Take these 9 steps to demystify science-based targets

January 26, 2018 by  
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No matter your company size, these tactics from the MIT Sloan Sustainability Initiative promise to help getting started with slashing emissions.

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The time is now for business to mobilize differently on water

January 26, 2018 by  
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The case for investing in private sector leadership on water is growing stronger by the minute.

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New green school in Kibera slum replaces original started by concerned Kenyan mothers

September 28, 2017 by  
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A group of concerned mothers started the Anwa primary school in Kibera, Kenya , where extremely disadvantaged children previously lacked access to education. Over time, the school has grown in attendance and needed a new facility that would replace the original 2-story ramshackle building. Kounkuey Design Initiative (KDI) designed the new main building in close collaboration with the school community as a model for sustainable, context-based design. The architects used sustainably-sourced and certified timber framing, wattle and daub mud-walls on the ground floor and mabati (steel) sheeting on the first floor. This references traditional Kibera construction techniques while reflecting a connection with the local identity. Related: Mobile school “walking classrooms” are helping change lives in Kenya KDI carpentry trainees built the doors and windows using bamboo and timber. All materials used were locally-sourced, while the techniques and building methods were transferable to the local community. The next phase in the project will focus on creating a suitable access to the upper storey and a sustainable landscape for the school grounds. The design firm issued a statement: “At KDI, we co-design and build what we call Productive Public Spaces (PPS) – formerly underutilized, unsafe or polluted sites that are transformed into active, attractive community hubs.” + Kounkuey Design Initiative (KDI)

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Obama renews goal to bring solar to low-income housing

July 22, 2016 by  
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This week Obama focused on the Clean Energy Savings for All Initiative to bring solar power to low-income communities while training for solar jobs.

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Purpose and retail: LaTrice Ross, Macy’s Systems and Technology

July 22, 2016 by  
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How employee diversity and engagement plays into the retailer’s tech strategy.

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#ClearThePitch helps make fields safe from landmines so kids can play soccer

April 6, 2016 by  
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Grey for Good, the philanthropic arm of Grey Group Singapore , has teamed up with DanChurchAid (DCA) to drive support for creating safer communities in post-conflict zones around the world – communities free of dangerous remnants of war such as land mines, unexploded ammunition and cluster bombs. This campaign tackles a topic often described as one of the most evil problems affecting millions of civilians in over 60 countries around the world. And while it will take a mammoth effort by DCA and other organizations to eradicate, the topic does not feature a lot in the public conversation or the media. To change this, the initiative #ClearThePitch builds an emotional link to one of the world’s biggest sports: soccer . It’s a universal sport and is played on streets, fields, playgrounds, parking lots and many more places. But due to remnants of war such as land mines, cluster bombs and unexploded ammunition, in large parts of the world playing soccer on fields can be extremely dangerous. Especially for children. With #ClearThePitch, you can help bring attention to the problem and help clean up these areas so kids can play safe again. + DanChurchAid + Grey

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The future of reporting: Goodbye, annual PDFs; hello, real-time feeds

March 28, 2016 by  
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Don’t get too excited about the death of the yearly corporate sustainability report. Soon reporting will be always on, wide open and searchable, says the Global Reporting Initiative.

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What will it take to make shipping sustainable?

February 25, 2016 by  
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A new report from the Sustainable Shipping Initiative, which counts members such as Maersk and Cargill, details industry efforts to ramp up clean technologies.

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Why a $10 fee on oil is long overdue

February 15, 2016 by  
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President Barack Obama just proposed a 21st Century Clean Transportation Initiative loaded with interesting policy, the most attention-grabbing of which is a $10-per-barrel oil fee to be phased in over five years.

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IKEA meets aggressive better cotton pledge. What’s next?

December 16, 2015 by  
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Brands from Adidas to Nike are cottoning to sustainable sourcing. Can 30 percent of the world’s supply meet Better Cotton Initiative standards?

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