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by Mike Hower, Mar 2014
Energy-efficiency programs are helping industry achieve higher energy savings, cost savings and productivity improvements, according to a new report by the SEE Action Network and the Institute for...
by Sustainable Brands, Mar 2014
European food-waste prevention project FUSIONS (Food Use for Social Innovation by Optimizing Waste-Prevention Strategies) — a four-year project (July 2012 – August 2016) funded by the European...
by Mike Hower, Mar 2014
Strengthening the systems that provide health products and care is the most critical investment in global health, according to international survey results released today by Devex and global health...
by Aarthi Rayapura, Mar 2014
A recent survey conducted by the Pew Research Center shows that only 32 percent of American millennials (also known as "Generation Y," those born after 1980) see themselves as environmentalists. This...
by Mike Hower, Mar 2014
Just over 60 percent of Americans are convinced that human actions can cause significant changes to global climate over a long period of time, with the occurrence of natural weather disasters...
by Mike Hower, Feb 2014
China spent more on smart grids than the US for the first time in 2013, with the $4.3 billion it invested accounting for nearly a third of the world’s total, Bloomberg reports.Though global spending...
by Mike Hower, Feb 2014
Consumer demand, government legislation and technology advances will propel sustainable packaging to a $244 billion market by 2018, according to a new report by Smithers Para.The Future of...
by Mike Hower, Feb 2014
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has not adequately addressed the climate disclosure deficiencies of publicly traded corporations, despite four-year-old formal guidance requiring...
by Mike Hower, Jan 2014
Almost 100 percent of companies have a corporate citizenship budget today, up from just 81 percent in 2010, according to a new report from the Carroll School of Management Center for Corporate...
by Mike Hower, Jan 2014
Walmart, Costco and Kohl's topped the 2013 Solar Capacity Rankings, which ranks companies by the total installed capacity of their systems and the number of operating installations, as well as...
by Mike Hower, Jan 2014
Food served in full-service restaurants often is just as unhealthy as, or even unhealthier than, food served in fast-food restaurants, despite consumer perceptions that full-service restaurants are...
by Mike Hower, Jan 2014
One in four small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) in the UK consider sustainability one of their highest concerns for the coming year, according to a new survey by Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking (...
by Jennifer Elks, Jan 2014
A team of research scientists at IBM and Singapore’s Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) have drawn upon years of expertise in semiconductor technology and material discovery to...
by Mike Hower, Dec 2013
Seventy percent, or nearly 350 of the Fortune 500 companies do not have a Hispanic member on their board, according to a new study by the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR).The...
by Jennifer Elks, Dec 2013
In an interesting yet ‘bah humbug’ kind of study, a group of scientists at the University of Leeds' School of Earth & Environment got together and calculated that Santa's carbon footprint from...
by Mike Hower, Dec 2013
Eight-two percent of those actively engaged in social change make an effort to support companies that behave responsibly toward the people and environment in the communities where it operates,...
by Mike Hower, Nov 2013
Extreme weather events cost the United States $100 billion in 2012, most of which went towards federal crop, flood, wildfire and disaster relief, according to a new report by Ceres called Inaction on...
by Jennifer Elks, Nov 2013
Research presented this morning at the SB London conference reveals that many of the world’s consumers lay the responsibility of solving global environmental issues mostly at the door of businesses....
by Mike Hower, Nov 2013
Only one in five companies has fully integrated sustainability into business, according to the BSR/GlobeScan State of Sustainable Business Survey 2013, which received responses from more than...
by Jennifer Elks, Nov 2013
Although business leaders expect exponential growth in consumer interest and business action on sustainable lifestyles within five years, they are struggling to make the case for action, according to...
by Mike Hower, Oct 2013
What do you think of when you hear the word cleantech? Does it conjure images of shiny rows of solar panels, slow-turning wind turbines, flashy electric cars — or maybe even Elon Musk?Well, you’re...
by Mike Hower, Oct 2013
Global investment in climate change plateaued at $359 billion in 2012, roughly the same as the previous year, according to a new study by the Climate Policy Initiative (CPI).The Global Landscape of...
by Mike Hower, Oct 2013
Businesses must work with government and the scientific community to help counter damage to the world’s oceans, according to a panel established by the World Bank to advise the Global Partnership for...
by Mike Hower, Oct 2013
A majority of Americans (69 percent) would not take a job with a company that had a bad reputation, even if they were unemployed, according to an annual corporate reputation survey released by...
by Mike Hower, Oct 2013
UK households waste £6.9 billion ($11 billion) worth of food and drink, or 7 percent of overall sales, each year, according to new research from WRAP.The organization estimates that the...
by Jennifer Elks, Oct 2013
Global opinion research consultancy APCO Insight last week revealed its list of the 100 Most Loved Companies, based on findings generated by its Emotional LinkingSM model, which measures...
by Mike Hower, Oct 2013
Monsanto on Friday announced that it has joined a multi-stakeholder coalition aimed at improving health in honey bee populations, which includes agriculture commodity groups, industry groups,...
by Mike Hower, Oct 2013
CVS recently announced a partnership with health and well-being company Humana to help customers make sense of their healthcare coverage options under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).Starting this...
by Mike Hower, Oct 2013
The number of women directors who now sit on the boards of the United Kingdom’s largest companies, the FTSE-100, has risen from 12.5 percent to 19 percent since 2011, according to a recent report by...
by Lee Ann Head, Oct 2013
The field of environmental sustainability is fraught with emotional issues: climate change, water shortages, population growth, food purity, animal extinction … the list goes on and on.These complex...
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