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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 […]

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 […]

The Value of Green Building and its Spillover Effects

The Georgia Institute of Technology has begun construction on one of the first “Living Buildings” in the Southeast that seeks to transform the local building and construction industry. Living Buildings (similar to other green building programs) achieve certification by accruing credits across a number of criteria. Living Buildings must produce more energy than they use, […]

California and the Business Case for Environmental Regulation

The Trump Administration is working hard to roll back the nation’s environmental regulations on the grounds that they are an economic burden on business. But evidence from California challenges this linkage. Throughout its history, the state has been on the cutting edge of environmental innovation, leading the United States in nature  and coastal protection, restricting […]

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