Microsoft on the value of power purchase agreements

July 19, 2017 by  
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The energy market has changed dramatically since Microsoft signed its first power purchase agreement (PPA) in 2012, according to Brian Janous, the tech company’s director of energy strategy. Back then, the idea of signing a 20-year PPA was novel, but now there is a massive uptick in companies participating in energy agreements. However, the risks of market fluctuation and falling prices are all material to designing electricity markets in the future. “More companies are signing a shorter PPA,” said Janous. “These things are not a free lunch.” 

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Investors cultivate more sustainable food supply chain

July 5, 2017 by  
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Agricultural companies are facing more pressure to address their exposure from poverty, water scarcity and resource depletion.

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Investors cultivate more sustainable food supply chain

July 5, 2017 by  
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Agricultural companies are facing more pressure to address their exposure from poverty, water scarcity and resource depletion.

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10 minutes with Cameron Bruett, JBS USA

July 5, 2017 by  
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Why the head of sustainability for the world’s largest meat company, trained as an animal scientist, is balancing tradition with scientific innovation.

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Marijuana meets Big Food: Why green weed isn’t easy to grow

April 20, 2017 by  
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Cannabis companies are hiring agriculture experts to grow newly-legal businesses, but pitfalls like organic labeling and big energy bills loom large.

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Measuring the ROI for circularity soon may be easier

April 6, 2017 by  
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More companies are introducing circular concepts into their product manufacturing, but a full transition to circularity may need convincing metrics. Ellen MacArthur Foundation, Accenture and UL EHS are working on it.

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Sustainability Dispatches: Dawn Rittenhouse, DuPont

April 6, 2017 by  
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DuPont’s director of sustainability discusses how she balances ambitious aims and risk reduction strategies with business acumen.

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The 3 business risks of using fossil fuels

April 6, 2017 by  
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Smart companies are betting on clean energy to power their growth. These factors are powerful motivators.

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Is this the start of an SDG reporting boom?

March 27, 2017 by  
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More companies are trying to measure progress toward the sweeping United Nations global development goals.

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