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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Top 10 Carbon Market Predictions for 2015

Last week, the Climate Trust, a mission-driven nonprofit that specializes in climate solutions, announced its second annual prediction list of 10 carbon market trends to watch in 2015.

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Florida Tea Party Group Clamoring for More Rooftop Solar

A Tea Party group in Florida called Conservatives for Energy Freedom is asking for a measure that would “encourage and promote local small-scale solar-generated electricity production and to enhance the availability of solar power to customers.”

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Eat a Lionfish, Save a Coral Reef

NOAA scientists are reaching out to consumers for help to save the Atlantic reef systems, and their call is being heard by fishermen (and women) as well as culinary chefs. The lionfish, an invasive species whose spiny fins make it a formidable foe to native fish stocks and is killing coral reefs, needs to be reduced in number, say scientists. Bring your knife and fork.

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Dubai Solar Bid Awes Market Players

Acwa Power’s sub-6 cents per kilowatt-hour bid had participants in awe and set a new global low for building and operating utility-scale solar.

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Bananas, the Colombian Civil War and the U.S. Supreme Court

Last week, a group of Colombian plaintiffs asked the Supreme Court to revive their lawsuit against banana giant Chiquita. This case presents an opportunity for the Supreme Court to clarify its 2013 decision in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Shell and give much needed guidance to plaintiffs and businesses regarding when a corporation may be liable under U.S. law for human rights abuses committed abroad.

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New York City Bans Foam Packaging

New York City is joining a slew of California cities that have banned foam packaging. Known as expanded polystyrene (EPS), foam packaging can’t be used by food service establishments, stores and manufacturers on and after July 1, 2015.

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Waste Management Tackles Landfill Diversion

Waste Management is known for collecting trash. However, the company is making strides to reduce the amount of trash that ends up in landfills, as its 2014 sustainability report shows.

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Sustainability-Focused Innovation Underpins Financial Success at Alpine Waste

Part 1 and Part 2 of this series on Alpine Waste & Recycling described how the company has used sustainability thinking to carve out a unique position as a sustainability leader in its regional market. Here we describe how this strategy has been the key factor in its rapid growth and financial success.