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Why So Many M&A Deals End in Failure

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) has become a bit of a buzzphrase of late. Lured by the benefits of a hot market and huge amount of cash paid by buyers, many entrepreneurs want to jump on the bandwagon to sell their companies. But the deals often end in failure. Here’s why.

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Corporate Offset Purchase Programs: A Primer

Companies all over the world are now using carbon offsets to meet at least a portion of their greenhouse gas reduction goals. There are many reasons these corporate entities decide to engage in the carbon offset market—with some going so far as to commit to climate neutrality or being 100 percent renewable—but for those unfamiliar with the workings of environmental markets, a basic primer may prove useful in understanding the appeal of purchasing offsets, Elizabeth Hardee of the Climate Trust.

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New Partnerships in Forest Ownership

There is real opportunity for conservation finance practitioners to partner with organizations seeking to establish community forests. These two groups share a similar vision about the benefits locally-owned and managed forests provide to their communities — it’s time to work together.

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Volkswagen Invests $300M in Ridesharing Service Gett

Volkswagen is linking up with Uber competitor Gett. The German automaker hopes the new partnership will help it compete in an evolving mobility marketplace and shake its emissions scandal for good.

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5 Ways Your Personal Investments Can Help Solve Climate Change

Institutional investors now have over $3 trillion in fossil-free assets under management. But until recently, it hasn’t been clear how everyday individual investors can participate in the fossil fuel divestment movement.

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Monsanto Says ‘No’ to Bayer, But Still Faces Long-Term Struggles

After mulling Bayer’s takeover bid, Monsanto rejected the acquisition offer yesterday as being “incomplete and financially inadequate,” but said it would leave the door open to future discussions with Bayer. But the company’s pricey legal fights should temper investors’ enthusiasm for such a deal.

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Norwegian Sovereign Wealth Fund to Sue Volkswagen Over Emissions Scandal

Eight months after the Volkswagen emissions scandal rocked Germany’s iconic automaker, the repercussions still refuse to go away. Now, Norway’s sovereign wealth fund is suing VW over financial losses it says are due to the auto manufacturer’s recent struggles in the global securities markets.