Climate & Environment
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.
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A partnership between one company and two Texas cities helps the region conserve water — and it shows how public-private partnerships can help towns fight water scarcity.
Those who create the products and built environments of everyday life—from mechanical engineers to architects—have an important role to play by designing for climate change, argues Lynelle Cameron, CEO of the Autodesk Foundation.
Burger King’s global supply chain, especially soy producers, can be linked to deforestation across Bolivia and Brazil, says the NGO Mighty Earth.
It turns out ExxonMobil was not the only energy company researching the effects of climate change decades ago. Shell produced a video on climate change in 1991, though critics say the company hardly heeded its own warnings.
Berlin’s transportation secretary is determined to make the city even more bicycle-friendly, saying: “Whoever drives a car in Berlin has too much time.”
When it comes to making sure all palm oil is certified sustainable, “We won’t get there with boycotts of palm oil or by presenting simplified solutions that only fit the Western consuming markets,” argues Dan Strechay of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO).
If you’re frustrated that EPA regulations might be rolled back, recognize that local government could offer answers, argues climate resilience consultant Joyce Coffee.
VF Corp., the $12 billion apparel company that includes brands such as Timberland, The North Face and Vans, plans to root out deforestation from its supply chain.
Last week ExxonMobil quietly announced it would remove a significant portion of its Canadian tar sands oil holdings from the books. The move was, at least in part, a response to concerns about stranded assets. 3p’s RP Siegel takes a closer look.
Local efforts are now poised to drive the country to a 21st-century energy infrastructure, with or without the federal government.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the state’s support of solar power resulted in an 800 percent rise in the solar sector since he took office. But did that translate to more jobs? 3p’s Leon Kaye takes a closer look.
When Karishma Bhagani was attending high school in Kenya, half of the country was drought-stricken. So she invented a low-tech water purifier to make accessing clean water easier for her neighbors.
The North Dakota Senate is mulling a bill that would impose a two-year moratorium on wind power development in order to “save coal,” says one senator.