WRI Announces $2 Billion Commitment to Restoring Degraded Forests

Latin America and the Caribbean are due for an ecological makeover. The World Resources Institute (WRI) says it already has the funding committed to restore some 131 million degraded lands across the region. The project has 16 investors so far. Another 19 investors are already hard and work funding the restoration of more than 24 million acres.

Ford Rolls Out First Plug-in Hybrid Police Car

Ford has rolled out a new plug-in hybrid police car that can drive up to 21 miles on a single charge and can go as fast as 85 miles per hour on battery power alone; in addition, the company promises the cars’ full hybrid-electric powertrain has a total range of 500 miles.

Koch Brothers Eyeball Media Mega-Merger

The Koch brothers may seek to build influence by financing Meredith Corp.’s buyout of Time Inc., but they face competition from…Russia, among many others.

Current Administration’s Doctrine Won’t Deliver Economic Capital

Later this November, government ministers, business figures and committed people from a range of environmental organizations will be meeting at the World Forum on Natural Capital in Edinburgh. The focus will be on how we value and better protect the precious and limited resources like oceans, soil, and woodlands. This is the natural capital that human enterprise depends on.

Why We Won’t Make It to 2030 Without Buy-In From Business

Fresh off of the release of their most recent report, Towards a Sustainable Economy: The Commercial Imperative for Business to Deliver the UN Sustainable Development Goals, we spoke with Aris Vrettos, Programme Director for CISL’s executive education programs about the role of business in society, the process of putting together the report, and the business challenges and opportunities that were uncovered during the process.

UPS Boosts Supplies of Renewable Biogas

UPS announced that it has entered into an agreement to purchase up to 11.5 million gallon equivalents of renewable biogas a year, helping the company reduce its carbon footprint well into the next decade.

2017: Time to Stand Up and Speak Up

While it may seem that we have taken – and are taking – giant steps backwards, it is important to remember that evolution happens when the climate changes. And faced with this ‘climate change’ – people, governments and businesses are standing up and speaking up for what matters – environmentally, socially and economically. That will, ultimately be the thing that matters most from 2017. If we continue to act.

SPECIAL SERIES: Dreamforce 2017

How Nonprofits Harness Artificial Intelligence to Make a Better World

Artificial intelligence’s potential is limitless – from refugee assistance, to helping students at risk of not completing school, to shortening the response time for teens who are in a personal crisis. Leaders from the education and tech sectors talked about AI’s benefits during the recent Dreamforce conference in San Francisco.