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.
On April 10, Christina Figueres, former Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), convened a meeting in London of climate and business experts to identify 2020 as the year of opportunity. The group met to encourage serious and urgent action in the next three years.
The EPA is asking for public comment on which environmental regulations to axe at the behest of the Donald Trump White House. But that public input could come back to bite them.
Maryland is the first state in the U.S. to pass legislation that will provide tax credits, not cash rebates, to consumers and businesses that invest in energy storage.
This week Portland, Oregon and surrounding Multnomah County unveiled a joint agenda to meet 100 percent of their energy needs with renewables by 2050.
Ford introduced what it calls the first hybrid police car in the industry. The new hybrid Responder is twice as fuel-efficient as the company’s popular Interceptor police sedan — and it could save municipalities big bucks.
Tesla and Panasonic introduced a new line of solar panels that practically blend in with the typical roof – gone are those boxy aluminum mounts and glaring grid-line design.
Global water systems lose an estimated 32.6 trillion liters a year to leakage — meaning municipalities are literally flushing millions of dollars down the drain.
Some say low-carbon policies are job killers that leave blue-collar workers behind. But in this day of he said/she said and fake news, let’s look at the facts regarding job creation and losses in relation to low-carbon economic policies.
The Heartland Institute plans to mail a climate-denial information packet to 200,000 science teachers this year. And educators are pushing back hard at what they described as a climate skeptic manifesto.
Many comparisons have been made between U.S. President Donald Trump and former President Nixon. Few, if any, have had positive connotations. However, Trump would do well to learn from Nixon’s environmental policy choices.
While the Trump administration denies climate change and rolls back the Obama administration’s environmental protections, some members of Congress are taking action.
A recent report by the consultancy Corporate Citizenship tracks collaboration as a catalyst for responsible business, as well as greater sustainability and social impact.