The case for merging sustainability, risk and compliance

March 21, 2018 by  
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Why companies like AstraZeneca are moving sustainability from a “nice-to-have” into an existential consideration.

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Apple, Dell, Foxconn manage supply chain water risks

March 21, 2018 by  
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Increased transparency and disclosure requirements in places such as China are underscoring the need for companies to better manage their water resources.

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Why moderates, not liberals, are environmentalism’s tipping point

March 21, 2018 by  
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Want to influence Americans on climate? Seek out the radical middle.

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These “ethical” clothing brands still aren’t paying a living wage

February 21, 2016 by  
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Consumers and media outlets have heaped praise on companies like H&M and Marks & Spencer for pledging to pay textile workers in their factories a living wage. Unfortunately, a new report from Labour Behind the Label finds that many of these workers are living in poverty, unable to afford safe housing or even groceries. READ MORE >

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Why materials will make or break the circular economy

February 3, 2016 by  
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From bio-inspired polymers to toxic compounds, companies like Adidas, GM and Walmart are rethinking the way they use — and reuse — materials.

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Investment legend KKR champions environmental innovation

January 21, 2016 by  
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Firm seeks eco innovations among portfolio companies like ag-tech startup Sundrop Farms.

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Spirea’s Sunil Cherian at VERGE 15

January 21, 2016 by  
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The CEO of Spirea, Sunil Cherian, said the distributed energy is growing ever more popular and present as it is becoming the energy plan of choice in many communities and regions. Spirea makes software platforms to manage the disparate controls and power sources of distributed energy systems. Distributed energy systems are transitioning from something that has to be pushed by renewable power advocates to systems that have their own pull or demand from customers. 

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VIDEO: How is Carpet Recycled?

January 6, 2012 by  
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Last year, Americans threw away 3.5 million tons of carpet and rugs, and only 9 percent of this material was recycled, according to the U.S. EPA. But companies like The Carpet Recyclers are looking to increase the nation’s carpet recycling…

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Mitsubishi iMiEV Will Be Cheapest EV in U.S.

April 22, 2011 by  
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The popular Japanese EV , the Mitusbishi iMiEV , is finally coming to the U.S. next January and at $27,990 before incentives, it will be the cheapest plug-in car on the market. The tiny all-electric will be eligible for some major incentives:  a $7,500 Federal tax credit, thousands more in state credits (California offers $5,000, Colorado $6,000, etc.), regional and local credits like the $3,000 rebate for residents of the San Joaquin Valley and some companies like Sony Pictures are offering up another $5,000 to employees

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Robot Finds Recyclable Material Among Construction Waste

April 21, 2011 by  
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Currently, about 100 percent of construction waste ends up in landfills, although much of it could be recycled or reused.  A Finnish robotics company called ZenRobotics wants to change that.  It has created a robot to sort through construction waste and find recyclable material and deposit it in appropriate bins. The robot is essentially an arm with a gripper on the end that’s connected to a computer that provides metal detection, weight measurements, 3-D scanning, tactile feedback and spectrometer analysis to identify and sort the materials.  The robot is stationed by a conveyor belt where the materials are loaded.  As the material goes by, the robot picks it up, analyzes it and if the robot identifies the type, places it in the appropriate nearby bin.  If material isn’t recognized, it keeps traveling on the belt and is deemed trash. So far, the robot can correctly identify about half of the material it goes through, but there is huge potential for improvement as new measuring technology becomes available

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