Global Matters


Washington DC signs 100% renewable energy bill

Washington DC has committed to plans to source 100% of its electricity from renewable energy by 2032, as part of its Clean Energy DC Omnibus Amendment Act of 2018 which last week signed into law a raft of new clean

Impact Investment needs global standards and better measurement

Impact Investment needs global standards and better measurement

Recent OECD report “Social Impact Investment: The Impact Imperative for Sustainable Development” calls for international standards to be applied on collecting data and measuring impact. Currently, most impact investment goes to areas with relatively easy returns, such as financial services,

World Bank Commits US$50 bn for Climate Adaptation, Resilience

The World Bank Group has launched an action plan on climate change adaptation and resilience, under which it will increase direct adaptation climate finance to USD 50 billion over 2021-2025. Outlined in a publication titled, ‘Action Plan on Climate Change

UN report: Time to tackle challenge of e-waste

The world produces as much as 50 million tonnes of electronic and electrical waste (e-waste) a year, weighing more than all of the commercial airliners ever made. Only 20% of this is formally recycled, with 80% either ending up in landfill

Dell Continues to Close the Loop on E-waste

Dell continues to make headway on its plans to dramatically increase the amount of repurposed and reclaimed content in its supply chain, with a goal of 100 million pounds of reused materials in its products by 2020 (double its original

The rise of social impact bonds in Japan

Originating in the U.K. in 2010 and expanding to 100 projects in 20 countries, social impact bonds have been increasingly attracting public attention as a new method of social investment. Social impact bonds (SIBs) have been increasingly attracting public attention

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