When operational in 2016, the plant will provide up to 50 million gallons of water daily to San Diego county’s 3 million residents. Still, that’s only 7 percent of the region’s water needs.
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.
This map shows the counties likely to be impacted most by climate change according to data from the Global Adaptation Index. The map highlights that while climate change is caused primarily by rich, technologically advanced nations, its impact will hit the poorest nations hardest.
In Warren, Michigan, Chevy Volt battery cases become duck houses that are shipped to Russia to preserve an endangered species.
Chipotle is serious about upholding its Food With Integrity program. It’s so serious that on Tuesday, the fast food chain suspended a pork supplier for violating the company’s standards — leaving a third of its restaurants without pork.
Last week, the Climate Trust, a mission-driven nonprofit that specializes in climate solutions, announced its second annual prediction list of 10 carbon market trends to watch in 2015.
A Tea Party group in Florida called Conservatives for Energy Freedom is asking for a measure that would “encourage and promote local small-scale solar-generated electricity production and to enhance the availability of solar power to customers.”
NOAA scientists are reaching out to consumers for help to save the Atlantic reef systems, and their call is being heard by fishermen (and women) as well as culinary chefs. The lionfish, an invasive species whose spiny fins make it a formidable foe to native fish stocks and is killing coral reefs, needs to be reduced in number, say scientists. Bring your knife and fork.
A confluence of powerful trends shaped up in Germany in 2014. Renewable energy production rose, greenhouse gas emissions and power prices fell while the economy expanded, according to Agora Energiewende’s 2014 annual report.
Last week, a group of Colombian plaintiffs asked the Supreme Court to revive their lawsuit against banana giant Chiquita. This case presents an opportunity for the Supreme Court to clarify its 2013 decision in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Shell and give much needed guidance to plaintiffs and businesses regarding when a corporation may be liable under U.S. law for human rights abuses committed abroad.
New York City is joining a slew of California cities that have banned foam packaging. Known as expanded polystyrene (EPS), foam packaging can’t be used by food service establishments, stores and manufacturers on and after July 1, 2015.
Waste Management is known for collecting trash. However, the company is making strides to reduce the amount of trash that ends up in landfills, as its 2014 sustainability report shows.
As more and more institutions face pressure to divest from fossil fuel companies, some are looking to shareholder engagement as an alternative. Decades of such engagement, however, have produced strikingly little result.