This month of March began with an inspiring video and note from Melinda on what she sees as a key constraint to women’s empowerment: time. We could not agree more. We need to address the key constraint of time in order to empower women, and we need better mechanisms to measure impacts & channel funds to deserving projects.
Companies from Apple to REI already are recognizing the advantages of embracing renewable energy to their bottom lines. To get some additional insight into what renewable energy means to business in the near and long-term, Mike Hower from Sustainable Brands spoke with Stefan Rösch, Director of Key Accounts, at South Pole Group.
Nature is attracting increasingly more attention from finance professionals - and particularly their clients who are both nervous about future risks in an increasingly resource-constrained world, and motivated to drive positive change. There is great value and, recalling the "water & jobs" theme of this year’s World Water Day, many employment opportunities to be created from investing in nature.
This year's International Day of Forests is devoted to raising awareness about the importance of all types of forests and trees to our economic, environmental, and social well being. However, this awareness must be paired with concrete action if we want preserve our valuable ecosystems.
The world is well on its way towards a renewable energy future but will need strong leaders to expedite this important transition. Green buildings and green building networks are currently an underused resource that can take on this leadership role.