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Why a Carbon Tax Alone Isn’t a Miracle Cure for Climate

Why a Carbon Tax Alone Isn’t a Miracle Cure for Climate

By Hal Harvey, CEO, Energy Innovation  Momentum is growing for a carbon tax to help solve climate change—and for good reason: Properly designed, it induces energy-efficient equipment; balances renewable energy with fossil incumbents; and shows consumers the societal cost of pollution, ...

WAPRO: Enhancing Water Productivity by Using a “Push-Pull-Policy” Approach

WAPRO: Enhancing Water Productivity by Using a “Push-Pull-Policy” Approach

By Gisela Keller Managing Director, HELVETAS USA Water productivity, or the ratio of agricultural output per unit of water input, is as an important leverage point for increasing food security. More than two-thirds of human water consumption is used for agriculture, ...

Why Investing in “Bleeding Edge” Technology Isn’t the Answer to Climate Change

Why Investing in “Bleeding Edge” Technology Isn’t the Answer to Climate Change

By Jigar Shah, co-founder and President, Generate Capital In clean energy investing, there has been a widespread push around the need for “game changing” innovation to solve climate change. From Bill Gates to Silicon Valley’s richest, we hear about how incremental improvements won’t ...

Meet the Winners of our 2016 Sustainability Leadership Development Challenge

Meet the Winners of our 2016 Sustainability Leadership Development Challenge

Nine outstanding leaders from CEF member companies have been chosen from a highly competitive field of applicants from around the world to join wildlife ecologist Arthur Middleton and CEF Leadership Council Member Jean Sweeney, for a trip to Cody, WY and Yellowstone National Park ...

The “Great Work” of Business Sustainability

The “Great Work” of Business Sustainability

By Andy Hoffman, Holcim (US) Professor of Sustainable Enterprise, University of Michigan The responsibility we face as individuals and as a society to steward our planetary ecosystem represents the great challenge of today’s generation, and possibly the greatest challenge of any generation. ...

Meet the Winners of the 2016 C.K. Prahalad Award for Global Business Sustainability Leadership

Meet the Winners of the 2016 C.K. Prahalad Award for Global Business Sustainability Leadership

                  From L to R: Amy O'Meara (CEF), Jan Rabe (Siemens), Alison Taylor (Siemens), MR Rangaswami (CEF), and P.J. Simmons (CEF) 2016 C.K. Prahalad Award for Global Business Sustainability Leadership Honors Joe Kaeser and Siemens, with Special Recognition to Christiana Figueres and Douglas ...

Thriving in a Low-Carbon Economy: Look for the Opportunities

Thriving in a Low-Carbon Economy: Look for the Opportunities

By Karen Clarke-Whistler, Chief Environment Officer, TD Bank Group Since the Paris climate talks, terms like the "low-carbon economy" and "carbon pricing" have moved front and centre into boardrooms and business discussions. If countries commit to the goals set out at ...

The Irresistible Vision Behind ‘The New Grand Strategy’

The Irresistible Vision Behind ‘The New Grand Strategy’

                      This post was orginally featured on GreenBiz.com By Joel Makower, Chairman and Executive Editor, GreenBiz Group Sometimes, an idea comes along that you just can't pass up. It may be that the messenger behind the idea is charismatic, or that the timing ...

Bond, Green Bonds

Bond, Green Bonds

By Alex Liftman, Global Environmental Executive at Bank of America Years from now, 2015 may be seen as the tipping point for when the world began to address climate change in a truly meaningful way. It was the year that set ...

Conservation is Everyone’s Business

Conservation is Everyone’s Business

By Larry Selzer, President and CEO, The Conservation Fund  Any ambitious movement for major transformation starts with courageous, far-sighted visionaries. But to fully succeed – to tip fundamental change into the mainstream – every consequential movement requires massive participation and broad ...

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