How can business help advance international sustainability goals and prevent global instability? This is the question being explored by leading companies, civil society and the United Nations at the 2016 Private Sector Forum this week.
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 Harvard University study suggests smoke from slash-and-burn agricultural fires caused approximately 100,000 deaths throughout Indonesia and other Southeast Asian countries last fall.
There is no disputing that plastic has brought positive benefits to our economy. But the single-use, throw-away application of so many plastic products results in a bevy of problems. These issues should be the overriding message and warning call to our communities from this report.
The SEC says ExxonMobil failed to effectively communicate financial and climate risk data to shareholders, and it plans to investigate further. Meanwhile, a group of state attorneys general and NGOs investigating Exxon remain tied up in the House Science Committee.
Last week, a North Dakota county issued an arrest warrant for Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman. The charge stems from her coverage of bloody standoffs over the Dakota Access Pipeline days before. The move raised plenty of eyebrows, but Goodman is far from the only reporter to face the threat of arrest for doing her job.
A panel of three judges put a partial halt to the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline while the court reviews an emergency appeal by the Standing Rock Sioux in North Dakota. It’s an about-face turn from two weeks ago, but it’s only temporary. Meanwhile, the protests against the pipeline continue to swell.
U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith, chair of the House Science Committee, scheduled a hearing on Wednesday to assert the committee’s right to issue broad subpoenas demanding documents from organizations investigating ExxonMobil’s alleged fraud.
Google says it is approaching waste diversion from both environmental and economic perspectives, and is reducing waste everywhere, from its data centers to employee cafes.
Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein called the conflict “one of the defining climate justice fights in the United States.” But many Americans still aren’t sure what all the fuss is about. Don’t want to be the last one to get the skinny on the story? We’ve got you covered.
After five years of research and development, Virgin Atlantic and Illinois-based LanzaTech developed a source of jet fuel made of waste gases from steel mills.
On Thursday, President Barack Obama established the first U.S. marine monument in Atlantic waters. Some stakeholders are elated. Others, not so much.
As is the case with fake meats such as substitutes for the “bloody burger” and chicken strips made from pea flower, it may just be time to start recreating seafood alternatives, otherwise known as “analogs.”