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From investors to growers, producers, blenders and consumers, the below50 initiative, launched today, expects to attract every industry sector involved in the pipeline of sustainable fuels. Any company who produces, uses and/or invests in fuels that are at least 50 percent less carbon intensive than conventional fossil fuels can join below50. Global brands Audi, DuPont, DSM, Joule, LanzaTech, Novozymes and Yale University are among the initial 20 organizations to join the coalition.
Any company that helps to produce, invest in or use fuels that reduce carbon dioxide emissions by at least 50 percent relative to conventional fossil …
Climate change poses “inherent risk to the food supply system,” according to food and beverage industry execs who took this message to Capitol Hill, …Republican Party
The US insurance industry is the second largest institutional investor in oil, gas and coal – but it risks losing money if it doesn’t change its investment strategy<p>The US insurance industry, the country’s second largest institutional investor in oil, gas and coal with $459bn in fossil fuel …Climate
Energy inefficient and substandard construction in developing countries locking the world into high greenhouse gas emissions for decades, warns Fatih Birol<p>Buildings currently being constructed at an increasing rate in developing countries are locking the world into high greenhouse gas emissions for …Climate
DivvyUp is a sock company that began out of Florida State University’s entrepreneurship program and is a great example of how to build a viable base to mitigate the risks that comes with growing into a national brand. We sell fun, stylish socks with a mission to give a pair for every pair purchased. Taking this route versus a non-profit model allows a startup to fulfill its societal commitment through a viable cycle; we must offer a value proposition to our customers, just like a traditional for-profit business.
Image credit: DivvyUp<p>Related:<p>In today's startup world, high burn rates and the need to raise multiple rounds of funding have become the norm. It's …
Investors worth trillions of dollars have told their portfolio companies in the Fortune 500 in no uncertain terms that they care about water, and view it as a major risk to business. They have ample reasons: a decrease in water quality globally paired with increases in scarcity, regulation and compliance. Yet this risk has not translated into a broad business response. That's largely because a compelling business case has not yet been widely acknowledged or understood.
Image credit: VF Corporation<p>Related:<p>A sustainability manager at a large auto parts manufacturer recently explained the company’s lack of interest in …
We had a very interesting finding from our Eco Pulse 2015 study that took us by surprise: the percentage of people who said they had stopped buying a product based on the environmental reputation of a manufacturer increased dramatically from 11% to 33%. That’s pretty significant, especially when you consider this same question has been asked for nearly a decade and the percentage has always been around 12%, give or take a few percentage points.
Related:<p>We had a very interesting finding from our Eco Pulse 2015 study that took us by surprise: the percentage of people who said they had stopped …
Just because employees have the knowledge, motivation or skill to act consciously, this is no guarantee that they actually will. It is not necessarily the will to make environmentally sound decisions that is lacking; think about your own motivation to behave sustainably in your private life and then think about how many times a day your actual behaviour contradicts that motivation. What is lacking in these situations is the right choice architecture, which makes sustainable behaviour easy.
Image credit: Krukow<p>Related:<p>Organizations across the globe are becoming increasingly focused on delivering sustainable products and services to their …Sustainability
Two-thirds of U.S. employees feel their work and personal life are becoming increasingly blended and nearly all (93 percent) want to work for a company that cares about them as an individual, according to the 2016 Cone Communications Employee Engagement Study. The study reveals an increased expectation for companies to provide not only basic benefits but also ones that allow employees to bring their passions for social and environmental issues to the workplace.
Image credit: Huffington Post Canada<p>Related:<p>Two-thirds of U.S. employees feel their work and personal life are becoming increasingly blended and …
One in four Australians would use solar and battery storage to quit the electricity grid, a new report has claimed, as part of a “very Australian …Renewable Energy
Leave it to pop star Justin Bieber to inject from romantic angst into a seemingly straightforward question: "What do you mean?"<p>The context is …Sustainability
We decided to speak with over 100 CEOs, board members, and sustainability executives from a range of global companies, to try to understand the factors that influence CEO leadership and decision making around sustainability — and how corporate sustainability change agents can help support that process. Here are a few of the interesting things we learned.
Image credit: The Embedding Project<p>Related:<p>It’s no secret that your CEO’s level of commitment to sustainability can have a huge impact on your …
Where Do We Go Now? A Map for Keeping Climate Action on Track After ParisAdd Comment|PrintNegotiators in Bonn, Germany must begin serious work this …Climate
<b>During 2015 the media started connecting climate change with the conflict in Syria and subsequent refugee movements across Europe. Many reports were</b> …Climate Change
<b>Following a string of warming records and weather extremes, the need to stop chucking greenhouse gases into the air has never been clearer.</b><p>Yet …Energy
Global investment in renewable energy reached record levels in 2015, according to a new report from the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and Bloomberg …
Ten years ago, An Inconvenient Truth opened in cinemas in the United States.<p>Starring former US vice president Al Gore, the documentary about the …Climate
Three years on from Tony Abbott's successful campaign to "axe" the carbon tax, new figures show a significant majority of Australians now support …Climate
The full draft of the Unesco report on climate change reveals many mentions of Australia were actually positive<p>Greg Hunt has conducted one of the strangest manoeuvres of his already rather gymnastic career, over the erasure of Australia from a United Nations report on climate change.<p>Guardian …Great Barrier Reef
The far right of the Coalition has maintained enormous ideological discipline to insist – in the face of ever mounting evidence to the contrary – …Climate
“Malcolm, whatever happened to the old Malcolm Turnbull on climate change? You were so impressive when you were leading on climate change. Now you …Climate
The Australian Greens are expected to announce new policy on the weekend that would spend $265 million on helping Australian communities to set up …Renewable Energy
Federal Labor has finally put some meat on the bones of its proposed renewable energy target, with the release of some policy detail into how it …Renewable Energy
The focus by Labor and the Greens on the merits and desire of renewable energy appears to have hit a sore spot in the Coalition, but even those in …Renewable Energy
The Institute of Public Affairs, the notorious right wing think tank that had the ear of the Abbott government and still looks influential in the …Climate
The Coalition government has restated its commitment to ensure major new coal projects like the Adani-owned Carmichael mega mine in north Queensland …Climate
David Holmes, <i>Monash University</i><p>The contest over climate change that characterised the previous three elections seems to have disappeared off the …Climate