Industrial symbiosis makes the most of any underused resources (materials, water, energy, expertise and so on) by asking how one company’s surplus can meet another’s needs.
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.
In honor of World Food Day, Denise Knight, Director of Sustainable Agriculture at The Coca-Cola Company, shares her thoughts on how big companies can aid small farmers.
Amul, India’s largest dairy cooperative, is benefitting from SAP’s information technology as it works to serve more than three million farmers in the state of Gujarat.
Child labor is all to common on palm oil plantations in the Philippines, as a study by the Manila-based Center for Trade Union and Human Rights (CTUHR) found.
Working in conjunction with Anaergia Services, a division of Anaergia, provider of biogas production systems, and Fuel Cell Energy, makers of molten carbonate fuel cells, Inland Empire Utilities Agency (IEUA) implemented a 2.8 MW fuel cell solution that provides super clean power to help run the RP-1 treatment facility in Ontario.
Australian carbon trading took another step forward last month when the first carbon credits under the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme were issued.
The need for collective action on water issues has never been greater. The concept of shared water risks is relatively new and the reality of working collaboratively with multiple stakeholders on water issues is complex. What’s encouraging is that we’re starting to find ways to make this a reality.
Americans have a giant waste problem, generating more than 200 million tons of waste per year. Here are some ways to turn waste into something useful – energy. Municipal solid waste contains roughly 18 percent food and 40 percent organic matter. So maybe that’s not such a crazy idea.
In 2010, Chipotle, under criticism for some of its sourcing policies, was looking for a way to maintain its growth rate and also strengthen their “food with integrity” values.
In drought-stricken Texas where electricity is badly needed, plans for some power plants have been stalled because of a lack of fresh water that is needed to run the plants.
In honor of Fair Trade month, Fair Trade USA produced this great infographic to show what happens when you purchase fair trade products. Click through to enlarge, or visit the main page to view the dynamic version. If you like what you see, take the Fair Trade pledge.
SOCAP 2012 came with a twist: an Impact Accelerator that included 100 social entrepreneurs, sponsored by Halloran Philanthropies and other socially minded enterprises. It provided customized support over a week-long process and offered the entrepreneurs the opportunity to showcase their projects in the main hall.