As the world begins to awaken to the looming food crisis, investors are turning to a place not typically associated with its agricultural bounty, but a region that National Geographic Magazine (NatGeo) is calling “The Next Breadbasket”: sub-Saharan Africa.
Category: 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.
Regarding climate change risk, “roughly half of the 3,000 biggest publicly traded companies in the U.S. say mum’s the word, reporting zilch in their annual filings to U.S. regulators,” Ceres says.
Nestlé has reduced 44 percent of waste per ton of product since 2010 in the U.S., and five factory locations reached zero-waste-to-landfill status by the end of 2013, according to the company’s recent sustainability report.
Co-developed by SunWize Technologies and Blue Renewable Energy and installed on the backstretch of the famed raceway, the 9-MW solar farm is the largest PV installation at any sporting facility in the world.
The automobile industry has invested billions reducing the weight of their cars to reduce fuel consumption and they don’t even have to lift them off the ground. So it’s no surprise to hear that airlines are saving millions by reducing weight. What’s surprising is that they haven’t done more of that sooner.
Fishermen are often on the losing end of global trade, facing low market prices and lack of tools to improve resource management. Fair Trade USA believes there is a missing piece to this complex, yet critically important and ever-evolving puzzle – that we cannot have truly sustainable seafood unless we make sustainable livelihoods for fishing communities a top priority.
Outside national jurisdictions, the high seas are in decline. In its 2014 report, the Global Ocean Commission proposes actions that can put high seas ecosystems on the path to recovery.
Kuli Kuli, which makes moringa “superfood” nutrition bars, recently raised $350,000 in a crowdfunding equity campaign. It is one of the first companies to finance entirely from the crowd.
To protect something, we have to love it. And to love it, we have to take the time to appreciate its beauty and value. Last week, I took some time to do just that.
“Climate change poses a severe risk to global economic stability, but it doesn’t have to be like this,” said World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim. “We believe it’s possible to reduce emissions and deliver jobs and economic opportunity, while also cutting health care and energy costs. This report provides powerful evidence in support of that view.”
The Xeros Laundry System can reduce water usage by up to 80 percent. The technology is especially promising for the hospitality industry, as hotels use about 2.3 billion gallons of water a month in the U.S. alone.
Large chain grocery stores are increasingly the source of consumer seafood purchases. Luckily, a new report from Greenpeace showed some promising progress by large retailers.
Since bees and other pollinators are needed for more than two-thirds of all crop species, the lives of bees and humans are intricately connected.