The environment, society and business - thinking and acting sustainably makes a positive impact in many areas. Our articles discuss interesting examples and exciting ideas concerning the environmental, economic and social dimensions of sustainability.

Emmet McNamee

Emmet McNamee: "No stewardship, no net zero"

What is stewardship, and what does it deliver for clients? Emmet McNamee, Head of Stewardship at the UN Principles for Responsible Investment, gives answers.
Katharine Hayhoe lächelt in die Kamera

"It’s not about saving the planet. It’s about saving ourselves"

Acclaimed climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe on the power of honest communication and collective action – and why nature itself is a big part of the solution when it comes to solving the climate and biodiversity crises.
The logo of the Carbon Removal Show

The Carbon Removal Show: This podcast is worth your time

A high-quality podcast gets people inspired and educated about carbon removal - easy to understand, entertaining, relevant.
 Nhlanhla Junior Ngulube in the office

Harambee: Tackling youth unemployment in South Africa

The South African non-profit organisation Harambee wants to put an end to the country’s high youth unemployment. LGT Venture Philanthropy is supporting Harambee with its mission.
Yvon Chouinard at the beach in California

How to run a company with purpose: Chouinard's Let My People Go Surfing

Patagonia-founder Yvon Chouinard’s autobiography "Let my people go surfing" is approaching its twentieth birthday, but still feels revolutionary: that’s a worrying sign.

Biodiversity and climate

More than 30 percent - that is how many plant species are globally endangered today. These include the dandelion (Taraxacum germanicum), the water pygmyweed, and true mangroves. The main drivers of plant extinction are our human land use, soil pollution, and climate change. The most dramatic...
Natural building materials (from left: straw, wood, cork, cob, bamboo)

Modern construction taps natural materials

Travel to Skellefteå, amid the forests and lakes of Northern Sweden, and you’ll soon notice the Sara Cultural Centre. Its 20 storeys rise above the city’s spruce trees; its windows caressed by the winter sun, its sand-colored walls glinting in the snow. But beyond its handsome design...

Biodiversity is becoming increasingly important

In 1916, in a scientific paper called The Variable Desert, the biologist J. Arthur Harris described in awe the richness and variety of the plant life he had observed in the wild lands around Tucson in Arizona. There was, he wrote, "a flora rich in genera and species and of diverse geographic...
Climate change lethargy

Why am I not doing anything about climate change?

Bar a dwindling core of climate deniers and those with their heads buried in the steadily warming sand, we all now know what is happening. The climate is in crisis. An existential threat that scientists have warned of for decades is in our faces. But beyond the individual acts of perhaps...

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