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A new report from a sustainability advocate gives two green thumbs down to the U.S. insurance industry for its inability to grow its efforts, or its interest, in dealing with climate change compared with other sectors. The report, TURNING POINT: Corporate Progress on The Ceres Roadmap for Sustainability, ...
At a panel during CU's Campus Sustainability Summit in the University Memorial Center on Wednesday, Boulder Mayor Suzanne Jones, CU Vice Chancellor for Infrastructure and Sustainability David Kang and Boulder Senior Environmental Planner Brett KenCairn discussed efforts between the city and the ...

In some respects, it's great news that more than half of the global population lives in cities — a figure expected to increase to two in three people around the world by 2050. This growth makes cities a great place to live and work and gives them a real sense of energy and vitality. But it also brings challenges ...
While there has been lots of discussion about sustainability recently, sustainability at the national level goes back almost 50 years, beginning with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, NEPA “requires federal government to use all ...
The report—which detailed the University's progress toward its Sustainability Plan benchmarks set in 2014 for completion by 2020—shows that Harvard has reduced its trash production per capita by 44 percent from a 2006 baseline, a 1 percent improvement over the past year. The school has reduced its ...
Since the beginning of 2017, DuPont Nutrition & Health has taken numerous actions to advance its global leadership role in sustainability. Last year, DuPont Nutrition & Health introduced its 2020 Sustainability Strategy, committing to use sustainably sourced and produced ingredients and innovative ...

They continued with Sustainabili-TEA on Thursday, where the sustainability office discussed what it means to be sustainable on campus and how students can help. Friday's Earth Week Festival included organizations from across campus who talked about their perspective on sustainability, and Eco Allies ...
This article is part of a series by BSR that will explore how corporate sustainability pros can work across departments on shared goals. At BSR, we believe the time has come for a completely new way of designing business strategy and creating value. The era of stand-alone sustainability strategies, with ...
Advocate Sherman's commitment to environmental excellence has been recognized by Practice Greenhealth, the nation's leading organization dedicated to environmental sustainability in health care. The hospital earned Practice Greenhealth's Emerald Award, presented annually to honor the ...
Following continued requests, this article analyzes NEWT's dividend sustainability by performing three tests based on recent historical and projected future annual results. The first two tests analyze the company's net ICTI and cumulative UTI, which are based on IRC methodologies. The third test focuses on ...
“Earth Day is really important for environmental sustainability and it keeps us aware of our impact on campus, especially here at A&M,” Valerio said. “We're a huge campus, we have a lot of students and we need to keep in mind that we affect the environment in different ways and we should try to protect it.”.
As the Ivy League institution that is ranked number one in the country for sustainability according to the Princeton Review, it is no surprise that Cornell goes all out for Earth Day. So much so, in fact, that the entire month of April has been dubbed “Sustainability Month” for the 10th year in a row. Upwards of 80 ...
Metrics are critical for businesses to assess the success of their processes. Sustainable business professionals also track their processes — with science-based metrics. Kevin Rabinovitch, the global vice president of sustainability for Mars, Alistair Hirst, the senior VP of global supply chain at Kellogg, and ...
The report is a deeper dive, and a specific look into the insurance sector, based on the recent release of TURNING POINT: Corporate Progress on The Ceres Roadmap for Sustainability, which examined how more than 600 of the largest publicly traded companies have reportedly made progress against 20 ...
In the early days of corporate environmentalism, the focus was mainly on big, heavy industries. Fossil fuels and mining had the most obvious environmental issues, as well as extensive regulatory regimes to navigate. These days, however, sustainability discussions are more often focused on the actions of ...
The Campus Sustainability Summit, now in its 25th year, is an information-sharing forum that features strategic updates and inter-departmental discussions on campus sustainability initiatives. Learn about sustainability-related developments in academic, engagement and operational realms, as well as new ...
What makes a sustainability story effective? I can tell you it's not impressive shots of melting glaciers, or, on the other hand, depressing stats about them. What we've found to be crucial for an effective story is authenticity: staying true to who a brand is, what problems actually need to be solved and what ...

Officials hosted a news conference Monday to announce new members of the Toledo-Lucas County Sustainability Commission and policy goals. The commission will focus on topics such as nutrient hot spots in the western basin of Lake Erie and policies to ensure accountability for the largest such ...
Detroit firm wins global sustainability award. April 2, 2018. Designed by studio[Ci], Grassroots Microgrid ... villages,” said Alejandro Aravena, head of the jury's judging panel. “They indicate two tendencies within the discourse on sustainability: a focus on infrastructure and new explorations of traditional ways of building.”.
business In the last ten years, sustainability has become a very important element in the business processes in many industries. For instance, all-natural and organic have become trendy terms in the food industry. Companies which are part of the paper industry, often like to highlight their efforts for recycling ...
"Larry Fink being a shareholder, employees ... they're all saying the same thing right now about ESG and socially responsible impact investing. So I think boards and managements are getting the message," said Darla Stuckey, executive director of the Society for Corporate Governance. Yet when it comes ...
The cherry tree is a popular metaphor for understanding sustainability as modeled after the regenerative framework of nature. Introduced in Braugart's and McDonough's book “Cradle-to-Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things,” the cherry tree exists as part of a complex system of give and take with the ...
The Center for Spirituality and Sustainability will honor Sheila Voss and the Rev. Traci Blackmon at its 15th annual Leadership Awards Dinner at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 14, in the LeClaire Room on the N.O. Nelson Campus of Lewis and Clark Community College in Edwardsville. The center annually bestows ...
From the content of its books to the paper it prints on, Chelsea Green Publishing is known for its focus on sustainability. But if that word suggests that operations at the Vermont-based publishing house move at a modest pace, president and publisher Margo Baldwin quickly dispels it when she says, with no ...
In North America, regardless of the anti-environmental stance of President Trump, investors are looking again at the need to control climate change. “The big drivers in the US and Canada for sustainability are the pension funds. They have gone from thinking just of the return on an investment, and are now ...
In his new role at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Undersecretary Bill Northey will oversee agencies and programs that are vital to agricultural resilience and productivity, including the Farm Service Agency, the Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Risk Management Agency. His portfolio will ...
Starbucks At its annual shareholder meeting on March 21, Starbucks released a statement in which it said that it is committing $10 million in partnership with Closed Loop Partners and its Center for the Circular Economy to establish a groundbreaking consortium to launch the NextGen Cup Challenge.
Student Association candidates talked about their plans for sustainability in a two-hour town hall in the Elliott School of International Affairs Thursday night. The event was organized by the Green Student Coalition, comprised of environmental student organizations including Green GW, Fossil Fuel GW, the ...
Chris Read, a former San Luis Obispo County senior sustainability and energy program coordinator, was introduced to the City Council on Tuesday. Read will be responsible for the administration, development and management of environmental sustainability and climate action policies and programs.
Campus efforts to address everything from policing to the delivery of goods and services to academic units to recycling to inclusivity were part of the latest Campus Conversations, held Thursday at Alumni House with Marc Fisher, vice chancellor for administration. The noon talk was the third in a series ...
According to the 2016 State of Sustainable Business Survey -- which included responses from 300 business leaders and 152 global companies -- 49 percent of the respondents indicated that sustainability is among their CEO's top five priorities, up from 35 percent a year earlier. The survey further revealed ...
The relationship between sustainability teams and the range of functions that broadly sit under governance, risk and compliance is complex, riven with both opportunities and tensions. Historically, these teams have been most closely aligned in extractives, manufacturing and engineering organizations.
For about seven years, the award-winning journalist has focused on the environment, reporting extensively on how humanity has irreversibly disrupted the climate. He'll spend the first half of his keynote presentation at Chico State's This Way to Sustainability Conference (3:30-5 p.m. today, March 15), with ...
On Tuesday, faculty and staff presented a draft of the school's first ever Sustainability Action Plan to students at The Study coffee house. The proposals ranged from increasing plant-based and local food offerings on campus to protecting endangered and vulnerable species on the university grounds. "We've ...
INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Pacers, Republic Services and Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. (KIB) have teamed up for Sustainability Week! To encourage all to be more environmentally conscious, the Pacers and Republic Services want to set an example as they continue to work to improve the ...
Quick question: Where is your industry association on the sustainability continuum? Do you know what it's doing to help your sector anticipate, influence and steer during these disruptive, turbulent times? Our industrial economic system has served many of us well these past 200 years, but as we hurtle ...
With that status will undoubtedly come a certain level of interest and questioning in the building's energy usage, particularly in a community as energy-conscious and as sustainability focused as Ithaca. Adding fuel to that interest will be the $8.9 million descending tax abatement the project will enjoy over ...
Dominic Barton, the global managing partner of McKinsey&Company, discusses the firm's sustainability efforts. He talks about the wake-up call he got about sustainability and how he tries to convince CEOs hesitant to make it part of their business model that doing so will improve company performance.
Nicole Bohall, 20, a junior at Oregon State University pedals a bicycle that powered a group of light bulbs under the guidance of Jack Woods at the OSU Sustainability Office booth at the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition Fair and Town Hall on Monday. It took five times as much pedaling to light an ...
Geneva Reads hosts sustainability discussion. Mar 11, 2018; 0 · Facebook ... Mark Palmieri, deputy town supervisor and chairman of the town's Sustainability Committee. He also works as director of the ... Jacob Fox, CEO and sustainability consultant of Organix Green Industries. Fox is a 2016 Hobart ...
Ranging from $374 to $2,500, the Fund-a-Farmer grant pool this year totaled $66,000 and was awarded for projects improving farm animal welfare and increasing the environmental and financial sustainability of their farms. Farms either received a grant that focused on farm improvements to result in ...
Maine Grains is collaborating with Buck Farms' Maine Malt House in Mapleton to produce and sell sprouted wheat flour made from Maine-grown spring wheat. The use of sprouted wheat flour in bread is a growing trend among bakers around the country, made popular in part by famed baker Peter ...
These scenarios are eloquent testimonies to the benefits of sustainability. The same logic can apply to travel expenses in the presence of possible alternatives such as video-conferencing. Preventable human right issues, as well as health and safety risks, can save an organisation significant amount of ...
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — The Sustainability Council at Southern Illinois University is reviewing 28 proposed projects designed to enhance campus sustainability using money from a student “green fee.” The council comprised of students, faculty and staff reviews the proposals and selects the strongest ...
Using the ASC standard as a benchmark for its sustainability performance, SSP members have added three additional indicators which will support greater market differentiation. Ultimately offering consumers the ability to make more informed choices on the products they purchase. Speaking at the SSP announcement, ...
The Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment (iSEE) is looking to create more “living laboratories” for sustainability on campus through its new seed funding program for the Institute for Sustainability, Energy and Environment. Ximing Cai, associate director for Campus Sustainability and professor ...
But a disconnect exists between the convenience that consumers gain from online shopping and their expectations around sustainability. Nearly half (48 percent) of Americans believe retailers need to do a better job sending delivery items in packaging that better fits the product's size and reduces waste, ...
Conservation International co-founder Peter Seligmann took the stage at the GreenBiz 17 conference in Phoenix, Arizona, together with his daughter Leah Seligmann, who leads the B Team's climate change efforts as director of the Net-Zero Initiative. It was the first time they discussed their storied ...
Agricultural sustainability project reached 20.9 million smallholder farmers across China. Date: March 9, 2018; Source: University of Pennsylvania; Summary: An effort to improve crop yields and reduce fertilizer use applied top-down and bottom-up approaches to reach 20 million smallholder farmers across China. Share:.
Tempe aims to be using 100 percent renewable energy for city operations by 2035 and be carbon neutral by 2050. A divided Tempe City Council adopted the resolution Thursday, although three members voted against it, questioning its financial impact on the city. Vice Mayor Robin Arredondo-Savage and ...

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