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.

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ALEC Takes Aim At Plastic Bag Bans

The Wisconsin state senate just passed a bill that prohibits local communities from banning plastic bags and other types of containers. The funny thing is: It’s strikingly similar to model legislation from the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).

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Leonardo DiCaprio: China Could Be a Climate ‘Hero’

At a press conference in the Chinese capital, DiCaprio said: “As we all know, the United States and China are the two biggest contributors, and I think that China has made radical movements forward as far as alternative energy and ways to be sustainable.” Is he right?

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The Face Behind Your Food: Three Farmworkers Share Their Stories

Lupita López Dearcia Comitán is a farmworker in Sonora, Mexico.  She’s forty-four years old, has five children, and just so happens to grow the cucumbers you put in your salad last night. It’s a job she has a lot of pride in. Most people don’t know that cucumbers grow on vines like tomatoes, requiring constant … Continued

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New Partnerships Aims to Streamline Carbon Pricing

A new partnership led by former U.S. Vice President Al Gore and Ecofys seeks to investigate how effective carbon pricing can better lead to their ultimate goals: sustainable global growth and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.

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Putting a Price on the Value of Nature

The most commonly accepted measure of national economic wealth, gross national product (GDP), does not include natural capital. That means the value of the world’s trees, plants, clean water and air count for nothing, and are considered free goods. Researchers from Arizona State University are out to change that.

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Where You Are Most Likely To Die From Extreme Climate Events

Climate change is affecting our climate, causing more extreme weather such as flooding, droughts, wildfires and heat waves. A new map by The Eco Experts, based on data from the Global Climate Risk Index 2016, shows the countries with the highest death rates from extreme climate events over the last 20 years.

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Why GMO Labeling Matters

After a long fight, Vermont’s GMO-labeling law will take effect this summer. One of the largest food companies in the U.S. now says it will start disclosing GMO ingredients on all of its labels. Watch for others to follow suit.

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Ridesharing Integral to Thriving Public Transit, Study Finds

The American Public Transportation Association recently released a report that confirms what many observers have assumed about ridesharing — it helps urban transport systems become more efficient and spurs demand for public transportation services.

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The Hidden Carbon Benefits of Cross Laminated Timber

A new, engineered forest product called Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) has been a hot topic in the Oregon news lately. While it is understood that CLT is a sustainable building product that can help mitigate climate change, what may be less understood is that building with sustainably-harvested wood results in a significant amount of avoided greenhouse gas emissions.