A project in Kenya is collecting human poop from toilets and turning it into briquettes that can be used for tasks ranging from cooking meals at home to keeping chicks warm at poultry farms.
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.
In a step that will embolden more financial institutions to demand more environmental and social disclosures from companies, Vanguard announced it will urge companies to disclose more information about climate change-related risks.
In Baltimore, Maryland, T. Rowe Price employees have the opportunity to volunteer on a project that seeks to revive the Chesapeake Bay’s oyster population.
The third “p” of triple bottom line clearly highlights the importance of “profitability.” However, it seems like many businesses are weary of discussing their CSR success in relation to financial success. Do you understand what it looks like to effectively communicate sustainability in pursuit of bolstering your brand image (and profits)?
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With 50 Fortune 500 companies and more than 400 small businesses voicing opposition to a proposed Texas bathroom law, the phenomenon of brands taking stands shows no sign of abating.
Oklahoma’s oil and gas industry has created a legacy of earthquake risks that could inhibit economic development, but wind power is riding to the rescue.
The popularity of high-protein diets, concern over animal welfare and Silicon Valley’s obsession with the next hottest innovation has led to at least $250 million invested in what the company describes as the “alternative protein space.”
West Virginia Governor Jim Justice insists that as a safety measure, the federal government should give $4.5 billion in annual funding to power companies that continue to use coal. That would amount to a subsidy of $15 per ton of coal burned.
Another manure-to-energy plant opened at a San Joaquin Valley dairy farm – and as California mandates that the dairy sector reduce its emissions, the state is finding that it is receiving more requests for funds than what are currently available.
Tomorrow, August 12, is World Elephant Day. As these magnificent creatures endure more threats, from economic development to poaching, tomorrow in part is a reminder to do what we can to protect and conserve them and their natural habitat. For many tour operators, that means no more elephant rides.
The biotech company AquaBounty has recently sold five tons of their GMO salmon across Canada at an average of a relatively affordable US$5.30 a pound, but NGOs are upset as the product requires no labeling.
Boeing Co. and NASA believe they have discovered a way to improve airplanes’ fuel efficiency with a slight biomimicry twist: copy birds’ flight formations, such as those taken by Canada geese.
The recent publication of a climate report draft by the New York Times is raising questions about how President Donald Trump will tight walk the precarious balance between appeasing his voter base (that largely doesn’t believe human-made global warming exists) and a report that is blunt about the fact that human activities have a large role to play in its existence and impact. Recent efforts by federal agencies to evade talking about the phenomena suggests Trump still has a way to go to realize the implications of denouncing climate change. And that has scientists worried.
The Sierra Club announced that the Orlando City Commission unanimously approved a resolution mandating that the city run 100 percent on renewables by 2050. But as more cities announce these plants, are they backed up by staff and funding?
A recent United Nations report suggests the global aviation sector could consume as much as one-quarter of the world’s carbon budget by 2050 if technological advancements cannot be met.