Following the strikes of fast food workers who want to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour, McDonald’s should be thinking about innovation and design thinking.
Category: 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.
The renewable fuel standard (RFS), legally requires that gasoline producers include a minimum percentage of ethanol in every gallon sold, an amount that could grow to 15% in the near future, and eventually might go as high as 30%. Most oil companies resent this regulation and want to overturn it. BP & Shell, however, have broken ranks, saying that they, “generally support” the legislation.
Harvard Management Company, which manages the university’s endowment, announced that Jameela Pedicini will become its first vice president of sustainable investing. What does this appointment mean? Is Harvard getting closer to saying ‘Yes’ to the divestment campaign, or is it just a lip service gesture to the students?
A protracted legal battle is in the offing after a coalition of conservation groups filed a 253-page “request for agency action” urging the Utah Department of Air Quality to revoke its June 21 approval of a new oil refinery in Green River, Utah.
A trade dispute centered on North Atlantic herring quotas highlights the challenges of instituting regional, ecosystems-based management frameworks. Marking the first time trade sanctions are being used to enforce regional sustainable fisheries policies, the EU voted overwhelmingly in favor of imposing bans on imports of herring and mackerel from the Faroe Islands late last week.
In Snake Oil, Richard Heinberg says “rather than offering the nation a century of cheap energy and economic prosperity, fracking may well present us with a short-term bubble that comes with exceedingly high economic and environmental costs.”
Starting this summer, Maersk has ventured into “green shipping” as it seeks to reduce CO2 emissions as investors review firms’ environmental performance.
Genetic modification promises advancements in sustainability, pest resistance and fibre quality for cotton. But not everyone is convinced by the gene changers’ claims.
25% of small businesses fail after a weather disaster. With climate change causing more extreme weather events, small business is especially vulnerable.
Climate change presents a whole new set of challenges when it comes to emergency planning and preparedness for municipalities. Community-wide resiliency preparedness takes into consideration emergency preparedness, energy planning, health, and safety issues.
Peddler’s Creamery, where employees and customers pedal a bike to churn the ice cream, is the first of its kind in L.A. The store opened in April to coincide with Earth Day and Ciclavia, the quarterly bike event that transforms many L.A. streets into car-free spaces. April’s Ciclavia route went by Belden’s storefront and he sold out of all nine flavors by the day’s end.
Animals rights groups, PETA and Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF), filed a lawsuit challenging Utah’s “ag-gag” law, enacted last year, which bans secretly documenting animal abuse at agricultural operations.