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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Food Processors in Malawi Receive Training from General Mills Volunteers

A small group of food industry volunteers take an unforgettable journey to Malawi to provide training to help local manufacturers understand how to consistently create nutritious, great-tasting porridge (aka, Corn Soy Blend) for the millions of people who depend on it.

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Engage: The Water-Energy Nexus Blogging Contest

As a lead-up to Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, January 13-17, Masdar is sponsoring a blogging contest called “Engage: The Water-Energy Nexus.” The winner will be invited to Abu Dhabi as VIP media to cover the week’s high-profile events.

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SNAP and the Super Mayor: Food Security is What Matters

Last week, the food justice movement received a publicity boost when Newark mayor Cory Booker announced that he would try living off of a budget equivalent to his state’s food stamp program. Booker said that his goals for the challenge included raising awareness about food security problems, and elevating “innovative local and national food justice initiatives and food policy.”

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H&M Launches First Global Clothing Collection Recycling Program

Last week, H&M announced it will launch a clothing collecting initiative worldwide. Since it looks like clothing collection programs are becoming popular with fashion retailers, this might be the right time to ask how sustainable these programs actually are.

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Major Pro-Fracking Studies Discredited

Natural gas producers are trying to use doubt to deter any action to regulate their activities, despite clear evidence of severe environmental consequences. They have funded a number of university research programs to bolster their claims and add legitimacy to their arguments while playing fast and loose with the facts.

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Metabolix Applies Biotech to Plant-Based Economy Development

Metabolix markets two biopolymer resins: Mirel™ which is certified biodegradable and just recently announced Mvera™, a film grade product which is certified compostable. Both share the physical properties of petroleum-based resins and can be processed on existing equipment with similar productivity and post-processing techniques. These resins are made using a patented fermentation process and plant-derived sugar. Like nearly all bioplastics and organic matter, Mirel and Mvera will not biodegrade in conventional landfills due to the oxygen-deprived environment.

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#Toilets4All Twitter Chat with Unilever: Wednesday, December 12th

In collaboration with CSRWire, we’re excited to host a Twitter stakeholder chat with Unilever, UNICEF and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). We invite you to discuss the issue of sanitation and the ongoing lack of access to improved infrastructure.

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How The Fed’s Quantitative Easing Increases World Hunger

Hazel Henderson has identified another major cause of hunger, one that is man-made, significant and clearly preventable: commodity speculation. A series of recent moves by the Federal Reserve Board known as quantitative easing has created an environment that is ripe for speculation. Why?