Gitterman Wealth Management, led by co-founder Jeff Gitterman (pictured), held its SMART (Sustainability Metrics Applied to Risk Tolerance)® Investing for a Better World conference, a Sustainable Investment Conference for Financial Advisors, in New York City.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) Burning fossil fuels has made our modern world possible with its many conveniences, but it has also been the main cause of climate change. As UN Chief Antonio Guterres recently declared, “Continuing to invest in fossil fuels would create “an unsustainable future.” He added that “we must stop making bets on an unsustainable future that will place savings and societies at risk."
(3BL Media/Justmeans) The burning of fossil fuels has increased the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Shipping companies like UPS are investing in renewable natural gas (RNG) as an alternative to fossil fuels. RNG, also known as biomethane, is a gas that is completely interchangeable with conventional natural gas, and can be used in natural gas vehicles.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) The Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region has made many social and economic improvements in 15 years. Those include reducing poverty, inequality and hunger. However, the region still faces big environmental and social challenges. Extreme weather events with a link to climate change such as hurricanes pose big threats to the region.
Guest Blog by Bruno Vuillier, Kraton
Sustainability. Now that this word is firmly entrenched in the business landscape, the real question is just how committed organizations are to sustainable practices vs. bottom-line results? This is a story of two companies involved in road construction that have sustainability in their DNA, and how they are collaborating to help solve one of the industry’s great conundrums.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – During the depths of Detroit’s bankruptcy three years ago, JPMorgan Chase & Co. committed $100 million for economic development and neighborhood stabilization in the city. It added another $50 million to that amount earlier this year. Half the amount is in the form of grants, while the other half comprises a variety of loan funds for small business growth and real estate development.
(3BL Media/Justmeabs) Big cities such as Los Angeles and New York are not the only places with sustainability plans in places. Sechelt is a small town in British Columbia, Canada with a population of 8,000 residents. In 2011, Sechelt published its sustainability plan.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) — Across the world, 59 million children and 65 million adolescents are out of school, while more than 120 million children do not complete primary education. Behind these figures there are children and young people being denied not only a right, but opportunities—a fair chance to get a decent job, to escape poverty, to support their families and to develop their communities.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) - The campaign #AddWater is a simple, but effective scheme where staff and students at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David’s (UWTSD) Lampeter campus are being asked to add 5p (or more) to the cost of the drinks they buy from the university’s catering outlets.