It has often been pointed out that our modern world could quickly become cleaner, safer, and more sustainable if only externalities, such as air pollution or carbon emissions, were internalized, so that they could be captured and factored into the economic equation. Efforts to do this with greenhouse gases, so far have had mixed results. That is why the announcement last week, that Australia was going to link up their emissions trading system with the EU’s emissions trading system, is so important.
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.
Joined by UNU-INWEH and Canada’s Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation, the InterAction Council is calling on world leaders to take the lead in efforts to forge new institutions, mechanisms and the means to address water resource use and management worldwide.
Tom’s of Maine has partnered with TerraCycle to launch a recycling initiative to give a second life to product packaging with the launch of the Tom’s of Maine Natural Care Brigade.
The Galardi Group, the franchisor of Wienerschnitzel, the largest hot dog chain in the world announced its commitment to phasing out sow gestation crates.
The Massachusetts kitchen that prepares food for 62 Whole Foods stores uses it own old cooking oil to generate virtually all of its electricity.
An international group of experts gathering in Vancouver is calling on Canadian and other government leaders to establish a transboundary water and natural resource management regime for the Mackenzie River watershed, which, in addition to vast oil sands, energy, mineral and timber resources, provides vital water, habitat and other ecosystem services that extend well beyond Canada’s borders.
Lead Us Reclaim, started by Gary Frase and Bill Moss, has found success working with shooting ranges that seek another revenue stream from spent lead.
The impact of the 2012 drought on U.S. crops and livestock has been in the headlines for weeks now. Last month, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) released its monthly food price index, showing a sharp increase of 6 percent in July, which raises serious concerns that we might be on the brink of a global food crisis.
By Michael Zacka, President and CEO of Tetra Pak US and Canada. With record breaking droughts in the U.S. this summer, we have reason to be concerned about the geopolitical consequences of world food supplies running low.
Some innovations that social entrepreneurs are bringing to the developing world would be extremely beneficial for us to adopt in the developed world. Ideas which were often conceived at the point of need are often highly practical and, given their customer base, must be producible at very low cost.
The American Meteorological Society (AMS) finally released an official position statement on climate change: it is occurring and it is human-caused.
The drought of 2012 has reminded us that water is a scarce resource, even though we pay fractions of a penny per gallon for it and expect that it’ll be there every time we turn on the tap. We depend on it not only for our drinking and washing and especially for the food we eat, but also for generating the electric power on which our economy depends.
PepsiCo’s work with Water.org in India is a compelling study of how community work and local engagement not only build trust but are also smart business.