“For too long, companies that produce and use palm oil have gotten away with paper commitments that they are repeatedly found violating,” one NGO leader told TriplePundit. A new set of standards aims to change that.
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.
A new report suggests urban density does more than cut greenhouse gas emissions by reducing transportation needs. All aspects of residents’ lifestyles become more sustainable in denser neighborhoods.
Regardless of the incoming administration’s position on climate change, American corporations are charging forward with clean-energy and energy-efficiency commitments, says Marty Spitzer of WWF.
Adding vigorous communication to the conflict between cap-and-trade supporters and environmental justice groups — groups with, let’s admit it, much commonality in their goals — may be the first step to achieving real collaboration.
SPECIAL SERIES: Sustainable Events
The United Nations designated 2017 the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. With this in mind, Emma Owens of Positive Impact takes a look back at lessons the travel sector can learn from COP22.
With the inauguration of President Trump underway, the California Air Resources Board launched its new proposal for fighting climate change. It calls for bold steps, and it faces even bigger hurdles.
The clean-energy and energy-efficiency sectors employ 2.5 million Americans and counting. How would they fare under a Rick Perry-led Department of Energy? Elizabeth Noll of the Natural Resources Defense Council takes a closer look.
The irony of the “fox guarding the henhouse” isn’t lost on Johnson Bridgewater of the Sierra Club’s Oklahoma chapter. He weighs in on the future of the EPA under former Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt.
The Climate Trust’s director of investments, Kristen Kleiman, explains how we can bring sustainable investing into the spotlight: “If 25 years have taught me anything, it’s that framing is everything.”
Joel Oerter, an MBA candidate at the University of Washington Foster School of Business, was one of hundreds of students to attend the 2016 Net Impact conference in Philadelphia. As we look to the role sustainability will play in 2017 and beyond, Oerter reflects on urban development conversations from the conference and how they may shape our future.
The city of the future is environmentally sustainable and addresses the needs of its residents. During this Twitter Chat, our distinguished panelists discussed these smart cities, which are popping up all around us. Participants were able to learn and network here for a fun, productive hour!
It’s past time to accelerate innovation and action on climate change, says Seva Karpauskaite, a master’s student from Kaunus, Lithuania, and the winner of Masdar’s 2017 Engage Social Media Contest. She reflects on her hopes for the future before attending Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week.
The EPA accused Fiat-Chrysler of cheating on emissions testing days after the FBI arrested a former Volkswagen executive for the same crime.