Now would be a good time to pick up that special bottle of French Bordeaux wine that you had on your list – and a couple of extra for the wine cellar. Morgan Stanley Research has just released a report that projects a global shortage in wine production.
Month: October 2013
Some say the world is on a one-way trip toward a nine billion population count by 2040, with no way to turn back. But is the simple reality of numbers the whole story or is it more about resource constraints, especially at the current rate of unbalanced consumption?
Phil Covington interviews Aida Greenbury, Managing Director, Sustainability & Stakeholder Engagement at APP after having seen the company’s plantation forests in Riau Province, on Sumatra, and after having met with the NGO organizations (including Greenpeace) that are helping the company to conduct assessments of the forest concession lands which supply the pulp wood to their paper mills.
It’s time again for another live “fireside chat” with two interesting sustainability thought leaders: World Health Partners’ Vice President, Karen Pak Oppenheimer, MS MPH, as well as Medic Mobile’s COO Mainul Islam.
While sustainability reporting remains a tool for companies to communicate their performance to stakeholders, the process itself calls for internalizing sustainability controls – to address the larger business objective of sustainable growth.
The Clorox Company, a multinational manufacturer of consumer and professional products such as bleach, recently launched its third annual integrated report, which reveals the company’s environmental goals.
Rapid developments in clean energy have changed our energy landscape and brought us into a new age of energy. These surprising facts demonstrate some of the most exciting new developments in renewables.
Globally, there’s an important shift in what it means for building materials and products to qualify as “green.” Green building certification schemes are integrating life cycle assessment (LCA) as a tool to quantify, communicate and manage environmental impacts from the scale of individual products to whole buildings.
According to a new analysis by USA Today, 57 companies on the S&P500 list had an effective tax rate of 0% or less – and it’s all completely legal.
Got an old, over-used iPhone kicking around? Chances are, you won’t for long. Apple’s well-timed announcement that it would take old phones for trade-in is now being challenged by a whole slew of competitors including Walmart and Amazon. But is Apple’s answer really sustainable? It depends upon the importance of your cell phone versus the value of the environment and children’s lives.
When we talk about the mainstreaming of sustainability, we need to also ask if sustainability stands up to the global-equity test. At the global level, can we consume and develop our way to a sustainable future? The challenge now is for business education to keep pace with the global nature of sustainability and to confront some deep-seated and unquestioned assumptions.
Sophia Shaw Siskel, President and CEO of the Chicago Botanic Garden, talks about her career, inspiration and recent accomplishments in our Women in CSR series.