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.
There are numerous sustainable forestry programs these days, but they all start from the same vantage point: solid certification standards that encourage sustainable practices and a legacy of success for today’s foresters.
SXSWeco 2013 had business leaders, nonprofit leaders and some people who were both. Benefit corporations, municipalities, the media, disruptors and even a celebrity or two. Here are 20 inspiring quotes.
Despite all the attention traditionally given to leftovers, food scraps, uneaten crusts of bread, our consumers seem to be especially concerned about food waste away from home, and they are willing to take steps to deal with it that have implications for restaurant branding and practices, particularly regarding portion control and choice of doggie bags.
Most people treasure healthy forests and want to ensure that they are around for future generations. One of the best ways to do that is to promote responsible management of working forests through a powerful tool called forest certification: providing landowners with a rigorous, science-based standard of responsible forest management and verifying compliance through independent, third-party audits.
The moratorium is standing up, and things are heading in the right direction – but this is a big task and there is still work to be done.
Darden has already almost met recent goals to reduce water and energy use by 15% by 2015. I talked to Brandon a bit about what comes next. Secondly, we talked a bit about seafood.
Home to some of the world’s fastest growing economies and populations, an energy forecast for Southeast Asia bode ill for efforts to curtail fossil fuel emissions. Coal-fired power generation is projected to account from nearly 60% of new power generation among ASEAN countries while dependence on imported oil will double as the regional economy triples and population grows 25% to 2035, according to an IEA rep.
Of particular interest at SXSWeco this year has been the issue of water. I sat down with Val Fishman, BEF’s VP of corporate partnerships to learn a little but more about how BEF’s various projects are having a positive impact on global water issues and specifically the Colorado River watershed.
American Petroleum Institute sues EPA over new biofuel mandates. Are these legitimate concerns or just part of a larger anti-renewable agenda?
A new study shows 100 top professional athletes’ endorsement of food and beverages and how many of them endorses unhealthy products. Why we should be worried about it and what can make athletes reconsider their participation in such campaigns?
The nearly 100 year old coop has always operated under principals that we might call a part of “sustainability” today, whether they’ve chosen to explicitly talk about it or not. I had a chance to talk to Cabot’s Director of Sustainability, Jed Davis about how the company thinks about sustainability and what they’re doing to advance it.
A company in California called Clean Energy Fuels is taking landfill methane and making it available for natural gas powered vehicles through a network of 35 filling stations across California. The new fuel will be called Redeem and according to the press release, it is 90% cleaner than diesel, and 100% renewable. The company’s goal is to produce 15 million gallons in its first year.
Mike Ward, President of IKEA USA gave the keynote address at the 6th Annual Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) Conference in Orlando, earlier this week, where he unveiled IKEA’s sustainability strategy. I caught up with Ward a couple of days later, to discuss the new strategy in more detail.