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by André Veneman, Mar 2014
The movement of people and goods is crucial to the world economy. Globally, the transportation sector is expected to continue growing, with a geographic shift of demand and manufacturing to the...
by Sustainable Brands, Mar 2014
SAP today announced that it will power all its data centers and facilities globally with 100 percent renewable electricity starting in 2014. The shift will help minimize the company’s carbon...
by Sustainable Brands, Mar 2014
Water crises ranked third among 10 global risks of highest concern in 2014, according to the World Economic Forum’s annual Global Risks Perception Survey, and water risk is on the agendas of business...
by Maxine Perella, Mar 2014
No one can deny that the emergence of circular economy thinking is throwing up some fascinating dynamics right now. This urgent need for systems-level redesign requires an experimental cocktail of...
by Jennifer Elks, Mar 2014
According to global tire manufacturer Michelin, British motorists could be spending over £1B a year and needlessly emitting more than 2B tons of CO2 per year due to under-inflated tires.Michelin’s...
by Mike Hower, Mar 2014
Hydrogen fuel cell cars have more than three times the standard range of plug-in electric vehicles (EVs), can be refueled in minutes rather than hours and look and handle more like traditional cars...
by Aarthi Rayapura, Mar 2014
Hewlett-Packard has teamed up with global packaging company YFY Jupiter for a new initiative that will use straw waste to create packaging material for its products. The program will create multifold...
by KoAnn Vikoren S..., Mar 2014
As 2014 gets underway, I have been privileged to participate in a wide range of forward-looking discussions taking place within the global Sustainable Brands community, and especially within our...
by Jennifer Elks, Mar 2014
Last year, investors filed a record-breaking 417 social and environmental shareholder resolutions — up from 365 in 2012 — with the majority addressing political spending and climate change, according...
by Bill Baue, Mar 2014
In January 2014 at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Corporate Knights unveiled its annual Global 100 Most Sustainable Companies rating, with biotechnology company Biogen Idec placing second. What's...
by Andrew Winston, Feb 2014
Nature is valuable. But figuring out how valuable has been challenging. By some measures, the services that nature provides business and society — clean water, food and metals, natural...
by Coro Strandberg, Feb 2014
When I was a director of a financial institution in the 1990s, we struggled in vain to get top executives to pay attention to the Board’s sustainability priorities. To no avail. Then we stumbled upon...
by CSRwire, Feb 2014
This post first appeared on CSRwire's Talkback blog on January 14, 2014.Part III in the Creating Sustainable Apparel Value Chains series; see parts one and two.The building blocks for...
by Jennifer Elks, Feb 2014
WWF and international paper and packaging conglomerate Mondi Group announced Wednesday that they have formed a three-year strategic partnership aimed at increasing environmental stewardship in the...
by Tara O'Shea, Feb 2014
What is REDD+?Accounting for 15 percent of global annual greenhouse gas emissions, deforestation has turned what should be our largest terrestrial carbon sink into our second largest source of...
by Claire Sommer, Feb 2014
Last month, a front-page New York Times story reported that global business leaders Coca-Cola, Nike, and others are factoring in climate change risks as threats to the bottom line. This news followed...
by Cheryl Baldwin, Feb 2014
Organic milk comes with a dose of healthful omega-3 fatty acids, which help prevent heart disease and are linked to additional health benefits. Normally associated with seafood or dietary supplements...
by Claire Sommer, Feb 2014
On Feb. 5, drugstore chain CVS Caremark announced that it will stop selling tobacco products.It’s a big deal. Here’s why.It signals a step towards more businesses saying, “It’s wrong. So we’re...
by Jennifer Elks, Feb 2014
IKEA is launching a new marketing campaign in the UK this weekend called “The Wonderful Everyday,” which will explain the brand’s values and sustainability ethos to consumers, according to Marketing...
by CSRwire, Feb 2014
This post first appeared on CSRwire's TalkBack blog on January 7, 2014.This is part two of the Creating Sustainable Apparel Value Chains series. Read part one: Transforming the...
by Jennifer Elks, Feb 2014
In the context of the huge market for fast, disposable fashion, H&M’s brand promise to offer quality fashion at the best price might seem like an oxymoron. But the brand is determined to make...
by Katie Hyson, Feb 2014
Last year, I posted a blog on 2degrees about the Think Big program, and how we have helped people from across our business (Telefonica UK, O2 and partners) to get involved with Think Big,...
by Sustainable Brands, Jan 2014
Sprint announced today it will deploy hydrogen fuel cell (HFC) technology as backup power to its rooftop network sites thanks to a grant from the Department of Energy (DOE). The solution should allow...
by Andrew Winston, Jan 2014
Hurricane Sandy ranks as the second-costliest hurricane in American history, causing an estimated $68 billion in damages. One year later, the most powerful storm ever recorded to hit land devastated...
by Jennifer Elks, Jan 2014
With the open comment period on the proposed EPA rule to roll back the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) coming to a close on January 28, Americans United for Change (AUFC) is launching its next in...
by Sustainable Brands, Jan 2014
Corporate Knights, the Toronto-based media and investment advisory company, released the 2014 iteration of its Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World (Global 100) index today at the...
by Jennifer Elks, Jan 2014
Sonoma County-based Bear Republic Brewing Company and Cambrian Innovation, a water and bioenergy technology provider, have unveiled an EcoVolt water treatment system at Bear Republic’s brewery in...
by Steve Starbuck, Jan 2014
As companies begin their 2014 planning, it is critical to have a firm understanding of the regulatory and sustainability trends that will impact core business. In a new publication series Let’s talk...
by Jennifer Elks, Jan 2014
Just before the turn of the new year, when many of us were enjoying our annual season of gluttony, New York City Deputy Mayor Cas Holloway announced a pilot program that will convert the...
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