Move over, Iron Man. A new kind of “superfood” is emerging that promises to save more lives than your high-tech armor ever could. The Moringa Tree is a plant native to parts of Africa and Asia renowned for its nutritional value – each leaf contains seven times the Vitamin C of oranges, four times the vitamin A of carrots, four times the calcium of milk, three times the potassium of bananas and twice the protein of yogurt.
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.
As fantastic as it may sound, an Israeli-American company is actually splicing the DNA from a firefly into a plant, to create plants and trees that may prove to be the sustainable streetlights of the future.
The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and four universities recently completed a study that sounds an ominous note for the future of many cities’ water supplies.
Iconic brand Levi Strauss and Co. is participating in the effort to drive consumers to think about recycling in a new light with the introduction of their limited-edition Waste
For the first time we are seeing healthy fast food chains, such as Chipotle, rise up in the stock market. In this interview, PR Director Christopher Arnold describes how Chipotle is impacting the growth of organic family farms by making simple purchasing changes–and at the same time increasing their own profit margins. Companies like Chipotle are … Continued
In recent years, more and more non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have discovered that climate change is severely influencing poverty-stricken regions of the world, many of which have made an effort to develop solutions in response to these negative impacts. Over the past 12 years, Green Watershed has worked to prevent increased detrimental environmental damage in the Lashi Lake area (below is the map of the area) and to maintain a sustainable way of living for local residents.
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?
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.