A Montford couple who pledged to go plastic-free in January plan to continue their drastic lifestyle change to help raise awareness and empower others. “We did start it as a one-month challenge,” says Hilary Drake.
Let this be the beginning, not the peak, of a corporate transformation journey, so that once society is beyond the immediate threats, we move into a refreshed approach to capitalism.
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Finextra hosted the first workshop of its two-day virtual event, Sustainable Finance Live. The interactive session brought together expert investors and asset managers to explore how to build a portfolio that effectively supports biodiversity, natural capital, and ecosystem services. On the back of the learnings gathered from Sustainable Finance Live’s opening case studies and panel Q&A, a raft of keynote speakers – representing organisations such as Elastacloud, Redsand Ventures, EBRD, Cervest, Federated Hermes, Verisk Maplecroft and Ashurst – drilled down into the challenges and opportunities associated with executing investments that effectively support biodiversity.
Sustainability… It’s the topic of the decade, maybe even the century! We hear about it in all of our personal and social environments, and it seems to be aggressively penetrating every aspect of business and finance. But are Sustainability and ESG really here to stay? Is this a full paradigm shift, or just another passing trend? For businesses, is it just another regulatory challenge, or is it a true opportunity? How business leaders decide to answer this question will have huge impact on their company’s market position and longevity. Hopefully you are reading between the lines here and see that the answer to these questions is quite obvious. True North has shifted. There is a valuable opportunity to capture here, and if businesses don’t adjust their bearings, they will become lost and left behind. Even if businesses are not convinced about sustainability, basic business management fundamentals make a strong case for integrating ESG and Sustainability into business models across all sectors.
This course is for graduates and professionals looking for greater knowledge and expertise in sustainable agricultural development. You’ll gain a strong understanding of the fundamentals of crop production, such as adaptation to climate and other environmental changes. You then explore how this expertise can help to design effective food production systems without placing unsustainable demands on the environment. The emphasis is on agriculture in tropical or developing countries, but the approaches can be used globally.