Why Starbucks brewed up a green bond

June 20, 2017 by  
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“We have a long-term interest in having a sustainable source of coffee,” said Starbucks Treasurer Drew Wolff, “but we don’t always get it right.”Money talks, however, and increasingly, the power of global capital markets is reinforcing corporate sustainability efforts. 

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How the forestry sector can add $120 billion to global GDP

May 9, 2017 by  
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No one predicted the rapid growth of renewables — from 31 GW to 318 GW — within 13 years, said Justin Adams, managing director of The Nature Conservancy. And we are about to experience a sharp increase in the value of the agriculture and forestry sector. “We are on the cusp of how we can work with the forestry and agriculture sectors, and many other sectors that are dependent on [them], to unlock the rapid growth and same commercial opportunity that came from renewables in the last 20 years,” he said. 

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Amazon, Sustainability and Packaging

March 28, 2017 by  
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On Harmony and Hope

February 23, 2017 by  
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The universal adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals by all the world’s nations marked a huge global milestone, something that many thousands of people had been working to achieve, over many years. This momentous breakthrough sparked AtKisson President and CEO Alan AtKisson to pen a song and spark a global movement, imbuing music, dance and simple human happiness into sustainable development and create our best hope for a bright future.

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Inside the Climate Justice Movement

February 23, 2017 by  
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Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune addresses the importance of climate action at every scale in the public and private sector, from global agreements to city pilot programs, from startups to multinational corporations.

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Rethinking the Water Cycle for a Water Quality Constrained World

February 23, 2017 by  
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Global water scarcity is a function of the compounding impacts of decreasing availability and declining quality. The impacts of these factors on business are complex and far reaching. Succeeding in a water quality constrained world requires the ingenuity of business to drive water strategies that go beyond conservation to reuse, recycling and stewardship.  Ecolab vice president of sustainability Emilio Tenuta will outline imperatives for achieving business resilience  amidst water scarcity.

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Connecting Nature & People

February 23, 2017 by  
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Can Re-greening the Planet Make Commercial Sense?

February 23, 2017 by  
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Natural systems – forests, grasslands, and wetlands – can deliver over a third of the mitigation needed to meet the Paris Agreement’s 2 °C target, a critical biological bridge in the next two decades. Growth in demand for natural resources will put unprecedented pressure on our planet, but it also brings opportunity for economic growth and value creation.

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Sustainability in the Age of Trump

February 23, 2017 by  
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Weaving Together Community and Corporate, One Thread at a Time

February 23, 2017 by  
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Hear from Thread CEO Ian Rosenberger on how the company transforms trash from the poorest communities into the most responsible fabric on the planet, and how corporate partnerships are taking this impact to scale.

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