Populism and Nationalism: What Does It Mean For The Climate Agenda?

Sustainability - Thomson Reuters

A wave of populism and nationalism is currently re-shaping political landscapes on both sides of the Atlantic and around the world. The political will that has sustained an open and rule-based global economy is fracturing in a number of important countries, and the systems that were created after WWII to promote trade and investment based on non-discrimination are being hollowed out. Already regional and bi-lateral agreements are trumping multilateral approaches and trade distortions are on the rise. Nations are turning inward and building walls. What does this mean for the climate agenda?

When Traditional Culture Meets Modern Corporate Sustainability (in Chinese)

Tencent Finance News/Think Tank (Chinese Blog)

The modern corporate responsibility movement is maturing. Evidence continues to build showing that sustainable business practices can help to mitigate risks and enhance opportunities. Data availability is improving and investors are increasingly integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues into their analysis and decision-making to improve performance.

Why Finance Is Too Important To Leave To The Bankers And Hedge Fund Managers

Huffington Post Blog

As of today, only a small fraction of the financial system is truly geared towards sustainable companies and much needed green infrastructure and technology investment. The global financial juggernaut continues to chase short-term returns, irrespective of environmental or social consequences, and remains detached from the real economy.

When Traditional Culture Meets Modern Corporate Sustainability

Huffington Post Blog

The modern corporate responsibility movement is maturing. Evidence continues to build showing that sustainable business practices can help to mitigate risks and enhance opportunities. Data availability is improving and investors are increasingly integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues into their analysis and decision-making to improve performance.

Why it is Time to Rebuild the Energy System (in Chinese)

Tencent Finance News/Think Tank (Chinese Blog)

The modern corporate responsibility movement is maturing. Evidence continues to build showing that sustainable business practices can help to mitigate risks and enhance opportunities. Data availability is improving and investors are increasingly integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues into their analysis and decision-making to improve performance.

Why it is Time to Rebuild The Energy System

Huffington Post Blog

A broad spectrum of experts agree that if we are to meet the global climate challenge, then a paradigm shift must occur away from the use of fossil fuels and towards the widespread adoption of clean energy. The urgency of the task is underscored by an ever-increasing body of scientific evidence, and the continued struggle of millions of people around the globe who need access to energy in order to escape poverty.

The urgency of the task is underscored by an ever-increasing body of scientific evidence, and the continued struggle of millions of people around the globe who need access to energy in order to escape poverty.

The End of the Beginning

Ethisphere

Beginning in the 1990s, a silent revolution began to transform how business dealt with environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues. Only two decades ago, concerns about climate change, water scarcity, exposure to corruption, working conditions in the supply chain, and gender equality were barely on the agenda of company executives. They were considered externalities or were dealt with through philanthropic approaches with little or no impact on the bottom line.

Why Systematic Risks Present Global Opportunities

Huffington Post Blog

The prevailing zeitgeist has turned towards the dark side. And that is not only because of spreading terrorism, power fragmentation and global warming. A gloomy economic outlook and populist politics are contributing more than their fair share.

Looking Ahead: The Enemy Is Us

Huffington Post Blog

The future is unpredictable. But we can learn from the past. And if the past gives us any indication about the future, then we have reason to be optimistic. We have seen an enormous leap in prosperity around the world since the early 1990s, thanks to advancements in technology and commerce and due to an increasing commitment to openness. Increasing transparency and a growing number of engaged people in the business and not-for-profit worlds have led to the recent emergence of a global movement, "Generation S". Emboldened by a successful Paris Climate Summit, many thousands of people are now searching for more responsible and sustainable ways for markets to deliver what societies expect.