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.
After the narrow defeat of California’s genetically modified (GMO) labeling ballot initiative, Prop 37, supporters vowed to fight on. They shifted their focus to other states, including Washington, where residents will decide the fate of a similar ballot initiative called I-522 on November 5.
Public and private sector policies and actions centered firmly on climate change mitigation and adaptation offer us the ways and means to address twin economic and ecological crises facing U.S. society, and in a way that can reconcile the inherent short- and long-term trade-offs by addressing job creation, growing disparities in economic and social inequality, and the growing threats to ecological sustainability in American society, three foundation stones for the environmental justice movement.
Do your investments have exposure to assets linked to fossil fuel extraction and power generation? The recent closure of several large fossil fuel-powered plants in Europe demonstrates the risk for CO2-emitting assets to become stranded in a carbon constrained world.
In response to an unprecedented decline in bee populations, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released new pesticide labels that forbid the use of some neonicotinoid pesticide products where bees are present.
Farmigo is getting ready for its next evolutionary step, enabling entrepreneurs, or Champions, as Farmigo calls them, to start their own Food Communities. To learn more about the new program, I talked with Benzi Ronen, Farmigo’s co-founder and CEO.
We seem to have forgotten a precious, indispensable and dangerously depleting resource: water. Ironically, most companies have sophisticated and effective sustainability programs in place, yet water management seems to be one of their least obvious areas of immediate concern.
After the news broke last week that Bezos bought the Washington Post for $250 million, everyone, from the commentators to newspaper headlines seemed to share the notion that Jeff Bezos makes long term investments. But is it true? Does Jeff Bezos really have a long-term view? I decided to look at it through Amazon’s record on sustainability.
Eating more fruits and vegetables is good for many bottom lines. A Union of Concerned Scientists report places a dollar value on the benefits of a healthier society.
Why do we hold onto certain objects for decades, while others we are willing to discard before they’re even broken or tatty? In his book “Emotionally Durable Design: Objects, Experiences and Empathy” Chapman stresses that “we are consumers of meaning not matter.” He explores how we retain interest in things only when they continue, over time, to remain meaningful, and can adapt to our changing desires and values.