For those of us who believe climate change is an existential threat, this is a tough morning. But we will move forward with or without national-level leadership from the U.S. Only a few forces are strong enough to fight ignorance (like climate denial), isolationism, and fear. Those may include a measure of righteous anger, mixed with hope, forgiveness, and love.
President Obama gave his final State of the Union this week and in the seven years he's been president, much has changed. But, before he leaves office, there is more that can and should be done to address climate change.
People value the notion of national energy independence highly, but they are even more excited and supportive about what we now call small "i" independence. The kind of independence that can come from electricity produced locally from solar and wind.
f we really lean into this we will simultaneously increase prosperity for our people, reinvigorate the American Dream, and restore this magnificent blue planet. This is the greatest challenge and opportunity of our lifetime.
We may not be keeping pace with these pressures, but leading companies continue to evolve more sustainable strategies and tactics. Let's look at some top macro- and company-level stories.