What business can do to close the financial inclusion gender gap

May 30, 2018 by  
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At our current pace, it will take 18 years for all women to use financial services to save, borrow and protect themselves against downturns.

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Easy street: How we can use AI for infrastructure maintenance

May 30, 2018 by  
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Artifical Intelligence can move our planes, trains and automobiles in the right direction.

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How a clean energy portfolio creates more than just value for Michigan

May 30, 2018 by  
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The Great Lakes State is a microcosm of not only the Midwestern but also the national utility landscape.

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How is Project Drawdown reversing global warming in 2018?

May 21, 2018 by  
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The best of live interviews from GreenBiz events. In this episode: Dr. Katharine Wilkinson, senior writer of Project Drawdown, says that reversing climate change is achievable, but “up to us.”

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Source materiality: How to approach ESG material disclosure

May 21, 2018 by  
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You might not be getting rewarded for all of your sustainability work.

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17 organizations feeding the world through regenerative agriculture

May 21, 2018 by  
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Re-building resilience, one community at a time.

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Climate change is threatening the garment industry

March 27, 2018 by  
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Extreme weather in India is harming worker health and posing risks to women’s rights.

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42 people own same wealth as bottom 3.7 billion – new Oxfam report

January 22, 2018 by  
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82 percent of the wealth created in 2017 “went to the richest one percent ” of the world’s people, according to Oxfam . In their recent report entitled Reward Work, Not Wealth , published just as world leaders are preparing to convene for the upcoming World Economic Forum in Davos, the non-profit organization reveals a worsening inequality crisis in which “the benefits of economic growth continue to concentrate in fewer hands.” The Oxfam report shows that 2017 “saw the biggest increase in the number of billionaires in history” – a new one every other day during a year. There are 2,043 dollar billionaires on Earth, and “nine out of 10 are men.” The billionaires’ wealth increased by $762 billion in 12 months – “enough to end extreme poverty seven times over.” Related: The wealthiest ten percent of the population generate half of the world’s emissions While 42 people “own the same wealth as the bottom 3.7 billion people,” 61 people own the same wealth as the bottom 50 percent. And “the richest one percent continue to own more wealth than the whole of the rest of humanity.” Economist Jeffrey Sachs of Columbia University said in the report, “Sometimes the super-rich call out Oxfam and others for ‘stoking class warfare’ but the truth is that in many societies, including my own, the United States, many of the super-rich have in effect declared war on the poor. The urgent need is to rebalance the tables, defend the rights of the poor, and re-establish fair societies that meet the needs of all in line with globally agreed goals.” Oxfam called on policy makers to acknowledge how the world’s economic system is impacting poor people in the world, and make changes to promote greater equality. They listed such policies as ending the gender pay gap, and protecting women workers’ rights as steps toward that goal. They also said in their statement they estimate “a global tax of 1.5 percent on billionaires’ wealth could pay for every child to go to school .” + Reward Work, Not Wealth + Oxfam Lead image via depositphotos , others via Hermes Rivera on Unsplash and Benny Jackson on Unsplash

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Episode 70: How to cash in on circularity; L’Oreal’s women lead on climate

April 7, 2017 by  
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On this week’s podcast: L’Oreal banks on women to lead the climate fight; protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline cause international banks to divest.

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GM, Lyft and Otto on the future of mobility

April 7, 2017 by  
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These five videos bridge the divide between science fiction and our transportation reality.

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