Using the system-wide approach to understanding climate change and concrete impacts on the local community, West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC) in partnership with the City of Grand Rapids, developed the first of its kind, Climate Resiliency Report.
Category: New Economics
This category is about the relation between business economies and sustainability and CSR. Company economies have great impact on how much effort they put into their CSR strategy and incorporating green strategies can have an effect on company growth.
UT Arlington is one of the three universities in the U.S. to publish a GRI report. Throughout the campus, the school has many sustainable initiatives, including an organic community garden and a car sharing service.
Unilever and the University of Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership (CPSL) announced the seven finalists for the inaugural Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Awards, which aims to inspire young people around the world to tackle environmental, social and health issues.
Bring your own device (BYOD) is an IT policy that is growing among businesses. In essence, it is a movement that encourages employees to make use of their own personal devices for work. It has benefits for employees and employers alike, and helps businesses go greener.
Have you thought innovatively about career opportunities and how to put your existing skills to work in the sustainability context? Three sustainability leaders share their stories of how they landed creative careers in this sector.
As it turns out, America’s so-called “healthiest grocery store” isn’t so healthy for the planet. The organic, grass-fed, gluten-free, cold-pressed turkey in your shopping cart is being refrigerated with some of the most potent greenhouse gases in the world called hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) with global warming potential hundreds to thousands of times higher than carbon dioxide.
While the sustainable business world keeps focusing on ways to increase sustainable consumption as a path to a more sustainable future, when we look at reality we see a clear pattern – systemic changes that make or will make a difference are derived by sustainable citizenship, not sustainable consumption.
Oil and gas companies often don’t consider indigenous rights strongly enough when launching exploration ventures, says First Peoples Worldwide (FPW), a Virginia-based organization, and they should, because it’s the investors that ultimately pay during conflicts.
Hosting the inaugural World Forum on Natural Capital, Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond launched the Scottish Forum on Natural Capital, an all-inclusive, public-private partnership that aims to employ the emerging natural capital framework in protecting, conserving and making sustainable use of Scotland’s ecosystems, biodiversity and natural resources.
A webcast from PwC shows how a new narrative is actually emerging faster than we might think. The bad news is that there are still plenty of obstacles ahead before this narrative can become a game changer.
There’s fair trade chocolate, and fair trade bananas. So why not fair trade oil and gas? Can a company that markets the very substance that the IPCC says is bad for world health really become an ethically traded commodity? Actually yes, says Equitable Origin, which has great hopes for improving the environment and indigenous rights in South America.
Joe Fusco, VP at Casella Waste Systems and board member for the UVM SEMBA, talks about integrating sustainability into his company and what he looks for in a future business leader.
Atlanta’s involvement in the Better Buildings Challenge and its partnership with the DOE gives the city’s building owners the tools to reduce operating costs, make their property more attractive to potential tenants, and demonstrate leadership not only in Atlanta but throughout the nation.
The DOE is investing over $7 million in clean energy/energy efficiency projects spanning nine Native American Tribes. From Alaska to Arizona and east to New York, the projects are not only expected to enhance energy efficiency, security and environmental quality, but generate green job and business opportunities and save tribal communities money.
The most likely reason for Harvard to reject pleas from 72 percent of its student body and millions of climate change advocates? The fossil fuel industry and its owners give big, and their influence is pervasive.