Planetary resource limits mean businesses will soon have to make revolutionary, not incremental, changes.
A new paper by World Resources Institute finds strong interest and opportunities for sustainable investing within the US institutional investor marketplace. But key barriers persist.
When we talk to investors, one of their first questions is, "How do we make money in restoration?" This infographic shows four answers to that question.
Because palm oil production is a major driver of deforestation in the humid tropics, it poses potential reputational risks to companies associated with it. But how should businesses trace palm oil in their supply chains? One way is to look at palm oil mills.
WASHINGTON (November 27, 2015)—Yesterday, Unilever announced a number of new sustainability commitments ahead of the Paris climate talks (COP21), including a goal to become "carbon positive" by 2030.
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The Problem: Projected climate change mitigation investment needs in developing countries--including for low-carbon sectors--are significant,
The Carbon Canopy is a novel partnership among companies, landowners, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) that seeks to leverage markets for ecosystem services to increase the area of southern U.S. forests certified as sustainably managed. The
Southern U.S. forests remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and store it in the form of carbon in leaves, roots, branches, trunks, soil, and woody debris and other plant litter through a process known as "carbon sequestration." Through this process, southern
When it comes to providing clean water, investments in forest conservation can save money.
It's time to raise awareness of the variety of incentives that can help forest owners in the southern U.S. keep their land.
Forests of the southern United States provide a wide variety of benefits—collectively known as “ecosystem services”—to people, communities, and businesses. For example, they provide timber, help purify water, control soil erosion, help regulate climate by
Is it possible to do good in the world while also making a profit? A growing group of investors, known as “impact investors”, believe that it is.
India, a rapidly emerging economy with the world’s second largest population, is facing a surging energy demand. Its rural Base of the Pyramid (BoP) consists of 114 million households, representing 76 percent of India’s rural residents and almost 60
The under-served rural Indian market offers opportunities for investors to support the sustainable energy solutions of the future.
WRI’s new report, in collaboration with CDF-IFMR, looks at the market potential for clean and renewable energy in rural India.
The commercial sector of the U.S. economy is in a unique position to drive growth in the solar photovoltaic (PV) market, widening it geographically as well as increasing its total size. The retailers, multinational companies, and
This report identifies the potential financial impacts arising from climate change and water scarcity on the publicly listed companies in the USD1 $40 billion food and beverage (F&B) sector in South and Southeast Asia. It focuses on domestic companies that process and
Despite projections, many financial analysts ignore the risks and opportunities associated with environmental trends. ENVEST seeks to change this.
How industry has learned to live with (and perhaps even love) cap-and-trade in Europe.