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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Is Your Outdated Office Technology Hurting the Environment?

Despite there being more energy efficient and less wasteful office technologies available, many companies are lagging behind when it comes to reducing the environmental impact of their business. With just a few small changes, carbon emissions and waste can be reduced significantly.

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Business Sustainability Prompted by Activism in 2014

The Harvard Business Review (HBR) recently posted a “top 10” list of the most important sustainable business stories of 2014. For health and environmental advocates, an even more compelling aspect of the HBR 2014 review is the number of top stories showing that businesses are changing in response to citizen activism.

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Report: Energy Industry Spent $721 Million on Midterm Elections

The American Progress analysis — conducted with data from the Center for Responsive Politics and Kantar Media Intelligence — found that the energy industry as a whole gave $84 million to candidates, political parties and political action committees (PACs), spent $163 million on television ads, and paid nearly $500 million to Washington lobbyists in the two years leading up the elections.

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Starbucks Updates Animal Welfare Standards

Starbucks recently updated its animal welfare standards. They include phasing out sow gestation crates and cages for chickens, eliminating the use of artificial growth hormones, and eliminating the use of fast growing practices for poultry.

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Photo Gallery: Levi’s Turns Donated Denim into Field of Jeans

If you build it, they will come. In this case, the “it” was a series of bright, red drop-off bins installed at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. on Nov. 2 – set up by the iconic jeans maker itself and Goodwill to collect enough old denim to cover the stadium’s field and build a “Field of Jeans” to bring attention to the enormity of the country’s textile waste.

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NHL Takes on Climate Change, Beyond the Rinks

Last week the National Hockey League announced a major new push for sustainability through a new partnership with the energy services company Constellation, which will embrace millions of NHL fans in climate action goals along with its professional rinks and other facilities.