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.

USAID: Renewables Are a Way to End Poverty in India

USAID is trying a different foreign aid approach worldwide, including in India. Last week the agency awarded $5 million in grants through its Development Innovation Ventures Program. Two of these awardees are piggybacking on other efforts to expand energy access in India by investing in clean-energy technology startups.

World Air Quality Index Brings Data to Life

The World Air Quality Index is helping us visualize air pollution across the globe. With its real-time air quality information, we can practically see our cities breathe — and this is just one of many projects bringing data to life.

China, U.S. to Sign Historic Climate Agreement on Friday

One of the biggest steps post-COP21 will happen this Friday, April 22, at the United Nations’ headquarters in New York, where representatives from both China and the U.S. will sign the Paris agreement at an official ceremony.

3 Ways You Can Help Combat the Climate Crisis

Although the situation can sometimes feel daunting and beyond repair, there are a few simple, concrete actions we can take to minimize the impact we have, as business people as well as individuals, on the environment.

Israel Expected to Save $8 Billion By Cutting Emissions

Israel, a leader in technology development, says it’s on track to save $8 billion from carbon emissions reductions. The Israeli cabinet has unanimously approved the country’s 2030 targets, with sweeping calls for more tech funding and small-business support. Environmental advocates say that will be great — once the government inks it in stone with a finalized budget.

Global Coal Bubble Pegged at $1 Trillion

For coal, the writing is on the wall, but the message hasn’t yet reached some investors. This could result in a financial catastrophe, a new report warns, amounting to nearly $1 trillion in losses if current coal development plans go forward globally.

Breaking the Connection Between Emissions and Economic Growth

As more countries shift to sustainability, economic growth is beginning to decouple from carbon emissions for the first time in history. In fact, according to the World Resources Institute (WRI), 21 countries experienced positive economic growth since 2000 while cutting carbon emissions, some dramatically.

Feeding The Animals We Eat: Fish Farming vs. Land Farming

We need more sustainably-raised and nutritious food, and aquaculture is certainly poised to contribute meaningfully to our future food needs. Here, Scott Nichols of Food’s Future, LLC compares the crop-based resources needed to raise salmon, beef, pork and chicken.

Listen Up! Recycling Can’t Support a Circular Economy Alone

Even if the recycling system was perfect, the fact still remains that we will always rely on a portion of virgin input materials. This is why renewable materials and sustainable sourcing are critical to the circular economy.

The Business Case for Science-Based Water Targets

A World Resources Institute analyst points out that while companies and governments have found consistency in how they approach carbon emissions and climate change, a standardized approach toward water stewardship is lacking.

Earth Month Campaigns, All Grown Up

Over the last decade, marketers have learned from missteps of greenwashing during the month of April. Earth Month marketing has transformed to reflect the growing consumer sophistication around social and environmental issues – and their expectations of companies.