News from the Grantham Research Institute, LSE – May 2019

This month’s update features our response to a new parliamentary report on UK aid for combating climate change. We also consider the issue of how we go about achieving net zero emissions. On the publications front we have a new report on China’s efforts to put sustainable development at the …

SDG Update – 9 May 2019

GUEST ARTICLES What Migratory Birds Tell Us About Sustainability Bruno Portier, FAO Forestry Officer A sign of the passing seasons which many of us have come to expect is, increasingly, under threat. Each year, flocks of migratory birds arrive and leave in dazzling displays, landing in trees and on lakes, …

2019 National Footprint and Biocapacity Accounts are out!

The 2019 edition of the National Footprint and Biocapacity Accounts is out! Here are some highlights: Humanity’s Ecological Footprint decreased between 2014 and 2016.The carbon Footprint accounts for 60% of the total Ecological Footprint.86% of the world’s population lives in a country with an ecological deficit. EXPLORE THE NEW DATA  Here …

Nature’s Dangerous Decline ‘Unprecedented’ Species Extinction Rates ‘Accelerating’

Current global response insufficient;‘Transformative changes’ needed to restore and protect nature;Opposition from vested interests can be overcome for public good    Most comprehensive assessment of its kind; 1,000,000 species threatened with extinction PARIS – Nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history — and the rate of species extinctions is …

business reformation

Larry Fink, Tucker Carlson, David Brooks And The Call For A Capitalist Reformation Larry Fink challenges. Tucker Carlson rants. David Brooks moralizes. Others wonder Can American Capitalism Survive? They all correctly diagnose the problem—a broken economic system that is not meeting the needs of the vast majority of people and …

Media Reports on Draft IPBES Global Assessment Report

23 April 2019 Media Reports on Draft IPBES Global Assessment Report BONN, April 23 – The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) notes that news articles have appeared citing a confidential draft version of the Summary for Policymakers of the IPBES Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and …

The Future of Leadership Is Bold, Brave and Feminine

Procter & Gamble ended an action-packed week at SB’19 Paris by presenting strategies aimed at inspiring sustainable lifestyles for the billions of consumers reached by its brands every day (hear more from P&G about its many-faceted approach to enabling sustainable consumption at SB’19 Detroit!). Speaking of sustainable consumption, we also …

IIRC Newsletter

One month to go until the IIRC’s Global Conference 2019. International business leaders, investors, finance professionals and thinkers will contribute to the IIRC’s global conference in London next month. We invite you to be part of the conversation, by registering to attend today. The corporate reporting system is at an …

REN21 Newsletter – March 2019

FW: REN21 Newsletter – March 2019 #86934492 Newsletter – March 2019 In this issueNews from the Secretariat |  News from the Network | Upcoming Events Time’s up – time to act!  It’s time that we collectively focus on integration when talking about the renewable energy transition.  It’s time for better integration between power, heating, …