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.


Is Jeff Bezos Really a Long-Term Guy?

After the news broke last week that Bezos bought the Washington Post for $250 million, everyone, from the commentators to newspaper headlines seemed to share the notion that Jeff Bezos makes long term investments. But is it true? Does Jeff Bezos really have a long-term view? I decided to look at it through Amazon’s record on sustainability.


What is Emotionally Durable Design?

Why do we hold onto certain objects for decades, while others we are willing to discard before they’re even broken or tatty? In his book “Emotionally Durable Design: Objects, Experiences and Empathy” Chapman stresses that “we are consumers of meaning not matter.” He explores how we retain interest in things only when they continue, over time, to remain meaningful, and can adapt to our changing desires and values.

Jason Bradford leads the way (photo by Eric Näslund)

Why One Biologist Went Local to Fight Climate Change

This post was originally published on the Daly News By Rob Dietz Farmland LP is a business born from the “uh-oh moment.” The uh-oh moment arrives when you comprehend just how unsustainable modern society has become. Although it can occur as an epiphany, it more commonly comes at the end of a long journey of … Continued

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Philippine Fishing Community to Make Pioneering Use of Wireless Broadband

Fishing, underserved communities and government agencies in Bohol province will be the first to make use of the new network, a key enabler of the government’s intention to reduce poverty, stimulate sustainable socioeconomic development and enhance the sustainability of fish populations and fishing communities.


Shell and BP Halt Opposition to Renewable Fuel Standard

The renewable fuel standard (RFS), legally requires that gasoline producers include a minimum percentage of ethanol in every gallon sold, an amount that could grow to 15% in the near future, and eventually might go as high as 30%. Most oil companies resent this regulation and want to overturn it. BP & Shell, however, have broken ranks, saying that they, “generally support” the legislation.

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Will Harvard Divest from Fossil Fuels After Appointing VP of Sustainable Investing?

Harvard Management Company, which manages the university’s endowment, announced that Jameela Pedicini will become its first vice president of sustainable investing. What does this appointment mean? Is Harvard getting closer to saying ‘Yes’ to the divestment campaign, or is it just a lip service gesture to the students?

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Coalition Tries to Block Huge Tar Sands Development in Utah

A protracted legal battle is in the offing after a coalition of conservation groups filed a 253-page “request for agency action” urging the Utah Department of Air Quality to revoke its June 21 approval of a new oil refinery in Green River, Utah.

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North Atlantic Sustainable Fisheries Management Highlights Challenges in Regional Governance

A trade dispute centered on North Atlantic herring quotas highlights the challenges of instituting regional, ecosystems-based management frameworks. Marking the first time trade sanctions are being used to enforce regional sustainable fisheries policies, the EU voted overwhelmingly in favor of imposing bans on imports of herring and mackerel from the Faroe Islands late last week.


The False Promise of Fracking

In Snake Oil, Richard Heinberg says “rather than offering the nation a century of cheap energy and economic prosperity, fracking may well present us with a short-term bubble that comes with exceedingly high economic and environmental costs.”