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How, Exactly, will Innovation Spur Economic Growth?

Posted by Sharolyn Vettese on July 26, 2016

Several government leaders tend to repeatedly use the buzzword “innovation” and project it as the cure-all for spent economies. Some might even say that innovation and economic growth have gone hand-in-hand in this generation.

Topics: Innovation, Low-Carbon Economy, Innovation and Economic Growth, Economic Growth

Climate Change and its Effect on the Global Food System

Posted by Wendy Ye on July 19, 2016

Climate change continues to be a global issue. In 2016, there is a sense of optimism after the success of COP21 last December. Climate change is defined as a change in global or regional climate patterns; in particular, a change apparent from the mid- to late 20th century onwards, and attributed..

Topics: Climate Change, Global Food

Energy Accountability & Transparency in a Low-Carbon Economy

Posted by Sharolyn Vettese on July 12, 2016

An important benefit of the low-carbon economy is that it accelerates greater accountability and transparency regarding the cost of energy. Greater transparency and accountability spurs innovation and efficiency. I know this because I’ve seen how well it works in my house, which is a microcosm..

Topics: Energy Efficient, Energy Cost, Low-Carbon Economy, Accountability, Transparency

How Does Your Company Manage its Water?

Posted by Alicia Godlove on July 6, 2016

World Water Day, celebrated every March 22, is an international opportunity to learn about water-related issues and provide information, inspiring others to take action and ignite change.

Water is used in every business, and can directly affect supply chain operations. Water issues put pressure..

Topics: Water, Water Management

Plastic vs. Paper -- The Quest for Sustainability

Posted by Wendy Ye on June 28, 2016

Plastic pollution is a global sustainability problem. Enough plastic is dumped into the world’s oceans each year that it could fill five grocery bags for every foot of coastline around the globe, according to scientists.

The figures are staggering.

Topics: Sustainability, Plastic

3 Tips for Planning Sustainable Transportation

Posted by Frank Coyle on June 21, 2016

Initiatives to reverse and/or mitigate the harmful effects of climate change continue to thrive in 2016. Both the public and private sectors have identified climate change as a high priority on their agendas, including the impact of transportation, which is a recognized source of greenhouse..

Topics: Sustainable Transportation

100% Renewable Energy in the Age of Climate Change

Posted by Greg Scandrett on June 14, 2016

Today’s top companies have a common idea, the dream of being “powered by 100% renewable energy.” In the age of climate change, it can make a company more attractive and trustworthy, an ally in the struggle for a better world. In the space of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), sustainability..

Topics: Renewable Energy, Climate Change

How Do We Integrate Climate Change into Our Current Business Strategy?

Posted by Wendy Ye on June 7, 2016

Climate change awareness is growing and companies of all sizes and industries are starting to consider their own impacts. Every company has their own challenges and opportunities, and integrating climate change into your business strategy can help ensure you are systematizing your process to..

Topics: Climate Change Adaptation Strategies, Climate Change, Business Strategy, Climate Change Impact on Business

How Does Positive CDP Performance Drive Positive Financial Performance?

Posted by Wendy Ye on June 1, 2016

Environmental disclosure is becoming common practice across industries. The climate change benefits of transparency are fairly well-established, and evidence is mounting that environmental disclosure and being an environmental leader can result in higher profits and stronger financial..

Topics: CDP, Carbon Disclosure Project, Environmental Disclosure, Financial Performance

More Cities to have Low-Carbon Future

Posted by Alicia Godlove on May 24, 2016

Cities in the world are talking about climate change and thinking about leaving fossil fuels behind for a low-carbon future. Here’s why:

Topics: Renewable Energy, low-carbon future, energy source, fossil fuels

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