General Mills and its Cheerios brand wanted to give away wildflower seeds to protect bee populations, but some on the web are calling the effort mere lip service.
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.
U.S. President Donald Trump is poised to sign a new directive dropping climate change as a consideration when evaluating government agency actions. This would prevent the government from using the best available science to inform their decisions and from holding polluters accountable for damages caused by carbon dioxide emissions, argues Noah Kaufman of the World Resources Institute.
The U.K.’s Prince Charles hosted a meeting that brought representatives of the world’s largest chocolate manufacturers, including Mars, Nestlé, Mondelēz and Hershey, together to discuss deforestation.
Leading companies continue to demonstrate that sustainability is not just good for the bottom line; it is the bottom line, argues Amy Augustine of Ceres. She lays out seven trends driving them forward, with or without help from the federal government.
The Nile River Valley, which sustained Egypt since before the reign of the pharaohs, is at a tipping point. And a new dam in Ethiopia and unchecked development could render much of this country uninhabitable as its population continues to surge.
The hottest news items centered around Trump’s proposed budget and the tax return revelation that wasn’t. But that’s far from all that happened this week. We’d make a “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” joke, but honestly we’re too exhausted. Let’s just get right down to it.
U.S. President Donald Trump’s proposed budget cuts affect programs ranging from Meals on Wheels to cancer research as the administration seeks to slash discretionary funding in order to bolster the military.
Home to only 323,000 people, Iceland is on course to host 2.3 million travelers this year, a nearly five-fold increase from 2010 — imposing more stress on the nation’s environment and infrastructure.
The world’s largest asset manager BlackRock is sending a message that will invariably clash with the Trump administration: Companies must address global warming or pay the consequences.
Not all GOP politicians are following President Donald Trump’s lead. On Wednesday, 17 House Republicans signed a resolution expressing their commitment to “conservative environmental stewardship.”
Mustafa Ali, the Environmental Protection Agency’s chief environmental justice officer, announced his resignation as his office faces deep cuts and even elimination.
More global companies are not only developing deforestation commitments, but are also sharing and updating their progress publicly, according to a report issued today by the NGO Forest Trends.
GM is planning a billion-dollar office maker. And it’s partnering with Herman Miller are partnering with the environmental firm Green Standards to find new homes for tons of old office furniture.
Last week EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said carbon emissions are not a primary cause of climate change (seriously). Scientists fired back in kind, and the EPA’s D.C. offices were reportedly flooded with calls.