As populations grow and emerging markets industrialize, companies face the long-term challenge of meeting surging consumer demand while minimizing environmental damage. A first step toward solving this dilemma is for each business to evaluate its own unique risks at a time when unchecked consumption is unsustainable.
Markets & Enterprise
To help clarify heated debate over what drives deforestation in Indonesia, new analysis of Global Forest Watch data shows that most forest loss -- 55 percent -- occurs in legal concession areas, where some tree removal is allowed, but 45 percent happens outside these areas.
U.S. businesses and investors want the government to have a hand in shaping the disclosure of climate risks.
An open letter to the CEOs reluctant to address the business risks of reliance on increasing consumption without addressing natural resource limits.
Growth of the multi-trillion-dollar apparel industry has been fed by "fast fashion," which makes clothing cheaply and quickly with a low price-tag. Six graphics show how this trend and others can add to water stress, pollution and other environmental impacts.
When G20 leaders meet in Hamburg this week, they have an opportunity and responsibility to send a clear message that the Trump administration's position on the Paris Agreement -- and the idea that economic growth and action on climate are at odds -- is simply wrong.
In the first G7 gathering since President Donald Trump's Paris pull-out, environment ministers managed to issue a joint communique, even though the United States disagreed with the other six countries on two Paris-related provisions.
Business markets are shifting towards sustainable models, and science, marketing, innovation and cooperation will be key to success.
President Donald Trump's announcement that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris Agreement puts the United States in an odd club of only three nations that have not signed the landmark climate change accord. It's a decision that could isolate the U.S. from the global community for years to come.
Planetary resource limits mean businesses will soon have to make revolutionary, not incremental, changes.