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7 lessons in saving the world

The planet’s most optimistic activists met in Oxford, England, this spring to share notes on why so many things are going wrong. It turns out structural change requires that you change first. The world, at least on paper, is getting better. Never ...

Greening the concrete jungle

The production of steel, cement and aluminum collectively accounts for about 15% of global greenhouse gas emissions and demand for the industrial materials is on the rise. A handful of pilots are underway to develop zero or nearly-zero carbon versio...

Co-operators CEO challenges corporate Canada to ramp up coordinated response to climate crisis

Once a year, Canada’s top corporate citizens gather for the Corporate Knights gala in Toronto. Last week, the CEO of The Co-operators rose to receive Corporate Knights’ award as 2019’s Best Corporate Citizen and challenged those in the room us...

Green investments top $10 trillion worldwide

So often when you read policy about the transition to a low-carbon economy like the Green New Deal, it’s presented as some ideal future state. Although we still have a long way to go, a new report I co-authored reveals the green economy is already...

Papua New Guinea on the chopping block

Eight members of the Kimadi tribe stand, crouch or sit on the hard ground, knotty with exposed tree roots, enjoying the relative cool offered by a verdant canopy of leaves overhead. Just a few metres away, the quiet clear waters of a Bismarck Sea la...