Approximately 700 million people suffer from water scarcity, and researchers estimate the situation will only grow worse. It’s vital for businesses to not only step up as water stewards, but indeed to push the envelope. Internal water targets are a step in the right direction, but they can set too low a bar.
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.
Earlier this week, Tom Steyer’s Super PAC, NextGen Climate, announced that it would fund a $25 million voter-registration drive to target millennials in seven battleground states.
A recent event hosted by Shell gathered leaders from across the mobility sector — from academics to auto industry execs — for a conversation on the future of transportation.
EPA head Gina McCarthy is now calling for the agency to take another step that is sure to drive many Republicans insane: She wants the EPA to take more of a leading role on public health.
Since no one wants to be a step behind at the office happy hour, we gathered up a cheat sheet to today’s signing ceremony and what’s next for the Paris Agreement. Read on to get informed quickly, and maybe impress the boss while you’re at it.
Investigators in Japan raided a Mitsubishi factory on Thursday after the company was “outed” by Nissan for tampering with fuel-economy test data. The discovery could be pricey for Mitsubishi — which, in the shadow of the Volkswagen dieselgate scandal, faces hefty fines and other costs.
Only days before the deadline, Volkswagen AG and the U.S. government reached a partial settlement on the “dieselgate” emissions scandal. But the news isn’t so good across the pond.
As people around the world celebrate Earth Day and world leaders gather in New York to sign the Paris Agreement, 3p’s Tom Schueneman explores how a sustainable future may look.
Until recently, research on corporate sustainability for investing was largely available only to financial institutions and venture capital firms. But an announcement by Morningstar threatens to open the door to a wave of impact investing over the next several years.
Now that Congress has extended the solar investment tax credit (ITC) for five more years, new and profitable opportunities to deploy solar energy have opened up for companies and real estate owners. Do you have a five-year plan?
Heads of state from more than 195 nations are invited to formally sign the Paris Agreement on Friday in New York City. The We Mean Business coalition held a global press call in advance of the proceedings, where more than 150 nations are expected to sign.
The Union for Concerned Scientists suggests that four commodities, timber, soy, palm oil and beef, are responsible for the majority of deforestation worldwide.
MorningStar Farms worked with the consultancy Quantis to cobble together an online calculator that enumerates the environmental benefits that can result from eating less meat.