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San Francisco and Oakland Sue Fossil Fuel Companies Over Sea Level Rise

San Francisco and Oakland are among the growing number of public entities that are looking ahead and realizing the mounting tab they will have to pay for climate change mitigation. This week they took action on that with two suits that name fossil fuel companies as the responsible parties for infrastructure damage caused by global warming and sea level rise.

GM to Deploy 100% Wind Power In Ohio, Indiana

It’s complicated: GM will use renewable energy from Texas wind farms to help power factories that manufacture gas-powered pickup trucks.

How Corporations Respond to Climate Change

The reality is that the climate has already begun to change. Today we can no longer restrict our focus to just stopping climate change. The question ‘what happens if?’ is now necessarily coupled with ‘what happens when?’. Brands and businesses thus require a 2-pronged strategy that includes both prevention and adaptation.

Six Charts to Explain U.S. State Greenhouse Gas Emissions

As major global greenhouse gas emitters, U.S. states have the economic heft and legislative authority to move the United States toward much lower emissions and cleaner energy. While many have done so in the last decade, some remain stuck in the high-emitting past. The following six charts show how emissions from U.S. states compare, how they are changing and what could come next. These are based on the latest greenhouse gas emissions data World Resources Institute compiled for all 50 states.

SPECIAL SERIES: Public-Private Partnerships

A Baseline for Success: Creating Sustainable PPPs

To develop and sustain successful public-private partnerships, companies must ensure long-term sustainability. Clearly defining success metrics, establishing a baseline, and developing a process for continuous monitoring helps PPPs determine what collaborative success looks like.

How Evian Automated Its Factory Without Laying Off Workers

Spring water giant Evian recently automated its bottling plant in the French alps. Rather than lay off workers, the company actually hired more — and its story should serve as an example for the industry.

Businesses and Local Governments Aggressively Leading on Climate Action

According to a report jointly issued by The Climate Group and the New Climate Institute, climate action is making encouraging progress across the U.S., with or without the federal government. States, cities and the private sector are driving these changes despite the White House’s decision to exit the Paris Agreement.

SPECIAL SERIES: Education in the 21st Century

How to Engage on the Education SDGs

Companies in alignment with the UN’s SDGs can revitalize their own sustainability efforts while demonstrating how they’re contributing to global and national development priorities. This challenge is especially critical when it comes to education. How do you move beyond the rhetoric, roll your sleeves up and engage with these goals – which clearly are important for our future?

22,000 Barrels of Crude Oil Released in Texas During Hurricane Harvey, Coast Guard Estimates

The US EPA has been releasing little information on the toxic impact of Hurricane Harvey, but the Coast Guard is adding up the numbers — and sharing them. And they don’t look good.

The Triple Bottom Line

At it's core, triple bottom line thinking ties the social and environmental impact of an organization’s activities to its economic performance.

Employee Engagement

Employee engagement is a longstanding concept in business management. The theory is that when employees are engaged in the company's activities, they'll work harder and stay longer, which will reduce costs. Here we explore some popular ways to keep employees engaged.

Sustainability Reporting

Here we explore the many ways companies are reporting on their sustainability, from traditional GRI-indexed sustainability reports to visually dynamic websites that update in real time.

From Farm to Factory: A 3 Part Series on Social Impacts in Apparel

In this 3-part series is underwritten by C&A Foundation, we explore how cotton, supply chain transparency and bonded labor shape the apparel supply chain and influence the clothes on our backs.

From the Podium

21
Sep

The Consumer Goods Forum Reaffirms Climate Change Commitment

The Consumer Goods Forum today issued a statement reaffirming its commitment to helping members do their part to tackle climate change and keep…
21
Sep

UN Sustainable Development Goals Set High Standards for North America Sustainability Reporting

CSE free webinar will discuss research findings from Canada and the US which can help corporations improve sustainability and profitability.
21
Sep

Walmart Foundation Announces $565,000 Towards Mexico Earthquake Relief and Recovery

This announcement builds upon $2.2 million committed today by Walmart de México y Centroamérica to assist organizations leading earthquake relief efforts.

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26
Sep

Bio Based Live – Americas

An event focused on money, models and markets in the bio-based chemicals and products industry. Attendees will learn how the process of scaling…
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Oct

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SOCAP17 will convene leading impact investors, world-class entrepreneurs, and innovative cross-sector practitioners for three full days of networking and engaging content at the…
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Oct

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For 28 years, Bioneers has been the leading summit calling for a revolution from the heart of nature. Enjoy a discount with the…
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26
Sep

Pearson Twitter Chat, 9/26: #WhyPurpose

Discuss why young people want to work for businesses with a social purpose on 9/26 with Pearson, SAP, ASU WSSI, UN PRME, and…
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04
Oct

Companies vs Climate Change Europe

An event whose mission it is to bring together companies from around the world to discuss climate change and how they can work…
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29
Nov

Companies vs Climate Change USA

An event whose mission it is to bring together companies from around the world to discuss climate change and how they can work…
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