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Environmental Social Governance, Environmental Protection, Environmental Sustainability
For the past four decades the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Europe, Japan, Australia, and other developed nations have adopted sweeping environmental protection regulations to address the state of their air, water, soil and other natural resources, to protect human life and to protect and preserve the natural environment. The imposition of environmental regulations on business, while having a steep price, has had the beneficial effect of reversing two centuries of the harmful effects of the Industrial Revolution. And yet, despite all the progress, the work of protecting and preserving the Earth is never ending. As the Industrial Revolution spreads to developed nations, there is ever more “environment work” to be addressed.
The original movement to protect the Earth and its inhabitants in more recent times was the Conservation Movement, stretching back to the 1800s; then more recently came the Environmental Movement; and now we see the emerging global Sustainability Movement. This section of Accountability Central is devoted to topics environmental, including news, research and insights, commentary and opinion, and more.
News & Updates
May 11, 2022 Is a crisis brewing in the Eurozone?Source: The Post
Absolutely the last thing that Europe needs right now is another Eurozone crisis. Anything that destabilises the single currency, destabilises the European Union — and Vladimir Putin would just love that.
May 11, 2022 Why Sustainable Investors Should Stay the CourseSource: Morningstar
Stay focused on why you are a sustainable investor. Your investments reflect a commitment to seek both competitive long-term returns and positive environmental, social, and corporate governance outcomes. Assuming you have a...
May 11, 2022 The Best Airline Sustainability Thing YetSource: God Save The Points
Airlines aren’t the world’s largest emitters. No, aviation as a whole only accounts for circa 3% of global emissions, but that doesn’t excuse it, nor does it make it better.
Research & Insights
April 29, 2022 One-third of the largest US companies don’t disclose any of their environmental impactSource: CMBC
A new study by Just Capital found that one-third of Russell 1000 companies make no environmental disclosures. The report looked at 13 environmental metrics, which include performance outputs like greenhouse gas emissions, water...
Source: Yahoo Finance/PR Newswire
Farmland Partners Inc. (NYSE: FPI) (the "Company" or "FPI") today released the results of an internal survey conducted to help quantify the responsible farming practices being used within the Company’s portfolio.
April 25, 2022 Is sustainable travel possible? Booking's CEO say Yes.Source: Yahoo Finance
In fact, four in five travelers said sustainability was important to them, according to a new report from Booking Holdings (BKNG) that surveyed more than 30,000 travelers from 32 countries and territories. Additionally, nearly...
Commentary & Opinion
Source: Fox News
"I am concerned about it," MISO Chief Executive John Bear told the Wall Street Journal in a report Sunday. "As we move forward, we need to know that when you put a solar panel or a wind turbine up, it’s not the same as a thermal...
Source: The Guardian
Last week, the Bank of England forecast inflation exceeding 10% and predicted negligible growth for the next two years, toppling into months of recession, accompanied by the savage squeeze on living standards.
Source: MIT Sloan
Within the narrow world of the sustainability expert community, the battle royale is raging about sustainability versus ESG and the implications of shifting semantics. I don’t want to litigate what these words mean, but I do want...
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