Sustainability reporting gaining traction in Canada


Originally posted on Financial Post.

Organizations are increasingly becoming aware of the value of sustainability reporting but not all companies fully understand what's involved in the process.

Michael Bloomberg: US' Immigration Laws Prevent It From Tapping Into India's Talent Pool

By MC Govardhana Rangan & Bodhisatva Ganguli

Michael Bloomberg is synonymous with the financial markets, thanks to the Bloomberg analytics terminal which is a must for every company that deals with financial markets. But after spending more than a decade as Mayor of New York, Bloomberg is on a mission to make governments sensitive about climate change as UN envoy. In an interview with ET, he speaks from climate to financial markets. Excerpts: 

2015’s Winning Coalition

by Hazel Henderson

The incoming Republican Congress in the United States, elected by the smallest voter participation since World War II, provides a new opportunity for galvanizing a winning coalition on tax reform. This new Congress faces the spate of tax-avoiding “reversion”: companies moving their taxable “headquarters” offshore by acquiring foreign firms (e.g. Burger King’s acquisition of Canada’s Tim Hortons); demands by business for reducing corporate tax rates (now the highest nominal rates worldwide); and call for further tax cuts by the Tea Party and Libertarians.

Abenomics and Japan's Economy in 2015


For the second time this year, Bloomberg brought together top newsmakers to the Tokyo office to examine topics critical to Japan – this time to focus on the future of Abenomics and its impact on Japan’s growth potential in 2015.

Off the back of a strong performance in recent elections by the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) which some commentators say reinforces the tailwind behind Abenomics, market participants are closely tracking how the core pillars of reform will materialize.

Valuing the World Around Us: An Introduction to Natural Capital

Putting a Price on Nature

How do you put a price on nature and is there value in doing so? These are questions that TD Economics explores in its most recent environmental economics report "Valuing the World Around Us: an Introduction to Natural Capital." 

Highlights from the report

2013 FedEx Global Citizenship Report - Global Connections

By Mitch Jackson, SVP, FedEx Corp Environmental Affairs & Sustainability

FedEx is built on the belief that local economic growth requires connectivity with the rest of the world, and we accept that it is our role and responsibility to do this sustainably.

Green Bonds Usher in a New Era of Environmental Finance, TD Economics

Green Bonds: Victory Bonds for the Environment
Press Release

TORONTO, November 1, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Green bonds are emerging as a front­runner to fund environmental investment and have garnered a considerable amount of attention from both investors and environmentalists, states TD Economics in a special report released today.

Dallas Morning News Spotlights Global Cities, Says Local Companies See Exports as Key to Growth


The Global Cities Initiative recently hosted forums in Houston and Dallas, where business, civic and government leaders explored the resources, partnerships and investments needed to expand economic cooperation and strengthen the global competitiveness of their metropolitan regions. In Houston, presenters and panelists (right) discussed the opportunities and challenges for Houston's economic growth, calling attention to the challenge of its skills gap and the strength of the energy sector.

Urbanization: Problem or Panacea?


With China's economic boom has come massive urbanization on a scale never before seen in human history. The population of Beijing alone has nearly doubled since 2000 and is expected to surpass 30 million in the next decade.

To examine the prospects and challenges and of China's ongoing urbanization, the Global Cities Initiative, in partnership with the Brookings-Tsinghua Center for Public Policy, brought together government officials, civic, business and academic leaders at the recent 2013 J.P. Morgan China Summit in Beijing.


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