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.
« Back to Home Page
US Private Sector Begining to Act on Climate Change
Fireside Chat: Live
Where we’re going
- J_N_Lee on Does Women’s Pay Inequity Really Matter?
- djglasco on Bain Capital Buys 50 Percent Stake in TOMS Shoes
- David @ NCP on Bain Capital Buys 50 Percent Stake in TOMS Shoes
- Jason on Whole Foods GMO Policy Could Hurt Artisan Food Makers
- Alvin Monero on Connecting the Dots: Honey Export Loss Leads Mexico to Dump Monsanto’s GM Soy
- Cartridge for a cause recycles for charity
- Kaiser Permanente Environmental Leader Makes the Case for Hospitals to Help Heal the Planet
- The green teams saving your business energy
- How IT Advancements Boost The Sustainability Of Wind Power
- The Toxic Garage: More Frequent Than You Think
- What does Local Sourcing mean to HEINEKEN?