President Barack Obama and Indian President Narendra Modi signed a pact last week, extending a commitment originally established in 2014, to join forces to combat climate change with a huge commitment to renewable energy.
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.
From startups founded with conservation at their core to leading companies making oceans a CSR focus, this week we tip our hats to private-sector firms making a difference.
The efforts of NGOs such as Greenpeace, Rainforest Action Network and the World Resources Institute demonstrate that the global palm oil industry has far to go before it can truly become responsible and sustainable.
WWF released its most recent soy scorecard, and based on this NGO’s analysis, companies have a lot of work to do if they truly want to improve their sustainability performance.
Companies all over the world are now using carbon offsets to meet at least a portion of their greenhouse gas reduction goals. There are many reasons these corporate entities decide to engage in the carbon offset market—with some going so far as to commit to climate neutrality or being 100 percent renewable—but for those unfamiliar with the workings of environmental markets, a basic primer may prove useful in understanding the appeal of purchasing offsets, Elizabeth Hardee of the Climate Trust.
For the travel industry, the balance between promoting a natural resource and contributing to over-utilization is a difficult chord to strike. Certified B Corps are redefining how business does business — can they start redefining how we travel, too?
There is real opportunity for conservation finance practitioners to partner with organizations seeking to establish community forests. These two groups share a similar vision about the benefits locally-owned and managed forests provide to their communities — it’s time to work together.
Newsweek released its 2016 Green Company rankings last week, which assess the top 500 companies by market capitalization, both globally and in the U.S., for corporate sustainability and environmental impact.
Reps from Greenpeace and the United Food and Commercial Workers union explain why those organizations are driving a recent campaign against Walmart over worker wellbeing up and down the supply chain.
Tech giant Intel has staked out a leadership position on climate change, but last week the company also reaffirmed its commitment to two climate-denying groups.
At least one species of young fish can actually become hooked on eating microplastics in the sea, researchers say, likening it to teenagers getting hooked on fast food.
India plans to increase solar power capacity to 100 gigawatts (GW) by 2022 — five times higher than its previous target. The question is: Is this target achievable? Katherine Ross, a research analyst with the World Resources Institute, takes a look.
Not long ago, we heard a great deal about the so-called “hydrogen economy.” But producing hydrogen fuels proved prohibitively expensive. But a company called HyperSolar claims to have developed a commercially-scalable method of producing hydrogen using only sunlight and water.
As companies and governments strengthen their commitments to renewable energy, they must also strengthen their respect of human rights to ensure a fast and fair transition to a clean-energy world, says the Business and Human Rights Resource Center.