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Posted: May 27, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
The question of energy efficiency is ever-pressing, especially as it relates to infrastructure growth in developing nations. In fact, so much attention has been given to this topic that the International Solar Alliance recently invited 120 countries to support the expansion of solar technologies in the Global South.
Posted: May 18, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
An unfortunate and dangerous commonality persists among conversations concerning human-driven climate change. Often, the consequences of climate change are spoken of as something that will take place in the future, something that is decades from now. Naively, many even talk as if it is something that is still preventable if only we could convince people to take on a "green" lifestyle, industry to clean up its act, and policy makers to face overwhelming evidence. While those are worthy pursuits, that naiveté is dangerous.
Posted: May 16, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
After a long and often tortuous process of collecting information and then drafting, reviewing, approving and proof-reading, there it is: the sustainability content ready for your website.
Posted: May 13, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
By leveraging their comprehensive ESG database, Thomson Reuters helps companies’ baseline sustainability performance and stay ahead of emerging global sustainability trends. TR recently released their latest Greenhouse Gas Emissions report highlighting “sustainable growth,” in addition to reducing GHG emissions and alignment with the U.N. Guidelines.
Posted: May 11, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
If you ask 100 people to name a “green company,” many would rattle off solar and other renewable energy companies, environmentally friendly non-toxic cleaning supplies manufacturers, or perhaps organic farm delivery services. In reality, the “green economy” is far more broad. According to the World Resources Institute, a “Green Economy can be thought of as an alternative vision for growth and development; one that can generate growth and improvements in people’s lives in ways consistent with sustainable development. A Green Economy promotes a triple bottom line: sustaining and advancing economic, environmental and social well-being.”
Posted: May 09, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
Corporate social responsibility continues to grow into something where companies aren’t only philanthropic with their money and time. CSR has become part of the business model, and, for some, the entire business model. This can be seen in Dr. Priscilla Chan’s and Mark Zuckerberg’s formation of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative which aims to give back their fortune to benefit the world for their daughter, but in the form of an LLC.
Posted: May 06, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
Although Corporate Sustainability has grown rapidly over the past years and most executives in various research studies declare that Sustainability is extremely important to their business, few organizations globally have integrated sustainable values into their core strategy and supply chain.
There are many reasons why this is happening.
Posted: May 04, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
Sustainability thought leaders are seeking experienced communications organizations to help get their vision and mission communicated both internally and externally, along with promoting new trends.
Posted: May 02, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
So you are a global company, but don’t quite yet have a handle on global CSR? Maybe you have a domestic program in place, or even give to a crisis here and there. But expanding to the international realm is quite another level.
Posted: Apr 29, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
Despite popular belief and the outcome of Loch’s study, the construction industry is making great strides toward sustainability and green building. Here are five ways these companies are showing their commitment to more eco-friendly building practices in 2016.
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