Today, approximately 40 Catholic institutions reportedly will announce that they will divest from fossil fuels. The mass fossil fuel divestment campaign is timed with the anniversary of the death of St. Francis of Assisi, the Catholic Church’s patron saint of the environment and animals.
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.
SPECIAL SERIES: COMMIT! Forum
It is arguably counter-productive to think our modern business world will ever be entirely “paperless.” Focusing instead on production, consumption, and the supply chain connecting all stakeholders can lead to a sustainable “Less Paper” society. Though “Smarter Paper” may be a more accurate moniker.
Sustainability-minded companies, social workers, and civil engineers are all working in different ways to design buildings with sustainability, efficiency, and natural disasters in mind.
The British discount airline easyJet made waves over the past week in announcing a partnership with U.S.-based Wright Electric to develop an all-electric commercial airplane that could launch within a decade. Is such technology a reality in the near future, or just a public relations stunt?
A recent study suggests that global methane emissions from livestock are even higher than what most researchers had long assumed. The result will impose even more pressure on the meat industry, which in recent years has pledged to become more accountable and sustainable.
The NGO Solidaridad released its annual sustainable cotton rankings. The survey’s researchers considered initiatives that are transforming the apparel industry, such as the Better Cotton Initiative and fair trade certification programs, and also evaluated various companies’ policies, sourcing and traceability.
A French legal organization says it has seen enough of planned obsolescence, particularly when it comes to printer manufacturers – and it has taken leading brands to court.
This week, the United Kingdom launched a new solar plant outside the town of Flitwick, about an hour’s drive north of London. A 6MW battery battery storage unit will complement the 10MW solar installation, and the entire project was completed without any government subsidies.
As reinforced by SC Johnson’s snapping up of Ecover and Method, the cleaning products and consumer packaged goods (CPG) sector are in the midst of a longstanding trend: sustainability via acquisition.
The first thing South Florida residents learned after Hurricane Irma had cleared a swath through their neighborhoods is that investing in renewable energy won’t necessarily get your power back on any faster. That is, if you are hooked to the grid and haven’t installed batteries.
SPECIAL SERIES: Responsible Forestry
Yesterday, Procter & Gamble opened a new biomass plant in Albany, Ga. The plant is powered by renewable materials such as wood chips, pecan shells, and peanuts hulls. In an effort to move away from natural gas and petroleum-powered plants, the new biomass plant will create 100 percent of the steam used to run the P&G Albany Charmin and Bounty plant.
This excerpt from the upcoming Being Salmon, Being Human: Encountering the Wild in Us, and Us in the Wild explores our industrial relationship with the popular fish.
We asked Ericsson, SAP, and Danone how they’ve engaged and collaborated internally on climate change. Some common themes emerged – a clear focus, leadership from the top, an investment of thought and resource to engage internally.
London-based Fairtrade Foundation has launched a program that it hopes can help scale fair trade-certified gold from the East African countries, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.
The Consumer Goods Forum said it will urge its global food company and retailer membership to simplify date labels by 2020 and eliminate confusing labels such as “best before,” “sell by” and “best if used by.”