Stewards of Our Planet

By Leigh Klein

July 11th is World Population Day.  I know what you are thinking…everything has a day…National Siblings Day…National Ice Cream Day… but this is a day that really matters.

The world population has been increasing at around 100 million people a year – to where we now stand at approximately 7.8 billion people.

That is a lot of need for clean water, food, shelter; and our planet is being developed and pushed to unprecedented limits.

What can we do?

We must be mindful stewards. It will take a collective effort.

It is so important for us to take the necessary steps now to preserve the planet’s vital resources!

We are starting to see that renewable energy is our future and even the traditional oil and gas companies are now investing in clean energy. This is the first step in turning the corner.

This shared planet must be one of equality. 

What measures are being put in place to ensure economic equality and social justice?

Finally, we are making demands for true equality and answering the call that Black Lives Matter!

The current pandemic has further accentuated issues within the global economy of the wealth divide. We have seen the most vulnerable be the most affected by the pandemic.

COVID-19 has revealed issues with our current infrastructure.

The past three months have been riddled with power outages and internet interruptions to complement an aging physical infrastructure of roads, pipes, and buildings. Cities such as Flint, Michigan are still without clean water.

Innovative solutions are being implemented, but more is needed.

At CoPeace, we are committed to being part of the solution. We are investing in companies that share this responsibility to the planet and its people that are creating a better world for the next two thousand years.

Your investment in CoPeace helps us to inspire and create positive change in all these areas.

Look around you, give a wave, smile at a distance, open up your heart for those you encounter – we are but one people – all 7.8 billion of us. It is our shared world – for today, tomorrow and all the tomorrows thereafter. Collectively we could make a difference and preserve the future.

Happy World Population Day!

Leigh Klein formerly worked as the Director of Sport Strategy at CoPeace. As a forward-thinking holding company, CoPeace is building a portfolio of carefully selected for-profit companies with measurable social and environmental impact. To learn more about impact investing, check out CoPeace’s Intro to Impact Investing.