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.
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.
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.
In an interview with Sanjeev Chadha, head of PepsiCo’s operations in the Middle East and Africa, he explained why Pepsi is bullish about business in Africa.
The best way to hedge against uncertainty in agriculture—just as in finance—is to diversify the portfolio. Whether the weather brings excessive heat or pounding downpours, some part of the system will be able to make the best of it.
For five years, companies and governments have acquired or signed long term leases for land in Africa, Latin America and SE Asia with a high human cost.
A recent paper by the National Resources Defense Counsel (NRDC) found that American families throw out approximately 25 percent of the food and beverages they buy, costing an estimated $1,365 to $2,275 a year for a family of four.
The annual World Water Week opened here in rainy Stockholm over the weekend with a warning to business of the effect that the global water shortage poses.
A new Robert Reich video on YouTube breaks down the Paul Ryan budget plan, now known as the Romney-Ryan budget plan, point by point, explaining why it would be, in short, a disaster for this country.
Starbucks is exploring the possibility of recycling its spent coffee grounds and other food waste to make bioplastics, detergents and other useful products.
The global market for biogas, the fuel created through AD, is estimated to double in the next decade to have a value of $33 billion. If AD facilities processed only half of the food waste created by the U.S. in a single year, the EPA estimates they would produce enough clean energy to power 2.5 million homes.