Trump can ignore the new climate change report, but it provides a powerful new weapon for business leaders to deploy in support of renewable energy.
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.
According to a recent World Wildlife Fund report, soy, which has grown to a billion-dollar industry across multiple sectors is taking its toll on the climate.
SPECIAL SERIES: Making Agriculture "Climate Smart"
With a population estimated to hit 9.7 billion by 2050, the world’s farmers have their work cut out for them. Not only must feed a growing population, but also cope with a rapidly changing climate. And for better or worse, agriculture can have a big impact on the climate crisis, too.
150 organizations, including the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, have announced that the science suggests that oxo-degradable plastics are contributing to, not alleviating, the microplastic pollution damaging ecosystems worldwide – and they are calling for a ban on these materials.
Many upstream textile producers, like Artistic Fabric & Garment Industries in Pakistan are stepping up to reduce the impact of their business. Check out their efforts to close the loop.
London-based think tank Carbon Tracker issued a report that concludes the world’s falling demand for oil means a quarter of the world’s refining capacity may not be necessary by 2030.
WRI found that 49 countries have already reached their peak emissions totals, which represents just over one-third of the globe’s total emissions. By 2030, that number is targeted to increase to 57 countries. Is it enough to offset the worst impacts of global warming?
In the run-up to the Companies vs Climate Change conference, Olivia Sprinkel, Head of Salterbaxter North America, spoke with Christine Needles, Senior Director, Global Corporate Communications for Interface. Christine is one of the panelists at the conference speaking about communicating on climate change.
World Cocoa Foundation recently issued a report outlining what the Washington, D.C.-based NGO says is the progress made on improving sustainability across the global chocolate supply chain.
SPECIAL SERIES: Not All Carbon Credits are Created Equal
High quality carbon offsets can help individuals and organizations reduce their environmental impact.
Scientists have been trying to find a way to break down polyethylene, one of the world’s most durable plastics — to little avail. But thanks to a beekeeper/scientist with an insatiable curiosity and her freedom-loving caterpillars, she may just have stumbled on an answer as to how to degrade plastic in our landfills and ocean gyres.
Move over, Bessie. A new vegan milk made from pea protein is the latest product to nudge its way into revenues that once were reserved for the dairy industry. Ripple Foods aims to make big waves and likely will. Its two experienced founders have discovered a way to make a milk that has the same amount of protein as dairy milk, but none of the carbon emissions associated with the dairy industry.
Do the many economic benefits of new buildings outweigh the environmental harm they can cause? Could we reduce new buildings’ environmental footprints while still retaining their financial advantages?