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.


24/7 Concentrating Solar Power Plant Gains Approval in Chile

Environmental concerns have hindered construction of utility-scale concentrating solar (aka solar thermal) power plants, but Chile’s environmental ministry has approved Abengoa’s 110-MW Cerro Dominador CSP project. Cerro Dominador will not only be the largest CSP facility in South America, but also the first to supply solar-generated electricity 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Landfills are dominated by food waste that produces methane as it rots, a gas 25 times more harmful to our environment than carbon dioxide. (Click to enlarge)

Waste Not, Want Not: How Reducing Food Waste Can Help Address Climate Change

Unbeknownst to many consumers food waste is one of the leading causes of greenhouse gas emissions. Almost half of all food is thrown out in the U.S. — contributing to our planet’s changing climate. The good news is: About 80 percent of consumers want companies to start tackling food waste, and they’re responding by doing just that.

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Why Climate Change May Affect the Foods We Eat

A new study led by the Harvard School of Public Health finds that crops which provide dietary zinc and iron to a big part of the global population will have significantly reduced concentrations of both nutrients.


Op-Ed: We Still Need Precaution, Says Forum for the Future Founder

The CEOs of the world’s biggest chemical and agribusiness companies recently petitioned the presidents of the EU Commission, Parliament and Council to downgrade the Precautionary Principle and focus instead on a new ‘Innovation Principle.’ Forum for the Future Founder Jonathon Porritt isn’t sure that’s terribly wise.

A Travel Junkie’s Guide to Responsible Tourism

As rewarding as traveling may be for the traveler, this is not always the case for the communities where the traveler treads. There is a common misconception that simply spending money in a country benefits local communities — but there indeed are profound, adverse social and environmental consequences.


A Low-Carbon Sustainable Development Pathway for LAC Countries

Rapid deployment of renewable energy can decouple socioeconomic development from fossil-fuel dependence. It can also help preserve fundamental ecosystems and biodiversity and forge a sustainable development pathway for Latin America and Caribbean countries.

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Recap: #3pChat on Sustainable Seafood

Here’s a summary of our #3pChat on the current series topic: sustainable seafood. Be sure to check out TriplePundit’s recent articles and the external “continued learning” links shared in the Twitter chat!

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Obama: “We Don’t Fear the Future” of Climate Change

On the heels of the administration’s release of the Third National Climate Assessment report, President Barack Obama today announced an array of executive actions and public and private sector commitments to increase solar installations and energy efficiency improvements, strengthen energy efficiency standards, and bolster the solar industry workforce. The actions and pledges that Obama laid out will deploy enough solar energy to power nearly 130,000 homes, cut carbon emissions by the equivalent of taking 80 million cars off the road and save businesses $26 billion on their energy bills, the White House said in a statement.


Third National Climate Assessment: Evidence, Impacts Of Warming Abound

The U.S. and global climate is warming, and the effects are being seen across U.S. society and ecosystems, from the upper levels of the atmosphere, along coasts and in ocean waters, and across the geography and economy of the U.S. Drastic reductions in carbon emissions need to be realized if the worst impacts are to be avoided, according to the Third National Climate Assessment report.

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New Aluminum Can Boasts 90 Percent Recycled Content

Environmentalists and beer lovers alike can raise their glasses in a toast: Aluminum manufacturer and recycler Novelis has unveiled an aluminum beverage can sheet that has been independently certified to contain a minimum of 90 percent material. Red Hare Brewing Company will be the first company to package its product in Novelis’ “evercan,” with the new high-recycled-content can expected to hit shelves in the southeastern U.S. later this month.

Models prepare to walk the runway in upcycled garments at Redress Raleigh's 2011 fashion show.

Upcycling: The New Wave of Sustainable Fashion

In a world still churning out trendy throw-away fashion pieces at breakneck speed, the idea of upcycled or refashioned apparel can be an anomaly. But it is a continuously growing trend and is one of the most sustainable things people can do in fashion.

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Electronic Industry Doubles E-Waste Collection in 2013

The U.S. consumer electronics industry set a new record for electronic waste recycling in 2013, according to a new report. Electronics manufacturers and retailers collected and recycled more than 620 million pounds of e-waste across the country last year – more than double the amount of electronics they recycled three years ago.

The Third Annual Report of the eCycling Leadership Initiative was published in late April by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the technology trade association that represents the U.S. consumer electronics industry and hosts the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES).