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Posted: Apr 14, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
Among the myriad ways climate change is impacting the planet, one of the most visible is the rise in forest fires across the globe. Without a doubt, fire seasons in the U.S. and many other countries across the world are becoming longer and more severe – with human activity bearing responsibility in both the short and long term.
Posted: Oct 12, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
In this article, Michael McManus of Asia Pulp and Paper reflects on the crucial role of the private sector in the delivery of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the global challenges they seek to address.
Posted: May 18, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
An unfortunate and dangerous commonality persists among conversations concerning human-driven climate change. Often, the consequences of climate change are spoken of as something that will take place in the future, something that is decades from now. Naively, many even talk as if it is something that is still preventable if only we could convince people to take on a "green" lifestyle, industry to clean up its act, and policy makers to face overwhelming evidence. While those are worthy pursuits, that naiveté is dangerous.
Posted: Apr 20, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
The urgency to address climate change and other environmental challenges has never been greater. And encouragingly, there seems to be a constant and increasing beat of corporate commitments that range from pledging to use more renewable energy to making products that are more environmentally responsible. These wide-ranging commitments provide a clear indication to who is leading, who is partnering, and who may be lagging. What may not be as clear though is the degree to which businesses as a collective force are taking action.
Posted: Apr 04, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
Thomas McQuillan is a Business Analyst at Baldor Specialty Foods, Inc. where he leads the SparCs initiative to eliminate food waste from the company’s production process. Prior to joining Baldor, he was owner and president of IDC Corporation, a company that produced mechanical insulation, safety and abatement supplies. In his new role, he is tasked with developing a strategic initiative to reduce the food waste Baldor produces daily.
Posted: Mar 09, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
As a leader in sustainability for the banking industry, KeyBank was recently recognized by the Carbon Disclosure Project as a company meeting criteria for the S&P Climate Leadership Index. With programs focused on environmental reporting, a largely successful renewable energy portfolio, and programs targeting a “low carbon future,” the company moves forward by supporting transparency throughout the banking industry.
Posted: Sep 22, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
Climate change has been top of mind for many individuals, businesses and government leaders for decades, but the COP21 represents the first time the world firmly positions climate change as a critical global issue that is best addressed at scale.
Posted: Sep 15, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
Climate change is an enormous challenge, and solving it will take unprecedented collaboration across many sectors. Fortunately, a growing global coalition is coming together to promote practical, innovative solutions to move the world toward a low-carbon future that is cleaner, healthier and more secure.
Posted: Sep 08, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
While the agricultural community faces significant risks due to climate change, there are also major opportunities to embrace practices that make our farming system more resilient while also reducing greenhouse gases and impacts on the climate.
Posted: Sep 01, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
With our planet’s population growth expected to reach 9 billion by 2050, we see the challenges with providing food for more people in a resource constrained world.
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