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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Food: “As Close as You Can Get to Someone Without Having Sex With Them”

“I don’t think anyone has ever cooked on the TED stage before,” said Bi-Rite Market founder Sam Mogannam, standing before a cart overflowing with heirloom tomatoes, rustic bread, and a massive chunk of Reggiano, about to make a demonstration salad in front of an audience at San Francisco’s Palace of Fine Arts last Saturday. Growing up … Continued

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Is the Internet Killing our Climate?

Although negligible on their own, the cumulative effect of all that internet time is a “definite environmental impact” that has long gone overlooked. Think we’re kidding? Take a look at some of the facts:

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Ban Styrofoam? LA Schools & Jamba Juice Say Yes

LA bans styrofoam from lunchrooms after student protests. Jamba Juice aims to phase out styrofoam after a petition by a ten year old. Why are all these organizations getting rid of styrofoam?

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How Local is Walmart’s Local Produce?

Wal-Mart’s vow in 2010 to double its sales of locally-sourced produce by 2015 created two camps – those who believe this step can take local food to the next level and those who suspect this is just another form of good old Wal-Mart greenwash that will have no substantial impact on local food. One of the claims of the latter group is that Wal-Mart uses a very flexible definition of ‘local’, making it the term almost meaningless.

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If Corporations Are People, Then Why Not Rivers?

In 1982, filmmaker Godfrey Reggio released a film called KOYAANISQATSI. The title is the Hopi word for ‘life out of balance,” and it deals with the relationship between man and nature. I was reminded of this film when I read the news item about the government of New Zealand granting legal personhood to the Whanganui River.

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Free Range Eggs, Meet Free Enterprise

Vital Farms, founded in 2007, has grown to a network of 15 family farms that reached almost $5 million in annual sales of free range eggs.

Walked around Sheung Wan area yesterday to shoot for my anti shark fins soup project, I was surprised to see these fresh shark fins being dried on the sidewalk openly on a busy street just 3 blocks from the nearest MTR exit!

Cathay Pacific Airlines Bans Shark Fins

Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific moves to ban the transport of shark fins on their airlines signalling a shift in policy.

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Global Carbon Trading Takes a Big Step Forward

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.

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Call on UN Security Council to Make Water Security a Priority

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.