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Issue No. 54: April 2015

Our Perspective

Carbon Pricing: Public-Private Cooperation towards Global Sustainability

As global businesses manage economic risks related to climate change impacts, the need to navigate the changing landscape of global economics becomes increasingly important. These risks include those with direct impact on business operations, such as disruptions on global supply chains caused by the potential scarcity of natural resources. They also include indirect risks such as unfavorable policies set by governing institutions. Managing these risks means embracing business practices and economic mechanisms that prepare organizations and ensure their survival in this dynamic business landscape. Read More

Webinar: Your Road to ‘100A’

With 5,000+ organizations reporting their climate change information through CDP, becoming a ‘100A’ leader will result in:

  • reduced energy use and, ultimately, costs
  • understanding your commercial and reputational risks and opportunities
  • aligning with recognized standard business practices
  • improving your corporate reputation
  • meeting your investors’ and customers’ needs for transparency and risk mitigation

Specifically, this first in our series of webinars will review solutions to efficiently and cost-effectively calculate your
Scope 3 emissions
.

Industry Updates


The Business Case for Sustainability

As businesses, industry, and manufacturers vie for a piece of the ever-shrinking pie, they turn toward sustainability during procurement. Companies are looking hard at their supply bases to ensure suppliers reflect their values. Read More


Save Money, Live Sustainably?

American consumers have begun to care more about sustainability and to express their concerns as they shop. Increasingly, consumers want to know how the stuff they buy affects the planet and how it affects the people who produce it and sell it. Read More


Water is the Core of Health and Sustainable Development - World Water Day Meets Technology

Sustainable development, the environment and technology have been at the forefront of domestic and international attention. Ambassadors from around the world joined business owners and policymakers at the United Nations for World Water Day while the Supreme Court heard arguments on behalf of states and associations versus the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Read More


Solar Panel Owners and Utilities Battle It Out in California

Solar power is having a major moment. It's growing faster than any other energy source – in 2014, a new system was installed in the United States every three minutes – while the price of a typical panel has dropped 63 percent since 2010. By 2016, experts predict that solar will be as cheap or cheaper than conventional electricity in most states. Read More


Volvo Beats Carbon Reduction Goal by 10M Tons

In 2014, Volvo reduced the total lifetime CO2 emissions of its products by 40 million tons against a 2008 baseline, beating its goal by 10 million tons, according to the automaker's 2014 sustainability report. Read More


The Forgotten Ingredient in Green Buildings? People

American buildings use 40 percent of our nation's energy and contribute about 40 percent of our greenhouse gas emissions. The prospect of cutting those numbers significantly through better training and certification of building energy professionals is what makes a recent announcement about the creation of Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines such an important one. Read More


UK Faces European Court Over Coal Plant Emissions

Brussels will haul the UK into court for breaching emissions limits of the toxic pollutant nitrogen dioxide (NOx) at its coal-fired Aberthaw power plant in Wales, the bloc announced. Read More

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