Walk down the aisle of any grocery store, and it’ll be easy to see that there’s a growing trend toward eco-friendly practices and products. Then look online and you’ll see the same thing. But, how can you tell if a company is truly committed to environmental sustainability, or if it’s just trying to cash in on the ever-growing eco-friendly market? Read on to find out.
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.
Have you ever wondered how the U.S. and its states are doing in terms of resource availability and ecological footprints? You don’t have to wonder any longer. A report by Global Footprint Network and Earth Economics details the ecological footprint and resource availability of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
“Practically no one can say with a straight face that global warming isn’t happening anymore. Most, if not all, of the people who used to deny the reality of climate change have morphed into climate science deniers.” Climate science deniers concede that climate change is occurring but question or reject the idea that human activity, mainly burning fossil fuels, is behind it.
As it fights against perhaps one of the worst dry spells in 1,000 years, California teaches the rest of the country many vital lessons when it comes to dealing with and reversing the effects of a drought. Here you’ll find three of them.
We tend to call everything ‘sustainability,’ for the lack of a better term to describe the wide cross section of business activities we deem ‘good.’ That does not make each fairly virtuous act sustainable.
Businesses somehow lost their reason to exist, and now people are starting to look for the values they share with your company because it is mostly absent. Back in the “good old days,” it wasn’t a question to ask. It wasn’t something to look for. It was right there – expressed by the handshake of the store owner, in the active role that a business took to ensure that community’s overall welfare and progression.
When the multi-state Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative was established, organizations like the Institute for Energy Research and the Heritage Foundation argued against any type of carbon tax or cap-and-trade program, saying that they would “inflict high costs on families.” What has actually taken place differs widely from these dire predictions.
Japan is using run-down golf courses to inch toward the goal of doubling its use of renewables by 2030 in the aftermath of the 2011 Fukushima disaster.
Saving water shouldn’t just be something that we do when the soil is dry; it is something we need to make a part of our lives, in how we live and what we consume. Sustainability needs to be a part of us no matter how wet or dry the climate is, because we have to think about the bigger picture.
The Obama administration recently announced actions to make vulnerable communities more resilient to the impacts of climate change. The actions include over $25 million in private and public investments.
On Ecological Deficit Day, 3p hosted Earth Economics & Global Footprint Network for a Twitter Chat about the “State of the States” at #USAfootprint.
New, multi-stakeholder efforts aim to develop innovative solutions that help build resilience to climate change for the world’s most vulnerable populations.