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.

Obama Halts Most Coal Mining on Public Lands

President Obama has kept true to his State of the Union address this week: He has placed a moratorium on coal mining on public lands while the Department of Interior reviews the use of federal lands for coal mining production. As the tag line often says: Some exceptions exist.

Seeing a New Resolution on Climate Change in 2016

Entering 2016, a number of key factors are providing greater resolution of what a low-carbon future might look like, and how to get there. As a consequence, the options for clean energy here in the U.S. are reaching levels never before seen.

A Brief History of Global Warming — and Its Solar-Powered Solution

By Kyle G. Crider “’Come on up with me,’ he said. ‘It’s raining already.’ In fact it was, the endless warm drizzle of spring — the ice of Antarctica, falling softly on the heads of the children of those responsible for melting it.” Ursula K. Le Guin, The Lathe of Heaven (1971) For those who … Continued

The Pro-Life Argument for Climate Action

To acknowledge climate change as a human life issue, regardless of religious or political affiliation, is to bridge political divides and broaden the base of people who will act.

The Case of DuPont’s Pollution and the Importance of CSR

The story of DuPont’s ongoing pollution in West Virginia is expertly detailed in the most recent New York Times Magazine. The account underscores just how crucial is today’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) “movement” and suggests that we cannot continue to rely on government and private lawyers to police corporate behavior.

TransCanada Files Suit Over Keystone XL: Does It Have Merit?

The Obama administration is to blame for billions of dollars in losses, says TransCanada, which is taking the government to court over its decision to block the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. The two suits, which some Canadian experts say have a strong footing, don’t appear to address the question at heart, which is whether governments have the responsibility (and the right) to act on new scientific data and protect their environment and constituents from climate change.

Key Purpose Developments That Will Influence Business in 2016

Purpose as a powerful strategy to conduct business from the inside out has gained substantial ground in 2015 and will only have more impact in 2016. Here is what we see, with contributions from the 21-member Purpose Collaborative.

California Declares State of Emergency Over LA Methane Leak

California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency over the methane gas leak in Porter Ranch, about 30 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles, heightening attention on what has been one of the worst disasters to hit Southern California in the past several decades.

A 2016 Carbon Market Forecast

The Climate Trust’s annual predictions about the events, policies and ideas that will matter in 2016, across the carbon market. The trends, which range from climate change playing a larger role in federal decision-making to increased carbon market linkage and momentum in conservation finance, were identified based on interactions with market experts.