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US government takes action on Climate Risk Disclosure

COVID-19 has posed a global risk to domestic financial institutions and as the pandemic continues to evolve, US has confirmed that climate change is one of the top priorities. Even before the pandemic, the increased volume of extreme climate phenomena has caused considerable uncertainties in investing and the shift away from carbon-intensive energy sources may […]

Can the US catch-up with EU & Canada and revive their sustainability (ESG) regulations?

Globally, countries are stepping up their game to greater sustainability, mainly climate change, into their financial industries. The plans are most advanced in the European Union and Canada.   In the last few years, multiple countries have made progress in developing sustainable-finance plans to help direct investment to climate solutions. On the other hand, the […]

Climate change is on top of the US election agenda

Dealing with climate change took a back seat when we came face to face with a new existential threat (COVID-19) but it is now in the forefront once again as Election Day comes closer and closer. Politicians have taken notice of the wave of change, especially among young voters.   Climate change is only going […]

Are sustainability professionals ready to tackle the ripple effects caused by the fires?

Currently multiple fires burning more than three million acres with millions of residents smothered in toxic air causing blackouts and extreme heat waves.   This crisis is an example of something climate experts have long worried about, but which few expected to see so soon: a cascade effect, in which a series of disasters overlap, triggering or […]

Is Texas Winning the Game on Renewables?

As the Covid-19 pandemic shatters the state’s oil and gas industry, solar energy production is on a trajectory for record growth.   With intense sun and vast tracts of empty land that can accommodate a large scale of solar farms, West Texas is now rapidly developing in the solar energy sector. Texas’ free market approach […]

Sustainability should be high on the agenda at G7 USA summit

Just a few months into navigating COVID-19-related constraints, leaders of the G7 will meet in the USA, most likely in September, as governments move from ‘rescue’ to ‘recovery’ mode.  Recently, leading voices from politics and businesses[1] in the US strongly suggested that recovery measures should be guided by sustainability principles, promoting a ‘green’ recovery. Indeed, […]