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Commentary & Opinion
October 21, 2021 Commentary - How to build sustainable, healthier, more equitable food systems - print/audioSource: World Economic Forum
Sadly, after many years of progress, the number of people suffering food insecurity in the past few years has begun to rise again rapidly. Notably, in 2020 up to 811 million people were severely undernourished – that is as many...
October 14, 2021 Simplifying sustainability to speed up actionSource: The Packer
A year ago I was hopeful that the North American produce industry would get behind the meaningful incorporation of sustainability practices and thinking in its businesses to help mitigate some of the biggest risks it is facing.
October 14, 2021 The E in ESG Means Cancelling the S and the GSource: Real Clear Energy
The realization that pushing trade-offs toward E has negative economic consequences is starting to percolate. “ESG is very inflationary to be honest with you,” Jeffrey Ubben, the activist investor recently appointed to the board...
October 7, 2021 When sustainability feels impossibleSource: Michigan Daily
Climate change is ravaging the planet. Wildlife populations are diminishing rapidly around the world. The Earth is dying — and it’s all our fault.
October 7, 2021 Climate-Friendly Investment Funds Are a ScamSource: New Republic
At the most basic level, ratings firms grade companies on their impact on the environment, the quality or equity of their internal governance, and, uh, their impact on “society.” Then a bunch of those companies might get bundled...
October 6, 2021 Pathway to a sustainable economySource: The Guardian
True, uninhibited economic growth on a finite planet cannot continue, and politicians who offer us continued growth but along a “green pathway” are either being disingenuous – dangerously misleading – or simply lying. But “doing...
September 27, 2021 Wang Yi Attends the Sustainable Development Forum 2021Source: People's Republic of China Foreign Affairs
Wang Yi said that development is the eternal pursuit of human society. The world today is under the compounded impacts of the pandemic and profound changes, both unseen in a century.
September 22, 2021 Fit for the future: it takes ‘tough conversations’ to create a sustainable social businessSource: Pioneers Post
Growing a social enterprise – and growing its impact – often means taking risks. At the same time, making sure that a business is financially sustainable is essential to its survival. How to strike the right balance? What are the...
September 20, 2021 ESG is holding back real world impact: Former BlackRock sustainable investing CIOSource: YouTube/CNBC
Tariq Fancy, Rumie Initative founder and CEO and former BlackRock CIO for sustainable investing, joins 'Power Lunch' to discuss why he says ESG is a facade.
September 16, 2021 'Dean of Valuation' Aswath Damodaran sees no good points in ESGSource: Seeking Alpha
Valuation expert and NYU professor Aswath Damodaran said Tuesday that he "cannot find" the good points that derive from the recent focus on environmental, social and governance concerns for corporations and fund managers.
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