Fair Trade USA has achieved a great milestone of 10 percent of cotton is Fair Trade certified. To move forward, Fair Trade USA Apparel and Linens could review three main areas of improvement: communication, impact assessment and attribution, and technology.
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.
IKEA’s Greentech venture arm, along with Nike, has invested in a startup called Dyecoo. Dyecoo has developed a system to dye textiles using supercritical carbon dioxide – completely eliminating water from the process.
The good news is that Sprint has managed to take back 40% of the phones they sell every year and is steadily improving that ratio with an aim to hit 90% it by 2017.
We need to pressure multinational companies investing in Africa to ensure there is plenty of land, and protection, for the continent’s wildlife and people.
Transforming our transportation infrastructure won’t happen overnight. While policies improving the supply side are taking shape, our individual transportation choices can have a more immediate impact.
East Africa has 187 km3 of renewable freshwater resources per year, yet governments and organizations are in a crusade against the odds to provide water to its inhabitants. The government’s receptiveness to any outside aid and favorable conditions in the economy made it propitious to innumerous NGOs, international organizations and social businesses to attempt to alleviate the issue. Are these external pursuits only patching holes or are they contributing to a brighter future?
Each week leading up to the Sustainable Brands Innovation Open Innovation (SBIO) finals on June 5th,where the runner-up will be decided via live online public vote, we will feature two articles on an SBIO semi-finalists. Meet the SBIO Public Vote Semi-finalist winner, PrintEco.
Amid a backdrop of severe and often catastrophic weather events in 2012, the environmental grassroots reignited around climate change. The politicization of climate will direct activism in the next couple of months. Some environmental stakeholders, dismayed by 2012’s climate silence, will look to leapfrog to a zero-carbon economy; others will look for easier wins through the EPA and by pressuring companies to adopt stricter procurement standards.
LifeStraw units remove 99.9999% of all waterborne bacteria and 99.99% of parasites, cleaning water for drinking in Kenya and the Congo. The company distributes units to those in need, and then earns carbon credits when they can prove their product has reduced greenhouse gas emissions.
When it comes to being environmentally friendly, those born between the early 1980s to early 2000s, otherwise known as Millennials, are talking a lot of talk without walking much of a walk, according to a recent study by DDB Worldwide.
A recent Public Policy Polling survey found that 58% of Republicans polled still believe that Global Warming is a hoax. This, at the same time that international polls are finding that Americans are among the biggest doubters. Only 47% of Americans believe that global warming is real and is mostly caused by emissions, compared with 58% of Canadians.
Introducing Olazul, a non-profit organization dedicated to develop sustainable livelihoods in balance with healthy ecosystems through the principle of ecological aquaculture.