Tag: environment

And don’t forget the climate . . . The changing climate is poised to create a wide array of economic, business, and social risks over the next three decades. Leaders should start integrating climate risk into their decision making now.

This article provides an overview of the report. We explain why a certain level of global warming is locked in and illustrate the kinds of physical changes that we can expect as a result. We examine closely four of the report’s nine case studies, showing how physical change might create significant socioeconomic risk at a local level. Finally, we look at some of the choices most business leaders will have to confront sooner than later. Now you can assess the risk. What do you have to lose?

General Mills Commits to 100% Renewable Electricity Globally by 2030 – working hand in hand with the Cactus Flats wind project in Concho County, Texas

General Mills set a goal of 100% renewable electricity by 2030 as part of the RE100 global corporate initiative. To achieve this, the company is investing in renewable energy efforts to support the company’s environmental objectives. Examples include two large-scale wind farms which will produce renewable energy credits (RECs), and anaerobic digestion (which captures and uses methane from waste to generate electricity). Internationally, the company is… Read more »

Shaping a Resilient Future Through One Water – A diversification strategy in drought-prone San Antonio

In an era of mounting global water stress and increasing pressures on the planet’s water resources, sustainable solutions are urgently needed to ensure that our water supplies are as resilient as possible. The World Health Organization estimates that half of the world’s population will live in water-stressed areas as soon as 2025. As populations surge and the demand for water intensifies, the challenge to… Read more »

Reliant Donations to EarthShare of Texas Top $1 Million

Whether it’s improving outdoor green spaces in urban areas, helping local farmers preserve their land or saving native wildlife, one thing is certain: Texans are passionate about supporting their communities and making the Lone Star State the best place to live and work. Reliant’s EcoShare program is a great example of that commitment with support from customers achieving donations to EarthShare of Texassurpassing the… Read more »

A new conservation grantmaking strategy for today’s challenges

People of the North American West depend on healthy rivers, national parks, forests, monuments, and other public and working lands to sustain their families and their communities. These majestic landscapes provide refuge and inspiration, and fulfill economic, cultural, and spiritual needs. And yet, we are losing the equivalent of a football field of natural land in the Western United States every two-and-a-half minutes. Family… Read more »

Emma Barnsley Foundation Accepting Applications for Animal Welfare, Education Grants

The mission of the Emma Barnsley Foundation is to promote the prevention of cruelty to animals and the study, care, protection, and preservation of animals, both domestic and wild, and their habitats. To that end, the foundation, which is administered by Wells Fargo, awards grants of up to $20,000 to nonprofit organizations working to aid and assist in the prevention of cruelty to animals; aid and assist… Read more »