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.

GMOs, GMO labeling, General Mills, supply chain, transparency, FDA, Leon Kaye

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.

Mobility, ridesharing, Uber, Lyft, Public Transportation, Leon Kaye

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.

It can be near impossible to accurately identify the species of fish present in a product from sight alone, as shown by these two battered fillets of Atlantic cod (left) and Pangasius (Pangasianodon hypothalamus) (right).

Fishy Business: Tackling Seafood Fraud

Scientists have identified seafood as being affected by widespread, modern-day food fraud. A 2016 study comparing 51 studies, accounting for 4,500 seafood samples, found an average mislabeling rate of 30 percent.

A protester holds a sign during Occupy Wall Street, the arguable start of the '1 percent' mantra.

The Quick & Dirty: We Are The 1 Percent

We in sustainability or even broader strategy or communications might not all be in the financial 1 percent (but close or very fast getting there), but we are almost all part of the intellectual 1 percent. That 1 percent who believe we see all the problems of the world very clearly and the answers almost as clearly.

Climate change, rising sea levels, risk management, Leon Kaye, Alaska

Rising Seas Could Force 13 Million Americans to Move

A new study released by the journal Nature suggests that in a worst-case scenario, as many as 13 million people will be seriously affected by rising sea levels due to climate change by 2100.

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Climate Kids Challenge Federal Government

A federal judge in Oregon is deciding whether a group of children have the right to take the federal government to court over climate change and hold leaders accountable for squandering natural resources, including clean water and air.

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Four Paths to More Sustainable Plastics

Reducing petroleum feedstock in plastic by just 25 percent can decrease greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to removing 16.5 million passenger cars from the road every year.

Oil and gas, clean energy, Sally Jewel, renewables, offshore oil, Leon Kaye

Obama Nixes Drilling Off the Atlantic Coast for 5 Years

The Obama administration announced that sites off the coasts of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia would not be included in the government’s plan for offshore oil drilling leases.

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Akon’s Vision To Grow Solar Power Across Africa

Artist and R&B singer Akon took fans and the business industry by surprise in late 2015 when he announced his vision to bring solar power to millions of Africans. We spoke with him about his future vision.

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JPMorgan, Deutsche Bank Set New Coal Policies

They’re the two most recent in a line of banks, including Bank of America, Citigroup, Morgan Stanley and Wells Fargo, that have committed to phase-out coal financing.