Water and Pandemics


by Alina Donets, lead portfolio manager and a Vice President with Allianz Global Investors 

The Rise of Water Investing


by Justin Winter, Portfolio Manager and Director, Impax Asset Management 

Clean water and sanitation for all is the subject of the United Nations’ sixth sustainable development goal, and an increasingly relevant topic to both emerging markets and the developed world. The need for water infrastructure is great in the developing world, and in the developed world, ensuring access to clean water is an ever-present issue, as recent crises have illustrated. This brings opportunities for sustainable investors.

Global Transition to Halophyte Agriculture

Fresh Water Saving, Salt Water Loving Plants

By Hazel Henderson

Bruce Power Keeps the Lights on in Ontario

When Ontario's final coal-fired power facility was converted to biomass, Bruce Power was providing 70 per cent of the carbon-free energy required by the province.

Nuclear facility one of the key elements to Ontario’s survival following massive 2003 blackout

On August 14, 2003, 50 million North Americans were plunged into darkness in the largest electricity blackout in history.

An estimated 10 million Ontarians were impacted. Traffic lights were out, causing commuter chaos. Senior citizen’s homes were without air conditioning on a sweltering summer day.

A dramatic increase was reported in the volume of emergency calls placed to police, fire and ambulance services across the province.

First Global Conference On Food Security

Press Release

Wageningen, September 23, 2013 /3BL Media/ - A multifaceted problem: How can the world feed its children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren in a future facing an ever-growing global population, poverty, growing scarcities of drinking water and agricultural land, and of course the elusive climate change? And at what price? Nobody knows the answer.

The Role of ERM in Business Sustainability

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company

In the wake of Sarbanes-Oxley and the current economic challenges, Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) has elevated in importance and has, in fact, become more common practice.  This concept of a consistent risk tolerance has made its way into just about every aspect of financial, operational, and competitive assessment.  Our sustainability consulting views risk management, and in some cases, a formal ERM program to be a critical component of business sustainability planning and operation.

Sustainable Leadership: Creating Receptivity or Resistance?

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company

What is the fastest way to get from where you are to where you want to be?  Is it a linear path? The shortest path?  Our sustainability consulting would argue that the answer is actually by following the path of least resistance.

Rethinking Sustainable Supply Chain Decisions

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company

Over the past few years, many companies have taken drastic measures to address the financial pressures of uncertain economic times.  Specifically within the supply chain, our professional consulting observed many companies taking actions to primarily reduce cost.  These ‘reduction’ efforts are now, in some cases, showing up as empty warehouses and crippled supply processes in a rebounding economy.

Sustainability: The Cure for Inflexible Business Models

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company

How attached are you to your ideas?  To your business plan? Let's get more specific.  Are you attached to results - whether that is growth or profit or are you attached to how you get there?  


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