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Our Money: Our Future

Is your pension destroying the planet and risking your long term savings? Investing in fossil fuels was considered a safe choice with minimal risk. But is this still the case? Climate change will affect the value of your pension. More floods, more severe weather, a warming world, and pressure on our food supply will affect [...]

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Protesters at the Pebble Mine

Anglo American abandons Alaska’s Pebble Mine

Written by David Aplin and Ben Goldfarb David Aplin is Director of Education and Outreach, WWF-US Arctic Program. Ben was WWF-US Arctic Program Communications Intern. On 16th of September, Anglo American – a London-based mining company – withdrew from the Pebble Limited Partnership and walked away from their 50% interest in the proposed Pebble Mine, an [...]

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Rainforest and wetland © Michel Roggo / WWF-Canon

Towards ecological undershoot and business resilience

Our overuse of natural resources to clothe, house, feed, transport and entertain us is escalating. And global carbon emissions continue to exceed the planet’s carbon sequestration capacity. The day in the year by which we use up our annual ecological budget arrives ever earlier as the decades go by. ‘Earth Overshoot Day’ was estimated by [...]

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Net positive disruption

With 400 parts per million (ppm) of CO2 in the Earth’s atmosphere, there’s new pressure to build a more positive economy. At the same time, two trends – the combination of digital natives directing new models of consumption and the do-it-yourself revolution – offer the perfect opportunity to disrupt and repair broken systems. Let’s start [...]

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Time to go net positive

‘Even doubling our current rate of decarbonisation, would still lead to emissions consistent with 6 degrees of warming by the end of the century’.  PwC. ‘The world has failed to meet its target to achieve a significant reduction in the rate of biodiversity loss’.  Convention on Biological Diversity. Optimisation is clearly failing.  We need to [...]

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Innovate or die: learning from new sustainable business models

Think new “I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I’m frightened of the old ones” – these words, from composer John Cage, ring especially true to me when considering the gulf between businesses that are glued to outmoded approaches, and others that are breaking in new, innovative models. It’s a topic WWF [...]

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Fish caught in crates brought to port in Peru © Edward Parker / WWF-Canon

Trials, tribulations and tuna

Are you in the tuna business, but chasing a red herring? The current reputation wins through moving to different fishing technologies are taking centre stage, with the potential to prevent us from locking on to the pursuit of more rounded solutions. Many of the tuna species – the Atlantic, Southern and Pacific bluefin, Bigeye, Yellowfin, and [...]

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