As Secretary of State John Kerry looks to the next chapter, he has an opportunity to bring an unprecedented environmental record into the private sector.
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 new WWF scorecard, which evaluates companies’ performance on palm oil sourcing, offers some hope and surprise to consumers. But the retail and food industries have much work ahead.
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.
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.