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by Sustainable Brands, July 9, 2008
July 9, 2008 - European datacenter operator TeleCityGroup has signed on to test a new IT efficiency technology - a three-dimensional "weather map" that tracks air streams and heat releases within...
by Anonymous, July 8, 2008
While there are risks for the forest products industry, it largely stands to gain from efforts to address global warming due to new opportunities for sustainable forestry, according to this report...
by Sustainable Brands, July 8, 2008
July 8, 2008 - Toyota is making the "symbolic gesture" of mounting solar panels on some next-generation Prius hybrids, Reuters reports. In an attempt to respond to rising consumer demand for...
by Sustainable Brands, July 8, 2008
July 8, 2008 - Unite, the British labor union representing workers in the electronics and IT sectors, says it should have the right to access environmental performance data for the companies served...
by John Marshall R..., July 8, 2008
Creating universal standards for sustainable products may not be the sexiest topic, but the stakes are high for brands eager to break into the fast-growing green market. At a recent industry event, U...
by Sustainable Brands, July 8, 2008
July 8, 2008 - Banking giant HSBC is set to launch a new hedge fund targeting the "frontier" market for environmental technologies and green infrastructure, Reuters reports. HSBC chief executive...
by Sustainable Brands, July 8, 2008
July 8, 2008 - Starting January 1, 2009, California will expand its Smog Index Label for new cars to include data on greenhouse gas emissions. The new regulation creates a simple ranking system that...
by Anonymous, July 8, 2008
This online tool allows customers to compare the carbon footprint of their existing printer fleet to that of a new, optimized fleet (supplied by HP, of course) to understand how they can reduce their...
by Sustainable Brands, July 8, 2008
July 8, 2008 - The 30-day public comment period has wrapped for "LEED 2009," the U.S. Green Building Council's third reboot of its high-profile environmental certification standard, slated for...
by Sustainable Brands, July 3, 2008
July 3, 2008 - A green-design dilemma: Wal-Mart and Costco have debuted a new gallon-size milk carton that cuts energy costs by saving space in refrigerators and shipping trucks - but consumers say...
by Sustainable Brands, July 3, 2008
July 3, 2008 - Office equipment giant Ricoh is the proud sponsor of the first 100% green-powered electronic billboard ever to light up New York's Times Square. The new sign will be powered...
by Sustainable Brands, July 3, 2008
July 3, 2008 - Britain's Advertising Standards Authority is on a tear, citing both Fiat and EasyJet in the past two weeks over not-quite-kosher claims for low-emissions vehicles and air travel,...
by Sustainable Brands, July 2, 2008
July 2, 2008 - British workers may be concerned about climate change on a personal level, but a lackadaisical attitude toward energy efficiency on the job is costing their employers a staggering $25...
by Sustainable Brands, July 2, 2008
July 2, 2008 - Tougher standards and stricter accounting have exposed an even greater green divide among electronics manufacturers, according to Greenpeace's latest report on environmental...
by Andrew Winston, July 2, 2008
Of all of the big forces coming to bear on companies - things like globalization, technology, and rising commodity prices - one of most powerful and difficult to manage is transparency. How much is...
by Sustainable Brands, July 2, 2008
July 2, 2008 - Wal-Mart has pledged to buy more of its produce from local farmers in a bid to cut shipping costs and support local economies. The retail giant says its partnerships with local farmers...
by Anonymous, July 1, 2008
July 1, 2008 No longer content simply to give customers the tools they need to assess their environmental performance, IBM has launched a consulting service to help companies assess the...
by Anonymous, July 1, 2008
July 1, 2008 Ball Corp. has spiced its first-ever sustainability report with a new corporate goal to cut greenhouse gas emissions 16% over the next four years primarily by trimming...
by Anonymous, July 1, 2008
July 1, 2008 - Six months after a global survey found elite MBAs combing through sustainability reports to find just the right employer, this summer's crop of MBA grads say they aren't vetting...
by Anonymous, July 1, 2008
Leading semiconductor manufacturer Intel displays trademark relentless and innovative spirit towards all of its green business initiatives - and the list keeps growing. (IndustryWeek) Read more...
by Anonymous, July 1, 2008
Five, in fact. Office Depot provides this online guide to help you make the business case for greening up around the office. Includes (surprise!) a shopping list of greener products on offer from...
by Sustainable Brands, July 1, 2008
July 1, 2008 Bayer has issued the first progress report on its new suite of climate-related products and services, launched in November. The initial results of the $1.46 billion Bayer...
by Will Sarni, July 1, 2008
Until recently, businesses have focused exclusively on calculating the carbon footprint of their businesses and products. But this is only part of the story and, one could argue, not even the main...
by Sustainable Brands, June 30, 2008
June 30, 2008 - Enterprise Rent-A-Car wants the world to know that its latest IT upgrade will not only streamline rental processes but also shave the company's carbon footprint by an estimated 6.5...
by Sustainable Brands, June 30, 2008
June 30, 2008 - IKEA Canada has reduced its use of plastic bags by 90% in six months as a direct result of customer demand. After more than 60,000 customers urged IKEA to ban the bags in a survey...
by Anonymous, June 30, 2008
Interface Inc. CEO (and sustainable business convert) Ray Anderson loves preaching to the choir, but his employees sure don't seem to mind. In this SLM Interview, Joyce LaValle, head of marketing for...
by Anonymous, June 30, 2008
Written by practitioners, for practitioners, this free guide presents the business case for sustainable marketing, including the latest market data and inspirational examples from companies that are...
by Anonymous, June 27, 2008
June 27, 2008 - Supply chain executives striving to green their operations are finding themselves most hamstrung by difficulties in justifying the cost of implementation, according to a new survey...
by Anonymous, June 27, 2008
June 27, 2008 - FTSE Group has launched an index of energy, water, and waste management companies best positioned to turn environmental challenges to business advantage. The FTSE Environmental...
by Anonymous, June 27, 2008
In recent weeks, the mainstream media has featured several articles questioning the value of "food miles" - a measure of the environmental impact of transporting food from farm to table. Here's why...

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