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by Anonymous, July 21, 2008
Every business seems to want a green label or quality mark, but with so many certification schemes now available which one should they choose? (BusinessGreen) Read more...
by Anonymous, July 21, 2008
Don't know the difference between EPEAT and 80-Plus? This short and sweet article can help. (The GreenTech Shop) Read more...
by Anonymous, July 21, 2008
Yalmaz Siddiqui, director of environmental strategy at Office Depot, has had his hands full lately. The company has unveiled a string of new green initiatives over the past year, from expanding...
by Sustainable Brands, July 21, 2008
July 21, 2008 - California has become the first U.S. state to mandate energy- and water-efficiency standards for all new building projects. The new California Green Building Standards Code sets...
by Sustainable Brands, July 18, 2008
July 18, 2008 - In a word, "yes," according to a new survey of green business-technology trends. The study, by market research firm GCR Insight, found that female decision-makers consistently make...
by Sustainable Brands, July 18, 2008
July 18, 2008 - Small and medium-size businesses (SMEs) in the manufacturing and distribution sectors are seeing increasing value in adopting software applications that support green supply-chain...
by Sustainable Brands, July 18, 2008
July 18, 2008 - The global credit crunch is paying unexpected dividends in the fight against global warming: With mergers and acquisitions on the downswing, thousands of jet-setting investment...
by Sustainable Brands, July 18, 2008
July 18, 2008 - The results are in for this year's "Sustainable Business 20" (SB20) - an annual ranking of the world's top 20 sustainable business stocks.Now in its seventh year, the SB20 ranks "...
by Anonymous, July 18, 2008
July 18, 2008 - Nordstrom says it will save $150,000 in energy costs at its Cedar Rapids, Mich., fulfillment and contact center this year - despite a recent site expansion that nearly doubled the...
by Sustainable Brands, July 17, 2008
July 17, 2008 - A state-of-the-art General Motors dealership in Michigan is applying for LEED Gold certification, two months after a Texas Toyota dealership became the first in the U.S. to achieve...
by Sustainable Brands, July 17, 2008
July 17, 2008 - Whole Foods has begun requiring its vendors of farmed seafood to pass an independent third-party review of their environmental impacts. The grocery chain spent two years working with...
by Jacquelyn Ottman, July 17, 2008
The five companies consumers consider most "climate friendly" are GE, BP, Toyota, Wal-Mart, and Exxon. Here's why I'm not surprised (ok, maybe a little).On the surface, the results of a recent survey...
by Sustainable Brands, July 17, 2008
July 17, 2008 - Wal-Mart has launched a new line of "traceable" jewelry in what the retail giant calls a "first step" toward selling only gold, silver, and diamond pieces that meet certain criteria...
by Sustainable Brands, July 17, 2008
July 17, 2008 - The Chinese government is pulling out all the stops on its upcoming "Green Games," equipping Beijing's massive Olympic Village with a super-sensitive IT network to control the venue's...
by Sustainable Brands, July 16, 2008
July 16, 2008 - PR firm Porter Novelli has identified a small group of trend-setting consumers - dubbed "greenfluencers" - who are actively nudging their vast social networks toward environmentally...
by Anonymous, July 16, 2008
Admittedly "crunchy" Ben & Jerry's has 30,000 friends on Facebook, but can social networking sites really help engage consumers on corporate social and environmental efforts? A new report says...
by Sustainable Brands, July 16, 2008
July 16, 2008 - Exelon, one of the largest energy utilities in the U.S., has crafted a 12-year plan to reduce or offset more than 15 million metric tons of greenhouse gases - equal to 100% of its...
by Sustainable Brands, July 16, 2008
July 16, 2008 - Packaging giant PWP Industries has found a way to avoid the pesky industrial coatings that frequently make food packaging non-recyclable - it's new AgroResin line is completely...
by Sustainable Brands, July 16, 2008
July 16, 2008 - Software services firm Compliance and Risk has launched an online database to help electronics manufacturers track the impact of global environmental regulations on their product...
by Anonymous, July 15, 2008
While IT organizations have been focused on ensuring that the technology being used is green, it has been far less involved in providing the IT tools and services needed to support a company's...
by Anonymous, July 15, 2008
This guide from the Carbon Trust, a U.K. nonprofit, offers practical tips on carbon-saving building overhauls. The report follows ten typical projects through the design and renovation process,...
by Sustainable Brands, July 15, 2008
July 15, 2008 - Wal-Mart has joined WWF's Global Forest & Trade Network, pledging to phase out illegally harvested timber from its supply chain and buy more wood products from credibly certified...
by Sustainable Brands, July 15, 2008
July 15, 2008 - The vast majority of senior finance professionals agree that their company has much to lose from failing to adequately address environmental issues - but only half say their firm is...
by Will Sarni, July 15, 2008
We as a society may be committed to transitioning to renewable energy sources, but paying a premium for companies to purchase renewable energy credits will not help us get there.Over the past year we...
by Sustainable Brands, July 15, 2008
July 15, 2008 - Sharp Electronics is looking to build on its momentum as a leader in the energy-efficient LCD TV market with a new ad campaign touting its solar panel business as well, MediaPost...
by Sustainable Brands, July 15, 2008
July 15, 2008 - Not necessarily, according to a new study from Verdantix, a business-research firm. Let the buyer beware of untested offerings and gaps in consulting firms' expertise in this still-...
by Sustainable Brands, July 14, 2008
July 14, 2008 - Metals and mining giant ArcelorMittal is backing a pair of new venture capital funds aimed at promoting clean energy technologies and "climate-friendly solutions relevant to the steel...
by Sustainable Brands, July 14, 2008
July 14, 2008 - It carries the exact same engine as its predecessor, but the new "Eco Elise" has been built 70 pounds lighter - an emerging trend for automakers looking to boost fuel efficiency...
by Sustainable Brands, July 14, 2008
July 14, 2008 - Johnson Controls, known for its energy-saving building solutions, is making the (short) leap to on-site renewable energy generation. The industrial giant has begun selling solar...
by John Marshall R..., July 14, 2008
Many workers view sustainable practices as one more thing to add to an already overburdened workload - proof positive that their managers aren't communicating on this issue as effectively as they...

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