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Published Aug. 16, 2018 4:35 PM

“We need ecological literacy”, Benjamin Richardson proclaimed at the Time and Sustainabilty Conference (and has written; 2017). One of the many gems, or perhaps in a metaphor more in tune with the topic, seeds, that I took with me from this most enriching conference. More than a month later now, I am unbundling my ‘carrier bag’ (Le Guin, 1996; Haraway, 2016) and sifting through its contents for those seeds. Some of them are sprouting already, some I don’t know where to put, all of them will be planted, somehow, sometime. Patience. Research is slow, it needs attention, care, fertilization. And perseverance. Much like law, I guess.

Published July 5, 2018 10:04 AM

Climate change is viewed as a long-term problem by most directors and corporate actors, but the financial impact of climate change is largely misunderstood.  Short-termism pervades corporate decision-making, creating a temporal dissonance between the perceived long-term timescales of climate change, and short-term corporate and investment decisions. This dissonance means that climate change is not being factored into today’s corporate decisions or in asset valuations by the market.

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Blogging for Sustainability

Sustainable Market Actors for Responsible Trade (SMART) brings together researchers who focus on global, sustainable development, within the planetary boundaries. 

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