This category is climate change in relation to sustainability and CSR and how these segments effect one another. This includes how climate change has started to cause a wide range of physical effects with serious implications for investors and businesses, and how the business sector discloses climate risks and manage them.

Gap Will Source 100 Percent Sustainable Cotton By 2021

Gap, Inc. — which includes Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy — plans to purchase all of its cotton from sustainable sources by 2021. The company says Better Cotton Initiative-certified fibers, organic cotton, recycled materials and cotton grown in the U.S. will comprise this supply chain strategy.

Adidas Walks Ocean Plastic Into New Shoe Lines

The athletic apparel giant Adidas plans to release yet another line of sneakers made from salvaged ocean plastic – and says it will manufacture 1 million pairs of upcycled shoes in the coming year.

Will Sea-Level Rise Kill Coastal Florida’s Housing Market?

Coastal Florida’s housing market could collapse even before sea-level rise becomes a huge problem. Threats to drinking water supplies and insurance companies’ refusal to underwrite home policies are among the challenges this region must face sooner rather than later.

How Companies Can Lead on Anti-Deforestation Efforts

Procter & Gamble has been collaborating with both its suppliers and NGOs for several years in order to increase the amount of certified pulp and paper on the market. According to the company, this push benefits not only the environment, but also many landowners’ bottom lines.

Carbon Tax Proposal Gains Steam in Vermont

Vermont state legislators have introduced several carbon tax proposals they say will stimulate the economy while giving a much-needed overhaul of the state’s outdated tax code.

From Dumb to Smart: We’ve Come a Long Way, Baby

Technology is rapidly facilitating a jump to a Jetsons-esque age of the “smart home.” Today, we have a few tricks at our disposal – from turning on your lights with your voice to syncing your alarm clock with your coffee pot. And this is just the tip of the iceberg.

The home of the future will offer not only unprecedented levels of convenience and productivity, but also change the way we use—and even generate—our energy.