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SHQ Highlights October 7, 2013
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 12:30pm

CONTENT: Newsletter

Top Story of the Week

Is “the Media” Failing in Reporting on Climate Change?

“Media” – for some of us, that means The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Fortune and Forbes.  For others of us, especially the Millennium Generation, media is Twitter, the Comedy Central “news” with Steven Colbert and Jon Stewart; Facebook and “friends” reports; Reddit, and citizens’ comments; and other “new” or “social” media platforms.  For some of us, there are hybrids – the Huffington Post, the newspaper of the Internet; Slate; Politico for news junkies; and other WWW platforms that bridge and blend traditional publishing and broadcast and “citizen” media outlets.  The content  – news and commentary – offered by  “media” about climate change topics and vital issues is, of course, all over the place, as the definitions of media are fast-broadening.  But tune in to the Top Story this week – it’s about “media and climate change.”

Journalists from the Huffington Post,  the Guardian (UK liberal newspaper), and Mother Jones will gather at the South-by-Southwest (SXSW) Conference in Austin, Texas to discuss the topic of have the media failed us on climate change… Keep in mind that among those gathering Mother Jones can be very influential among print and broadcast media types.  It’s liberal and left-leaning and crusading, continuing the American muckraker tradition  (film maker Roger Moore was an editor).  MJ takes on the pillars of respectability to speak truth to power.  Mother Jones’s announcement of the Climate Desk-sponsored discussion sets out some of the failings of journalists in covering this big story of our time.  The discussion will be live streamed and will look at why the “media” at large struggles when reporting on climate change.  We will be watching for signs that this discussion among those that influence other media will result in changes in coverage of climate change issues and topics. 

Have the Media Failed Us on Climate Change?       
(Wednesday - October 02, 2013) 
Source: Mother Jones - This past month should have been the biggest month for climate change journalism in six years. With the release of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's Fifth Assessment Report in Stockholm on Friday, there were a...

Sustainability in Focus

Four Leaders Share How to Manage Sustainability Metrics       
(Friday - October 04, 2013) Associated Profiles :Sustainability Consortium (TSC) 
Source: Triple Pundit - SAP Senior Vice President of Sustainability Tom Odenwald described his company’s Product Stewardship Network which suppliers can use to manage ... Council on Sustainable Development: Measuring socio-economic...

Sustainability Is The Mother Of Invention: An Interview With Jamie Bainbridge       
(Friday - October 04, 2013) 
Source: Forbes - The apparel industry is changing. Harvard Business Review calls sustainability an emerging megatrend. A longtime Ashoka partner, the clothing company Nau is standing at the edge of this industry transformation. I sat down with...

This is just a sample of some of the articles from this weeks SustainabilityHQ Highlights.  You can view the full Highlights by using the following links.  Sustainability | ESG, Highlights for the Week of October 7, 2013