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.
Today United Airlines will debut its first commercial flight using a new biofuel blend called Honeywell Green Jet Fuel. The flight will travel between Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Adopting a sustainable attitude to Islamic wear is a positive and important move in the Muslim fashion industry, not only for green hijabis. With more garments made from eco-friendly resources, we can all benefit from a healthier environment. Even though some fashion powerhouses have already taken to promoting the green trend, there is still a lot to be done in this regard.
Whole Foods has reached an agreement with NRG Energy and SolarCity to install as many as 84 to 100 solar rooftop installations on its stores.
Four weeks ago, in a highly unusual 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court imposed a stay on the Clean Power Plan, temporarily blocking progress on the Obama administration’s landmark climate legislation. Now, the tide appears to be turning in the highest court in the land.
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.
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.