Regardless of the incoming administration’s position on climate change, American corporations are charging forward with clean-energy and energy-efficiency commitments, says Marty Spitzer of WWF.
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.
Adding vigorous communication to the conflict between cap-and-trade supporters and environmental justice groups — groups with, let’s admit it, much commonality in their goals — may be the first step to achieving real collaboration.
SPECIAL SERIES: Sustainable Events
The United Nations designated 2017 the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. With this in mind, Emma Owens of Positive Impact takes a look back at lessons the travel sector can learn from COP22.
With the inauguration of President Trump underway, the California Air Resources Board launched its new proposal for fighting climate change. It calls for bold steps, and it faces even bigger hurdles.
The clean-energy and energy-efficiency sectors employ 2.5 million Americans and counting. How would they fare under a Rick Perry-led Department of Energy? Elizabeth Noll of the Natural Resources Defense Council takes a closer look.
The irony of the “fox guarding the henhouse” isn’t lost on Johnson Bridgewater of the Sierra Club’s Oklahoma chapter. He weighs in on the future of the EPA under former Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt.
The Climate Trust’s director of investments, Kristen Kleiman, explains how we can bring sustainable investing into the spotlight: “If 25 years have taught me anything, it’s that framing is everything.”
Joel Oerter, an MBA candidate at the University of Washington Foster School of Business, was one of hundreds of students to attend the 2016 Net Impact conference in Philadelphia. As we look to the role sustainability will play in 2017 and beyond, Oerter reflects on urban development conversations from the conference and how they may shape our future.
The city of the future is environmentally sustainable and addresses the needs of its residents. During this Twitter Chat, our distinguished panelists discussed these smart cities, which are popping up all around us. Participants were able to learn and network here for a fun, productive hour!
It’s past time to accelerate innovation and action on climate change, says Seva Karpauskaite, a master’s student from Kaunus, Lithuania, and the winner of Masdar’s 2017 Engage Social Media Contest. She reflects on her hopes for the future before attending Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week.
The EPA accused Fiat-Chrysler of cheating on emissions testing days after the FBI arrested a former Volkswagen executive for the same crime.
This week Barack Obama became the first U.S. president to pen an article for the peer-reviewed Science magazine. In it, he argues that clean energy and climate action achieved “irreversible momentum” that will persist regardless of future policies coming out of Washington.
The Department of Energy estimates that $100 billion in public- and private-sector investment could fully modernize the American energy grid and save consumers $2 trillion over the next 20 years. Lynn Scarlett of the Nature Conservancy explains more.
Former Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson attracted the criticism of even some Republican senators in this week’s Congressional hearings. But does that mean he won’t be nominated as secretary of state? Not necessarily…