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The latest Pew Centre Report on Clean Energy

The latest Pew Research Center report on Clean Energy shows that the clean energy sector has moved forward, with overall investment in 2012 five times greater than it was in 2004. Looking at the data in three-year increments, average clean energy investment increased by at least $90 billion triennially—from an average of $64 billion in […]

The New Geopolitics of Food Scarcity

“We are entering a time of chronic food scarcity, one that is leading to intense competition for control of land and water resources—in short, a new geopolitics of food.” —Lester R. Brown Lester R. Brown is the visionary environmental analyst and founder of the Worldwatch Institute and the Earth Policy Institute, a nonprofit research organisation based […]

Technology, Engagement, Global Warming and the Green Economy – Karl Schutte, Associate, Head of Sustainable Enterprises, AFG Venture Group

When computers were first used they were a separate part of people’s lives. Computer labs existed as islands of technology that one ventured into either at the workplace or in institutions of learning and later also at home after the introduction of personal computers. Today the use of technology is not something separate or special; […]

Surprises for 2012 – Graham Boyd, Policy Strategist & Fund Manager, Gemini Group

Two thousand and eleven was the year big name investors were constantly wrong footed. Many saw their personal wealth as well as that of their clients dented as markets blindsided them. Many sought refuge in gold, but just as gold appeared to be a peerless safe haven, its value tumbled. When budget deficits seemed set […]

The New World Order of Carbon Pricing: Seven Reasons Why Companies in Australia Should Take Action – James Lau, Principal, Frogtree & Jeremy Barker, Partner, A.T. Kearney

There is a view in the public arena that the impact of the carbon legislation will be negligible, and that businesses would be well advised not to feel compelled to take action. Our assertion is that there is a lot companies can do and taking action now translates as bottom line results. Here are seven […]