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.
China is on pace to open one new coal-fired plant a week until 2020, says Greenpeace, despite its promises to boost renewables and wean itself off dirty fossil fuels.
While it cannot be denied that money talks, it doesn’t always tell the truth. The Natural Resources Defense Council fact-checked a key fossil fuel trade group and uncovered the common “doomsday myths” it uses to scare politicians and the public.
It’s official: Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is on the Donald Trump ticket. Although he’s a GOP mainstay, Pence isn’t exactly a household name — leaving many to wonder where he stands on the issues they care about and how he would perform as veep. To answer all those burning questions, we took a look at Pence’s voting record and his stance on environmental and social sustainability issues. Spoiler alert: It’s not pretty.
If you’ve followed elections long enough, you know basically what to expect in the general — sharply divergent views on everything from trade to taxes to foreign policy. But what if there were issues where both parties could actually agree on solutions? We don’t think this is too outlandish — in fact, when it comes to the environment, both parties have more in common than they think.
We all know about the huge declines in bee and monarch butterfly populations. Now, it turns out thatin some areas nearly all insects are at risk of extinction. And if we don’t solve this problem soon, the repercussions could be huge.
This summer, Ontario solidified a five-year action plan to promote clean energy and support the long-term shift to a low-carbon economy. Critics say the $7 billion plan, which includes a cap-and-trade scheme, will destroy the economy. But are the funds an investment in Ontario’s future?
Duke Energy, North Carolina’s largest coal company, stands to gain in the state’s latest round of coal ash regulations. Some payouts protect homeowners’ rights to clean water, but does Bill 630 go far enough to protect the state’s natural resources? Maybe not, suggests a new suit brought against the coal company.
“A sustainable world already exists,” Janine Benyus, co-founder of the Biomimicry Institute, said at the 2016 Sustainable Brands Conference. “And we need to access that wisdom.”
The Cradle to Cradle Product Design Challenge seeks to inspire up-and-coming designers to create products for the circular economy — highlighting safe materials that can be perpetually cycled.
On paper, the Tesla-SolarCity deal is one that is easy for Wall Street analysts and business school students to pick apart. But in the long term, we could see the rise of a formidable company as solar power and energy storage get more efficient and cheaper.
A new report from Thomson-Reuters looks at the world’s 500 largest companies and assesses if they are making the emissions cuts necessary to meet science-based climate goals.