Global climate regulation looms on the horizon. Are banks and insurers ready?

As I write this, many of the world’s leading banks and insurers are busy finalizing their response plans to the Bank of England’s innocuous-sounding supervisory statement No. SS3/19. It sets out the regulator’s expectations for how banks and insurers should manage the financial risks of climate change, including modification of governance and risk management frameworks, development…

Why people should be at the heart of sustainability goals

Last week, world leaders convened for the 74th United Nations General Assembly to review the progress in implementing the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals. The goals include important and tough challenges: ending poverty; ending hunger; quality education for children; sustainable economic growth; climate action and more. There are 17 goals in total, all to be achieved…

A 100-Year Journey: Achieving Sustainability for All in the Coffee Industry

Global demand for coffee continues to rise, but climate change is expected to shrink suitable land for Arabica coffee beans by 50 percent by 2050 — just 30 years away. Key Coffee, Inc. is working to protect the future of coffee and coffee farmers, starting in Tana Toraja, Indonesia. We spoke to the company’s director and EVP Kazuo Kawamata,…

How developing countries put forests on the climate agenda

As a child of rubber tappers in the Brazilian Amazon, Chico Mendes saw how quickly the life-sustaining forest could disappear if soy farmers and cattle ranchers wanted the land for themselves. They didn’t harvest the trees for rubber or nuts, but chopped them down, burned them and scraped them away. Cattle ranching and soy farming,…

Tips for making CO2 a KPI for freight transportation

Driven by increasing volumes of goods moving through supply chains across the globe, demand for freight transportation is expected to triple over the next few years. If we continue shipping goods as we do today, freight emissions will surpass energy as the most carbon-intensive sector by 2050, doubling carbon emissions by 2050. Despite these grim predictions, there is a…

CEO Guide to Human Rights

Newest CEO Guide of WBCSD, over 30 top business executives from across the world call for urgent business leadership on respect for human rights. The CEO Guide to Human Rights was launched on 19 June 2019 at the Bloomberg Sustainable Business Summit 2019 in London, and brings to life the business drivers for action and…

Karbon tarımı CO2 emisyonlarını azaltabilir

ABD’li girişimciler, yeni bir tekniğin –karbon tarımı, toprağın sağlığını iyileştirme– atmosferdeki karbonda büyük düşüşler sağlayabileceğini söylüyor. Buna göre, karbon tarımı olarak bilinen bir teknik olan toprak sağlığını iyileştirme çalışmaları, dünya atmosferindeki karbondioksitin altıda birini azaltabilir. Grup, dünyadaki çiftçilerin toprak sağlığını iyileştirme ve korumaya yönelik toplu çabasının, atmosferik karbondioksidi 415 ppm’den daha yüksek olan mevcut seviyesinden milyonda 65 parça…