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.


Electronics Industry Slow to Move the Needle on Water

With headline-making historic droughts in California, Taiwan and other parts of the world, there’s no denying our current global water crisis. Yet, when it comes to how corporations are mitigating their water risks, some industries are quicker to respond than others.

Billionaire climate activist Tom Steyer talks about how we can get Americans to "think green" at the Fortune Brainstorm Green conference in 2012.

On Campaign Finance: Tom Steyer Gets It

We need climate activists in public office. And that means spending some money to help climate candidates make their case during election season.


Sustainability & Innovation: McGee Young, MeterHero

At SB15, we asked how innovation may or may not drive advancements in sustainability. We got a terrific range of responses, which we’ve got documented in a series of short video interviews.


Nourishing 9 Billion: Millennials Weigh in on Global Food Challenges

To contribute to the solutions for a sustainable future, Net Impact and CollaborateUp hosted two “Nourishing 9 Billion” SolutionLabs at the University of California, Davis and Tufts University this spring. One thing was clear: This issue matters to millennials. Four young leaders share their thoughts in short video interviews.

Pope Francis addresses the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Nov. 25, 2014.

Catholics Mobilize Around Climate Change Action

From the top-down and bottom-up, the world’s Roman Catholics are mobilizing. They hope to inspire world leaders to take stronger actions to mitigate and adapt to climate change and at the same time tackle the thorny and persistent issues of social and environmental justice.


Crowdsourcing Global Climate Action: POC21

Climate negotiations are boring, involve mostly bureaucrats, and often ignore or forget about important, on-the-ground issues. Organizers of the POC21 innovation camp aim to change that by prototyping open-source change and involving the greater community ahead of the Paris Climate Talks.


Spiders Are Making Your New Silk Clothes

A startup, Bolt Threads, is turning a silky supermaterial from spider butt ducts into sports bras, athletic shirts, and potentially artificial tendons and suspension bridge ropes. Seriously.

California's Santa Margarita Lake holds a fraction of its usual water supply due to the state's ongoing drought.

California’s Unexpected Water Conservation Leaders: Commercial Property Owners

California Gov. Jerry Brown recently issued a 25 percent water-use reduction mandate. One group that’s not concerned: corporate property owners. Many corporations and commercial property investors are already leaders in water conservation measures for office, industrial and other commercial facilities. However, if the rules become even stricter, conserving even more water could present a challenge.

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Is There a Shell Game Occurring on Renewable Energy?

Speaking this month at an OPEC’s 167th meeting in Vienna, Shell’s Ben van Beurden said traditional energy sources should integrate and work together with clean technologies to provide sustainable and economically-sensible power for the future.


General Mills Invests $50,000 in Prairie Organic Grain Initiative

General Mills announced earlier this month that it is investing $50,000 in the Canada-based Prairie Organic Grain Initiative, a multi-year program with the goal of building resiliency and stability in the organic field-crop sector. Jeff Harmening, executive vice president and CEO of General Mills, told investors that the company’s goal is to “build a $1 billion natural and organic business by 2020.”


Pressure Builds on Amazon to Clean Up Data Center Energy Use

Amazon Web Services is investing in what is to be the largest solar energy farm in Virginia, a step on the path toward 100 percent renewable power for its cloud-data centers. The 80 megawatt solar farm will amount to only a drop in the bucket, however, environmental and green economy advocates say.