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Sustainability in the Marketplace
Thursday, June 7, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
‘Intelligent Efficiency’ Could Cut US Energy Use 22%, ACEEE Says »
The US could reduce its energy use by up to 22 percent by using a systems-based approach to increase efficiency, according...
Thursday, June 7, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Intel, Whirlpool Lead Corporate Green Ranking »
Computer chip maker Intel and home appliance manufacturer Whirlpool have been named as the major US firms with the stronge...
Thursday, June 7, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
PwC Report: How Companies Can Put a Dollar Value on Sustainability »
Companies can measure the value of sustainability and how their environmental efforts directly contribute to profits, usin...
Tuesday, May 29, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Intel Sustainability Report: Tech Giant Commits to 10% GHG Cut »
Intel has pledged to reduce its direct greenhouse gas emissions by 10 percent on a per-chip basis by 2020 compared to 2010...
Wednesday, May 23, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Accenture: 44% of Senior Execs say Sustainability ‘Critical’ to Business »
Forty-four percent of senior executives say that sustainability is critical to their businesses, according to an Accenture...
Wednesday, May 23, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Nine out of Ten Businesses Have Energy Goals, Deloitte Says »
Businesses are driving efforts to cut energy consumption even as the economy recovers, and plan to cut energy use nearly 2...
Friday, April 6, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Ingersoll-Rand's secrets to green product development »
At many companies, greening products or processes boils down to a nod toward compliance requirements or an attempt to cut...
Monday, April 2, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
How Danone is pushing carbon further down its ingredients list »
Like most food and beverage companies, the bulk of  Groupe Danone's  environmental impacts come from its product...
Monday, April 2, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
EPA Makes Historic Announcement: First Greenhouse Gas Rule for New Power Plants »
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released long-awaited greenhouse gas rules for new power plants this week....
Monday, April 2, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Labor Dept.: Americans hold 3.1 million green jobs »
WASHINGTON -- At least 3.1 million Americans are employed in green jobs, a sector that now accounts for about 2.4 percent...
Tuesday, March 13, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Get Ready: Mandated Integrated Reporting Is The Future of Corporate Reporting »
AS CO-AUTHOR OF  One Report: Integrated Reporting for a Sustainable Strategy  (Wiley, 2010),  Building Publ...
Friday, March 2, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
20 Organizations Receive Inaugural Climate Leadership Awards »
WASHINGTON: Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO), the...
Wednesday, February 29, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Kaiser Permanente Aims to Cut GHG Emissions 30% by 2020 »
Kaiser Permanente , which has pledged to green its  facilities ,  energy  and  supply chain , set a go...
Monday, February 27, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
BASF beats 2020 green goals nine years early »
Chemical giant BASF has extended its 2020 emissions and energy efficiency targets, after beating both goals nine years ahe...
Friday, February 24, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Hidden environmental production costs equal 41 per cent of earnings »
Climate change, energy volatility and water availability have been identified on a list of 10 "megaforces" that could pote...
Friday, February 24, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Google Adds Honda Fit EV To Its Green Fleet »
As if there weren’t already enough reasons to  want to work at Google , the company has added one more – a new 2013 H...
Friday, February 24, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Proof that Disclosing Carbon Emissions Increases Stock Prices »
A  new study  by the University of California provides evidence that companies that publicly announce informatio...
Friday, February 24, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
AT&T Will Give Eco-Rating to All Branded Mobile Devices »
AT&T in collaboration with sustainable business strategists BSR is developing an eco-ratings system that will result i...
Monday, February 13, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Why companies hide their eco-friendly bona fides »
At the Kentucky home of Rob Samuels, the chief operating officer of Maker's Mark bourbon and grandson of founder Bill Samu...
Monday, January 30, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
GE, Bayer, BASF Join Other Top Firms in UN Climate Adaptation Project »
By 2020, some of the most desirable regions in Latin America for growing coffee may be too hot, according to climate chang...
Monday, January 30, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Apple lists suppliers, highlights audits in 2012 Supplier Responsibility Report »
Apple released its latest Supplier Responsibility Progress Report on Friday, detailing efforts it made during 2011 to impr...
Monday, January 30, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Poll: Financial Short-Termism Hitting Sustainability Drive »
Financial short-termism presents a critical barrier to businesses’ transition to sustainability, according to a U.N.-backe...
Monday, January 30, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Top Investment Firms Begin Assessing Their Portfolios' Climate Risks »
In a groundbreaking  survey  published one year ago, Mercer found that the economic cost of climate policy cou...
Thursday, January 5, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Patagonia Road Tests New Sustainability Legal Status »
Among companies with altruistic streaks, Patagonia has long stood out for the environmental philanthropy championed by fou...
Monday, December 12, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
Diageo's First Sustainable Packaging Guidelines Published »
LONDON, Dec. 09 /CSRwire/ - This week Diageo took a further step on our journey to becoming a truly sustainable business w...
Monday, December 12, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
Durban Parties Agree Kyoto Extension »
Negotiators at U.N. climate talks in Durban yesterday agreed a second commitment period under the Kyoto Protocol, to run f...
Thursday, December 8, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
UL Launches Enterprise-Wide Sustainability Standard »
UL Environment has launched the Sustainability Quotient Program , which it describes as a comprehensive system of assessin...
Thursday, December 8, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
Employee Engagement Less Effective than in 2009, Survey Finds »
More than half of organizations engage employees on sustainability frequently, up five percent on 2009, but the percent of...
Thursday, December 8, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
Most Climate-Responsible Companies Revealed; Scores up 54% in 4 Years »
Unilever has bumped Nike from its perch as the top company for climate responsibility, in the Climate Counts 2011 review ....
Wednesday, November 30, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
Companies’ 2012 Sustainability Plans: Focus on Employees, Suppliers »
Employee engagement and supplier sustainability performance are the corporate sustainability initiatives that will get the...
Wednesday, November 9, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
US Firms Put CSR Communication Before Performance »
U.S. companies are "scratching the surface” of corporate responsibility, as a whole concentrating on communication more th...
Wednesday, November 2, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
Stone-Washed Blue Jeans (Minus the Washed) »
SAN FRANCISCO — From the cotton field in rural India to the local rag bin, a typical pair of blue jeans consumes  91...
Monday, October 24, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
Corporate Sustainability More Well-Rounded, but Still Ad-Hoc, Survey Finds »
Most companies are making sustainability integral to their strategy, but still struggle to integrate it into their supply...
Tuesday, October 18, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
IBM Tops US Companies in Newsweek's 2011 Green Rankings »
Swiss insurer Munich Re topped Newsweek's Green Rankings this year, followed by US-based IBM. The rankings rate the world...
Thursday, October 6, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Hara CEO Sharpens Focus on Energy Management »
At Hara’s Executive Summit held on September 20 th , new CEO Dan Leff described energy cost savings as a ‘here and now’ op...

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