Bloomberg has unique assets, and when we can leverage those assets for the greater good we can develop something special. Bloomberg's Philanthropy team along with Bloomberg New Energy Finance - our in-house clean energy experts - and Bloomberg Businessweek, partnered with Habitat for Humanity to help post-tsunami city Ofunato in northeast Japan, rebuild their coastal city.
Leaves rustle and twigs snap under the scuffle of small shoes. A light wind blows; the air is crisp. And Hoosiers can breathe a bit easier, thanks to a 160-acre woods Toyota has planted near its Princeton, Ind., facility.
The afforestation project grew from an idea that began 16 years ago, when then plant president, Seizo Okamoto, had a vision of a nature trail adjacent to the childcare center.
Environmental, social and governance Issues are becoming more important in the deal market. That’s according to a recent report by PriceWaterhouseCoopers. The study, which surveyed 300 professionals, found that 68 percent of those planning a divestiture, acquisition, merger, or IPO in the next year are including ESG factors in their evaluations. Several reasons are given: the rising price of natural resources, global climate events, expansion into emerging markets, environmental regulations, and compliance requirements.
Breaking down the basic terminology of conflict minerals compliance
Next up in our “Conflict Minerals Compliance Basics” series we are going to cover your Reasonable Country of Origin Inquiry (RCOI). If you have initiated your conflict minerals compliance program, you likely began your process by carefully filtering your products to identify those that may contain gold, tin, tantalum and tungsten (3TG) necessary to functionality or production.
Bloomberg has observed World Food Day since 2002 by removing everything but tea, coffee and water from kitchens in Bloomberg offices all over the world. In lieu of the food employees would have eaten, Bloomberg donates money - nearly $3million to date - to food pantries around the world. Employees are encouraged to donate money and time to a variety of organizations focused on feeding the hungry.
Southwest Airlines teams up with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to provide a missing link in weather forecasting data
Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) recently completed installation of Water Vapor Sensing Systems (WVSS-II) on 87 Boeing 737 aircraft. The water vapor initiative, a result of a partnership between Aeronautical Radio Incorporated (ARINC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and SpectraSensors, has the potential to improve weather forecasting by providing real-time and frequent humidity data when aircraft takeoff and land at airports around the country.