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Issue No. 45 : July 2014

Our Perspective

Is Water the Next Frontier?

Many organizations around the world, whether big or small, are understanding the imminent pressure brought about by water-related risks that slowly threaten their respective industries. According to Ceres, a non-profit organization on sustainability leadership, the rising global population, combined with economic growth in emerging markets, will trigger a growing demand for potable water and food. A McKinsey survey supported this claim, as they reported that the global water demand will grow by 40% by the year 2030. Read More

New whitepaper: 5 Steps for Improving Your CDP Performance

Learn the top reasons organizations lose points, and how you can improve your own CDP performance. Gain insight into developing long-term strategies towards sustainability and profitability.

Industry Updates

Major U.S. Public Companies Build Their Response to Climate Regulation to Create Competitive Advantage – A New Report from CDP

In a State-by-State analysis of the business response to climate change, a new CDP report shows companies across America are factoring global warming into their business planning because they see climate action as a prudent way to build competitive advantage for their firms nationally and globally. Read More

Majority of Online Consumers Will Pay More for Sustainability

Consumer appetite for sustainable brands is growing as new research reveals that more than half of online shoppers are prepared to pay a premium for socially responsible products and services. Read More

Green Homes: 150,000 Now LEED Certified

There are as many as 150,000 LEED-certified green housing units worldwide, a number that more than doubled between 2011 and 2012 and continues to grow, according to the US Green Building Council's (USGBC) LEED in Motion: Residential report. Read More

Employees Prioritize Firms' Environmental Practices

Some 36 percent of employees consider a company's environmental practices when seeking employment, and about one-quarter of respondents said they would refuse a job if they disagreed with the organization's sustainable impact, according to TD Bank's Environmental Attitudes Survey. Read More

Businesses Urged to Consider Plastic Footprint as Concerns Grow over Marine Ecosystems

Businesses could significantly enhance their sustainability credentials by improving the way they measure, manage and report the amount of plastic they use in their operations and across the supply chain. Read More

Co-Operation Holds the Key to Ethical and Sustainable Business

A study commissioned by the Charities Trust has found that large corporations and businesses are set to increasingly set aside differences in order to tackle global issues, singling out climate change as one of the primary challenges that firms will need to tackle together. Read More

Best Global Green Brands Revealed

Ford is the no. 1 green brand, stealing the top spot from Toyota, which has been at the top of Interbrand's Best Global Green Brands report since the list debuted in 2011. Read More

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