How do we help companies operate cost-effectively to increase health of workers in a regulated manner? How do we enforce sustainable practices within these companies and help them be accountable for the health of their workers, as companies become more socially responsible?
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.
Soil is the most diverse ecosystem on the planet. Just one teaspoon contains as many as one billion bacteria, which provide vital services to support the growth of plant species and the myriad creatures who feed on them. Without healthy soil, everything from human health and food security to the resilience and biodiversity of the planet is at risk.
As water scarcity becomes more prevalent, more companies are seeing the urgency in developing water conservation policies. LifeStraw is doing its part to bring clean drinking water to drought-stricken parts of the world, and many companies are facilitating partnerships to address the problem. However, to effect real change, much more needs to be done.
We need more women investors so that we can level out the playing field, level the amount of risk that is taken on Wall Street and in investments in general, and help to create a more stable economy.
PepsiCo’s hummus company, The Sabra Dipping Co., could entice tobacco farmers into growing chickpeas by offering local farm communities a more stable, reliable market for their crops.
For the first time in human history, atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide could rise above 400 parts per million throughout much of the Northern Hemisphere as soon as May 2013.
The latest CO2 measurement was taken at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii and reported by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, a research center at the University of San Diego that tracks increases in atmospheric CO2 levels.
Two-for-one is usually a superior deal, especially when it comes to renewable energy and efficiency. And that’s what is happening with a new solar dish that does what solar installations do, convert sunlight into power, but with an interesting twist: clean water. The efficiency of the typical solar installation ranges from 10 to 20 percent, … Continued
A company such as Shell has to operate on the basis of where the technical skills are and drive the objective of CO2 reduction in a way that has the most impact according to those technical capabilities. Shell believes to achieve real carbon reductions over several decades, their best contribution is to increase the balance of natural gas over other fossil fuels.
Water scarcity is prevalent in some developing countries and regions, like sub-Saharan Africa and southeastern Asia, but it is also beginning to affect areas in the U.S., like San Diego. As the population grows and available fresh water declines, the problem will only get worse.
San Francisco might be known for its foggy weather, winning sports teams and progressive politics, but it can now add another badge to its collection – being the best at recycling. Through source reduction, reuse and mandatory recycling and composting programs, the City by the Bay now diverts from the landfill some 80 percent of its waste.
Last week, the latest attempt to show that “one act of green can unleash a wave of positive change” was launched by the Corporate Eco Forum (CEF), a membership organization for Fortune 500 companies that demonstrate a serious commitment to environment as a business strategy issue.
A study shows that informing people about the expected impacts of climate change had no effect on their positions. What did change their position was thinking about how limiting greenhouse-gas emissions might promote interpersonal warmth and scientific and technological progress. Bain’s research shows that approaches based on hope work far better than fear.