Is Economic Growth Fuelling Climate Change?

FT data journalists Federica Cocco and John Burn-Murdoch look at the numbers behind George Monbiot’s argument that pressures for GDP growth of 3 per cent are in conflict with the drastic changes needed to prevent the worst impacts of climate change.

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Why Impact Investing Starts With Good Intentions, But it Cannot End There

Every human activity produces both positive and negative impacts. Unless we measure and manage the negative along with the positive, we cannot be sure we are achieving our intended net societal and environmental benefits, nor can we take corrective action.

(Adam Bendell, CEO of Toniic on the FT on why Impact investing starts with good intentions, but it cannot end there)

Exploring Blockchain for Alternative Finance: A CrowdCamp

Registrations are open for taking part in the 4th ECN CrowdCamp “Exploring Blockchain for Alternative Finance” in Berlin on 13th June 2019.

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Life After Climate Change

“In the flat where I stayed in Cape Town last month, the bathtub felt like a relic of a lost civilisation. It may never be used again. Beside it was a shower containing an egg timer. The two-minute wash has been standard here since the recent three-year drought. In the city’s public bathrooms, a dribble comes out of the tap. Posters everywhere warn against wasting water. This is what adapting to climate change looks like.” (FT Simon Kuper on life after climate change).