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Issue No. 57: July 2015

Our Perspective

Top Environmental Problems and their Impact on Global Business

Our planet is plagued by environmental problems that deplete natural resources and strain livelihoods, many of which are exacerbated by poor industrial practices. If left unchecked, environmental problems negatively impact businesses both directly, as in supply chain disruptions, and indirectly, as in health hazards that lead to loss of man-hours and efficiency. Following are some common environmental problems that businesses need to address to ensure sustainability and long-term financial viability. Read More

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Sustainability plans allow local governments to improve environmental concerns, economic conditions and social equity in their communities. Our free, 45-minute webinar will answer:

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Industry Updates

Sustainable Development Goals will be Hard Sell for United Nations

Fifteen years after world leaders gathered in New York to agree on an unprecedented global assault on poverty, disease and inequality, the final report is in on the eight millennium development goals (MDGs) they set. Read More

Nigeria gets $23.3million Allocation from GEF to Fight Environmental Degradation

The Global Environmental Facility (GEF), the largest sponsor of environmental initiatives, has allocated US$23.35million to Nigeria to implement climate change, biodiversity and land degradation projects. Read More

The Recycling Industry is Losing Money — and Fast

Recycling can reduce greenhouse gas emissions, conserve natural resources like water and trees, save energy, and prevent pollution. But it also costs millions of dollars. Read More

Nissan Cuts CO2 Emissions by 22.6%

Nissan says it achieved a 22.6% percent cut in CO2 in 2014 when compared to fiscal year 2005, thus achieving its goal to reduce CO2 emissions from corporate activities by 20 percent during that period. Read More

10 Things We Learned about Tackling Plastic Ocean Waste

Earlier in 2015, an NGO warned we could end up with "as much plastic in our oceans as fish". Here is what the experts said in an online debate on plastic pollution. Read More

Tougher Rules for Underground Storage Tanks

Hundreds of thousands of facilities across the US with underground storage tanks (UST) will now face tougher requirements that the EPA says will improve prevention and detection of petroleum releases from USTs — one of the leading sources of groundwater contamination. Read More

Storm Water Management System Helps Dealership Increase Sales

A Pennsylvania car dealership has increased sales while meeting environmental requirements with a new stormwater management system, Industrial Water World reports. Read More

Top Posts from the FCS Blog

The Role of Technology in Sustainability: Innovative Solutions

By Michele Carchman

Sustainability in the Built Environment

By Tiffany Day

The ‘Road to 100A’: Managing Your Scope 3 Emissions

By Tiffany Day

Is your Business Capable of Marketing Sustainability Effectively?

By Michele Carchman

Carbon Pricing for a more Sustainable Economy

By Tiffany Day

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