Harry Stevens is a freelance reporter covering climate change, corporate social responsibility, social enterprise, and sustainable finance. Harry has contributed to several media outlets, including Justmeans, GreenBiz, TriplePundit, and Sustainablog. You can follow Harry on Twitter: @Harry_Stevens

Marriott International has turned its focus to Millennials, who, with new design sensibilities and an interest in sustainability, represent an opportunity for the world's second-largest hotelier.

Targeting Millennials, Marriott Looks to Hotel Sustainability

At a conference in Orlando last week (full disclosure: Marriott covered travel costs to Orlando), Marriott International executives had a message for some three thousand general managers of the company’s hotels. From now on, said the executives, Marriott would be tailoring its hotels – and its marketing efforts – toward Millennials, the generational cohort that … Continued

Shareholders say McDonald's targeting of children through products like Happy Meals has contributed to childhood obesity.

McDonald’s Shareholders Vote on Marketing Unwholesome Food

A resolution at the McDonald’s annual shareholder meeting today will seek to prevent the fast food giant from marketing unhealthy food to children. While the majority of McDonald’s shareholders will likely reject the resolution when they vote, Sara Deon, director of Corporate Accountability International’s “Value [the] Meal” campaign insists that whether or not the resolution passes is of little consequence.

Intel's 2012 CR Report is chock-full of impressive accomplishments, but the company still wastes too much water and produces too much chemical waste.

Intel Demonstrates Water Leadership in Semiconductor Industry

Intel Corporation has released its 2012 Corporate Responsibility Report, summarizing the chipmaker’s performance across a range of sustainability activities. The report – the company’s 12th – also provides updates on Intel’s progress toward its 2020 environmental goals. “Intel’s annual Corporate Responsibility Report allows us to transparently track our progress and aggressively work toward new goals … Continued

Trader Joe's continues to disappoint environmental activists seeking to pressure the company to improve its seafood sourcing practices.

Trader Joe’s Amends Sustainable Seafood Policy, Again

Trader Joe’s most recent update to its sustainable seafood policy has left environmental groups largely skeptical of the grocery chain’s commitment to preserve the planet’s ocean wildlife. In a statement posted on the company’s website, Trader Joe’s said it has ceased buying swordfish caught in Southeast Asia and is “evaluating sources from U.S. Pacific waters,” … Continued

Deadly factory disasters in Bangladesh, like this one that took place on April 25 in Savar, have spurred global apparel companies to improve safety.

Multinationals Agree to Safety Accord for Bangladeshi Factories

In the wake of the Rana Plaza factory fire in Bangladesh last month that killed over 1,100 workers in the deadliest industrial accident in nearly three decades, dozens of multinational apparel companies have joined a commitment to improve health and safety measures in the country’s garment factories.

Scientists generally agree that burning fossil fuels has caused atmospheric CO2 levels to rise which has in turn resulted in perilous climate changes.

Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Levels Approach Record High 400ppm

For the first time in human history, atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide could rise above 400 parts per million throughout much of the Northern Hemisphere as soon as May 2013.

The latest CO2 measurement was taken at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii and reported by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, a research center at the University of San Diego that tracks increases in atmospheric CO2 levels.