The UN’s Principles for Sustainable Insurance (PSI): A Pioneering Global Framework & Collaborative Initiative

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues—also known as sustainability issues—are posing a shared risk to the insurance industry, business, government, and society at large,...

IFC: Climate Change – Threat and Opportunity for Private Sector

As world leaders met at the 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties to United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21) in...

Calestous Juma: A Biotech Revolution for Africa

In western countries, the genetic modification of crops is often seen as a threat to the environment. Professor Calestous Juma takes a contrarian view:...

Science-Based Emissions Targets: A New Foundation for Corporate Climate Action

Corporate emissions-reduction targets have become commonplace. In 2014, 80% of companies that reported their emissions to CDP, an international NGO that holds the largest...
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International debate on sustainable development at InterEcoForum

MARBELLA recently hosted the InterEcoForum, addressing sustainability, with presentations from 20 speakers from Spain, Russia, Greece, Latvia and Switzerland. The two-day meeting looked at Sustainable...
Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya, slums shanty town

‘Slum summit’ brings home reality of poverty to leaders of wealthy nations

By HAL WILLIAMS THEY’RE calling it “Davos with the Poor”, a global conference on poverty that will be held in January in Nairobi’s Kibera district...
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Balance Between the Need For Palm Oil and Environmental Concerns is a Tricky Business

South east Asia’s palm oil industry is facing tough criticism as many producers refuse to comply with sustainability targets, but are the farmers getting...
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World leaders issue clarion call for accelerated action on water

A fundamental shift is needed to avert devastating consequences, says high-level panel on water A HIGH-level Panel on Water consisting of 11 Heads of State...

Climate fight heats up as giants step into the ring

By Hal Williams THE GREENING of the planet has stepped up a pace, with the European Investment Bank phasing out funding for fossil fuel projects...

Innovative firms are more competitive and create more jobs

The ILO’s World Employment and Social Outlook 2017: Sustainable Enterprises and Jobs, released earlier this month shows innovative companies tend to be more productive, create...