According to IRENA, 9.8 million people work in the global renewables sector as of the end of 2016. Solar power has driven much of that growth, but increases in employment are also apparent in the biofuels and wind power sector.
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.
A study reveals that tree species in the U.S. are moving north and west — suggested a disruption to ecosystems, and businesses, in the future.
As Flint slowly recovers from its three-year water crisis, reconstruction will partly will be led locally. A contracting firm that is both black- and woman-owned will be tasked with replacing many water pipes across the city of 99,000 people.
SC Johnson says it has found a way to make Ziploc bag recycling far more seamless, which could allow the bags to be included in curbside recycling streams in the future.
Recent analysis suggests that Antarctic ice sheets are disintegrating faster than previously thought, with potentially disastrous consequences. Is it time for businesses to step up and fund climate change research in this region?
A new analysis finds that India and China are on pace to overachieve their Paris Agreement climate pledges, a welcome sign for global climate action.
The NGOs Mighty Earth, Rainforest Action Network and Greenpeace insist that deforestation in countries such as Brazil and Bolivia is only becoming worse. Mighty has satellite photos that it says confirms these claims. But the political situation in Brazil means this problem will not become resolved anytime soon.
The global meat alternative industry is estimated to be worth a whopping $3 billion and is expected to keep on growing. Dozens of companies already came to market with their own unique meat alternatives, but one Silicon Valley startup is aiming for the brass ring: a vegan product that can imitate gelatin.
The DOE Better Buildings Program saved organizations almost $2 billion in energy costs last year. Even Energy Secretary Rick Perry boasted about the program’s success.
America’s largest oil and gas companies plan to oppose every single climate-related resolution put forth by shareholders at their upcoming annual meetings.
Some organic corn and soy imported into the U.S. actually shows high levels of pesticide residue — potentially creating a huge problem for many organic food companies’ supply chains, the Washington Post reported in a new investigation.
To help spur what it calls the “New Plastic Economy,” the Ellen MacArthur Foundation plans to launch a $2 million innovation prize in partnership with the Prince of Wales’s International Sustainability Unit.
Ahead of the COP21 climate talks in Paris, Salesforce pledged to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. That was only two years ago, but the company has already reached its goal — proving what’s possible when businesses step up to lead on combating climate change.
Aquaculture still has its opponents in the U.S., but its supporters argue that it has become far more safer and sustainable. Is it time for a rethink as to how Americans source our seafood?