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Sustainability Assessment of an Onshore Wind Portfolio in Germany

The assessment integrates environmental, social, and economic costs and benefits into an asset valuation to improve the transparency of the wind asset's impacts on the environment and important stakeholders. It also evaluates the asset's financial resilience to climate change risks.
Report October 26, 2020

The Precautionary Principle

The precautionary principle guides decision-makers to take action to protect the environment, safety, and public health when there is scientific uncertainty.
Long-form article October 23, 2020

Why the UN World Data Forum Matters to Canada

Thanks to the power of AI, we can 'model' better than ever—data gives us detailed and accurate blueprints of how Canada's fresh water is affected by climate change and pollution.
Blog October 23, 2020

Managing Infrastructure Through Stewardship

Establishing infrastructure as a business rather than a public–private partnership (PPP) provides a better platform for adaptation and change.
Long-form article October 22, 2020