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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On the Environmental Frontlines: Waste Pickers

Over the last 20 years, waste pickers—workers in the informal economy who recover recyclable materials from trash—in Pune, India have transformed both their city’s municipal waste management system and their own lives.

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Unilever’s New Challenge: Making it Fun to Cut Food Waste

Unilever UK & Ireland is launching a consumer-centric project, entitled the Sustain Ability Challenge. The project enlisted 12 UK families “to test practical ways to adapt their daily routines in order to reduce their impact on the environment and cut household bills.” The goal is to reduce household waste by 25 percent, while cutting their monthly food bill by 15 percent.

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Why the EU is Freezing its Airline Carbon Emissions Law

The EU explained that its decision to “stop the clock” on the regulation is nothing but “a gesture of good faith, giving ICAO a chance to create within a year an international regulatory framework to tackle emissions from aviation.

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Introducing the Refrigerant Revolution

This is the 1st in a multi-part article series on refrigerants, their effects as greenhouse gases, and the market-based solutions aimed at their disposal. Safe and effective management of refrigerants has now become a business, environmental and sustainability priority around the world.

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Hummus Will Save The World

Hummus has gone corporate, with brands such as Tribe and Sabra enjoying popularity and impressive sales. Plus, this spread could save the world.

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Why Qatar Is The Right Choice to Host COP18

It would be easy to question why COP18 should be held in Qatar, a nation built upon petroleum and natural gas riches. But the choice was the right one.

Will President Obama be able to push more aggressive climate policy in his second mandate?

What Will Obama 2.0 Bring For Climate Policy?

President Obama gave a nod to climate change in his acceptance speech on election night, but reducing the United States’ greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is still not very high on the President’s agenda for his second term.

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Near Death of Proposition 37 Proves California’s Initiative Process Needs Reform

Whatever your opinion is on Proposition 37, the proposition which would require companies operating in California to provide labels if their foods contain GMOs (genetically modified organisms), one issue is clear: California’s ballot initiative process is in desperate need of reform. As support for the measure craters in public opinion polls, the role of outside money … Continued

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Hurricane Sandy: It’s “Global Warming, Stupid”

It’s not surprising that in the wake of Hurricane Sandy there has been contention over what role climate change played in the intensity of the storm. But it was BloombergBusinessweek that really took the gloves off with the cover of this week’s edition sporting the title in big bold letters, “It’s Global Warming, Stupid,” a provocative echo of Bill Clinton’s famous line about the economy, used to great effect in his 1992 presidential campaign.

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The Role of Biofuels in a Warming World

Biofuels have the potential to reduce dependency on petroleum – and ameliorate global warming. But in the world of increasing drought – is it right to use water to grow crops for energy rather than food?

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Independent Evaluation Group Assesses World Bank Group’s Climate Adaptation Activities

Investing in projects that enhance resiliency to climate change impacts continues to emerge as a central focal point in the World Bank Group’s strategic policy framework, but results could be much improved by focusing on “closing today’s adaptation gap” and “anticipatory adaptation” projects, according to IEG.