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GRI Standards Push Momentum for Global Sustainable Development

On Wednesday, the GRI announced the launch of the world’s first Global Reporting Standards for sustainability reporting. These new standards give businesses large and small a common language for reporting non-financial information. They dovetail with recent global initiatives, including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement, in advancing integrated, un-siloed cooperation and transparency to … Continued

U.K. Government Sued Over Air Pollution Levels

ClientEarth, which describes itself as a group of activist lawyers committed to a cleaner planet, is suing the U.K. government over what it calls a “national air pollution crisis.”

Canada Says Yes to a Carbon Tax

Under Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Canada has chosen a carbon tax as its national policy to cut greenhouse gas emissions, a move that could have major repercussions around the world, and especially for its neighbor to the south.

Will America’s Climate Agenda Fall Apart Without Obama?

On Tuesday at SXSW Eco, current and former members of the Obama administration discussed the questions on everyone’s minds: What will happen to America’s climate agenda when Obama steps down? How will a Hillary Clinton administration further the country’s work on climate action? And how much could a Donald Trump administration derail the progress we’ve made?

5 Steps for Stronger Companies

What is the role of companies in addressing the challenges of the 21st century? And how can their governance contribute to the greater good?

3p Weekend: A Triple Bottom Line Look at the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Earlier this week, the Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) and the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) released an open letter to Congressional leadership urging against holding a vote on the Trans-Pacific Partnership after the November elections. So, what’s their beef with the agreement? We examined the TPP from a triple-bottom-line perspective to bring you all the details.

Water and Human Rights: Canadians Call for a Boycott of Nestlé Products

The Council of Canadians, one Canada’s most respected social advocacy organizations, is doing the unthinkable: It’s calling for a boycott of Nestlé Water. The company stands accused of taking advantage of its access to Canada’s aquifers while local residents struggle to find safe water supplies.

EU Ratifies the Paris Climate Deal: What’s Next?

This week, the European Parliament voted to approve the global deal negotiated at last year’s COP21 climate talks in Paris. The EU ratification makes the Paris Agreement legally binding worldwide.

BP’s Failed Attempt to Go ‘Beyond Petroleum’

In an excerpt from his new book, Lord John Browne, former CEO of BP, explains the thought process behind the “Beyond Petroleum” campaign and why it didn’t work. The book covers his learnings from almost 30 years in the oil business.