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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H&M Launches First Global Clothing Collection Recycling Program

Last week, H&M announced it will launch a clothing collecting initiative worldwide. Since it looks like clothing collection programs are becoming popular with fashion retailers, this might be the right time to ask how sustainable these programs actually are.

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Major Pro-Fracking Studies Discredited

Natural gas producers are trying to use doubt to deter any action to regulate their activities, despite clear evidence of severe environmental consequences. They have funded a number of university research programs to bolster their claims and add legitimacy to their arguments while playing fast and loose with the facts.

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Metabolix Applies Biotech to Plant-Based Economy Development

Metabolix markets two biopolymer resins: Mirel™ which is certified biodegradable and just recently announced Mvera™, a film grade product which is certified compostable. Both share the physical properties of petroleum-based resins and can be processed on existing equipment with similar productivity and post-processing techniques. These resins are made using a patented fermentation process and plant-derived sugar. Like nearly all bioplastics and organic matter, Mirel and Mvera will not biodegrade in conventional landfills due to the oxygen-deprived environment.

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#Toilets4All Twitter Chat with Unilever: Wednesday, December 12th

In collaboration with CSRWire, we’re excited to host a Twitter stakeholder chat with Unilever, UNICEF and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). We invite you to discuss the issue of sanitation and the ongoing lack of access to improved infrastructure.

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How The Fed’s Quantitative Easing Increases World Hunger

Hazel Henderson has identified another major cause of hunger, one that is man-made, significant and clearly preventable: commodity speculation. A series of recent moves by the Federal Reserve Board known as quantitative easing has created an environment that is ripe for speculation. Why?

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Greenpeace Urges Waitrose to Dump Shell

Greenpeace has recently amped up its campaign urging the British grocery retailer Waitrose to sever its ties with Shell. But is Greenpeace misfiring?

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Zero Waste, From Dream to Reality in the Philippines

The city of Alaminos is pioneering zero waste in the Philippines. Under a new law, the public and all levels of government share responsibility for managing waste. Villages, local officials, and non-profit allies are working together to meet the law’s goals.

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How to Keep Biofuels Sustainable

RP Siegel asks Jesper Hedal Kløverpris, who is Sustainability Manager for Novozymes, how we can ensure that biofuels are being produced in a sustainable manner.