Harvard Business School Event: Risks, Opportunities, and Investment in the Era of Climate Change

Risks, Opportunities, and Investment in the Era of Climate Change On March 4, I joined alumni at Harvard Business School’s Program on Business and The Environment to discuss climate risk to investment value and consider what can be done about it. Speakers came from as far away as Japan (Hiro Mizuno, CIO of Japan Government’s $1.6 trillion […]

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Cities are critical in addressing our most pressing environmental challenges

I recently returned from Abu Dhabi where I attended a United Nations gathering on cities and the environment. I met with dozens of experts from around the world to debate ideas and draft a report on the environmental challenges that cities experience but also create, and to outline a sustainable and inclusive vision for tomorrow’s […]

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Corporations critical in mitigating climate change and influencing policy – Chicago Corporate Sustainability Meeting

Yesterday, I joined Ceres President Mindy Lubber in addressing a gathering of Chicago sustainability leaders led by Adele Simmons and hosted at the Chicago Community Trust.  Mindy emphasized the need for effective policy to achieve the scale, scope, and pace required to mitigate climate risk to businesses, investment markets, and human communities.  She argued for […]

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Climate Change Central to Investment Decisions

Yesterday, BlackRock chairman and CEO Larry Fink announced that it will make climate change central to its investment considerations and reallocate a significant part of its capital. As the world’s largest asset manager, its (partial) divestments from companies producing coal and other fossil fuels indicates a shift within financial markets. Investors and companies are increasingly […]

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Building Sustainable Value for Impact: A Wealth Management Conference held at DePaul University on October 17th

The Annual Wealth Management Conference took place at DePaul University on Building Sustainable Value for Impact, focusing on how wealth managers can invest advantageously in solutions to climate change and its effects. Dr. Jonathan Foley of Project Drawdown gave the keynote address, opening with a revelation that the past two generations have used more of […]

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CURES Connections Workshop: New Voices and Paths to Urban Sustainability

Greenleaf was honored to work with the Center for Urban Resilience and Environmental Sustainability (CURES) at the University of Illinois team as part of the organizing committee on the CURES Connections Workshop: New Voices and Paths to Urban Sustainability on August 7th and 8th. Participants at the event included municipalities (from rural to large urban), […]

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A National Energy Transition Plan for America: Informing the Development of a Carbon Dividend Approach

A report on climate change and economic policy was just released by Dr. Roy Wehrle (University of Illinois-Springfield – emeritus) and Dr. Don Wuebbles (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign) titled A National Energy Transition Plan for America: Informing the Development of a Carbon Dividend Approach. The report lays out new research on the benefits of a carbon […]

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