectively tackles several issues in a single business plan.

Slow Down, Planet-Eaters: UN Proposes Decoupling Economic Growth from Resource Consumption

"People believe environmental 'bads' are the price we must pay for economic 'goods.' However, we cannot, and need not, continue to act as if this trade-off is inevitable." -- Achim Steiner, Executive Director, United Nations Environment Programme{1}

Tipping Points, Black Swans and Perfect Storms: Kickstarting Sustainable Finance on the Road to Rio+20

"Combining private sector financial flows and smart public policy will be a key to a low carbon, resource efficient 21st century Green Economy." -- Achim Steiner, UNEP Executive Director

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