Economy & Business

Climate Concerns Dominate Reporting Outlook at SEJ Annual Event

An overflow crowd of environmental reporters and others gathered in Washington, D.C., last week at the Society of Environmental Journalists’ annual look-ahead on environment and energy news to hear what speakers like the former United Nations head and top journalists see as the news to watch for. Find out what one story dominated. Plus, watch video of the full program.

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March 17, 2020 to March 18, 2020

Responsible Business Summit New York 2020

Ethical Corporation, by Reuters Events, is hosting the Responsible Business Summit New York on March 17-18, 2020, and are looking for your attendance as press. 750+ CEOs, Chief Sustainability Officers, ESG investors and leading NGOs will be sharing their latest strategies on how to lead the decade of action. Key topics include; climate adaption, ESG going mainstream, ROI of sustainability, ESG disclosures and building a 21st century supply chain.

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Environment, Energy Issues Will Make Headlines in 2020

As part of our “2020 Journalists’ Guide to Energy & Environment” to help reporters track the stories coming their way this year, SEJournal Online looks ahead to major developments on the beat — from Washington, D.C. to the Arctic, from public lands to fossil fuels. We also explore pending news on transportation, agriculture, nukes, federal funding, freedom of information and even algae. Also under our gaze, key facets of the climate story. Read our overview analysis and then dive deep into the full offering of special Backgrounders, TipSheets and WatchDogs.

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Energy Firms Have Friend At Trump’s Interior: Their Former Lobbyist

"David Bernhardt, the man in charge of the nation’s public lands, has come through the revolving door of Washington, D.C. lobbying and back out again. Before becoming secretary of the Department of the Interior, he collected nearly $5 million for his firm Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck as a lobbyist and lawyer from energy clients. Since he took the new post in July 2017, Bernhardt’s former clients have spent a lot of money trying to influence the Department of Interior."

Source: Mother Jones, 01/17/2020

"BlackRock C.E.O. Larry Fink: Climate Crisis Will Reshape Finance"

"Laurence D. Fink, the founder and chief executive of BlackRock, announced Tuesday that his firm would make investment decisions with environmental sustainability as a core goal. BlackRock is the world’s largest asset manager with nearly $7 trillion in investments, and this move will fundamentally shift its investing policy — and could reshape how corporate America does business ... ."

Source: NY Times, 01/15/2020


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