Category Archives: Sustainability

From Holy Father to Every Father on Father’s Day

‘Whether Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Agnostic or Atheist, we all love our children in equal measure. Whatever our differences, the love for our children is a stronger unifying force than all that divides us. As dads, we often express … Continue reading

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The Pope calls on humanity to protect the Earth

“The earth, our home, is beginning to look more and more like an immense pile of filth” because of “unfettered greed and out-of-control consumption”, Pope Francis says, in what must be the most keenly anticipated papal document of modern times. … Continue reading

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6 Myths About Renewable Energy, Busted!

Renewable energy is viable, reliable, and ready to go – all that’s missing is the political will to kick start an energy revolution. Myths: 1. Renewable energy is too expensive 2. Renewable energy is still science-fiction 3. Renewable energy can’t … Continue reading

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Sustainable Finance’s time is now

There are three possible scenarios for climate change: 1. 97% of climate scientists are wrong. 2. We’re doomed, we steam onwards because we can’t do anything to change course, or 3. Economics and the flow of money solves the crisis … Continue reading

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Zen and the art of poverty reduction

“The World Bank may need a period of quiet reflection, but this was ridiculous. On September 10th 300 bankers joined Thich Nhat Hanh, an 87-year-old Vietnamese monk and founder of the Order of Interbeing, for a day of “mindful meditation” … Continue reading

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How Biking Improves Employee Productivity

Reasons for Employers to consider making the investment of supporting bicycling among  employees. Exercising before work raises an employee’s productivity by an average of 15%. Cycling will reduce health care costs: Cyclists, on average, live two years longer than non-cyclists … Continue reading

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What did you do once you knew?

it’s 3:23 in the morning and I’m awake because my great great grandchildren won’t let me sleep my great great grandchildren ask me in dreams what did you do while the planet was plundered? what did you do when the … Continue reading

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As crisis looms, African opportunities bloom

Investors are rushing to Africa, lured by new markets and consumers, resources, growth and infrastructure opportunities – at this inflection point we can choose our future by investing wisely today. Will it be in coal, mining, arms, oil, nuclear, chemicals, … Continue reading

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What is a ‘Good’ Bank

“1) Good Banks must hold a core responsibility for sustainability. The justification for the value of banks as “oiling the wheels” of the economy is no good if the economy is driving off the edge of a cliff. We have … Continue reading

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