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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Paper and the Untold Sustainable Forestry Story

A productive “working forest” creates value for people and for the environment. Unlike agricultural crops, a forest can be sustained infinitely through a cycle of planting, growing, harvesting and replanting forests – all while improving the surrounding soil and water quality. In other words: harvest trees to save forests.

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Can We Feed 9.6 Billion by 2050?

Hunger is the most pressing issue we face, especially considering one out of every eight people in the world today suffers from chronic undernourishment caused by food scarcity. And many believe this number is likely to increase as rapid population growth taxes limitations on food, water and farmland regionally—and growing development and affluence change our diets.

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The IPCC Summary Report on Climate Change: What It Means for Impact Investing

The long-awaited IPCC Summary Report on Climate Change emerged amid a flurry of media coverage and a volley of commentary, both pro and cont. Its main conclusions were clear, however: climate change is real, its effects are already measurable, and it is being caused by human activity. What does the report means for impact investing?

Conversation with Monsanto’s Michael Doane

On Wed. October 23rd, 7pm EST, TriplePundit Founder Nick Aster will talk with Michael Doane, VP of Sustainable Agriculture Policy at Monsanto. Join in here!

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Certification: Building Standards for Sustainable Forests

There are numerous sustainable forestry programs these days, but they all start from the same vantage point: solid certification standards that encourage sustainable practices and a legacy of success for today’s foresters.

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20 Inspiring Quotes from SXSWeco 2013

SXSWeco 2013 had business leaders, nonprofit leaders and some people who were both. Benefit corporations, municipalities, the media, disruptors and even a celebrity or two. Here are 20 inspiring quotes.

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How Restaurants Can Enhance Branding by Cutting Down on Food Waste

Despite all the attention traditionally given to leftovers, food scraps, uneaten crusts of bread, our consumers seem to be especially concerned about food waste away from home, and they are willing to take steps to deal with it that have implications for restaurant branding and practices, particularly regarding portion control and choice of doggie bags.

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Join the Forest Certification Movement to Meet Your Sustainability Goals

Most people treasure healthy forests and want to ensure that they are around for future generations. One of the best ways to do that is to promote responsible management of working forests through a powerful tool called forest certification: providing landowners with a rigorous, science-based standard of responsible forest management and verifying compliance through independent, third-party audits.

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Asian Energy Expansion Means We’re Probably Too Late to Avert Climate Change Disruption

Home to some of the world’s fastest growing economies and populations, an energy forecast for Southeast Asia bode ill for efforts to curtail fossil fuel emissions. Coal-fired power generation is projected to account from nearly 60% of new power generation among ASEAN countries while dependence on imported oil will double as the regional economy triples and population grows 25% to 2035, according to an IEA rep.

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SXSWeco Interview: Val Fishman, BEF

Of particular interest at SXSWeco this year has been the issue of water.  I sat down with Val Fishman, BEF’s VP of corporate partnerships  to learn a little but more about  how BEF’s various projects are having a positive impact on global water issues and specifically the Colorado River watershed.