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Why Don’t More Companies Invest in CSR?

The question led me to reflect on the many different arguments companies make against investing in corporate social responsibility (CSR). Although the arguments vary based on the individual company and its leadership, some broad themes resonated in my response.

Landscape Restoration: It’s Time

From the very first speeches on the first day of COP21, landscape-scale restoration was on the global agenda as never before.

Elon Musk, Experts: A Zero-Emissions Vehicle Should Be VW’s ‘Punishment’

Tesla’s Elon Musk and an impressive list of other tech leaders are calling for the California Air Resources Board to get creative. They want CARB to implement a new approach to the diesel cheating scandal by requiring Volkswagen to step up to the plate and come up with a zero-emissions vehicle. Forget the idea of penalizing the company with heavy fines and recalls that will go nowhere, say the experts. That’s so 20th century and ineffective.

Zuckerberg and Chan’s Patient Approach to an Urgent Investment

Daniel Lurie, founder and CEO of Tipping Point Community, provides his perspective on Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan’s announcement to contribute 99 percent of their Facebook shares to better our community and world. The backlash against the announcement has been interesting to watch, but several elements show that Chan and Zuckerberg are headed in the right direction.

COP 21: Putting the Pieces Together for Private-Sector Action

In the aftermath of COP21, private-sector action is key to reaching emissions reduction goals. The marketplace needs to feel confident that the technologies that help reduce carbon dioxide emissions, whether they are renewable energy or clean technology, are worthy of investment. Proven technologies such as solar and wind are fast emerging as attractive investment asset classes that provide investors with low technology risk and stable, higher returns over a period of 20 years or more. Now is the time for these technologies to take center stage in the financing world.

Millennials Are Changing Philanthropy

In Hong Kong, young investment portfolio managers form their own giving circles and learn how to be effective philanthropic investors.

The Fruits of Reverse Innovation

Reverse innovation is innovation that is first seen in emerging economies, before it is spread to the industrialized world. This post looks into the progress being made in the interconnection between reverse innovation and sustainable development.

Ceres CEO: Forget Bleeding Hearts, Pursestrings Will Win Paris

“What makes this Paris set of discussions different than any before is that the financial leadership and corporate leadership are here in strength, saying we need to act on climate,” Ceres CEO Mindy Lubber said at COP21 on Thursday.

Al Gore Calls for Bold Commitments at COP21

The crowd expected the longtime climate activist to come prepared with a compelling narrative that made the case for strong action coming out of the conference — and Gore did not disappoint.

REDD Offsets in California?

The California Air Resources Board is considering how carbon offsets generated through REDD could fit into its cap-and-trade program.