We spoke with Ben Thompson, Autodesk’s senior sustainable business program manager, on the occasion of the release of its 2015 Sustainability Report, entitled, “Sustainability in Action.”
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.
New York City asked, “How can we build more green space in our cities?” Then it asked an even crazier question, “What if the sun could shine underground?” Now it’s making plans to build a ginormous, luscious underground park with natural light.
When faced with a crisis, history shows us that humanity has an amazing ability to conquer it resourcefully, and that’s exactly what many environmental innovators are seeking to do by introducing new technology that helps businesses and individuals alike cut down on their water usage without compromising their quality of life.
Bridging political and economic divides as well as religious faiths, Interfaith Power & Light sees Pope Francis’s climate change encyclical as a powerful call for stronger climate change action and greater renewable energy use. 3p spoke with IPL president and founder, Rev. Canon Sally Bingham, about the Pope’s message and its possible ramifications.
Three new fracking studies underscore how natural gas fracking violates Pope Francis’s new encyclical on climate change and environmental stewardship.
SPECIAL SERIES: Virginia Tech Series 2014
If you had $100 million to address climate change, what would you do with it? The National Solar Schools Consortium has its answer. Together with the Solar Foundation, the Consortium aims to bring solar power to 20,000 schools and universities by 2020, up from 3,752 today.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave the nod to increasing the country’s solar capacity five-fold, to a goal of 100 gigawatts by 2022. The environmental progress doesn’t come without a pinch in the pursestrings: The 100 GW target is expected to cost around 600,000 crore, an equivalence of a whopping US$100 billion.
No more letter writing, Craigslist digging or labor-intensive GoFundMe campaigns to manage when setting up a profile on Good360 will do.
Love to travel but hate the impact? You’re not alone. Luckily for the conscious and curious travelers out there, you can have the best of both worlds.
A study was just released that says outdoor green spaces make kids smarter. After a year, the participants who were exposed to the most green areas experienced an overall memory increase by an average of 22.8 percent, and inattentiveness declined by 18.9 percent. Not too shabby for a walk in the park!
The water, sanitation and health (WASH) sector affords opportunities for companies to create business value and to generate lasting social impact at the same time – it is not either/or! Neil Jeffery, CEO of Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor, explains.
SPECIAL SERIES: The Circular Economy and Green Electronics
With headline-making historic droughts in California, Taiwan and other parts of the world, there’s no denying our current global water crisis. Yet, when it comes to how corporations are mitigating their water risks, some industries are quicker to respond than others.
SPECIAL SERIES: Innovation and Sustainability
At SB15, we asked how innovation may or may not drive advancements in sustainability. We got a terrific range of responses, which we’ve got documented in a series of short video interviews.