Construction is now underway on the Ashalim Thermal Solar Power Station, where a vacant stretch of the Negev desert in Israel will be home to a 787-foot solar tower.
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.
Four Cargill feedlots in Colorado, Kansas and Texas, in addition to four cattle yards run by the company’s partner Friona Industries, will reduce their use of antibiotics by 20 percent.
More than 170 civil society groups worldwide have a message for the Green Climate Fund, the financial mechanism of the Paris climate agreement. They’re calling on the fund’s board to reject the accreditation of two international banks, HSBC and Crédit Agricole, citing their connections to the coal sector.
Thane Kreiner of the Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship at Santa Clara University recently returned from a trip to Ghana and Sierra Leone. He shares his observations, in hopes of spurring conversation around how the capacity-developing world could better approach social entrepreneurship efforts.
One of the industry’s oldest and largest trade associations, the Plastics Industry Trade Association (SPI), is nudging its members to consider zero-waste programs.
Today, Monsanto’s CEO, Hugh Grant, along with Dr. Nick Goeser (National Corn Growers Association’s Soil Health Partnership) and Pradip Das (Principal Researcher of the Climate Corp.), came together for a Twitter Chat at #Ag4thefuture. This conversation looked at the tools in a modern farmer’s toolbox for mitigating climate change, preserving our resources and feeding our growing population.
Volkswagen’s top brass was informed of illegal practices involved with its diesel car production almost a year before the emissions scandal went public, a company statement reveals.
Oklahoma regulators are trying to catch up with swarms of earthquakes linked to oil and gas wastewater disposal. But the quakes are popping up in new areas.
The food packaging industry has realized that in order to avoid more polystyrene bans, it has to provide an alternative during an era when many cities and towns are confronting diminished landfill space. One trade group is in its second year of grants in an effort to expand polystyrene recycling.
The Pilot Auction Facility (PAF), a World Bank effort to invest in projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions while maximizing funds donated from both the private and public sectors, will hold its second auction this May.
Why go from LEED Gold to LEED Platinum? Uncover what it takes to upgrade green building features in a high-profile high-rise — and five reasons why it’s worth it, with this blog and video that captures the challenge and excitement of moving from Gold to Platinum.
Shilpi Chhotray, founder of Samudra Skin & Sea, describes the unique process of wild-harvesting seaweed on the California coastline. The process is conducted by hand, requires minimal resources and is an excellent example of ensuring vibrant marine ecosystems.
The CEO of Monsanto explains how his company is using high- and low-tech soil management to reduce carbon emissions. Want to put a bug in his ear? Read on to find out how.
Etsy not only provides crafts that would look great on your wall and one of the only legit “you can work from home” job opportunities on the Internet, but it’s also doing amazing social impact work. Katie-Hunt Morr, the phenomenal senior manager of values and impact at Etsy, shares tips on creating social impact.