- Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) is looking for the next wave of innovative cleantech entrepreneurs.
- The Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute has completed a report for that examines the impact climate change is likely to have on Alberta's ecosystems. Alberta's boreal forest may transition to aspen forest and grasslands as a result of changing climate conditions.
- The Climate Bonds Initiative has issued proposed eligibility criteria for solar assets under the Climate Bond Standard and Certification Scheme.
- Climate change combined with rapid population increases, economic growth and land subsidence could lead to a more than 9-fold increase in the global risk of floods in large port cities between now and 2050
- The sun is finally rising on the global solar business, with growing demand in developing regions helping to ignite the first increase in industry wide capital spending in three years in 2014
Head of Sustainability Americas, Swiss Re North America, USA
Mark Way heads Swiss Re's sustainability activities in the Americas and is part of the company's Sustainability & Political Risk Management unit.
Mark has held this position since 2006, working from Swiss Re's Americas headquarters in Armonk, NY. He is involved in various advisory roles and leads the company's sustainability engagement with key stakeholders in the region. These range from government departments, insurers, corporations, leading NGOs and international organizations to academia and internal units.
This engagement is focused primarily on the topic of climate change, in which Mark leads a number of projects where the interests of risk management, insurance and sustainable development coincide. Mark joined the Swiss Re Group in 1994 and has worked in various non-life marketing teams including those responsible for regions such as United Kingdom, Scandinavia and Japan. In 2003 he moved from his position as Client Manager for Greece, Cyprus and Malta to the Group Sustainability Management unit. From 2003 to 2006 he represented Swiss Re on the
Climate Change Working Group of the United Nations Environmental Programme Finance Initiative. He was made head of the company's Sustainability Issue Management & Reporting unit in 2005.
A British citizen, Mark graduated from the University College Wales having studied international politics in the United Kingdom and the United States. In 2005, he completed an advanced course in sustainable business practice at Cambridge University's Programme for Industry in Cambridge, United Kingdom. Mark lives with his family in Connecticut.