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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Southwest Rivers and Budgets are Both Drying Up

The projected, forthcoming water crisis in the Western states is a complicated issue and one in which water planners and conservation advocates have, in some ways, become victims of their own success. Water consumption in the U.S. has dropped since peaking in 1980. That is a good thing, but concern is growing rather than shrinking for two reasons: population growth in regions of water stress and reduced water supply, courtesy of global warming.

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CSR Needs a Universal System to Measure Environmental Impact

Here we outline the three biggest challenges facing the industry as they try to measure and manage resource consumption— concluding we need one universal way of looking at resource consumption that enables our decisions and reports to mirror total environmental impact across the board.

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Consumer Responsibility and Food Waste

There certainly is food waste on the production and retail end, however, food wasted by consumers is also a big problem.

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Talking Carbon Reduction with GM’s Sustainability Chief

GM achieved a milestone of 7,000 metric tons of carbon reduction as the result of their investment in IdleAir, a Knoxville, Tennessee-based company that makes an innovative Advanced Travel Center Electrification service available for long-haul truckers. IdleAir provides parking stations that provide electricity, heating and cooling, as well as Internet and Satellite TV, for long-haul truckers. Using these stations eliminates the need for truckers to idle their engines during these rest stops thereby savings thousand of pounds of carbon emissions in the process

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It Takes 2700 Liters of Water to Make a T-Shirt

The growth, manufacturing, transporting, and washing of cotton uses huge amounts of water. Cotton farming is the largest consumer of water in the apparel supply chain, and is used in 40 percent of all clothing worldwide.