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.
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.
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’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.
Purchasing Fair Trade quinoa can transform the market, ensuring rural farmers benefit from the Western food trend and socially-conscious consumers can enjoy their favorite grain without guilt.
Unilever’s ambitious Sustainable Living Plan reached an important milestone yesterday when the company announced half of its factories are now zero-waste.
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.
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.”
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.
President Obama’s forceful pledge to “respond to the threat of climate change” during his second inaugural address Monday was both specific and somewhat surprising. Also bold and welcome.
Coca-Cola’s new campaign to fight obesity rings hollow. The company tries to promote the idea that all calories are the same, so drinking soda is no worse than consuming the same number of calories in a piece of fruit, despite evidence to the contrary.
A new alternative way of accessing capital is through Direct Public Offerings. A less traditional source of funding, a DPO allows businesses and nonprofits to raise money from community investors. Moving from fast return and exit plans to value-alignment and community involvement, these companies are showing us the new way for the community to support their favorite companies, financially.
The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a trucking industry challenge to rules that Los Angeles adopted five years ago designed to curb truck emissions at the nation’s busiest port. The question centers on whether cities and states have authority to limit pollution from trucks moving long-haul cargo.