Sunlabob Renewable Energy co-founder and CEO Andy Schroeter discusses why universal energy access is a gateway to sustainable development objectives in rural areas including improved health and sanitation, increased economic and education opportunities and eradication of poverty.
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.
Waterkeeper Alliance has sued Perdue to hold the poultry producer liable for pollution that has long dogged the Chesapeake Bay.
Safe Water Network, which works with PepsiCo, IBM and Merck, takes a market-based approach to combat water scarcity in the developing world.
The variety and creation of biofuels can be overwhelming. Here is a comprehensive rundown on the types, the creation process and the differences of each. Most biofuels can be divided into two types: biologically derived material that can fermented to produce alcohol (starch), and natural oils that can be processed to create biodiesel (lipids).
Employing a new tertiary wastewater treatment process reduced levels of phosphorous and trace pollutants in urban wastewater effluent below EPA safe levels, researchers from Veolia Water, Kruger and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee found.
August’s massive blackout highlights the critical crossroads Indians and residents of fast developing nations around the world face: to try to emulate the fossil fuel-dependent development paths followed by developed nations or a sustainable development path centered on local, distributed renewable energy sources.
Fuels America, a group of advanced and conventional renewable stakeholders joined to fight for America’s Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS). This comes after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is looking at waiving the RFS, largely thanks to the recent harsh drought conditions over the mid-western U.S. this summer.
Meteo-Logic, an Israeli startup, is offering a new software solution that they believe will be the most accurate weather prediction service. Their technology turns existing weather stations into active forecasting points by analyzing their historical data and turning it into the basis for weather predictions for the station’s specific area.
Today three large multinationals have agreed to charter only vessels in the shipping industry that have the highest rates of energy efficiency.
The environmental, financial and human costs of cheap food are becoming frighteningly high. Pioneers like Chipotle are showing customers that good food can be fast and priced right, which is turning out to be a winning combination for businesses and investors.
Biofuels, defined as fuel created from recently living material, have been around for more than a century. Periodically, they would surge in popularity and abundance, only to be opposed by fossil fuel companies or phased out by heavy taxes. Recently legislation was passed that supports biofuel production. Will it prosper in the future?
The supermarket chain Sainsbury’s announced “ugly fruits and vegetables” will now be available for purchase in its UK stores because of the ongoing drought.
Walking the grocery store aisles can be daunting if you know a thing or two about international supply chains. In honor of Fair Trade month, Fair Trade USA released this video about how to vote with your wallet when it comes time for your weekly grocery trip.
U.S. consumers want sustainable food, and demand is growing quickly. According to the Organic Trade Association, the market for organics alone has gone from $1 billion in 1990 to $26.7 billion in 2010.