economic growth

The War Between Farm and Forest


By Sofia Faruqi, manager, New Restoration Economy, World Resources Institute 

Hundreds of people have died in northern Kenya in recent months due to conflict between armed cattle herders and the wildlife conservation community. During my visits to this part of Kenya over the last two years, I was surprised to find livestock in a region renowned for wildlife. The grasslands are home not only to elephants and zebras but also to cows and goats.

Climate Change and Women’s Rights: The Opportunity for Action


by Najada Kumbuli, Officer, Strategic Initiatives at Calvert Foundation

Are you a millennial? I have bad news and good news for you. The bad news is that climate change and gender equality — two key issues you care about — will cost our generation over $30 trillion; that is the equivalent of the American, Chinese and Japanese economies combined. The good news is that, while scary, we can use our voices and investable assets to create real change, quickly!

Unlocking the Promise of Youth – TWITTER CHAT

Join SAP, Michigan State University, PIMCO Foundation, and Making Cents International on Wed, 2/22, @ 11, ET
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WHERE: Twitter, #GEFLive
WHEN: Wed, 2/22, 11 – noon EST

Tweet Me: I will join @PIMCOFoundation @SAP4Good @MakingCentsIntl & @MSUYEP 4 the #SkillsGap TWITTER CHAT 2/22 11, ET #GEFlive 

Bristol-Myers Squibb Named to 2016 Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America

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NEW YORK, September 13, 2016 /3BL Media/ Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY) has earned a place on the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America for the second consecutive year. The index recognizes public companies for outstanding performance across economic, environmental and social factors, and serves as a benchmark for investors who integrate sustainability considerations into their portfolios.

Bristol-Myers Squibb is one of eight pharmaceutical, biotechnology and life sciences companies included on the 2016 North America Index.

PepsiCo and the Inter-American Development Bank: A Partnership with Purpose

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PepsiCo, thePepsiCo Foundation, and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) are proud to announce the renewal of their five-year, private-public partnership (PPP) aimed to spur social and economic growth in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). 

Barclays’ Shared Growth Ambition


Healthy economies need strong banks to drive economic growth and social progress. And Barclays has an opportunity to play a pivotal role in fostering innovation and facilitating inclusive, shared growth for all – today and for future generations. 

Using the success of our 2015 Citizenship Plan as the foundation, this new chapter of Barclays’ Citizenship journey aligns to our strategy, geographical footprint and competitive strengths. We have announced our Shared Growth Ambition, the evolution of our Citizenship strategy. 

Reflections on Laudato Si - Continued


All of this block quoting of the Pope is pretty convenient. I mean, it shortens up what I have to write considerably. I promise you I’m not being lazy though. Pope Francis has some important things to say, so here’s your next quote (emphasis again my own).

Voices From the Field

The Joint initiative for Village Advancement Looks Beyond Numbers

H&M CEO: Reducing Consumption Isn’t the Answer

by Jan Lee

The CEO of one of the world’s largest clothing retailers thinks that we will be heading the wrong way if we reduce consumption to ward off climate change.


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