As scientists deliver ever-more-serious warnings about climate change, companies are beginning to size up the potential effects not only on their businesses and industries but across the entire global economy.
There is a lot of talk right now about systems change, and for good reason: With so many people experiencing the effects of several major crises — the pandemic, the recession, racism and the ongoing climate crisis — we have a narrow window of opportunity for change. As they say, a crisis is a terrible thing to waste.
The COVID-19 crisis has shown how deep inequalities make society as a whole more vulnerable — providing important lessons for building resilience in an era of climate change.
Long before corporations acknowledged Black Lives Matter, they championed the plights of specific endangered species.
Early this month, McDonald’s made headlines when it teamed with Cargill, Target and The Nature Conservancy to put $8.5 million toward helping Nebraska farmers cultivate regenerative agriculture practices over the next five years.
The simple act of breathing has been a challenge for residents of the Glades, a small rural community in Palm Beach County, Florida, for as long as 13-year-old Kil’mari Phillips can remember.
How about this for a series of maddening statistics?
I can distinctly remember the first time I read about the Green Sports Alliance. I was working in consulting right out of college with a focus on sustainability and renewable energy and seemingly out of nowhere this alliance was formed.
Capital City, a (hypothetical) seaside metropolis, has a growing population. However, much of its infrastructure was built 100 years ago and is straining from deferred maintenance, unable to meet the city’s future needs.
The coronavirus crisis has had a profound impact on the ocean economy. Before the pandemic, the OECD forecast that by 2030 the ocean economy would double in size to $3 trillion, providing full-time employment for around 40 million people.