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.
Outdoor clothing manufacturer Timberland and tire manufacturer Omni United recently announced their collaboration to create a line of tires. Called Timberland Tires, they will be the first tires ever designed to be recycled into Timberland boots and shoes when they are worn out.
Tevis Howard traveled to Kenya and he became determined to do something about extreme poverty there. After coming up with numerous business plans, Howard settled on the idea of planting trees and founded Komaza, a Swahili word that means “to encourage growth.”
General Mills Chairman and CEO Ken Powell declared the company’s commitment to water conservation at the The Nature Conservancy Global Water Summit in Chicago last week.
“I don’t see crisis. I see opportunity,” Stephen Ritz, founder of the Green Bronx Machine, said in an exclusive interview at the Social Innovation Summit. “I’m not into incremental change. I’m into wholesale change. I want to transform lives.”
The first-of-its-kind grasslands conservation project brought the USDA together with ranchers, Ducks Unlimited and others in a public-private partnership that will avoid carbon dioxide emissions the equivalent of taking more than 5,000 cars off the road.
Inhofe says, “The idea that our advanced industrialized economy would ever have zero carbon emissions is beyond extreme and further proof that the IPCC is nothing more than a front for the environmental left.”
Cargill Tropical Palm released its first progress report on sustainable palm oil this week. The report, released on Monday, details the company’s plan to achieve a sustainable supply chain.
United Nations Association representative Zuza Bohley grew up with fear and violence in East Germany. Now she builds bridges — and climate action.
Every organization that has stepped up to criticize climate change policies has had a different answer for why our climate is warming and our seas are expanding. Canada-based Friends of Science admittedly has the simplest, most appealing answer: It’s the sun. But good luck in interpreting the data on their website. You’ll need a PhD to understand its proof to this elementary process.
“We have to look at both sides of the meter,” said Leslie Glustrom, pointing at a chart of Boulder’s carbon emissions that, despite tremendous work and city effort to reduce carbon emissions, showed marginal gains.