Tariq Fancy said he was disillusioned by what he saw as the non-impact of sustainable investing. This is despite the bold claims made for new ‘green’ products by this fast growing sector. Too much capital is going towards companies that are doing things that are not in the public interest and too much sustaina-babble is coming out of Wall Street.
All that we take for granted faces existential threat. Most people still struggle to accept that we must all live very differently and do so rapidly in order to ensure our very survival on this planet. But there are flag bearers for new sustainable thinking and living. Here we headline the inspiring lessons from some.
The intense ‘heat dome’ and rainfall events in North America, Central Europe and China have been overwhelming. German Chancellor Angela Merkel called the scale of flood damage “surreal”. President Xi Jinping labelled “extremely severe” the implications of one year’s rain falling in Henan province over three days. But no one should consider these as a shock. The events are in line with scientific warnings. Leaders must expect and plan for even greater extremes.
Tariq Fancy warns investors & leaders abt the non-impact of many #sustainableinvestments despite big claims for new ‘green’ products. #capital goes to companies who don’t act in #publicinterest. He calls it 'sustaina-babble' of #WallStreet.https://t.co/SsiogNrgAo— Think Unthinkable (@Think_Unthink) September 9, 2021
Cost of failing to Think the Unthinkable: #West’s humiliation in #Afghanistan. Did #Biden even think unthinkables? What the world’s most sophisticated #military achieved in 20 years would be defeated in 20 days by strategic patience of men on motor bikes with semi-auto #weapons?— Think Unthinkable (@Think_Unthink) August 16, 2021
Previous hasty withdrawal. Still have #UKgov letter in Jan 1989 telling me to leave #Afghanistan as I covered #Sovietarmy pull out for #ITN. I reported rapid UK & US embassy closures. But almost no other media & no mobile phones, social media or satellites for instant coverage. pic.twitter.com/0ZTVn33jYc— Think Unthinkable (@Think_Unthink) August 16, 2021
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