Episode 105: China’s war on waste, what’s next for renewables

December 22, 2017 by  
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In the final episode of the year, sustainability legends light up 2018, the insurance impact of climate change and the trends that will power renewables.

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Advice for breaking down sustainability silos in 2018

December 18, 2017 by  
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The decentralization of execution is already starting to happen, and that’s a welcome change.

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Advice for breaking down sustainability silos in 2018

Advice for breaking down sustainability silos in 2018

December 18, 2017 by  
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The decentralization of execution is already starting to happen, and that’s a welcome change.

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Asian companies wake up to environmental risks

November 10, 2017 by  
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Local governments are moving proactively to protect human health, and more businesses are opting for insurance that covers violations.

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Could stretch codes supercharge the green building marketplace?

November 10, 2017 by  
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To achieve the Paris Agreement targets, local jurisdictions must adopt far more aggressive energy-efficiency code requirements.

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Look out, banks: Sustainability funding gets creative

October 19, 2017 by  
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Emerging fintech options can back a range of risky business ventures, such as sustainable agriculture, local resilience projects or startups.

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Three-quarters of companies don’t acknowledge climate risks

October 19, 2017 by  
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A KPMG survey of 4,900 companies globally reveals many large and mid-cap firms fail to disclose the climate-related risks they face.

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Insuring nature, ensuring resilience

August 1, 2017 by  
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Market-based strategies only go so far. These new types of products can protect and restore ecosystems in peril.

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The science of preparing cities for natural disasters

May 23, 2017 by  
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Why not audit expected casualties and expected financial loss in a city in the same way you audit the finances or the creditworthiness of sovereign states?

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Tesla is so confident in their vehicles they’re offering lifetime insurance

February 27, 2017 by  
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Once again Tesla is shaking up the automotive industry, this time through insurance for life. The company has started offering a lifetime maintenance and insurance package for some customers, meaning monthly car insurance bills could soon be a budget item of the past. Tesla President of Global Sales and Service Jonathan McNeill said, “It’s our vision in the future that we’ll be able to offer a single price for the car, maintenance, and insurance in a really compelling offering for the consumer. And we’re currently doing that today.” Assured of the features incorporated in a Tesla that purportedly make the vehicle safer than a typical car, such as Autopilot, Tesla has begun including lifetime insurance and maintenance package right in the initial price of their cars . The new package reflects the idea that their safety features could reduce the price of maintenance and insurance. Related: Tesla just introduced the world’s longest range electric car In an earnings call, McNeill said, “We’ve been doing it quietly, but in Asia in particular where we started this, now the majority of Tesla cars are sold with an insurance product that is customized to Tesla, that takes into account not only the Autopilot safety features but also the maintenance costs of the car.” Such a package could allow consumers to know exactly how much a Tesla car will cost them over the long term, rather than facing unforeseen repair costs or rising insurance costs. Elon Musk made it clear Tesla is willing to offer the package if insurance companies aren’t on board, even though he said his company isn’t trying to disrupt the insurance market. He said of the insurance plan, “If we need to we’ll insource it, but I think we’ll find that insurance partners do adjust rates proportionate to the risk of a Tesla.” Via Mashable Images via Tesla Facebook and Wikimedia Commons

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