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World Green Building Council Forum to Help Keep a 1.5°C Scenario Within Reach

by Jonathan Goldsmith, Head of Infrastructure & Transportation – UK at Acre
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Leaders in the building and construction sector joined forces at London Climate Action Week yesterday to engage in a purposeful event to help devise and deliver solutions necessary to combat the climate crisis, in the wake of COP26.

The WorldGBC+20: Global Solutions Forum for Accelerating Decarbonised and Sustainable Built Environments, took place yesterday in the capital to mark the 20th anniversary of World Green Building Council. It discussed challenges in order to accelerate a decarbonised and sustainable built environment that will benefit everyone.

Why Slow Money?

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by Woody Tasch, founder of Slow Money

Some Thoughts on Fiduciary Responsibility, Mutually Assured Destruction and Small, Diversified Organic Farms

Since the slow money movement’s first low interest loan to a local organic farm in 2010, more than $80 million has flowed to over 800 small farms and local food businesses, via volunteer-led groups in a few dozen communities. Events of the last few years have emphatically accentuated our shared concerns.

Ecocentricity Blog: Reflecting on Corporate Sustainability, Climate Change, and the (Electric) Road Ahead

A Q&A with John A. Lanier and Jeff Gowdy
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This week's blog is a conversation on the state of corporate sustainability and how it intersects with climate change between John Lanier, executive director of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation, and his friend Jeff Gowdy, a director at the sustainability consultancy Sustainserv, and an adjunct professor at Vanderbilt University.

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This week's blog is a conversation on the state of corporate sustainability and how it intersects with climate change between John Lanier, executive director of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation, and his friend Jeff Gowdy, a director at the sustainability consultancy Sustainserv, and an adjunct professor at Vanderbilt University.

How You Can Help Accelerate the Sustainable Transition in the New Year

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With the breadth of challenges facing humanity, each new year gives us the collective opportunity to reflect on the progress we’ve made toward creating a more sustainable future for all. And while the pandemic has highlighted the weaknesses of our interconnected global society, it has also reinforced that collaboration is needed across every region, every sector of our economy and every segment of society to address our current problems. But above all, it has shown that we have the capacity to achieve rapid change if we all play our part.

Nature-based Solutions for a Resilient, Equitable Future

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WSP USA hosted a recent panel session at the International Chamber of Commerce virtual forum during COP26 - UN Climate Change Conference, exploring how organizations leading the shift to resilient, eq

2021 SPOTLIGHT: International Presented at COP26

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2021 SPOTLIGHT: International Paper presented at COP26 this year, highlighting how working forests play a critical role in addressing climate change.

Climate Finance: Moving Forward After COP26

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The need for climate finance – the local, national, or transnational financing that enables climate change mitigation and adaptation – was much debated at COP26. Indeed, a proliferation of government commitments towards increased financing count among the key achievements of the conference. However, the onus is now firmly on government, policy and corporate stakeholders to translate ambition into impact. Supply chain finance plays a key role in unlocking investments towards decarbonization tech and making climate action more accessible to small and medium enterprises (SMEs). By enabling green financing and accelerating your supply chain’s progress towards climate action and reliable ESG data, your company can play a critical role in catalyzing this transition at scale.

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The need for climate finance – the local, national, or transnational financing that enables climate change mitigation and adaptation – was much debated at COP26. Indeed, a proliferation of government commitments towards increased financing count among the key achievements of the conference. However, the onus is now firmly on government, policy and corporate stakeholders to translate ambition into impact. Supply chain finance plays a key role in unlocking investments towards decarbonization tech and making climate action more accessible to small and medium enterprises (SMEs). By enabling green financing and accelerating your supply chain’s progress towards climate action and reliable ESG data, your company can play a critical role in catalyzing this transition at scale.

Summary and Takeaways From COP26

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The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP26, was recently held in Glasgow, Scotland. The conference was a significant global event bringing together stakeholders from the private sector, the public sector, and nonprofits, and the gathering led both to encouragement and disappointment in various groups. After the conclusion of the event our global teams took some time to analyze and came up with some key points to summarize the event and how it might impact our clients.

Private Sector Response

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