In a historic decision for South Africa, a Johannesburg judge ruled that thousands of gold miners can progress with a class-action lawsuit against companies they allege exposed employees to known hazards.
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 Brotherhood of Teamsters, the century-old union with a membership of over 1.4 million, is lending its voice to help a Missouri community finally stop a toxic, six-year landfill fire.
Donald Trump’s views on renewables range from tepid acceptance to hostility. And while he does not have a clear energy plan articulated, clean energy companies should be worried about a potential Trump presidency.
The Malaysian palm oil producer IOI Group is suing the RSPO in a Zurich, Switzerland court, over what it says is an unfair suspension from the global standards board for sustainable palm oil.
What key climate-action lessons can developing countries derive from the U.S.? Paritosh (Pari) Kasotia of the Solar Foundation breaks it down. Spoiler alert: Many occurred in the absence of national policies mandates.
The city of San Diego passed its landmark Climate Action Plan last December. Last week, Mayor Kevin Faulconer unveiled the first of many strategies to lessen the impacts of climate change on San Diego’s shores.
TerraVia, formerly known as Solazyme, announced that it is entering the aquaculture sector with an algae-based feed product that it says can help reduce destructive overfishing in the world’s oceans.
More than 150 companies are now committed to ambitious emissions-reduction targets that align with the global effort to limit warming to “well below” 2 degrees Celsius.
What will it take to make the Paris Agreement legally binding? Eliza Northrop, an international environmental lawyer focused on the design and implementation of the Paris Agreement, shares her predictions.
When waste is not managed properly, it becomes a lasting issue with consequences that know no bounds. Kelsey Gaude, a graduate student at Wake Forest University, was surprised to find that the West’s waste problem has made its way to the island nation of Belize.
Leaked documents reveal that Nestlé had the opportunity to get ahead of the curve and start a global conversation on water consumption. Instead, the company confused “non-confrontation” with leadership.
Nespresso says its recycling program — which it plans to expand to the contiguous 48 states of the U.S. — mitigates the environmental impact of single-use coffee pods. But not everyone is buying into the company’s communications plans.
Clean cookstoves in Laos, biogas digesters in Vietnam, community solar and other low-carbon, simple technologies in rural villages worldwide: Find out just how the poor are saving the planet, and get up to speed with three easy steps on how you can start, too.