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.

Together We Are Generation S

Huffington Post Blog

This week, world leaders are gathering in Paris to demonstrate global unity in the face of recent atrocities and take part in humanity's most important talks on climate. They arrive at COP21 at a time when change is in the air. A fundamental transformation is altering how markets work, promising to redirect entrepreneurial energies towards cleaner, greener and more inclusive societies. A growing number of people from all walks of life, old and young and from diverse cultural and religious backgrounds are searching for new ways to conduct business. They share one vision: combining economic value creation with environmental stewardship, social inclusion and sound ethics. They are collectively the custodians of tomorrow - as we all are - who understand the power of sustainability to create positive change.

Executive Perspective: The private sector and climate change, standing on the right side of history

Thomson Reuters

The role of the private sector is ever more important in shaping humanity’s future. This is especially true when it comes to climate change. Exercising a disproportionate influence over policy makers, the private sector is both a source of the climate problem – with sectors such as energy production, transportation, industry and agriculture amongst the worst offenders for emissions – and at the same time offers the solutions required to transform our current economic model into a low carbon, clean economy. A world where humanity stands a fair chance to grow prosperously in a clean and healthy environment.

COP 21: Why It's Time to Bet Big on Sustainability

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As we get closer to the UN's momentous Climate Change Conference, COP 21, it feels that we are in a new phase of urgency and responsibility.

For the first time in the UN's history, world leaders have acknowledged the limits of their powers in delivering to such far-reaching targets. From Washington to Wellington, governments understand that they alone cannot implement the Sustainable Development Goals. They are welcoming and actively encouraging private sector engagement to help shape a more sustainable world.

Time for companies to show their true colors on climate change

Korea Herald

The Paris summit on climate change coming up in December will be a test of the ability of world leaders to read science accurately, and to act in the long-term interests of their countries and their planet. But the spotlight is also on business. Traditionally understood to be a major source of the problem, the private sector is now becoming a necessary part of the solution.