Companies cut food waste to stop wasting profits

March 16, 2017 by  
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Businesses that stop wasting food generate a 14-fold return on investment.

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A D.C. urban farm takes on urban problems

March 6, 2017 by  
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Dreaming Out Loud’s new farm hopes to provide jobs, business incubation and more in a city ward that has often been overlooked.

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100 seeds for a sustainable future: Launching entrepreneurship

March 6, 2017 by  
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In week four of 10-part series, a Chinese campus goes for LEED gold; insurers account for climate change.

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It’s time to measure business success beyond profit

March 4, 2017 by  
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A new measure for the success of business enterprises and those who lead and manage them.

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Amazon to install large-scale solar systems on 50 facilities by 2020

March 3, 2017 by  
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Amazon just announced plans to install 41 megawatts worth of solar power on the roofs of its US facilities this year. The project is part of amazon’s larger initiative to install solar systems on 50 of its order fulfillment facilities around the globe by 2020. “As our fulfillment network continues to expand, we want to help generate more renewable energy at both existing and new facilities around the world in partnership with community and business leaders,” said Dave Clark, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Operations. “We are putting our scale and inventive culture to work on sustainability—this is good for the environment, our business and our customers. By diversifying our energy portfolio, we can keep business costs low and pass along further savings to customers. It’s a win-win.” The solar projects planned for this year will see a total of 41 megawatts installed on the rooftops of Amazon facilities in California, New Jersey, Maryland, Nevada and Delaware. Depending on various factors, the solar installations could provide the facilities with up to 80% of the energy needed to run. Related: Amazon’s new Prime Air delivery drone is part helicopter, part airplane https://youtu.be/R7tMiQcF9tY According to Amazon, the company is also working on other clean energy projects – including a wind farm in Texas and a network of wind and solar farms in Indiana, North Carolina, Ohio, and Virginia. It’s also possible some of this power could be used to energize other initiatives Amazon is working on – such as the eventual delivery of orders by drones , and the company’s plans to build a giant floating warehouse in the sky from which the drones would work. Via Businesswire Images via Amazon/Businesswire

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Can corporate transparency prevail under Trump?

February 28, 2017 by  
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Three ways to make the business case for corporate disclosure in the face of an opaque government.

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Rethinking the Water Cycle for a Water Quality Constrained World

February 23, 2017 by  
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Global water scarcity is a function of the compounding impacts of decreasing availability and declining quality. The impacts of these factors on business are complex and far reaching. Succeeding in a water quality constrained world requires the ingenuity of business to drive water strategies that go beyond conservation to reuse, recycling and stewardship.  Ecolab vice president of sustainability Emilio Tenuta will outline imperatives for achieving business resilience  amidst water scarcity.

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Behind the forces disrupting the CSO’s role

February 17, 2017 by  
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Both sustainability management and business in general are undergoing major upheavals. BSR’s CEO Aron Cramer weighs in.

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Why Washington’s anti-regulation agenda will hurt the economy

February 16, 2017 by  
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Fortune 500 CEOs are calling on the president to keep business-savvy environmental protections strong. Will they be Trumped?

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How to solve the imbalance in ESG investing

February 16, 2017 by  
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Dimitri Sedov, the vice president of innovation and digital strategy at S&P Global said there is more demand for sustainable investments then there is a supply.

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