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Blog Archives: January 2010

January 29, 2010

U.S. SEC Directs Companies to Disclose Material Climate Issues

Ryan Schuchard , Associate Director, Partnership Development and Research—Climate Change

On January 27, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) ruled that climate change is a category of risk that companies should consider when disclosing material risk and opportunities. Along with this, the SEC is providing interpretive guidance for disclosing climate risks on key issues such as the: Read more 

Topics: Climate Change

January 28, 2010

Sustainability Can Drive Innovation—But Only Through Disruption

Aron Cramer , President and CEO

All of a sudden, companies are waking up to the fact that sustainability can drive innovation. Read more 

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January 22, 2010

How Sustainability Survived the Great Recession

Aron Cramer , President and CEO

Around this time last year, the deathwatch for sustainability was on full alert. Many wondered whether the "green bubble" would burst the same way the tech bubble and the housing bubble did. Would sustainability follow Lehman Brothers into the pages of history, a relic of the good times? Read more 

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January 13, 2010

Support for Haiti

Diane Osgood, Ph.D.

As news pours in from Haiti, it is clear that the level of destruction and human suffering is immense. Read more 

Topics: Local Sustainable Performance

January 13, 2010

PPPs and Eco-city Infrastructure in Europe

By Farid Baddache, Director, Europe and Nandini Hampole

Public-private partnerships (PPPs) in Europe on eco cities, and for other smart and clean technologies, have been on the rise. And the recent European Commission Recommendation to mobilize the information, communications, and technology industry to facilitate a transition to a low-carbon economy is sure to provide a further boost. Read more 

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January 5, 2010

People of the Years to Come?

Aron Cramer , President and CEO

Time magazine is a conventional publication which gives a conventional accolade (“Person of the Year”) to typically conventional candidates. It recently named Ben Bernanke as Person of the Year 2009. Read more 

Topics: Labor Migration

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