By James Fallows
Former Vice President, Al Gore and his firm, Generation Investment Management, are demonstrating a new version of capitalism as one that aims to shift the incentives of business to solve social and environmental issues.
November 12, 2015
Emerging multinationals are increasingly incorporating social and environmental initiatives into their business strategies. These private sector firms provide critical public goods in developing countries where the public sector often fails to provide social services central to economic development.
The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
November 03, 2015
President Obama has signed a memorandum to ask federal agencies to mitigate the impacts on natural resources from development and to encourage related private investments.”We all have a moral obligation to the next generation to leave America’s natural resources in better condition than when we inherited them,” stated President Obama.
McKinsey & Company
Energy accounts for a sizable share of company’s operating costs. Globally, the chemical, cement, and metals & mining sectors, for example, spend about one-third of their operating budget on energy. McKinsey’s new report details 33 technologies that can help improve energy efficiency.