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How can emerging industries secure state support?

Railroads, responsible investment and solar panels would never have grown into full-blown industries without initial backing from governments. But how can nascent industries obtain state support? A broad study of the European photovoltaic sector sheds light on the best conditions for a viable sector to emerge alongside strong established rivals. A popular story in universities […]

Is the key to sparking climate action a game? New research suggests it is, even across the political divide

“81% of participants in a role play simulation increased motivation to combat climate change, regardless of political orientation” The science is clear: Climate change is real, caused by our greenhouse gas emissions, and poses grave threats to our prosperity, health and welfare.  We are already seeing the damage, and the new IPCC report shows that […]

Corporate illusionists: socially but not politically responsible

Corporate social responsibility has gone mainstream. Something once seen as the province of eco social warriors has in recent years become an established part of the corporate and commercial framework. An estimated 80 percent of Fortune 500 global companies issue sustainability reports and the word ‘sustainability’ has become something of a religious mantra. But is […]

Meaningful Business Leadership on Climate Change

This week thousands of delegates are in San Francisco for the Global Climate Action Summit.  Spearheaded by California Governor Jerry Brown, the Summit showcases the commitments of states, cities and businesses to cut their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and protect the Earth from further dangerous warming.  This is an urgently needed response to the U.S. […]

System Change Investing – A New SRI Paradigm

System Change Investing (SCI) shifts the focus of ESG research and Sustainable/Responsible Investing (SRI) from company change to system change. It is the most significant SRI transformation in 20 years. SCI funds can provide superior financial returns, highest possible sustainability benefits and market leadership positioning. They have strong potential to capture a substantial share of […]

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