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Climate crisis expected to reshape global finance

World business leaders say that climate change and environmental issues could wreak costly economic and social havoc, reshaping global finance. The World Economic Forum cited climate-related issues as dominant among the top-five likely risks over the next decade. In his annual letter to CEOs, BlackRock chief Larry Fink said: “Climate change has become a defining…

The politics of climate change

The New York Times Magazine recently published its Climate Issue titled The Problem with Putting a Price on the End of The World. The Time’s op-ed columnist, David Leonhardt, makes the case that economists have workable policy ideas for addressing climate change. A United Nations panel of scientists recently concluded that avoiding horrific damage will require…

Sustainability: Corporate and employee activism

Joel Makower, Chairman and Executive Editor, GreenBiz Joel Makower is chairman and executive editor of GreenBiz Group Inc., producer of GreenBiz.com, and lead author of the annual State of Green Business report. A veteran journalist with more than 40 years’ experience, he also hosts GreenBiz’s annual GreenBiz Forums, the global event series VERGE, and other…