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Issue No. 55: May 2015

Our Perspective

The Role of Technology in Sustainability

Climate change is a serious concern for the international community, as extreme and irregular weather conditions caused by climate change are detrimental to both developed and developing countries. Solutions need to supplement the direct approach of limiting the consumption of fossil fuels. 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

Audi Just Created Diesel Fuel from Air and Water

Audi is making a new fuel for internal combustion engines that has the potential to make a big dent when it comes to climate change – that's because the synthetic diesel is made from just water and carbon dioxide. Read More

Mandating Sustainability: New Program Helps Small Businesses Unlock Sustainable Best Practices to Meet Customer Demand

West Michigan OEMs have started to spread their first-hand knowledge on sustainable business practices throughout their supply chains to help shorten the learning curve for their suppliers. Read More

Green Building Should Start With a Green Supply Chain

A recent report, Global Green Building Market Outlook 2020, anticipates that the global green building market should grow at a compound annual growth rate of around 13 percent between 2015 and 2020. But it is worth wondering how the building sector can be made even greener. Read More

Who Should Profit From Solar Energy?

In the ongoing wars over solar energy, one power company is consistently painted as the archetypal, mustache-twirling nemesis of clean electricity: Arizona Public Service. So you might be surprised to learn that this same company is about to become a big new producer of rooftop solar power. Read More

Kellogg's Expands Sustainable Supply Chain Commitments

As a part of its 2020 sustainability commitments, Kellogg’s has pledged to responsibly source a number of its key ingredients, including corn, wheat, rice, potatoes, beet and cane sugar, cocoa, palm oil, fruits and vanilla, by 2020. This commitment expands the company’s efforts to work directly with agricultural suppliers, millers and farmers and improve the sustainability of their operations. Read More

How Water Offsets Can Fix the Drought (and Save Energy)

Everyone in California is aware of the record drought we find ourselves faced with. However, most of the solutions being proposed will cost Californians significant amounts of money without significantly reducing water use. Read More

H&M's CEO on How the Brand Plans to Make Fast Fashion More Sustainable

H&M may have bowed an impressive 379 stores in 2014, but in 2015 the company is poised for an even more substantial growth spurt, with 400 doors slated to open internationally by the year’s end. It also released its 13th annual sustainability report, an epic of more than 100 pages outlining the brand’s plans to correct its impact. Read More

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