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.

Restoring wetlands (like these wetlands at the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge in Massachusetts) can protect coastal communities from floods, hurricanes and other natural disasters.

How Natural Infrastructure Can Boost Climate Change Resiliency

Are government officials doing enough to prepare their communities for natural disasters and extreme weather events – that are increasing in frequency and severity due to climate change? Not surprisingly, the answer is no, says a new report. However, investment in “natural infrastructure” can improve resiliency at a fraction of the cost of traditional methods of prevention.

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EPA: Native American Tribes Hit Hard by Climate Change

Native American communities are feeling the brunt of climate change these days. An estimated 44 tribes have reported that they are running out of water. Others are dealing with the effects of flooding and fire mitigation. The EPA is stepping up its efforts too: This year it awarded more than $40 million to Southwest tribal communities to upgrade and protect their drought-impacted resources.

Volunteers from Barclays repack squash into pantry bags at City Harvest's Food Rescue Facility in Long Island City.

Why Don’t More Businesses Donate Excess Food?

Though the reasons vary for restaurants and stores choosing not to donate their leftovers, the main cause is a “misunderstanding of how food liability works.”

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FEMA: Plan for Climate Change or Risk Emergency Funding

The debate over whether climate change is man made is a perennial debate in the halls of many state governments, especially around election time. But FEMA has a new message: Include projections on how to deal with climate change in mitigation plans, or lose federal funding for future emergencies.

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Solving Food Waste and Hunger Through Food Rescue

City Harvest collects excess food, both prepared and uncooked, from restaurants, cafeterias, hotels and grocery stores — any commercial or nonprofit organization that wishes to donate. They then give away all the food on the same day to some 400 community programs around New York City.

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The Pathway to a Stronger Clean Power Plan

Renewable energy growth shows the way to much greater cuts in power plant emissions — and it’s affordable, according to the Union of Concerned Scientists.