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The Seduction of More

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As the economy continues to rebound, businesses in our industry seem to be shifting their focus away from cost-cutting, cautiousness, and risk adversity, and turning it towards forward-thinking innovation, disruptive technologies, and new business models.

Could Sensors Help Green Roofs Grow?

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How environmentally green, really, are so-called green roofs like the one that’s on top of the Walmart store in north Portland?

Just as wireless sensor networks increasingly are helping building owners and tenants keep track on energy efficiency and water conservation inside, they are also at the center of several new research projects – including one at the aforementioned Walmart site – that aims to build a better understanding of their performance.

After all, it isn’t all that practical or safe for this sort of information to be collected manually by humans.

CSR Gives Forest City Enterprises a Ratings Boost

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Part of the business case for publishing acorporate social responsibility (CSR) report is to improve transparency, enabling stakeholders to better understand a business and how it positively affects employees, customers and communities while delivering shareholder value.

Lab-Grown Beef: A Meat Pie in the Sky?

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Cruelty free products abound in our 21st Century market place, from cosmetics to fake fur. But can you imagine a cruelty free filet mignon? It sounds like an oxymoron, or the stuff of a wacky sci-fi flick. But, as this week’s guest on Sea Change Radio explains, lab-grown meat is here and could hit the shelves within your lifetime.

Conflict Minerals Compliance Basics: Product Filtering

Breaking down the basic terminology of conflict minerals compliance
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In our second installment of “Conflict Minerals Compliance Basics,” we are going to cover the all important first step of product filtering.

Product Filtering Process

Bloomberg Leads with LEED

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At year end 2012, Bloomberg occupied 4.5 million square feet of office space. With the completion of our new London headquarters, Bloomberg Place (estimate 2017), 50% of employees will be working in LEED certified office space. To date, we have completed 14 LEED certified projects - 7 Platinum and 7 Gold and have a commitment that all new office space with more than 100+ employees will be LEED-certified GOLD or higher.

Learn more about this effort and others on the Bloomberg Sustainability Microsite.

Honda Releases 2013 North American Environmental Report

Summary: 
  • CO2-adjusted fuel economy of Honda and Acura automobiles up 9.5%
  • CO2 emissions intensity of automobile production in N.A. down 16.2%
  • CO2 emissions intensity of product shipments in the U.S. down 8%
  • CO2 emissions intensity of service parts shipments in the U.S. down 13.5%
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  • CO2-adjusted fuel economy of Honda and Acura automobiles up 9.5%
  • CO2 emissions intensity of automobile production in N.A. down 16.2%
  • CO2 emissions intensity of product shipments in the U.S. down 8%
  • CO2 emissions intensity of service parts shipments in the U.S. down 13.5%

The Ripple Effect

Goldcorp needed a tagline. A slogan. A simple “sound bite” phrase that rolls off the tongue and remains in the heart...
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By: Jerry Danni, Vice President, Environment, Goldcorp

Ahead of the Curve: Insights for the International NGO of the Future

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Ahead of the Curve: Insights for the International NGO of the Future

January 7, 2014 /3BL Media/ - International NGOs (INGOs) stand at a critical juncture. Although they have a unique and important role to play in addressing critical global challenges, few INGOs are living up to their full potential.

Keep America Beautiful Appoints Jennifer M. Jehn as President and CEO

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STAMFORD, Conn., Dec. 12, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Keep America Beautiful (KAB), the nation’s leading nonprofit that builds and sustains vibrant communities, today announced the appointment of Jennifer M. Jehn to lead the organization as its new president and CEO, beginning in January.

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