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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Business to Government: Do Something About Climate Change

A survey completed by the UN Global Compact (UNGC) and Accenture sheds new light on the evolving attitudes on climate change held by chief executive officers across the world and throughout various industries.

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Is America Recycles Day Obsolete?

For nearly 20 years, Americans have been coming together each November 15th to mark America Recycles Day. Today, recycling is such an integral part of American life that almost everyone recognizes that iconic chasing arrows recycling symbol, which we see everywhere. So do we really need one day set aside to promote recycling?

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London Museum Ends Sponsorship Deal with Shell, For Now

Critics had attacked the choice of a fossil fuel company as a funder for the museum’s Atmosphere gallery on climate science. They said emails showed that Shell sought to influence the program.

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First Solar Road Surpasses Expectations

Located in the Netherlands, SolaRoad is the first road of its kind to make a unique foray in pollution-free solar energy. In the first six months since it was installed, the SolaRoad has generated over 3,000 kilowatt-hours or roughly the equivalent required for a single-person household for one calendar year. The annual yield of the project is expected to reach more than 70 kwh per square meter. Now, various nations and provinces are planning on and negotiating for the implementation of similar energy-centric roadways.

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Ecuador Braces for El Niño

The El Niño phenomenon of 2015-2016 is expected to be rival that of 1997-1998, which caused losses equal to 14.5 percent of Ecaudor’s GDP. If predictions are correct, the months ahead could cause debilitating floods, outbreaks of mosquito-borne illnesses, and catastrophic crop and infrastructure damage. How is the country preparing?

Arrow Electronics CSR Director Joe Verrengia at the Tuleeni Orphanage in Tanzania.

Guiding Innovation Forward in Rural Africa

Arrow Electronics and several nonprofit partners are turning used cargo containers into fully equipped, solar-powered digital classrooms and health clinics that can be deployed to remote areas of Africa.
Yes, they need the basics – shelter, food, clothing and clean water. But they also need to become the innovators of their own future if they are going to live longer, better lives. The only way they will get there is by using computers—to learn, to connect, to collaborate with people who live beyond walking distance.

That’s why we decided to help bring the computers here. And the electrons.

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Sea-Level Rise Could Have Big Impacts, Even If We Stay Under 2 Degrees

The world is almost halfway to the 2 degrees Celsius global temperature rise experts claim is the tipping point for averting climate change. But sea-level rise could impact over 600 million people, even if we stay below 2 degrees, according to a new report.

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Twitter Chat Recap: Adobe & Conservation Int’l – #AdobeCIchat

On Tuesday Nov. 10th, Adobe, Conservation International and TriplePundit came together at #AdobeCIchat to discuss how global environmental awareness is being raised through video storytelling and the elimination of paper workflows.

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3 Things You Need to Know About the Exxon Investigation

The New York attorney general’s investigation into ExxonMobil may allow us to see the dirty truth behind big polluters and their PR. If this case follows the precedent of the investigations into Big Tobacco, it may spur other attorneys general to scrutinize the actions of not just ExxonMobil, but also a suite of fossil fuel corporations that may also have obscured information about the role fossil fuel extraction and combustion have played in driving climate change.