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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Visual media can help sustainability reporting

March 27, 2017 by  
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Time-lapse photography, data imagery and VR help companies capture the value of visual sustainability reporting.

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The compelling case for creating a nation of microgrids

March 15, 2017 by  
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We so take the electricity infrastructure for granted that we fail to recognize it as a potent public policy tool for economic revitalization. Of all large infrastructures in the United States, nothing is more poised for transformative change, with a host of long- and short-term benefits, as today’s electricity delivery system — not roads, not information technology, not oil, coal and natural gas, not entertainment, not retail, not housing construction, not healthcare.

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Partnerships: The key to getting green chemistry tech to market?

March 15, 2017 by  
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How companies such as Levi’s, Apple and Dow are engaging in the pursuit of new materials and industrial ingredients.

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8 ways cities are upping the ante on building efficiency

March 15, 2017 by  
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Leading by example and linking up with utilities are among the strategies cities are deploying.

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Could ‘pay-as-you-go’ solar electrify rural Africa?

March 15, 2017 by  
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Pay-as-you-go systems helped make cell phones widespread across Africa by bypassing landline infrastructure. Can the same model work for solar energy?

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Drop by drop, businesses fill the well of ‘unlimited water’

February 22, 2017 by  
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Coca-Cola, United Technologies and Diageo are investing millions of dollars in water conservation, treatment and infrastructure projects.

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How off-grid renewables could power Tanzania’s growth

February 22, 2017 by  
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Remote rural locations can and should be considered as potential early mover locations for clean energy.

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3 Myths About Recycling Plastic Bottles

January 20, 2017 by  
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Every year, Americans dispose of billions of plastic bottles each year. On the surface, plastic bottle recycling in the United States looks like an excellent way to reduce waste and prevent the extraction of virgin materials. Curbside recycling…

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10 storylines that shaped the urban debate in 2016

January 6, 2017 by  
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From the perspective of city leaders and urban activists around the world, it’s safe to say 2016 was a year of contrasts. The year saw the Olympics of urbanism take place in Quito, Ecuador, where the United Nations held Habitat III, its once-every-20-years summit on cities. We also saw a big-city backlash in elections in the United States and United Kingdom, a rural revolt whose repercussions are still unknown.

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