Posts Categorized ‘Climate Change’

Frozen Treasures Begin to Thaw
By Michael Schweibinz

My last blog offered a synopsis of the 2014 Climate Change report from the United States military. The Pentagon’s Adaptation Roadmap illustrates how climate change will affect the military’s plans, operations, training, testing, infrastructure, and supply chain management. In prior publications about the U.S. government’s response to climate change, we addressed the following: Rising global Read more »

Posted: November 28, 2014

The Pentagon Prepares for Climate Change
By Michael Schweibinz

Earlier this month, the Department of Defense published its “2014 Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap.” The groundbreaking report signifies a dramatic shift in belief and action regarding climate change. Having typically been dismissed as a future risk, the Pentagon is now “integrating climate change threats into all plans, operations, and training across the entire agency.” The Read more »

Posted: November 5, 2014

Methane Regulations Make Good Business Sense
By Michael Schweibinz

Methane emissions are frequently left out of the conversation about measuring and mitigating the effects of climate change. While methane only accounted for 9% of green house gas emissions in 2012, the long-term impacts this gas has on the environment are alarming! Methane, the primary component of natural gas, effects climate change more than “20 times Read more »

Posted: October 26, 2014

The Three Ps Echo Across Wall Street
By Michael Schweibinz

Have you earned an MBA or degree in business administration sometime during the past half-century? If the so, you’ve surely had the four Ps of marketing engrained into your business DNA. Marketers tend to focus on price, product, place, and promotion. Similarly, responsible investors make decisions based on people, planet, and profit. The three Ps Read more »

Posted: October 13, 2014

Palm Oil Industry Transformation
By Holly Testa, Director, Shareowner Engagement

Announcements from companies producing and consuming palm oil are coming out at a rapid pace—promising ‘sustainability' across the supply chain. If promises become action, we may finally be at a turning point for good. Deforestation Free Junk Food? Menu options from leading doughnut chains Dunkin’ Donuts and Krispy Kreme are of questionable nutritional value, but Read more »

Posted: September 29, 2014

Rockefellers Divest From Fossil Fuels
By Michael Schweibinz

The entirety of the eco-conscious world has now turned its attention toward the United Nation’s Climate Change Summit, which commenced on September 23, 2014. However, for many, climate change calls were already answered the day before, when the Rockefeller family, whose fortune was made in oil in the late 1800s, announced that they would divest Read more »

Posted: September 29, 2014

Climate March Echoes Around the World
By Michael Schweibinz

When was the largest organized event against climate change in the history of our planet? If you’re scrambling for an answer, stop, because you won’t find it in a history book. Instead, flip open just about any newspaper published within the last week, and there it will be—the “People’s Climate March.” Just this past Sunday, Read more »

Posted: September 23, 2014

Fixing Recycling: How Do We Close the Loop?
By Holly Testa, Director, Shareowner Engagement

Many communities have recycling programs. And yet, this patchwork system of taxpayer funded programs produces marginal results for the United States overall that lag far behind other developed nations. Why? Throwing Away $11.5 Billion As You Sow has estimated that the value of wasted packaging in the U.S. in 2010 was $11.5 billion. Most of Read more »

Posted: September 22, 2014

World Bank Calls for Carbon Pricing
By Dan Sherman

It is said that there is nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come. Evidently UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon feels the time has come to discuss the idea of shifting to a low-carbon economy. The Secretary General has called for a summit to focus on climate change in advance of the climate Read more »

Posted: September 15, 2014

Soil Cowboys
By Dan Sherman

In the northern United States and southern Canada, ranching has begun to promote sustainability, reducing carbon in the air, while creating healthier food and saving money. Though not often known, soil can act as a carbon sink, holding tons of this climate change-causing element. Most often, however, carbon is actually removed from the soil by Read more »

Posted: September 12, 2014

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