The Sustainability Imperative

As organizations struggle to define a strategy that balances purpose and profit, opportunities are increasingly emerging to take the lead in sustainability initiatives. Front-line advances in areas such as net-zero emissions, AI-powered solutions for the underserved, precision agriculture, digital healthcare, and more are delivering business benefits, while simultaneously contributing to the realization of the UN’s 17 SDGs. We provide the expert thinking, debate, and guidance to help your organization reposition and transform in the era of sustainability.

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Legacy industrial sites ("brownfield sites") can be found across the US. Brownfield site redevelopment is commonplace, especially along the Eastern Seaboard, a stronghold of former industrial sites. Many of these sites have undergone a level of ecological succession during decades of unuse. This, combined with their proximity to major waterways, makes them prime locations for occupation by endemic (local) species. This Advisor provides an overview of brownfield redevelopment through a biodiversity and species-conflict lens.
The time is right for innovative tools, metrics, frame­works, and models that can convince businesses, governments, investors, and practitioners that systemic change is both needed and possible. For agriculture in particular, regenerating and revitalizing the entire ecosystem of the farm can and needs to contribute to mitigating climate change effects, strengthening biodiversity, and ensuring a satisfactory livelihood for farmers.
Although coastal wetlands cover less than 2% of the total ocean area, they account for approximately 50% of all carbon stored within ocean sediments. Consistent efforts are needed to ensure that such ecosystems are neither degraded nor damaged. This would result in the loss of their carbon-sink capacity, resulting in the release of large quantities of CO2 into the atmosphere. Projects to conserve, manage, and/or restore coastal ecosystems are essential to preventing this.
During this webinar on demand, you'll explore what is likely to transpire in the EV market in the next ten years, what it will take for legacy and emerging automakers to survive the transition to EVs, and the many risks these manufacturers are facing, including risks outside the direct control of the auto industry.
This Advisor explores the Detroit Tree Equity Partnership (DTEP), a US $30 million investment in Detroit to increase the city’s tree canopy and all the benefits that come with that.
As we explore in this Advisor, businesses can respond to biodiversity loss by laying out an enabling environment for various partnerships where trust, reputation, and stakeholder engagement are foundational.
Most of us are familiar with the “net zero” concept; we now have “nature positive” added to the mix. This Advisor digs into the meaning of the concept and reminds us that the way nature positive is defined will have significant influence on how businesses address their nature-related activities.
Rob Campbell-Watt explores the Gulf Coast in Louisiana and highlights a set of co-benefits resulting from restoring coastal wetlands. In this case, a restoration effort becomes a nature-based solution that in turn becomes a carbon offset, achieving a positive ROI. Campbell-Watt lays out the reasons coastal restoration is a sound investment and shows how, with verification and measurement, the investment can turn a profit by being monetized as an offset.