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.
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.
A recent report states that, “The five-year mean global temperature has been flat for a decade.” So does this mean climate change is less of a problem than climate science has suggested? Not really.
A proposed natural gas storage and transportation hub has stirred controversy in the Finger Lakes region of New York State, both for its potential risks and for its possible role in enabling the introduction of fracking into the area.
The leading online service for ordering delivery and takeout food says that its customers are increasingly making “eco-friendly” orders, asking delivery drivers to hold the plastic utensils and napkins.
Seamless, a New York-based company that lets users order food from more than 12,000 top restaurants in the United Stated and the United Kingdom, announced this week that eco-friendly orders processed through the website increased by 155 percent from 2010 to 2011, and by another 216 percent from 2011 to 2012.
ExxonMobil has had a horrible four-week run in the aftermath of its Pegasus pipeline break in Arkansas, but a just-published greenhouse gas emissions study by the company’s research arm could show a bright spot. The new study looks at the total lifecycle of natural gas from drilling to power generation, and concludes that its carbon footprint can be significantly lower than coal.