Commentary02 July

China: more wind power than nuclear

According to Statista, China’s push to install more wind energy capacity has started paying off. Data from the China Wind Energy Association (CWEA) revealed that in 2012, wind energy overtook nuclear power for the very first time to become the country’s third largest source of electricity. The leading two are coal and hydro-electric power. More »

Commentary04 June

Companies are reporting more and doing less on carbon emissions

AtKisson Group analyzed 38 of the world’s largest carbon emitters, which are by themselves responsible for 76% of Fortune 500 emissions and 5.7% of global carbon emissions. It reviewed 10,000 pages of sustainability reports, annual reports, greenhouse gas reports and websites. It reached the conclusion that corporate reporting of carbon emissions is not correlated with a reduction in carbon emissions. More »

Article13 May

Brazil en route to becoming a global clean powerhouse

Brazil has all it takes to become a global clean energy powerhouse. More »

Note07 May

In search of excellence in corporate sustainability ratings

The Global Initiative for Sustainability Ratings (GISR) announced this week the Beta Version of a set of core principles as part of an international effort to drive excellence in corporate sustainability ratings, rankings and indices. More »

Analysis06 March

Adiós Chávez

Sergio Abranches

Hugo Chávez passes away at a critical moment of Venezuela’s history. He has come to power at another critical moment of his country’s history. After leading a failed coup d’état, he became the Constitutional president by winning a regular presidential election. Venezuela faced, then, a deep political crisis due to the loss of legitimacy and credibility of the traditional political parties which dominated the country for more than four decades. Chávez dies when his country faces a deep political division at the social level, without firm leadership both on the opposition, and among the “chavistas” to lead the way forward. More »

Op-Ed31 December

HAPPY 2013

More ambitious goals: peace, freedom, and change.

HAPPY 2013