As a lead-up to Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, January 13-17, Masdar is sponsoring a blogging contest called “Engage: The Water-Energy Nexus.” The winner will be invited to Abu Dhabi as VIP media to cover the week’s high-profile events.
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.
Last week, the food justice movement received a publicity boost when Newark mayor Cory Booker announced that he would try living off of a budget equivalent to his state’s food stamp program. Booker said that his goals for the challenge included raising awareness about food security problems, and elevating “innovative local and national food justice initiatives and food policy.”
A growing trend has college students demanding that their university endowment funds rid themselves of fossil fuel stocks. But are they right? Will college and university endowments lose money if they accept the students’ demands?
Last week, H&M announced it will launch a clothing collecting initiative worldwide. Since it looks like clothing collection programs are becoming popular with fashion retailers, this might be the right time to ask how sustainable these programs actually are.
Anti-GMO campaigners have hijacked General Mills‘ Cheerios Facebook page and are calling for the cereal giant to ditch genetically modified ingredients.
Best known to Americans as the country where males of the baby boomer generation were sent to war, Vietnam will launch a national emissions trading scheme in 2020.
Natural gas producers are trying to use doubt to deter any action to regulate their activities, despite clear evidence of severe environmental consequences. They have funded a number of university research programs to bolster their claims and add legitimacy to their arguments while playing fast and loose with the facts.
Metabolix markets two biopolymer resins: Mirel™ which is certified biodegradable and just recently announced Mvera™, a film grade product which is certified compostable. Both share the physical properties of petroleum-based resins and can be processed on existing equipment with similar productivity and post-processing techniques. These resins are made using a patented fermentation process and plant-derived sugar. Like nearly all bioplastics and organic matter, Mirel and Mvera will not biodegrade in conventional landfills due to the oxygen-deprived environment.
In collaboration with CSRWire, we’re excited to host a Twitter stakeholder chat with Unilever, UNICEF and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). We invite you to discuss the issue of sanitation and the ongoing lack of access to improved infrastructure.
More and more companies are taking climate change seriously and doing their part to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. That’s what the Climate Counts sixth annual company scorecard shows.
Hazel Henderson has identified another major cause of hunger, one that is man-made, significant and clearly preventable: commodity speculation. A series of recent moves by the Federal Reserve Board known as quantitative easing has created an environment that is ripe for speculation. Why?