Hurricane Matthew just caused major flooding in parts of the Southeast. It's the country’s thirteenth billion-dollar weather disaster this year. A new Ceres report ranks the responses of the country’s largest insurance companies to climate change risks. What it finds is that while the disclosure and management of climate risks is improving by more U.S. insurers, most are giving minimal attention to it in terms of risks and opportunities.
Why would a liquor company have a no straw initiative? The answer is simple. Bacardi Limited knows that those little plastic tubes are bad for the environment. In the U.S. alone, 500 million straws are used daily. That’s enough to fill over 127 school buses every day, or over 46,400 school buses a year. Most straws are made from plastic, which is not biodegradable.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The world has come to know Pakistan as a country riddled for decades by war and violent conflict, with an economy in collapse. Nestled here is the Swat Valley region, once called the ‘Switzerland of the East’ by HRH Queen Elizabeth II.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Effectively communicating an organization’s ESG impacts is vital in today’s business world. According to research published in MIT Sloan Management Review, three in four senior executives in investment firms agree that a company’s good sustainability performance is materially important when making investment decisions.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – UPS (NYSE:UPS) has announced plans to add 200 new hybrid electric delivery trucks to its growing alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet. The trucks, manufactured by Workhorse Group, Inc., will be deployed in January 2017, starting in Arizona, Texas, Nevada, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Florida, and possibly in other states as well.
(3BL Media/Just Means) - Food Tank, an organization that works to promote better food systems, has released, in partnership with the James Beard Foundation, the third edition of the annual Good Food Org Guide. The guide features 1,000 nonprofit organizations that are leading the change towards better and more sustainable food systems.