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.

U.S. Shale Gas Boom Impedes Carbon-Neutral Bioplastics

Low cost shale gas is motivating new investment in conventional plastic production, but the carbon neutral bioplastic industry is still making progress, for example, with a new carbon-neutral mattress from Naturepedic.

This Coffee Company Wants to Pay Farmers a 50 Percent Premium

Levanta Coffee describes itself as a “socially-innovative start-up” that can spark much better economic opportunities for the coffee farmers in Honduras with its “social microlot model” – one that will pay farmers 50 percent more than typical prices.

Mr. Trump Goes to Hamburg — and Ditches International Collaboration

President Donald Trump did make it to Hamburg this week, but relatively little was accomplished at this G20. Nineteen world leaders and one president’s daughter pushed for initiatives to help the planet and the world’s poorest citizens while America’s top man struck out on his own

Brazilian Agribusiness Eyes Palm Oil: Is the Amazon in Further Danger?

A recent report reveals Brazil is becoming more aggressive about being a major player in the global palm oil industry. While this development raises fears that deforestation in Brazil could accelerate, some NGOs insist that a boost in Brazil’s palm oil production could be a net positive for the environment.

SPECIAL SERIES: Responsible Forestry

How WWF Stops Deforestation Worldwide with Corporate Engagement

The forests of the U.S. South provide companies’ paper supplies, but growth is threatening many of these lands. WWF’s Global Forest and Trade Network brings together companies, suppliers and non-profits to share ideas on how to increase the supply of sustainable pulp and paper for the benefit of people, profit and the planet.

Hampton Creek Leaps into the Laboratory Meat Sector

Building on its success marketing egg-free cookie dough and sandwich spreads, the Silicon Valley food technology pacesetter Hampton Creek plans to have have laboratory meat on the market by the end of 2018.

Beyond Meat’s Meatless Burger Debuts Nationwide

Beyond Meat, the alternative meat company found in many Whole Foods, has landed its popular Beyond Burger at eight locations of the chain BurgerFi. All 101 of that company’s outlets will serve the fake burger by the end of this summer.

EPA Administrator Met Privately with Dow Chemical CEO Before Reversing Pesticide Ban

The EPA scored much criticism when it reversed a ban on the pesticide chlorpyrifos in March. Even low exposure to chlorpyrifos has been shown to cause developmental delays in children. Now it turns out EPA head Scott Pruitt met with the CEO of Dow Chemical, a manufacturer of the pesticide, a few weeks before the policy reversal.