The damages caused by hurricane Sandy might range from $10 billion to $20 billion, which means there’s one sector that probably hates Sandy more than anyone else – the insurance industry.
Month: October 2012
Breast cancer fundraising had some bad PR this year. How did the Komen debacle affect the scene? It’s still the women’s causes that are given the most support by corporations.
Even as Hurricane Sandy batters the northeast and the media reflects on it and other recent super storms, no one is talking about climate change as one of the factors causing this new storm trend.
While major media focuses on a doomsday model that takes us closer to global disaster, innovative models are creating alternatives now to lead us into a better future.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has put up a grant of $10 million to establish a new biofuel consortium for the northeastern U.S., which could provide new opportunities to participate in the emerging biofuel sector.
In response to the Greenpeace “Detox” campaign, Marks & Spencer announced new commitments to make the use of chemicals in textile production safer, including the elimination of all releases of hazardous chemicals throughout its entire supply chain and products by 2020.
Nick Aster had a chance to sit down with Jan Hill, a vice president at CH2MHill to talk about the importance of water to the company as well as an interesting initiative the company launched last year called water match.
A new, nature-friendly triple-bottom-line economic model will steadily replace the old profit-centric model as the impacts of environmental destruction and inequality become impossible to ignore.