Why businesses should fight for Renewable Portfolio Standards

July 3, 2013 by  
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RPS laws can bring down the cost of green power, spur the renewables industry and make it easier for companies to meet sustainability goals.

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Ratings and rankings: How competition promotes corporate sustainability

July 3, 2013 by  
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The fight to get to the top of sustainability rankings benefits everyone.

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What’s the cost of cheap clothing?

January 28, 2013 by  
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Another factory fire in Bangladesh makes this on-the-ground report from Marcus Chung a timely addition to the debate.

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Calculating the cost of disaster vs. the price of resilience

December 7, 2012 by  
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In Sandy's aftermath, most have been concerned with getting life back to "normal." A few are calling for resilience to handle what’s now being dubbed the “new normal.” And a very few are trying to calculate the real costs of the disaster.  

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New, free tools aim to make palm oil more sustainable

November 9, 2012 by  
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The palm oil industry, accounting for $19.8 billion of exports from Indonesia alone, faces major environmental challenges. New tools could help companies produce it more sustainably.

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Beyond BFRs and BisA: The next chemical backlash

November 9, 2012 by  
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How do you avoid the reputational harm and the cost of being associated with the next chemical targeted by health and environmental activists?

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Have LEDs Finally Hit the Mainstream?

May 27, 2011 by  
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Though LED fixtures are more expensive than many other types, the cost is falling by about 10 percent a year, while performance is improving by 10 percent.

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Humans Caused $6.6 Trillion in Environmental Damage in 2008

October 5, 2010 by  
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A new report uses data from Trucost to find that the cost of environmental damage equaled 11 percent of Gross Domestic Product, and was 20 percent larger than pension fund losses from the financial crisis.

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Hacking Through the Ecolabel Jungle

October 4, 2010 by  
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In a recent post, Joshua Saunders notes there’s a confusing cacophony of competing ecolabels, and he holds out hope that consolidations in the ecolabel business will soon bring clarity to the marketplace. I sympathize with this view, but I think we may be in for a bumpier ride than Saunders expects.

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Bridging the Gap Between Green Business Research and Practice

August 12, 2010 by  
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The Network for Business Sustainability, based at the University of Western Ontario in Canada, has as its mission bringing the most pressing questions on sustainability to the research agenda — and feeding the results back into practice.

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