Virtually all business transactions involve some level of environmental risk, which is why environmental compliance requires these entities to adhere to environmental laws, regulations and standards. The challenge is how to identify and correct environmental problems in advance?
The renewable energy market is continuously innovating and building new solutions. However, overnight a project can fall apart due to political and economic conditions.
While the challenge of pollution is a global one, there is an economic burden associated with pollution. An alarming 95 percent of adults and children from low and middle-income countries are impacted by pollution-related illnesses. It is critical that we address the challenge of pollution because of its unacceptable toll on health an human capital.
Though many argue the root cause of climate change, there is no doubt that the rising sea levels and warming of the oceans, alongside the more intense droughts and other shifts impact our plant's diversity of life.
Public perception plays a critical role in the accountability around deforestation. Companies with ties to forest-linked commodities, such as timber and pulp, fear public backlash if they don't support deforestation practices far more than other industries.
Does ethical consumerism, otherwise known as conscious consumerism, have any real impact? Globally, we're expected to spend $9.32 billion on green cleaning products in 2017, but what if we had otherwise directed those funds toward lobbying our governments to ban the toxic chemicals we're so afraid of? Would we have seen better progress?
Did you know that there's a possibility of having more plastic than fish by 2050? According to the United Nations, people need to mount a war to end marine plastic pollution through regulation on single-use plastics.
One of the big questions in today's global world is ho to know exactly where raw materials were sourced and whether these products meet the international compliance and environmental regulations of honest trade practices.