The world’s population is expected to increase to just under 10 billion by 2050. Food production must be smart, efficient and sustainable say scientists, and new research suggest it’s agroecology, not genetic engineering, that has the best tools at hand for providing enough food for hungry populations.
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The notion that environmental, social, and governance (ESG) analysis is a complement to – not a substitute for – fundamental security analysis is nothing new. However, ESG has now become a buzzword and a check-box across much of the investment industry. More investment products and managers are touting the fact that ESG and other sustainability criteria are considered in the investment process to attract the growing pool of investors interested in making an impact.
Michigan’s Department of Environmental Quality has slapped the city of Flint with a notice of violations, claiming there are “significant deficiencies” that the city still needs to address regarding its water infrastructure, including to get busy and sign a contract with a water provider.
Some industrious have found a way to replace plastic wrap, that everyday item we use to preserve our leftovers, lunches and favorite foods. And to do so, they’re using the lessons of the past to solve modern-day challenges.
The popularity of high-protein diets, concern over animal welfare and Silicon Valley’s obsession with the next hottest innovation has led to at least $250 million invested in what the company describes as the “alternative protein space.”
According to a recent report, there has been a tiny upward blip in trademark requests sent to the federal government to register racists words and slogans for products. The sudden drive to file trademarks for racial slurs comes in the wake of a June Supreme Court decision.
A new EPA report says that since 1970, the combined emissions of six common air pollutants have fallen 73 percent since 1970. Meanwhile, the number of miles Americans have driven have almost tripled, and the economy has expanded to over three times its size from almost a half century ago.
Wisconsin’s politicians are ebullient about Foxconn’s arrival, but it has not taken long for critics of the deal to crunch the numbers and question whether the amount of taxpayers’ money to be spent on luring the company to the Badger State makes it a worthwhile investment for taxpayers.
The majority of Miami realtors say their clients don’t usually ask about sea level risks or other climate-related problems that would help them gauge whether the property would be a good buy. And they don’t have a problem paying a premium for the coastline, either.
Tesla’s much-anticipated Model 3 electric car made its debut, and so far the reviews have been hot. And never shying away from bravado, the company says it will soon roll out a high-performance option next year – with an eye-popping range of 310 miles per charge.
Foxconn, one of the most important companies within Apple’s supply chain, is close to announcing the location of a brand new factory in the U.S.; Wisconsin is reportedly the favorite to land this $10 billion factory that could boast as many as 10,000 jobs.
By understanding the scope and methodology of certain key sustainability rankings, you can monitor those that mean the most to you and the companies that you follow.
China recently informed the World Trade Organization that wastes resulting from textiles and steelmaking are among a list of 24 types of garbage that will no longer be accepted at the country’s ports.