The global economy depends on clean air

GreenBiz

To repair our economy and ensure its resilience, we can — and we must — solve for public and planetary health at the same time. COVID-19 COVID-19

NatWest: SLBs 'evolving' despite volatile global economy

Environmental Finance

The sustainability-linked bond (SLB) market will continue to evolve as it diversifies to include issuers in previously underrepresented sectors, despite a volatile macro backdrop, an executive at NatWest bank has said

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What your T-shirt reveals about ‘carbon colonialism’ and the global economy’s vast hidden emissions

Environmental News Bits

Even producing a single T-shirt relies on coordinating an array of interconnected supply chains, … Continue reading What your T-shirt reveals about ‘carbon colonialism’ and the global economy’s vast hidden emissions.

Heat waves driven by climate change have cost global economy trillions since 1990s

Science Daily / Earth & Environment

Researchers report that more severe heat waves resulting from global warming have already cost the world economy trillions of dollars since the early 1990s -- with the world's poorest and lowest carbon-emitting nations suffering the most.

Can the global economy support nature?

Eco-Business

Economic systems need fundamental change if the biodiversity crisis is to be overcome, a landmark UK government review has concluded

Expand conserved areas to boost global economy ravaged by Covid-19, says report

Eco-Business

Protecting 30 per cent of the world’s lands and oceans would cost US$140 billion annually, with the target reachable by 2030, according to a study by an international team of scientists and economists released this month

Global Financial Inclusion Index from Principal® Develops Benchmark for Financial Security and Inclusion Across Global Economies

3BL Media

Nordic Europe, and Hong Kong, according to the inaugural Global Financial Inclusion Index (Index) sponsored by Principal Financial Group ®. Financial inclusion is foundational to global economic progress. Global Financial Inclusion Index. .

Career-Long Lessons from a Once-in-a-Lifetime Disruption

Daniel Burrus

For some, the post-coronavirus “new normal” is a frightening concept that rattles their status quo, while others are taking this moment to seize new opportunities afforded to us by a global disruption, as COVID-19 has proven to be.

Anticipatory Leaders and Accelerated Hard Trends

Daniel Burrus

These leaders also know that technology-driven Hard Trends have all dramatically accelerated during the global pandemic. Unfortunately, the virus that triggered this global pandemic has not gone away and, to date, has no cure.

WBCSD and WWF Join Forces to Accelerate Business Action on Nature, With Focus on Forestry and Fishing

WWF Sustainability

Our global economy must not just become net zero but also nature positive

GreenFin 22: GreenBiz Studio feat. Carl Prins (Pathzero)

GreenBiz

Carl Prins discusses how the role of technology in managing financed emissions in private markets can accelerate the decarbonization of the global economy This video is sponsored by Pathzero.

Investing in Water Stewardship

3BL Media

Further global warming will exacerbate freshwater shortages in much of the world, although increasing evaporation and higher average precipitation will benefit some regions. SOURCE: GreenMoney Journal.

WBCSD and WWF Join Forces to Accelerate Business Action on Nature, With Focus on Deforestation and Overfishing

WWF Sustainability

Our global economy must not just become net zero but also nature positive

The promise and peril of the metaverse

McKinsey

The metaverse has the potential to radically transform the digital—and globaleconomy, but many questions remain. Digital Insights Digital Disruptive Technology Innovation Cloud computing

Economic conditions outlook, September 2022

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

In stormy weather, survey respondents maintain realism about the global economy. While geopolitical conflicts and inflation remain top of mind, concerns about energy volatility predominate in Europe. Strategy & Corporate Finance Insights Strategy Economic Studies

Carney-Led Climate Group Asks Investors to ‘Make Good’ on Net Zero

Alaistair Marsh

GFANZ says it provides template for how financial firms can help the global economy pivot to clean energy from fossil fuels. world

The green hidden gem – Brazil’s opportunity to become a sustainability powerhouse

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Brazil could potentially become a key player in the global economy’s decarbonization process while driving sustainable inclusive growth. All Insights

Brunel: Confronting social and climate issues together is 'critical'

Environmental Finance

Handling social issues like diversity alongside climate change will be crucial in the transition to a low-carbon global economy, a Brunel Pension Partnership executive has said

'Every fraction of warming matters': Top scientists warn of irreversible climate impacts

GreenBiz

Another landmark report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change provides stark warnings but stresses that rapidly putting the global economy on course to net-zero emissions by 2050 could hugely reduce escalating impacts

Climate warming could deepen environmental injustice in urban areas

Science Daily / Earth & Environment

Extreme heat events could become more intense and frequent both locally and globally, increasing the risk of harm to health and global economies, according to a new study

How inflation is flipping the economic script

McKinsey

The troubling trend is spilling over into every corner of the global economy, with dramatic effects. McKinsey Global Publishing looks into the stories emerging from the data. Inflation Global forces

Copper Supply Gaps to Challenge Net-Zero Goals, Study Predicts

Environment + Energy Leader

Such a supply gap would have broader consequences across the global economy, disrupting supply chains for both energy transition and non-energy transition industries, the study says.

Deloitte: Inaction on Climate Change Could Cost World Economy $178 Trillion by 2070

Environment + Energy Leader

A new report from the Deloitte Center for Sustainable Progress (DCSP) released today during the World Economic Forum's annual meeting indicates that—if left unchecked—climate change could cost the global economy $178 trillion over the next 50 years.

Measuring biodiversity impact and risk: a new focus in ESG disclosure

Greenstone

The risks resulting from a loss of nature and changes to natural capital have the potential to disrupt society and the stability of the global economy.

Copper Supply Gaps to Challenge Net-Zero Goals, Study Predicts

Environment + Energy Leader

Such a supply gap would have broader consequences across the global economy, disrupting supply chains for both energy transition and non-energy transition industries, the study says.

How to build back better: 8 ways sustainable businesses can survive in the post-Covid era

Eco-Business

The Covid-19 pandemic has infected the global economy. Here's how sustainability can help businesses weather the storm ahead

Deloitte: Inaction on Climate Change Could Cost World Economy $178 Trillion by 2070

Environment + Energy Leader

A new report from the Deloitte Center for Sustainable Progress (DCSP) released today during the World Economic Forum's annual meeting indicates that—if left unchecked—climate change could cost the global economy $178 trillion over the next 50 years.

Lowercarbon doubles down on fusion energy with $250 million fund

Impact Alpha

25 – As global economies electrify and new solutions like carbon capture and water desalination come online, power demand could triple. ImpactAlpha, Oct.

Rethinking food packaging can dent the plastic pollution crisis

GreenBiz

Although the global economy is increasingly wrapped in plastic, companies of all sizes are dramatically reducing their use of it. Circular Economy Food & Agriculture Plastic Waste Pollution Prevention

Why the cost of climate change can’t be boiled down to one right number, despite some economists’ best attempts

Environmental News Bits

The consultancy Deloitte estimates that unchecked climate change could cost the global economy US$178 trillion over the next 50 years. by Matthew E.

Vladimir Putin blames the west for energy market disruptions

Energy Central

President Vladimir Vladimir Putin forgets who started this disaster, which has the global economy today with an inflation of more than 2 digits.

Climate change’s attention deficit disorder

Environmental News Bits

Read the full story in GreenBiz. Remember climate change? It’s not an entirely facetious question.

What we need for long-term peace and prosperity

Eco-Business

An equitable, net-zero, nature-positive global economy should be at the heart of efforts. We also need a better metric for assessing progress

Costs of amphibian and reptile invasions exceeded US$ 17 billion between 1986 and 2020

Environmental News Bits

Invasions by amphibians and reptiles – when species spread beyond the regions they are native to – are estimated to have cost the global economy at least US$ 17.0 Read the full story from Scientific Reports. billion between 1986 and 2020, according to a study published in Scientific Reports. The findings highlight the need for more effective … Continue reading Costs of amphibian and reptile invasions exceeded US$ 17 billion between 1986 and 2020. Invasive species Publication

The fear that Covid would kill corporate sustainability was overblown, study finds

Eco-Business

When the Covid-19 outbreak started to squeeze the global economy in 2020, sustainability experts around the world feared that companies would deprioritise sustainability programmes - but that view has dramatically shifted this year

Simple economics driving carbon prices: Soaring demand, limited supply

Impact Alpha

7 – The crossover has arrived for carbon, the commodity that will increasingly drive the global economy. ImpactAlpha, Feb. The rising prices around. The post Simple economics driving carbon prices: Soaring demand, limited supply appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

The Turning Point: A Global Summary

Environmental News Bits

The Deloitte Economics Institute modeled region-level data from 15 geographies across Asia, Europe, and the Americas to estimate how much it could cost the global economy if we aren’t able to prevent global average temperatures from rising 3 degrees C by the end of the century. Using scenario analysis from Deloitte’s Regional … Continue reading The Turning Point: A Global Summary. Download the document.

CalSTRS Pledges to Cut GHG Emissions of $300 Billion Portfolio in Half by 2030

ESG Today

Board Vice Chair Sharon Hendricks added: “We need to escalate our work in reducing emissions, expand our investments in low-carbon solutions and use our influence to accelerate the global economy’s transition.”

Biodiversity meets the bottom line

Environmental News Bits

Framework Convention on Climate Change, estimated that net-zero commitments covered about 68 percent of the global economy in 2021, compared to just 16 percent in 2019, a more than fourfold increase.… Read the full story on GreenBiz. Net-zero commitments exploded last year, with the number of companies making them doubling. Race to Zero, part of the U.N.

How big finance can scale up sustainability

Eco-Business

Mobilising huge sums to shift to a low-carbon economy is well within the capacity of the global economy, but it will require fundamental changes to how existing financial markets work

Leadership in sustainability: Where does Singapore stand?

Eco-Business

Covid-19 has disrupted the global economy and upended life as we know it. In these unprecedented times, competent leadership has never been more critical, and this requires a deep understanding of sustainability issues

Alternative Data Driving Extreme Energy Market Research Disruption

Energy Central

Numerous indicators make clear that the next five years will usher in extreme transformation for a multitude of energy sectors, the overarching energy industry as well as the global economy at large.

Fossil fuel funding by world's biggest banks has grown every year since the Paris Agreement, report finds

Eco-Business

It's as if the penny hasn't dropped for the financial services industry that climate change is not only an increasingly disruptive environmental phenomenon, but a grave risk to the stability of the global economy