Columbia University Professor Jeffrey Sachs writes, in an article entitled “Thank Goodness for the American Corporation“, about the wake-up call many US companies have received about global warming. In it he reports on some of the positive changes that companies such as GE have recently made despite the lack of leadership in Washington. Notably, the often overlooked roll of pension funds is mentioned. As necessarily long-term investors, pension funds stand to lose in the long term if serious investment in the long term future is not made. Furthermore, as shareholders, pension funds are able to easily absorb short-term losses that sometimes result from proactive environmental steps, making them ideal change agents.
US Private Sector Begining to Act on Climate Change
Where we’re going
- Nick Aster
London: Nov 3 – Nov 5
Sustainable Brands London 2014
Connect with Sustainability Executives, Brand Strategists, and Design & Innovation Leaders as the Sustainable Brands London Conference convenes to drive the innovation that leads to enhanced business. Discount with code: NW3pSB14L Register here.
- Travis Noland
Sausalito: Nov 11 – Nov 12
Executive Working Group on Stakeholder Engagement
Future 500’s 5th Annual Executive Working Group will bring together peers and experts, and provide a rare opportunity to engage with stakeholder influentials (such as NGO activist leaders and foundation funders). Register here.
- Travis Noland
Chestnut Hill: Nov 17 – Nov 21
Boston College for Corporate Citizenship Leadership Academy
Join this intensive 5-month program that blends on-campus instructor-led classes and off-campus, facilitated distance learning. Register here.
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