UK Sails Ahead with Offshore Wind Power
Sponsored byDONG Energy.     The UK, Denmark and Germany are leading the clean energy transformation in Europe. Since 1990, the UK has reduced its CO2 emissions by 25 percent, while other...
#Governments/NGOS
European Commission Releases New Clean Energy Package, But Is It Enough?
Yesterday, the European Commission (EC) announced it will begin phasing out coal subsidies and reduce carbon emissions by 40 percent by 2030 under a new clean energy package. The EC’s 1,000-page...
New York City’s Street Tree Map Proves Ecological, Economic Benefits of Urban Greenery
The value of ecosystem services has, up until recently, gone largely unrecognized by governments and corporations. While nature is inherently valuable for a variety of obvious reasons, putting a...
Organic Standards Board Cracking Down on Next-Generation GMOs
The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) has voted unanimously to update U.S. organic standards to exclude ingredients derived from next-generation genetic engineering and gene editing. This...
How a Community-Based Strategy Helped Kirin Create Shared Value
When Japanese brewer Kirin launched its Creating Shared Value (CSV) Division in 2013, the link between competitive advantage and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) was a relatively new concept,...
How to Use Crowdsourcing to Drive Corporate Sustainability Innovations
Earlier this month at Sustainable Brands’ New Metrics ’16 conference, IdeaScale, Topcoder and SensisChallenges presented on the use of crowdsourcing to drive innovation and de-risk the execution...
#bigdata #transparency
Your Stakeholders Now Want to Understand Your Biggest Risks – and So Should You
Transparency is the new normal, driving an unprecedented need for the integration of sustainability into all aspects of business. It took activists only a few days to plaster the Internet with...
The Year in Review: Sustainability Leaders Raise the Bar Rather Than Toe the Line
While in the past I have written summaries that looked back on accomplishments and challenges in sustainable development over the last 12 months, this year, I’ve decided to take a different approach...
#wastenot #behaviorchange
ZDHC Wastewater Guidelines Streamline Industry Efforts to Eliminate Hazardous Chemicals
On Friday, the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Programme - a collaboration of 22 leading brands, including Kering, Marks & Spencer, Primark, Coop Switzerland and New Balance, along...
#CircularEconomy
New Program to Help London-Based SMEs Capitalize on Circular Economy
The London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB) - a partnership between the Mayor of London and London’s Boroughs dedicated to improving waste and resource management within the capital, with the aim of...

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