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by Bart King, Mar 2012
Anheuser-Busch InBev announced it achieved its three-year greenhouse gas reduction target ahead of schedule and is on track to meet other environmental goals by year-end.The company cut its...
by Bart King, Mar 2012
Starbucks Coffee Company more than tripled the availability of in-store recycling for customers in 2011, according to the company’s Annual Global Responsibility Report. However, the company has...
by Bart King, Mar 2012
The North American operations of Honda, Hyundai, Nissan and Subaru have joined the Suppliers Partnership for the Environment (SP).The trade association provides a forum for automobile OEMs to work in...
by Bart King, Mar 2012
Wells Fargo & Company released its latest Environmental Finance Report this week highlighting $11.7 billion in environmental financing and investments since 2005, when the company first announced...
by David Schatsky, Mar 2012
A number of books have been published recently exploring how and why people make the decisions they do--and how to make better ones. These include Predictably Irrational, by Dan Ariely (2008); Nudge...
by Bart King, Mar 2012
In its first-ever combined annual and corporate responsibility report, Verizon announced a new goal for reducing the carbon intensity of its operations.Carbon intensity – the amount of energy needed...
by Sharon Beattie, Mar 2012
It seems there’s a gap for many organizations in reaping the benefits from their CSR programs.A new Director Notes report called What Board Members Should Know About Communicating CSR shows that...
by Mark McElroy, Mar 2012
“Now, explain it to me like I’m a four year old,” says Denzel Washington to Tom Hanks in the 1993 film Philadelphia. We pose this same question to the Global Reporting Initiative, the standard-setter...
by Bart King, Mar 2012
The Ethisphere Institute, an international think-tank dedicated to best practices in business ethics, corporate social responsibility, anti-corruption and sustainability, announced its sixth annual...
by Bart King, Mar 2012
McDonald's published its 2012 Best of Sustainable Supply Chain report highlighting 51 stories of supply chain partners working to improve food sources, the environment, communities and employee...
by Rob Abbott, Mar 2012
The emergence and (tentative) mainstreaming of sustainability has helped unlock new sources of innovation and opportunity for business – to say nothing of helping to reduce humanity’s footprint on...
by Bart King, Mar 2012
CarbonSystems says Microsoft has chosen its Environmental Sustainability Platform (ESP) to simplify and streamline the software giant’s global greenhouse gas management and reporting to stakeholders....
by Bart King, Mar 2012
Apparel company Anvil Knitwear's stated mission is to do business in a way that creates a culture of social and environmental mindfulness. To streamline its sustainability reporting, the company has...
by Christine Nardi..., Mar 2012
Communicating the benefits of sustainable behavior so it resonates on a personal level with consumers, consequently sparking a change in action, is one of the primary challenges companies face today...
by Bart King, Feb 2012
German chemical company BASF has increased its ambitions for greater energy efficiency and decreased emissions after achieving previous goals nine years ahead of schedule.The company wants to...
by Bart King, Feb 2012
During 2011 it seemed as though IKEA announced the completion of a new solar installation, wind turbine or EV charger every other week. Last week the retailer released its 2011 Sustainability Report...
by David Schatsky, Feb 2012
To achieve sustainable consumption at the scale necessary to avert staggering economic consequences, companies, industry sectors and the public and NGO sectors need to come together to change how...
by Bart King, Feb 2012
Sports brand Puma published a detailed report describing the methodology behind its groundbreaking Environmental Profit and Loss Account (E P&L) completed last year.The E P&L is a...
by Bart King, Feb 2012
Al Gore has released a white paper through his sustainable investment firm suggesting companies should move away from quarterly earnings reports in order to focus on more long-term, sustainable...
by Bart King, Feb 2012
A Boston, Massachusetts-based startup has introduced what it says is the world’s first universal metric for sustainability.Energy Points says its software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform allows...
by Bart King, Feb 2012
Despite improving their own carbon performance, multinational companies are not yet demonstrating significant emissions reductions in their supply chains, according to new research by the Carbon...
by Bart King, Feb 2012
The Coca-Cola Company released its eighth system-wide Sustainability Report, following – for the first time – the disclosure and reporting standards of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).The...
by Bart King, Jan 2012
Microsoft, Coca-Cola, Levi’s, Nestle and Starbucks are among the multinational companies contributing to a new United Nations database detailing climate change adaptation business practices.The...
by Bart King, Jan 2012
Event organizers can now report on sustainability issues with new guidance published this week by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).The events sector is diverse: its activities range from...
by Bart King, Jan 2012
Green logistics initiatives allowed carmaker Honda to reduce transportation requirements needed to support its North American production, the company said in its seventh annual North American...
by Mark McElroy, Jan 2012
When was the last time you saw the CEO of a world-class company wading knee-deep in the specification and design of sustainability metrics?  Dr. Richard Stammer of Agri-Mark, Inc. (d.b.a. Cabot...
by Bart King, Jan 2012
Software company Intuit released its first-ever sustainability report documenting the company’s progress since launching a corporate-wide sustainability program in 2007.At that time, the company set...
by Bart King, Jan 2012
The Army is the first department in the Federal government to apply the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) framework for sustainability reporting in an effort to respond President Obama’s executive...
by Bart King, Dec 2011
McDonald's Corporation released its 2011 Sustainability Scorecard highlighting the company's work in five priority areas, including environmental responsibility and sustainable sourcing.According to...
by Bart King, Dec 2011
SC Johnson sourced 40 percent of its electricity from renewable resources in 2011 and aims to increase that amount to 44% over the next five years, according to its annual public report, 360o of...
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