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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Study: Outdoor Green Spaces Make Kids Smarter

A study was just released that says outdoor green spaces make kids smarter. After a year, the participants who were exposed to the most green areas experienced an overall memory increase by an average of 22.8 percent, and inattentiveness declined by 18.9 percent. Not too shabby for a walk in the park!

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The Business Case for Investing in Water and Hygiene

The water, sanitation and health (WASH) sector affords opportunities for companies to create business value and to generate lasting social impact at the same time – it is not either/or! Neil Jeffery, CEO of Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor, explains.

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Make Your Used Mattresses Matter

Organizations are now spearheading successful methods for recycling beds and mattresses. You can join this environmentally-friendly bandwagon, too.

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Electronics Industry Slow to Move the Needle on Water

With headline-making historic droughts in California, Taiwan and other parts of the world, there’s no denying our current global water crisis. Yet, when it comes to how corporations are mitigating their water risks, some industries are quicker to respond than others.

Billionaire climate activist Tom Steyer talks about how we can get Americans to "think green" at the Fortune Brainstorm Green conference in 2012.

On Campaign Finance: Tom Steyer Gets It

We need climate activists in public office. And that means spending some money to help climate candidates make their case during election season.

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Sustainability & Innovation: McGee Young, MeterHero

At SB15, we asked how innovation may or may not drive advancements in sustainability. We got a terrific range of responses, which we’ve got documented in a series of short video interviews.

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Nourishing 9 Billion: Millennials Weigh in on Global Food Challenges

To contribute to the solutions for a sustainable future, Net Impact and CollaborateUp hosted two “Nourishing 9 Billion” SolutionLabs at the University of California, Davis and Tufts University this spring. One thing was clear: This issue matters to millennials. Four young leaders share their thoughts in short video interviews.

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Catholics Mobilize Around Climate Change Action

From the top-down and bottom-up, the world’s Roman Catholics are mobilizing. They hope to inspire world leaders to take stronger actions to mitigate and adapt to climate change and at the same time tackle the thorny and persistent issues of social and environmental justice.

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Crowdsourcing Global Climate Action: POC21

Climate negotiations are boring, involve mostly bureaucrats, and often ignore or forget about important, on-the-ground issues. Organizers of the POC21 innovation camp aim to change that by prototyping open-source change and involving the greater community ahead of the Paris Climate Talks.

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Spiders Are Making Your New Silk Clothes

A startup, Bolt Threads, is turning a silky supermaterial from spider butt ducts into sports bras, athletic shirts, and potentially artificial tendons and suspension bridge ropes. Seriously.