Mike Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg LP and President of the Board of C40 releases new report
Mike Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg LP and President of the Board of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40), recently released the the latest editiion of the Climate Action in Megacities Report (CAM 2.0). C40 is a 66 member global network of cities taking actions - like implementing bus rapid transit systems, improving waste management systems, and implementing energy efficienct building codes - to reduce green house emissions and increase urban resiliiency in relation to the impacts of climate change.
The first film in the series, Paint by Numbers, tells the story of how Honda engineer Shubho Bhattacharya was inspired to develop technology to reduce the energy needed to operate the auto body-painting system at Honda's manufacturing plant in Marysville, Ohio. Auto body painting accounts for the most energy use in Honda's production process. With the help of his fellow associates, Bhattacharya conceived Honda's Intelligent Paint Technology, which has cut Honda's North American manufacturing CO2 emissions by about 10,000 metric tons per year.
Chris Lambton, Matt Muenster and Tiffany Brooks share tips to improve home energy efficiency, safety and health issues
WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Housing Professionals at this year’s National Healthy Homes Conference, co-hosted by Rebuilding Together and the U.S. Department of House and Urban Development (HUD), can get green building answers and home improvement advice from HGTV and DIY Network stars Chris Lambton, Matt Muenster, and Tiffany Brooks.
We are delighted to announce the Paul Polak Scholarship from MFA Design for Social Innovation at SVA NYC. Paul has been a friend, advisor and inspiration to our program, and to the millions of people around the world whose lives he has changed through his work to end poverty. This $10,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student in the class of 2016.
This March the EU’s trade chief will take an aggressive approach regarding the importation of Conflict Minerals stemming from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and its neighboring regions. The voluntary movement is in high prospect to understand the exact source of the minerals and how to avoid sourcing from the areas of conflict.
Andrew Forrest, philanthropist and mining billionaire addressed a long standing issue with the Japanese gaming tycoon Nintendo on ethical mining regarding Conflict Minerals. The raw materials have accounted for extreme conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo hence the name, as guerilla groups execute sexual terrorism, recruitment of child soldiers and death by the millions. The grave human rights abuses have raised the attention of what Conflict Minerals are and what their role is in industry supply chains.
Stakeholders in the ecosystem of supply chain and regulated materials compliance will be surprised to see the similarities and differences of program progress and supplier profiles across industries.This benchmarking study will present ACTUAL data, aggregated by industry, to provide insights on:
According to the rule, an estimated 5,994 public companies that file with the SEC will have to provide new disclosures. Moreover, approximately 275,000 private companies that are part of issuers’ supply chains will also be expected to provide conflict minerals due diligence to their public customers. Furthermore, a 2011 study by Tulane University, assessed the costs of implementing the Dodd-Frank conflict minerals regulation to be $7.93 billion — more than one hundred times greater than the initial estimate prepared by the U.S.