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Future of the workplace: Sustainability, climate change and COVID-19

Environmental and sustainability professional, Dr Leyla Acaroglu, and next generation employee experience platform and intranet provider, Unily, have launched the Future of Workplace Sustainability Report, which explores how sustainability, climate change and COVID-19 are shaping the future of the workplace.

We are living in a time of great and

Climate Action Is Too Big for ESG Mandates

Since the 1990s, it has become increasingly normal to take environmental (E), social (S), and governance (G) factors into account when considering investing decisions. Yet the roots of what we now call “ESG investing” go as far back as the 1800s, when religious beliefs were an investing criterion for Methodists, Muslims, and Quakers. More recently,

Richest 1% generate more than double the total emissions of the poorest half of the world

The richest 1% of the global population is responsible for more than twice as much carbon dioxide emissions as the poorest half of the world, which consists of around three billion people.

That’s according to new research conducted by Stockholm Environment Institute for Oxfam, which suggests nearly half of the emissions generated

Rethinking Sustainability In The Middle Of A Pandemic

2020 is making us rethink our lives, per the pandemic and other worldwide events, which is why sustainability is fast becoming the new business reality.  

Some people would call 2020 “biblical.” Fires raged across Australia for almost 80 days; a locust plague has ravaged East Africa; the Covid-19 pandemic has dramatically changed our way of living;

Climate change and COVID-19: The denial playbook is the same

The phrase “every disaster movie begins with a scientist being ignored” resonates more than ever as two disasters unfold: the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change. One is occurring with horrifying rapidity and one more slowly; both would be far less damaging if scientific advice were heeded earlier.

In the United States, the Trump  has

Impact investing: Build back better

It is a common observation – supported by the likes of the World Bank and the United Nations – that incorporating resilience into communities after a natural disaster helps prepare them for future catastrophes. This is known in the jargon as ‘building back better’.

Investors and asset managers serious about addressing the UN Sustainable Development

Coronavirus has proven the dependence society has on scientific data

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg said the coronavirus pandemic emphasized the importance of listening to experts during a time of crisis, and the same should be applied to climate change.

Thunberg took part in a digital conversation with earth systems scientist Johan Rockström, who also serves as the director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate

A more sustainable capitalism will emerge from Covid-19

The main concern that is paralysing the financial markets right now is uncertainty. Investors and the business community are questioning how long this crisis will last, and when consumer and investor confidence will return, with no end in sight.

But while none of us can predict the future, when it does return, one possible outcome is

Climate change: New rules could spell end of ‘throwaway culture’

New rules could spell the death of a “throwaway” culture in which products are bought, used briefly, then binned. The regulations will apply to a range of everyday items such as mobile phones, textiles, electronics, batteries, construction and packaging. They will ensure products are designed and manufactured so they last – and so they’re

Double The Green In Your Investments!

Want to grow your money faster than the broader economy? Go even greener! Investors who have focused on ESG (environmental, social, and governance) funds are smiling lately due to lower exposure to fossil fuels and downside protection from last year’s market slumps.

Those are the results in from Bloomberg’s 4th annual ranking of large US ESG funds.

The Doomsday Clock is now at “100 seconds to midnight.”

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists was founded in 1945 by researchers who worked on the atomic bomb. It publishes research on “manmade existential threats such as nuclear war, climate change, and disruptive technologies.”

And lately, it’s been a little bit, well, doomsaying. Its famous extinction clock has hovered for the last few

Climate change and economic inequality loom large as the powerful descend on Davos

The world’s political and economic elite are descending on the small Swiss Alps town of Davos this week for the annual World Economic Forum meeting where they hope to set this year’s “global, regional and industry agendas.”

Approximately 3,000 people will be attending this year — from President Donald Trump to German

Can solar geoengineering mitigate both climate change and income inequality?

New research from the University of California San Diego finds that solar geoengineering–the intentional reflection of sunlight away from the Earth’s surface–may reduce income inequality between countries.

In a study recently published in Nature Communications, researchers examine the impacts of solar geoengineering on global and country-level economic outcomes. Using a state-of-the-art macroeconomic climate

Can We Tackle Climate Change and Economic Inequality?

The news for both climate change and economic inequality has been undeniably dire. In December the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s annual Arctic Report Card concluded that a critical cooling system around the North Pole may be breaking down, just the latest ominous survey about the existential threat of the

The Right Climate for Investments With a Positive Impact

Climate change and its consequences have been in the headlines more than ever lately, and for good reason.

It is estimated that if the average global temperature rises by 2 degrees Celsius on average over the next decade, it will result in irreversible damage to our planet and its inhabitants. Governments and their leaders have yet

While global leaders messed around, Greta Thunberg and 15 kids got down to business

The United Nations’ secretary-general António Guterres wanted international leaders to bring plans, not speeches to the Climate Action Summit being held in New York today. Greta Thunberg and 15 other young people don’t seem to have much faith in these plans. On Monday, hours after Thunberg addressed assembled leaders at the summit’s opening ceremony, the

Climate change moves to top of investors’ list of ESG issues

As institutional investors spend an increasing amount of time thinking about environmental, social and governance risks and strategies for dealing with them, the issue of climate change continues to push its way to the top of the list.

According to the U.S. SIF Foundation’s biennial Report on U.S. Sustainable, Responsible and Impact Investing Trends,