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Issue No. 52 : February 2015

Our Perspective

Sustainability in the Business World

Sustainability in the private sector is primarily driven by the need to manage risk and mitigate the effects of the changing climate. With climate change mitigation being one of the leading issues on the global development agenda in the last decade, sustainability has also become an important component of business development strategies. Read More

New whitepaper: Alphabet Soup - Selecting and Using Sustainability Reporting Frameworks

Dissect the various sustainability reporting frameworks and evaluate their benefits in order to select and use the best one for your organization.

Industry Updates

Satellite Study Identifies Water Bodies Important for Biodiversity Conservation

Using satellite images to study changing patterns of surface water is a powerful tool for identifying conservationally important "stepping stone" water bodies that could help aquatic species survive in a drying climate, a UNSW Australia-led study shows. Read More

UK Takes Lead on Climate Change Modelling with New Global Calculator

The UK has reinforced its 'leading position' on climate change ahead of Paris 2015 with DECC launching a new tool to help businesses and governments understand the environmental impacts of energy and emissions policies. Read More

Business Leaders 'Value' Transport Infrastructure More than Waste

Business executives and urban policymakers across the world place more value on transport infrastructure than waste management services, according to a new report from FCC. Read More

Pipeline Posse Tells Ed Schultz: It’s Not About the Money, It’s About the Future Generations

As the Senate continues to debate the Keystone XL, MSNBC’s Ed Schultz traveled to Nebraska to meet with landowners that are taking a strong stand against the tar sands pipeline. Read More

Can Drones Save the World?

Back in the early 2000s, the CIA and the U.S. military poured a lot of money into research on unmanned autonomous vehicles (UAVs) — also known as drones. Ten years later, the results of that research are making their way to the rest of us, to the point where if you follow the news with any regularity, it’s hard to escape the feeling that we’re rapidly approaching peak drone. Read More

How to Achieve Ambitious Sustainability Goals at the City Level

Have you ever wondered about how sustainability plans develop within local government? Michael Freedman-Schnapp, director of the New York City Council’s Policy & Innovation Division, recently spoke with students about this topic at a Sustainable Development Speaker Series event. Read More

Amazon Joins Apple Using Clean Energy at Cloud Data Centers Inc. is turning to wind to power data centers forming its giant global network after committing in November to drive all operations on renewable energy. Read More

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