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Coronavirus May Help Green Movement With Boost to Plant-Based Food

Coronavirus pandemic may add fuel to the world’s shift to alternative proteinsInvestments in alternative-protein companies have risen in recent years, as numerous...

It’s Not Just the Cup: Green Coffee Effort Focused on Production,...

Almost all of coffee’s environmental impact comes from bean production, not disposable cups and other packaging, expert saysCoffee industry is seeking to...

Plastic is Cheap, Efficient, Polluting — And Here to Stay

TAKEAWAY: Plastic is an unprecedented environmental problem and a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. Yet not...

Japan’s GPIF, World’s Largest Pension Fund, Joins U.S., U.K. Funds to...

Pension funds representing about $2 trillion in assets under management are committing to sustainability investingThe move brings some of the world’s largest...

Roiling Markets Test Strength of Investors’ Sustainability Commitment

Market gyrations testing investors’ commitment to ESG investingA stock-market rout may be the first critical test for sustainability investors and funds, many...

Elliott, Other Activists Take Page From Big Banks, Demand Target Firms...

Activist investors are now demanding that companies they hold shares in commit to sustainability.More than 90% of millennial investors aim to customize...

A $7 Trillion Question: Will BlackRock Keep Its Green Promises With...

Can BlackRock deliver on its pledge to hold companies accountable on sustainability issues?The $7 trillion asset manager is one of the biggest...

Peak Beef? Beef Output May Be Topping Out, to the Benefit...

Beef production might be approaching its peak, and that’s good news for the environment and climate change. The 10-year...

Washington, Other States Move Against ‘Forever’ Chemicals as Startups See Opening...

Non-stick coatings seem to be anything but — they stick around so tenaciously that the ingredients used to make them are dubbed...

Chanel-Backed Sulapac Rolls Out Mojito-Proof Straws as Eco-Conscious Brands Ditch Plastic

Karma Takeaway: As awareness about plastic pollution rises, more big brands and investors are relying on startups like Sulapac to drive packaging...

Investment Dollars Flow Into Circular Economy As Concerns Over Plastic Trash...

Just as money moves around in a financial system, seeding companies and wealth, investors are seeking startups that give trash a few...

Bring Me His Head: JPMorgan Activist Shareholders Want Former Exxon CEO...

Climate wars are heating up at JPMorgan Chase, with activist shareholders pushing to oust former Exxon Mobil Chairman Lee Raymond from the...

ESG Investors May Be Surprised by Tech Giants Hulking in Their...

Investors who want their money to go to companies committed to environmental, social or governance principles may be surprised to find tech...

Pipeline Companies May Move From Activists’ Crosshairs to ESG Investor Darlings

Oil and natural gas pipeline companies have long been a target for environmentalists’ ire — think of the Keystone battle, as well...

Seeing the Light? $1.2 Trillion Leveraged Loan Market Pivots to Sustainable...

An opaque segment of the credit industry — the $1.2 trillion leveraged loan market — is the latest to see the light...

Big Companies Buying Clean Power at Record Pace; Google Biggest Buyer...

Corporations bought more clean-energy than ever, boosted by tech heavyweights Google, Facebook and Amazon as they are pushed to reform their energy...

Garbage Crisis Will Bury Companies That Don’t Adapt, TerraCycle’s CEO Says

Garbage has become such a crisis that companies that don’t invest in long-term ways to reduce waste won’t survive, warns the founder...

Women-Led, Values-Based Investing Has Gotten Hot — and Now Men Want...

Values-based investing has long been relegated to a back office, the province of predominantly female junior staffers. Now it’s...

Data Centers’ Growing Energy Consumption Gets Close Scrutiny From Swiss, HPE

Data centers account for an ever-growing share of global electricity demand, something that Hewlett Packard Enterprise and its partners are trying to...

BlackRock, Shamed for Climate Change Role, Vows to Put Sustainability at...

The world’s largest asset manager seems to have gotten the message. BlackRock, criticized by Al Gore and other environmentalists...

Fast Fashion, Textiles, Seen Wreaking Environmental Havoc, While Opportunities for Startups...

As governments, startups and activists wrestle with Sargasso Seas of floating shopping bags, disposable water bottles and plastic packaging, a new front...

Violet Grey’s Curation Model May be the Future of Conscious Consumption

The deluge of advertisements that come with the holiday season often drown out any cautionary notes about over-consumption. But that may be...

E-Cargo Bikes in NYC May Ease Congestion, Help Air Quality as...

New York is taking aim at congestion and pollution caused by swarms of delivery trucks with a plan to boost a greener...

Shop Sustainably This Cyber Monday with These Companies

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for e-commerce. Monday, December 2 marks the 14th year that Cyber Monday will dominate...

How TUSHY’s Bidets Are Cleaning Up Both Backsides and the Environment

What has long been considered a luxury item in the West -- especially in the U.S. -- may finally be going mainstream,...

The Mission to Monetize Trash: How Plastic Bank Is Aiming to...

Key Takeaway: Entrepreneur David Katz is on a mission to wipe out...

Google Looks For Social Impact, Climate Change Startups With Accelerator Launch

Google, the company with a founding principal of “don’t be evil,” is seeking startups in Europe and Africa focused on climate change...

Dire Warning: Investments Ignoring Changing Climate Can “Go to Zero Quickly,”...

Climate change is a risk not only to the planet -- it also threatens to blow up portfolios. That’s...

Allbirds is Quietly Revolutionizing Supply Chain Management

If you are currently wearing a pair of Allbirds sneakers, you’re probably in agreement with the company’s slogan: that they’re the world’s...

Carlyle Group’s Big Bets on Energy, Technology Help Propel Third-Quarter Profit

Private equity giant Carlyle Group completed a blockbuster majority stake acquisition in the energy sector and invested in a promising artificial intelligence...
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