October 27, 2015

Thomson Reuters Releases ‘7 Reasons the World Will Be Sustainable’ Multimedia Feature: Global Experts Working Towards an Answer

NEW YORK – Thomson Reuters today released a multimedia feature entitled, '7 Reasons the World Will be Sustainable,' which examines the conflux of drivers that will enable sustainability globally.  The drivers include transparency, catastrophe, science & innovation as well as the role of: heroes, regulators, investors and collaborators in this effort.  The feature provides pathways for success following the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit 2015, when the world focused  its attention on 17 goals for the earth’s changing climate, natural resources distribution and prosperity.

The report, which analyzes Thomson Reuters research and data and highlights interviews with individuals at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, MIT Sloan School of Management, Caltech’s Resnick Sustainability Institute and the BT Group, among others, concludes that while there is tremendous work to be done; there is hope.

Timothy Nixon, Director for Sustainability at Thomson Reuters, who co-authored the report commented, “Every day, news headlines and science reports reflect a world where climate is trending towards increasingly catastrophic events. But in fact, leading experts believe global disaster is avoidable, and this series takes a look at the people and programs that work to combat these threats.”

Mark Schlageter, Chief Customer Officer, added, “We partner closely with a wide variety of customers who are experts in different aspects of sustainability in the legal, regulatory and academic research spaces as part of our broader corporate social responsibility & inclusion initiatives. This work is becoming ever more important as investors and analysts increasingly see the link between sustainability and strong financial performance over the long-term.” 

"The EPA is pleased to be a part of this new dialogue on sustainability. The United States has taken dramatic steps forward in reducing carbon pollution and addressing other major environmental challenges," said Joel Beauvais, EPA Associate Administrator of Policy. "With continued leadership on policy, technology and business innovation, we can all  play a shared role in advancing solutions - both domestic and global - that protect public health and the environment, support economic growth and ensure a more sustainable future for this and future generations.”

“We’re excited that Thomson Reuters has highlighted the complex issues of sustainability and looking for the ways to address them,” said Jonas C. Peters, Director, Resnick Sustainability Institute and Bren Professor of Chemistry in the Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology.  “At Caltech, we are committed to innovations that will help to conquer these challenges.  The insights that come from bringing together the different views in this presentation are very important to the future of the planet.”

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