The pandemic in 2020 shone a spotlight on how companies address environmental and social challenges, including what it takes to be responsive and adaptable when facing a crisis; the pandemic showed in particular how ready — or not — companies are in terms of risk and particularly climate change, according to research from S&P Global Ratings.
Chipotle Mexican Grill has gone public with its intention to tie executive compensation to its environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals. The company has introduced a new ESG metric that will hold its executive leadership team responsible for making business decisions that prioritize corporate responsibility.
When boycotts or protests take place because of the stance a company takes on climate change or social issues, some directors end up quitting governing boards, new research finds. Firms that are boycotted experience a 7% increase in board director turnover, according to Academy of Management Insights.
As organizations increasingly tie air emissions management and reporting to their overall sustainability goals, an already complex job is becoming ever-more unwieldy. In the new ebook from Environment + Energy Leader, industry experts share practical advice on how to manage these challenges.
Metals recycling company Schnitzer Steel in West Oakland, California, will pay more than $4 million in a settlement over allegations that the its metal shredding facility violated the state’s environmental laws. The company will also install an air filtration system, at a cost of nearly $1.9 million.
Environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues will gain prominence in 2021 as a litany of disrupters from 2020 linger, according to a new report from S&P Global Ratings. Over the past year, the global economy faced a string of compounding ESG-related issues — the pandemic, social injustice and extreme weather and wildfire events topping the list — which shaped how
daptation projects meant to reduce risk from climate change can sometimes create new sources of vulnerability in developing countries, finds a new study led by the University of Oxford and the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU). Unless adaptation is rethought, the findings show, new projects are likely to repeat the same patterns that worsen vulnerability to climate change.
Sustainable finance saw another strong year in 2020, supported mostly by the issuance of social bonds and the rise of sustainability-linked bonds, and the momentum is expected to continue, with 55% growth in 2021, according to Crédit Agricole CIB and Bloomberg.
The EPA and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have announced an agreement that advances collaboration and communication on the EPA’s review of new chemicals under the Toxic Substances Control Act. This memorandum of understanding provides a framework for coordination and communication between the two agencies regarding exposure to new chemicals in the workplace.
Two thousand twenty was a year of the unexpected. The “H” in EHS moved to the forefront of environment, health and safety programs as a pandemic swept the world. With the spread of Covid-19, EHS practitioners learned that, more than ever, it was imperative to
International conservation charity ZSL (Zoological Society of London) is urging the palm oil industry to ramp up its reporting and take greater responsibility for its part in tackling the world’s climate and biodiversity crises.
Seventy-three percent of respondents in a new study from Mars say they think Covid-19 will impact the viability of the global supply chain; more than 75% of respondents consider food safety a “top 10” global issue, and more than half (52%) think it is a top three global issue. These consumers say they think about food safety and food security