Less than 2 percent of the securities held by the world's 1,000 largest assets owners, most of which are pension funds, are classified as low-carbon.
To kick off our series on transparency in the apparel industry, we look at how traceability and transparency have influenced industries and government practices for the last 400+ years.
Despite the challenging economic and political environment, renewables -- especially solar power technologies -- are enjoying a surge in the Middle East.
This quest to redefine urbanization, and to build and redesign ‘smart cities,’ may already be over. It is clear megacities — 40 or so giant urban centers — will run the world within a decade. But can they be sustained?
Opower claims its energy-efficiency software has saved consumers over $1 billion in electricity costs. On Monday, cloud-applications company Oracle announced that it would buy Opower for $532 million. Obviously, this is great news for the Opower employees who have stock options. But it’s also encouraging for the clean-technology sector at large.
One of the largest palm oil companies in the world, Singapore-based Golden Agri Resources (GAR), has announced a four-year plan to trace more than 7 million tons of palm oil all the way back to its point of origin.
Sarah Palin is back in the public eye, and not just to promote her Judge Judy knockoff. She’s stumping for the climate denial film “Climate Hustle,” which explains how climate change is a hoax. Her logic, as usual, is impeccable — and so is the burn from Jimmy Kimmel.
San Francisco’s Department of Public Health released an interactive map to showcase the potential effects that climate change could have on its residents.
With a horizon of snow-capped peaks, old-growth forest and a city of glass, creative leaders see Vancouver as a living lab for developing new pathways to affordable, low-carbon housing using alternative currency mechanisms.
Compared to their urban counterparts, residents of rural areas are older and sicker. While the average resident of a major city can expect to live to 79.1 years of age, the average rural resident will live for 2.4 years less, a disparity that has only widened over time.
CSR is a business outlook that acknowledges responsibilities to stakeholders beyond shareholders, including suppliers, customers, and employees.
Ever since Milton Friedman famously proclaimed “The Social Responsibility of Business is to Increase its Profits” pundits have pondered whether his purist interpretation was really the only way.Must the word ‘profit’ always refer only to money ?
Here we explore efforts to remake business economies and incorporate social and environmental benefit into a company's DNA. Topics include: Conscious Capitalism, Social Enterprise, B-Corps, Circular Economy, Sharing Economy
When it comes time to extend programs beyond the basics, it can be hard to justify the expense. Or is it? In this series we discuss the ROI of sustainability — what it means and how to track it. An editorially independent series brought to you by MeterHero.