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.

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Hydrokinetics: The Biggest Source of Renewable Energy You Never Heard Of

One potentially large source of renewable energy that has received very little attention is hydrokinetics, the production of energy from the flow of moving water. The term applies to both ocean tidal power systems as well as river flow systems. According to the EIA, this source of clean energy could produce as much as 23 GW by 2025 and 100 GW by the year 2050, and this just barely scratches the surface of its technically achievable potential.

Ellen MacArthur champions the circular economy

Making Sense of the Circular Economy

The circular economy, a concept developed by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, offers a path to economic growth and environmental sustainability in a world of shrinking resources.

H&M and WWF partner for water sustainability

“Game Changer” Water Conservation Plan Pairs H&M with WWF

H&M’s sustainability efforts get a huge boost as the company partners with WWF on a worldwide water conservation initiative, covering the company’s entire supply chain, its 94,000 employees, and its operations in 48 national markets.

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Cargill Cattle Plant Closes: Global Warming Casualty?

When Cargill announced the closing of its Plainview, Texas, cattle operation, they cited a record low cattle supply as the result of the region’s severe drought. Though scientific models don’t yet have the precision to directly tie a particular weather event, be it a storm or a drought to global warming trends, there is plenty of evidence indicating that drought is increasing.

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Coca-Cola Sued Over Sugar-Laden vitaminwater

Coca-Cola is being sued over their advertising campaign that holds vitaminwater up as a healthy drink (which it isn’t). The beverage giant’s surprising defense is that “no consumer could reasonably be misled into thinking vitamin water was a healthy beverage.”

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Coca-Cola and WWF Partner on Arctic Ice Region

Coca-Cola and World Wildlife Fund partner again to promote the second Arctic Home campaign. Coca-Cola is committed to matching up to $1 million in donations through February 15, 2013.