Author: Stephanie Britz

Your Company’s Next Leader on Climate Is…The CFO

Harvard Business Review – If your chief financial officer is the last person you would think of to take charge on climate change, think again. Today, smart organizations are shifting their sustainability responsibilities toward the finance function.

There are several reasons for this change. First is the basic math, which falls largely within a CFO’s purview. Mitigating and adapting to climate change will require close to $1 trillion in investments per year through 2030 for the economy as a whole, and is also expected to put at risk between $4.2 trillion and $43 trillion of tradable stock exchange assets by the end of the century, depending on the level of planetary warming. Read More…

Burlington Town Meeting Okays High Rise Industrial Zoning Changes

Burlington – Patch – Burlington town meeting voters approved four zoning bylaw articles related to the high-rise industrial zoning district, at Monday’s meeting. One amendment changed the district’s dimensional rules, while the other three added parcels to the district, doubling the number of parcels covered by the rules. The articles were geared toward driving life sciences development in the town, according to the articles’ advocates. Read More…