Climate Change and the Cost of Capital in Developing Countries

“This report represents the first systematic effort to assess the relationship between climate vulnerability, sovereign credit profiles, and the cost of capital in developing countries. Climate risks are multi-dimensional, covering a range of geophysical, social, and economic issues. The intensification of these risks and the degree to which they are accurately priced by financial markets […]

HR and CSR: Human Resource’s Role in Sustainable Sourcing

In today’s world, where employees, customers, and stakeholders are savvy to an enterprises’ sustainable practices – including environmental concerns and fair treatment of workers – corporate social responsibility drives an organizations’ productivity, staff recruitment and retention, and even its financial position on the stock market. The month’s The Source focuses on the Human Resources side of supply […]


August Source – Test

From the Editor: It is now the end of August and summer is wrapping up.  People across the world are preparing to shift into a new season.  The Global Sourcing Council would like to express its gratitude to their membership and to those who are making a conscious effort to live their lives and conduct their businesses in ways that promote economic, financial, environmental and social well-being.  This is an abbreviated issue of The Source with a guest editorial by GSC Board member Noel Smyth.  We will be back in mid-September providing links to articles, studies, events and our new Webinar Series, all focusing on various topics within the sustainable sourcing conversation.

Guest Editorial:  

Using carbon pricing to grow the economy.

Reducing pollution, creating jobs and eliminating rhetoric drives achievable solutions.

By Noel Smyth, who is an Executive Director at JPMorgan Chase in Global Technology and a Citizens Climate Lobby volunteer.  Mr. Smyth is a Master’s degree candidate in Sustainability from Harvard University. The views expressed in this article are his own.   


A price on carbon can actually grow the economy.   Read More…






Wednesday September 26 ONLINE

In September, the GSC takes a look at incorporating ESG (Environmental, Social & Governance) considerations into sourcing and corporate strategies. We’d like to hear from YOU and incorporate your stories and questions into the September Source Newsletter and the September 26th Webinar. Contribute to this conversation by answering this survey.