#537: Report Asks Investors To Respect Human Rights On Clean Energy Projects
Never miss another interview! Join Devin here: http://bit.ly/joindevin. Read the full Forbes article and watch the interview here: http://bit.ly/2qg9QPt. Renewable energy projects are the primary weapon in the war on climate change, but that shouldn't exempt these projects in the developing world from United Nations' standards on human rights, argues a new briefing report. As I explored the briefing, "Renewable Energy: Managing Investors' Risks and Responsibilities," with two of the co-authors, Andrea Armeni of Transform Finance and Meredith Benton (see my interview with them at the top of this article), I began to see clean energy projects through a new lens. Armeni points out that when a wind or solar project is built to provide power to an aluminum smelter there is no question that powering the smelter with clean energy is better than powering it with fossil fuels, but there may still be a negative impact on a local community--which may or may not benefit much from the project. Read the full Forbes article and watch the interview here: http://bit.ly/2qg9QPt. Need a corporate social responsibility speaker? Learn more about Devin Thorpe at http://corporatesocialresponsibilityspeaker.com.