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Memo to CEOs: It’s Time to Commit to Net-Zero.

Encouraging news about business leaders addressing climate change and other environmental challenges has really surged over the past few months. More CEOs and prominent investors are stepping up and leading on the environmental front. This makes sense and is great news. Larry Fink’s recent letter to CEOs—this year telling them to prepare a plan to be …

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Nature-Based Climate Solutions Are A Key Strategy to Reach Net Zero

The Private Sector Can Make Them Better The Quick Rundown:  Nature-based climate solutions are an increasingly utilized tool in the environmental arsenal.  They have also generated a lot of debate. So this week, we’re doing a deep dive into NCS, making the case for why we need them to reach the critical goal of a …

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What Will You Do To Accelerate Environmental Progress in 2021?

You Need a Game Plan to Make a Real Difference The Quick Rundown: The Instigator primarily focuses on environmental strategies for organizations. But individuals are integral to our cause too. This week, we focus on personal strategies for achieving environmental progress.  2020 was a dismal year by most measures. And the first few weeks of …

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Treehuggers, Please Meet the Barbarians at the Gate

What Environmental Philanthropists Can Learn From Wall Street Investors The Quick Rundown: The Instigator champions private sector-led environmental strategies. We also argue that better environmental outcomes are achieved when business collaborates with non-profit organizations. Environmental NGOs need to be well-funded to perform at the highest level.  Let’s explore what philanthropists can learn from the way Wall Street …

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Put Me in Charge

How I’d Make My Private Equity Firm a Climate Leader The Quick Rundown Companies and investors are starting to make big things happen — and fast — to address the climate challenge. The private sector is investing in climate solutions, mobilizing talent, innovating, committing to GHG emission reductions, and better climate disclosure. This is just …

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Impossible Burger

Take the Leap: How to Launch Your Own Personal Environmental Game Plan

The Quick Rundown.  It’s been a turbulent period of time for all of us recently. One thing seems very clear — leadership matters hugely. The Instigator usually focuses on organizational strategies — how companies, investors, and NGOs can tackle environmental challenges. But personal strategies matter too. To achieve the change we seek, we need more people across society to …

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