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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McKinsey Touts Bioenergy as Coal Replacement

McKinsey writers Marco Albani, Nicolas Denis and Anna Granskog assert that biomass-based energy should not be counted out just yet. “Although today it fails to compete on cost with other renewables such as wind and solar, we believe bioenergy not only has the potential to significantly improve but could even become cost competitive with coal.”

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Mars is On Track to Meet Its Sustainable Palm Oil Sourcing Commitments

Mars, Inc. launched a new palm oil policy six months ago and recently released an update on its progress. The food manufacturer best known for its chocolate committed to developing a palm oil supply chain that is both sustainable and traceable by the end of this year.

New York City Transit employees pump water out of the subway tunnels, after flooding from Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

Two Years After Sandy: NYC Plans for Transportation Resiliency

Nearly two years after Superstorm Sandy, New York City has not only repaired and restored its transportation infrastructure from the storm’s damage, but is also taking steps to improve the resiliency of its transit network.

Among its many sustainability initiatives, New Belgium Brewing is a known supporter of cycling as a way to reduce carbon emissions. It provides bike-to-work incentives for employees and hosts the ever-popular Tour de Fat cycling event each year.

3p Weekend: Top 10 Sustainable U.S. Breweries

To help you choose a sustainable sip for tonight’s happy hour, this week we’re rounding up 10 of the most sustainable breweries in the U.S. So, grab a cold one, and rest easy knowing it had little to no impact on our planet.

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What the Environmental Movement Can Learn From Marriage Equality

How do we get and keep supporters engaged after the People’s Climate March and U.N. Climate Change Summit? The answer might come from one of the defining social justice movements of our time. Given its success and continued momentum, we can learn a lot from the movement for marriage equality.

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Southwest to Fly with Forest Waste Biofuel

The airline’s recent agreement with Colorado’s Red Rock Biofuels will have a double benefit: The low carbon renewable jet fuel — made using forest residues or remnants — will help reduce the risk of destructive wildfires in the Western United States.

Energy Vision President Joanna D. Underwood (left) at the People's Climate March in New York City on Sunday.

Note to U.N. Climate Delegates: Don’t Forget Renewable Natural Gas

Natural gas critics and boosters alike are missing something important: the advent of a fuel called renewable natural gas (RNG), which is chemically similar to fossil natural gas, but better. It is produced not by drilling or hydrofracking fossilized deposits, but by capturing biogases wherever organic wastes decompose: in landfills and wastewater treatment plants.

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Seattle Assesses Fine to Homeowners for Wasting Food

We waste a whopping 36 million tons of food a year, says the EPA. This year, states and cities are using that statistic to encourage Americans to stop dumping food in the landfill. The Northwest king of recycling, Seattle, has come up with an innovative idea to that end: let garbage collectors eyeball your trash and assess a fine for too much organic waste. It may not enhance the roster of job applicants for garbage collector, but it may just do the trick when it comes to composting.

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Hershey Expands Ivory Coast Cocoa Farmer Program

Earlier this month, the Hershey Co. announced the expansion of its cocoa farmer training and community initiatives in the Ivory Coast. The company will partner with Cargill to expand the initiative, called ‘Learn to Grow Ivory Coast,’ to include seven farmer cooperatives and 10,000 cocoa farmers.

The Arcata City Forest Barnum Tract is a community forest located in Northern California creating verified carbon offsets through the Climate Action Reserve’s (CAR) Forest Project Protocol.Offsets from this project come from a tract of land that was purchased and added to the City of Arcata’s community forest in 2003. The land was purchased from a timber company and was determined to be at high risk of intensive harvesting or cutting. The forest is now certified to Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) management standards and absorbs and stores approximately 2,500 more metric tons of C02 a year than neighboring forests, or the equivalent of taking 550 cars off the road each year. The sale of carbon offsets is a critical component of the funding for the management of the forest, which is completely self-funded with no reliance on tax-payer dollars. Image courtesy Terrapass.

Carbon Offsets 101: A Simple Guide to Buying Quality

TriplePundit is launching its new series this week – a business buyer’s guide to carbon offsets – and we thought we’d start with the basics of carbon offsets, reviewing what exactly an offset is, how the market works and how companies can go about purchasing offsets.

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Campaign Calls for 100 Companies, 100 Percent Renewable Power

Led by The Climate Group, the RE100 campaign aims to have 100 of the world’s largest companies powered solely by renewable energy by 2020. Founding members include some of the world’s leading businesses — BT, Commerzbank, IKEA, Mars and Swiss RE among them.