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Issue No. 41 : March 2014

Our Perspective

How Leading Financial Firms Make It Into the World’s 100 Most Sustainable Companies

Indeed, we are in the age where corporate sustainability is moving to the core of the businesses and many organizations and managers have recognized the need to include environmental engagement in their decision-making process while aiming for their financial objectives. It is therefore no wonder that more and more companies and organizations, most especially top companies and multinational corporations, have invested in sustainability efforts and have eventually reaped profits at the same time. Read More

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Industry Updates

Cities Pledge Carbon Emissions Cuts from Buildings

Mayors from 10 major US cities pledged to boost the energy efficiency in their buildings as part of an initiative to cut a combined 5 to 7 million tons of carbon emissions annually. Read More

Energy Management Predictions

In its new report “Ten Predictions For Energy Management in 2014,” Verdantix says building energy management will explode in Japan. Read More

PG&E, Xerox on Natural Capital Leaders Index

Carnival, Kimberly-Clark, Intel, PG&E and Xerox are among 34 companies named to the Natural Capital Leaders Index, which recognizes companies that have grown their revenue between 2008 and 2012 while reducing their environmental impacts during that same period. Read More

Firms Cut Costs, GHGs with EPA Climate Programs

US businesses prevented 365 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions in 2012 by partnering with the EPA on climate protection programs, the agency says. Read More

Carbon Capture ‘Would Create a $24.5bn to $35bn Market’

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology in the UK would generate jobs and create a market worth £15 billion ($24.5 billion) to £35 billion ($57 billion) by 2030, according to a joint report by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) and the Carbon Capture and Storage Association (CCSA). Read More

Sustainable Sourcing Commitments Driving ‘Major’ Market Growth

Private sector sourcing commitments from companies including Ikea, Coca-Cola, The Home Depot and Unilever are driving major market growth for sustainable commodities, according to the State of Sustainability Initiatives Review 2014. Read More

Firms are Struggling to Make Progress on Sustainability, Says New Report

Companies across the globe are struggling to make progress on climate change, resource efficiency and natural capital dependency, according to new research. Read More

Carbon Emissions Fall for Third Straight Year

Greenhouse gas emissions fell in the nine states that participate in a northeast carbon trading market by 6 percent in 2013. Read More

UK's Environmental Consultancy Sector Grows for Second Consecutive Year

The UK environmental consultancy (EC) sector continues to expand, increasing by 6.1% in 2012 to £1.3bn, according to a new report. Read More

GRI Adds to G4 Resources

The Global Reporting Initiative has launched a G4 Content Index Tool and a G4 Brochure for New Reporters. Read More

Green Builders Weather Storms

Green homes comprised 23 percent of the overall residential construction market in 2013 and are expected to grow to between 26 percent and 33 percent of the market by 2016. Read More

Climate Risk Reporting Found Lacking

The majority of financial reporting on climate change is too brief and largely superficial, and most companies are failing to meet federal requirements, Ceres says. Read More

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