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.
The Malheur takeover ain’t over ’til it’s over: Yesterday Cliven Bundy, father of Malheur takeover leader Ammon Bundy, published a certified letter he sent to Harney County Sheriff David M. Ward, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, and U.S. President Barack Obama. In it, he pronounced that “we the people of Harney County” intend to “retain possession” of the federal preserve. The letter affirms his group’s intention of retaining possession of the federal natural reserve and is filled with ALEC talking-points on states rights.
The real agenda behind the Malheur takeover in Harney County, Oregon, becomes clear: The area is home to a “model” land management agreement that could undermine the movement to privatize federal land.
No other study, said Mark Z. Jacobson, a Stanford University civil engineering professor, “pushes the limits” like this one, considering what can be achieved with solar and wind without relying on storage.
You’re likely to hear about these top issues in sustainable seafood all year long: seafood’s role on the changing dinner plate, human rights and social issues in the supply chain, the drive toward traceability, and finance for sustainability.
“The New Deal on Energy for Africa sets the ambitious target of universal access by 2025, which means bringing modern energy to 900 million people in sub-Saharan Africa,” said Akinwumi Adesina, president of the African Development Bank Group.
As we move into the new year, one major question continues to emerge: In an election year, will Congress be able to pass anything? Somewhat surprisingly, though, there is one issue that Congress continues to move on, and which could yield modest gains for consumers and businesses alike.
The Bay Area Super Bowl 50 Host Committee has publicly committed to make this the first ‘net positive Super Bowl’ — meaning they plan to do more good than harm for Bay Area communities, socially, environmentally, and economically.
A Bay Area partnership seeks to learn more about the effects of California’s drought and find new ways to conserve, recycle and locally source water.
Mega investment firms are not too big to fail sustainability. Not all investment portfolios return above-average performance to their investors. We should hope for more, but set our expectations for mega investment firms in the same way.
With a $5,000 teacher grant, an Earth Science teacher spent six weeks in India documenting the global water crisis to make sustainability relevant for suburban Connecticut students.