April 10, 2014

Thomson Reuters and United Nations Environment Programme to Collaborate on Executive Perspectives on Sustainability

Website to offer global perspectives from world leaders; influential voices

NEW YORK – Thomson Reuters and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) have announced collaboration on Executive Perspectives on Sustainability – sustainability.thomsonreuters.com – an award-winning website that hosts global conversations among world leaders and offers unique insights on sustainability-related issues.

Pulling in key voices from politics, non-governmental organizations and corporations, Executive Perspectives explores issues and questions with significant environmental impact, from the increase of development in Africa and its effect on sustainability, to the impact of short-lived pollutants on climate change, and beyond.

This unique collaboration combines the global reach and leadership of the United Nations and Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information. UNEP leads global environmental initiatives for the United Nations, with an emphasis on issues including climate change, disasters and conflicts, ecosystem management and environmental governance, among others.

“Sharing knowledge and creative ideas is an essential part to any process of change, and there is no doubt change is needed in the way we manage our planet’s resources,” said Naysan Sahba, director of communications at UNEP. “This collaboration with Thomson Reuters will tap into the top minds of our generation to generate and disseminate the solutions and innovative thinking that will create a sustainable future for humanity.”

“Our work on sustainability issues is central to our mission to empower our customers to act with confidence in a complex world, and Thomson Reuters is pleased to work with the United Nations Environment Programme to bring together leading voices on topics important to our planet and its people,” said Carla Jones, senior vice president, Office of the CEO at Thomson Reuters and head of its corporate responsibility program. “As a global business with operations, employees and customers located around the world, Thomson Reuters has a vested interest in a future where sustainable living and responsible, ethical business practices are a feature of everyday life.”

Executive Perspectives is a popular and fast-growing section of the Thomson Reuters Sustainability site, which was launched in August 2012 as an online destination to enable knowledge sharing, dialogue and support for sustainability efforts around the world. The site is part of Thomson Reuters commitment to corporate responsibility.

For more on Thomson Reuters corporate responsibility efforts, visit: thomsonreuters.com/about-us/corporate-responsibility/.  

United Nations Environment Programme

Created in 1972, UNEP's mission is to provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations.

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