With shareholder resolution at ExxonMobil, investors signal need for businesses to plan for low-carbon future.
Business markets are shifting towards sustainable models, and science, marketing, innovation and cooperation will be key to success.
Planetary resource limits mean businesses will soon have to make revolutionary, not incremental, changes.
New research from WRI recommends business leaders address unchecked consumption and embrace new business models.
Electricity for water treatment can be as much as one-third of a city's energy bill, and these "energy-water nexus" issues are becoming more and more concerning for businesses. A new GE and WRI report explores three innovative solutions for energy and water management.
2015 was a roller-coaster year for business and sustainability around the globe, ending with the groundbreaking Paris Agreement on climate change. Here are our top five stories illustrating the wild ride.
Journalists, investors and more are increasingly asking companies: How are your trade associations influencing climate policy?
The momentum behind corporate demand for renewable energy is spreading rapidly, beyond the early-adopters to a wider range of companies.
Climate experts call on the private sector to join other leading companies in minding the carbon budget to ensure a safe and profitable future.
Caterpillar's Global Director of Sustainable Development, Tim Lindsey, explains how sustainability drives innovation.
Manish Bapna takes a closer look at corporate sustainability trends and its global shift toward low-carbon energy.
The World Resources Institute’s Sustainability Initiative seeks to align the Institute’s business practices with its mission. Walking the talk on sustainability, a new report discloses our 2012 GHG inventory results and discusses GHG reduction projects and other sustainability projects completed in the last year.
Extreme weather events, including record-breaking temperatures, prolonged droughts, and powerful storms, are occurring around the world with startling frequency and mounting costs.
Sixty percent of the largest U.S. companies have now set climate and energy goals to increase their use of renewable energy. The problem is that they face several market challenges in actually reaching these goals.
That's where the new Corporate Renewable Energy Buyers’ Principles come in.
Rapidly declining natural systems are bad news for business. There is a two-way street between the economy and the environment: Businesses damage the environment, and the damaged environment then creates risks to the bottom lines of businesses.
Three reasons explain why investors should include sustainability considerations in their decisions, and why doing so is compatible with fiduciary responsibility.
While investment from more developed countries has remained about the same in recent years, China’s flows to Africa have increased significantly, fueling excitement about development and concern about the effects on the environment and communities.
As China’s impact increases, it can take steps now to make sure it sets a new standard for responsible lending and investment in Africa.
Illegal logging drives deforestation in many countries, robbing national governments and local communities of valuable income and contributing to global biodiversity loss and climate change. Apart from its environmental and economic damage, illegal logging can fuel corruption, and is sometimes linked to organized crime and violent social conflict.
A new guide, Sourcing Legally Produced Wood: A Guide for Business, provides four actions companies can take to source legal wood. The guide aims to help companies avoid illicit logging in their supply chains—both for the good of the world’s forests and their own bottom lines.