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.
A major milestone was reached in 2011: for the first time, world farmed fish production topped world beef production. The gap widened last year as fish farming, or aquaculture, reached a record 66 million tons, compared to beef production of 63 million tons. And, according to an Earth Policy Institute report, 2013 might be the first year that people consume more fish raised on farms than wild-caught fish.
Supermarkets control 97% of all UK grocery sales. Rob Hopkins, co-founder of the Transition Network, looks at what could happen if we focused on the 3%.
The U.S. Department of Justice, along with Arkansas, filed a joint lawsuit that could give ExxonMobil a slight slap on the wrist for the March pipeline spill of about 5,000 barrels of heavy Canadian crude oil in the Mayflower residential neighborhood.
Sir Richard Branson and Jochen Zeitz have partnered with Unilever and other key stakeholders to launch The B Team’s Plan B agenda for sustainable business, but companies like TransCanada and Exxon present enormous obstacles to the Plan B mission.
Here are five reasons that might keep the executives of the oil and gas companies awake at night because of Bill McKibben and his army of campaigners.
Libby Auld, owner of Elote and The Vault restaurants in Tulsa, Oklahoma, is an example of a new generation of restaurants emerging across the U.S. These restauranteurs grow revenues by developing a meaningful connection with customers based on affordability, authenticity and purpose.
Another item the Obama Administration doesn’t seem to be comfortable talking about: The updated social cost of carbon (SCC). Why? Because the new estimates can cause the Administration a serious headache when it comes to the upcoming decision on Keystone XL pipeline.
The aviation industry has endorsed an agreement to reduce carbon emissions, but environmentalists say the agreement is vague and lacks teeth.
Hotel Shattuck Plaza is located in Berkeley, California, and it offers its guests and visitors a restaurant experience serving fresh, local and tasty food. Its restaurant, FIVE, has a goal, says Executive Chef Banks White, to “nourish the community.” The Hotel Shattuck Plaza and FIVE provide a template for how to construct an enterprise-scale strategy built upon sustainable best practices.
General Mills and Unilever have been tapped to lead the U.S. Food Waste Challenge, a new initiative launched by the USDA and USEPA to reduce greenhouse gas.
Food sales are in a crisis. Chain restaurants’ growth formula of selling hamburgers, fries and soda at promotional prices has hit a profitability wall. Conversely, sustainable restaurants and services are seeing record growth.
A new study from Ceres shows that while many investors might say they view climate change as a material concern, when it comes to voting on shareholder resolutions filed with companies on climate change business risks, they act like they don’t.
Many multi-national organizations and influential policy makers are shifting their focus toward the world’s oceans, recognizing that our oceans provide invaluable resources for the growth and health of both developed and developing nations. Any threats to this “economic engine” will have a detrimental impact on many nations.