(3BL/JustMeans) Water is a precious resource, as the five years of extreme drought Californians have just lived through teach us. The lesson learned is how the private and public sector manage water can help take stress off of watersheds. To better manage water, open and shared data is necessary.
FROM THE EDITOR
Fortune 500 Companies Step Up Renewable Energy Targets
I recently caught up with some long-delayed reading this week. Among the backlog, one report especially stood out (thank you cleantechnica.com for bringing it to my attention). “Power Forward 3.0” finds that 63% of Fortune 100 companies have at least one clean energy target, and 48% of Fortune 500 companies have at least one climate or energy target. That’s up from just 5% in 2014. The report, from the World Wildlife Fund, Ceres, Calvert Research and Management, and the CDP, conveys the good news that big business continues to move toward a clean energy economy, no matter the coal-supporting, climate accord-withdrawing policies of the current administration. Read the details here. That’s business, better, indeed.
John Howell, Editorial Director
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News & Blogs
(3BL/JustMeans) We all use devices that are connected to the internet. The demand for those devices is only going to increase. The trend is for more and more devices to increase the demand for computing and data storage. An estimated 100 billion connected devices in 2020 will create an even greater demand for computing and data storage than the current infrastructure can handle.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Several global companies now pursue sustainability goals such as building stable markets, protecting the environment and improving social inclusion. Some of these companies are leading from the front by ensuring that their business strategy is aligned with universal values in order to create a positive environmental and social impact.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) - We should not underestimate the power of consumer advocacy and the role identity politics plays in today's world. One of the communities that best understands this logic is the LGBTQ community. It supports companies that advances its causes and takes a stand against homophobia, denouncing companies that engage in discriminatory behavior.
Boeing is reducing waste, water use and emissions in its facilities while business keeps booming. The company that produces aircraft generated less greenhouse gas emissions, used less water, sent fewer solid waste to landfill, and generated less hazardous waste in 2016.
The hotel industry has a big environmental impact. Hotels use vast amounts of energy and water, and generate solid and hazardous waste. Some hotels are now grasping the importance of reducing their environmental impact.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) — To say that the Trump’s administration’s disconnect from reality when it comes to climate change has created tensions both at home and abroad would be a vast understatement. Even fellow Republicans are uncomfortable with the extreme position taken by the president, one that totally defies well-established science. A number have openly broken from Trump in response to his...