InterContinental Hotels Group, the parent corporation of popular hotel brands like Holiday Inn, spearheaded a certification program that requires its 5,000 or so franchises to meet environmental benchmarks. Interestingly, hotels aren’t just meeting the minimum requirements, they are reaching beyond them.
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.
Despite public statements, a review of ExxonMobil’s campaign contributions — especially during this election cycle — indicates the company is funding climate deniers.
New ocean policies may open up investment opportunities in offshore wind energy. The Mid-Atlantic Regional Ocean Action Plan spells out how the federal government will help energy developers to reduce risk and inefficiency in environmental assessment. But it hasn’t received much attention — at least not yet.
Scholars and researchers affiliated with the nation’s top think tanks often moonlight as corporate board members, lobbyists and outside consultants, a New York Times investigation revealed this week.
Looking for ways to break into a sustainability career? Here are some tips (with real-life stories) on how to get valuable sustainability experience that will impress employers and get you that first green job.
The Carbon XPrize is a five-year competition that seeks to convert carbon emissions into successful, profitable and useful products. Nearly 50 organizations from seven nations will compete in this $20 million competition that seeks to revolutionize clean tech.
This summer, California Gov. Jerry Brown lifted mandatory water restrictions following higher rainfall this spring. But the state isn’t out of the woods yet.
A revolution is underfoot in which each utility customer has the potential to become its own mini-power plant and a supplier of electricity.
Some observers question the viability of the marketplace lending business model and predict that Lending Club’s trouble marks the beginning of an end. But while it may be under fire in the personal finance space, marketplace lending is stronger than ever in sectors like commercial solar that have stagnated due to limited access to capital.
Last week in the Chinese coastal city of Qinhuangdao, a massive electric vehicle that can drive over two lanes of automobile traffic made its debut.
Environmental justice is in need of a win, especially when the current climate crisis serves to magnify racial inequality and dramatically effects the poor and communities of color. This win is exactly what is happening in California, where a cap-and-trade system is eliminating greenhouse gas emissions, and doing so without disproportionately impacting low-income communities.
As the Paris Agreement continues its slow march through legislatures around the world, there’s one impending deadline no one is talking about — at least not yet.
This announcement now clears the way for the EPA to develop rules to regulate aircraft emissions, much as the agency has done for emissions from cars and trucks.