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.
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.
From manufacturing to universities, schools, communities and government facilities, renewable energy is expected to continue its rapid rise, despite the recent sharp drop in world oil prices.
The U.S. beef industry is livid that a USDA advisory panel may recommend a diet that is higher in plant foods and reduces its overall environmental impact.
Within public policy schools, social entrepreneurship is a relatively new addition to curriculum. Traditionally society has considered solving social problems the domain of governments and philanthropy. But that’s beginning to change.
Part 1 and Part 2 of this series on Alpine Waste & Recycling described how the company has used sustainability thinking to carve out a unique position as a sustainability leader in its regional market. Here we describe how this strategy has been the key factor in its rapid growth and financial success.
Despite there being more energy efficient and less wasteful office technologies available, many companies are lagging behind when it comes to reducing the environmental impact of their business. With just a few small changes, carbon emissions and waste can be reduced significantly.
The Harvard Business Review (HBR) recently posted a “top 10” list of the most important sustainable business stories of 2014. For health and environmental advocates, an even more compelling aspect of the HBR 2014 review is the number of top stories showing that businesses are changing in response to citizen activism.
A leading plastics trade group has announced it has collected enough signatures to put the California plastic bag ban to a vote in November 2016.
The American Progress analysis — conducted with data from the Center for Responsive Politics and Kantar Media Intelligence — found that the energy industry as a whole gave $84 million to candidates, political parties and political action committees (PACs), spent $163 million on television ads, and paid nearly $500 million to Washington lobbyists in the two years leading up the elections.
Our cluelessness as to what happens after the waste bag is placed on the curb is nowhere more evident than in the fuzzy logic of our waste-to-energy (WTE) debate.