We’re putting the finishing touches on the agenda for NAEM’s upcoming Corporate Sustainability Management conference, and as I look over the program, I am struck by how much the conversation about sustainability has progressed over the past few years.
Through Shareholder Dialogues, IBM and Public Storage Agree to Improved Disclosure and Performance in Renewable Energy and Efficiency
BOSTON, February 19, 2012 /3BL Media/ - Leading U.S. institutional investors and pension funds have filed shareholder resolutions with 13 corporations, urging them to source more renewable energy and improve energy efficiency in order to mitigate risks posed by climate change and increase shareholder value. As a result of shareholder dialogues, companies in the information technology (IT) and real estate sectors, including IBM and Public Storage, have agreed to increase reporting on their clean energy performance.
Project to Support Increased Release Production Capacity and Capabilities
BOSTON, January 14, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Sappi Fine Paper North America today announced the approval for its $2.5M capital project to re-build a specialty paper coater at its Westbrook Mill in Westbrook, Maine. The investment is comprised of an upgrade in the web handling, coating and drying capabilities of #20 coater. Bringing expanded manufacturing capacity, and delivering higher yield, this upgrade allows Sappi’s Release business to sustain market leadership with its Classics product line into the next decade.
MUMBAI, INDIA, December 19, 2012 /3BL Media/ - Applications are now open for leading global executives, academics, and nonprofit leaders to travel to India this February to engage with some of the world’s most inspiring social entrepreneurs. From 22 February 2012—2 March 2012, this highly qualified group will travel to Bangalore, Chennai, and Pondicherry, meeting the founders and staff of social ventures; discussing, debating, and reflecting on pivotal issues; and taking part in vibrant cultural experiences.
Shareholders matter, but some matter more than others. There are those who are in it for the long haul, with a vested interest in the success of a company, and in some cases they are actively involved in supporting shifts towards greater long-term growth and prosperity.
Online farmers market, Farmigo, receives direct equity investment from RSF Social Finance
SAN FRANCISCO, December 12, 2012 /3BL Media/ - RSF Social Finance (RSF) is pleased to announce that the RSF Mezzanine Fund, L.P., closed a direct equity investment in Farmigo, Inc., an online farmer’s market that connects workplaces directly to multiple local farms to provide a personalized online marketplace for local, fresh-from-harvest food. RSF invested in the Series B Preferred Stock round led by Sherbrooke Capital.
$2 Trillion Group of Investors Propose Higher Standards for Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Water Management, Land Reclamation and Consultations with First Nations
BOSTON, Mass., October 22, 2012 /3BL Media/ – As presidential candidates spar over the issue of North American energy independence, a group of 49 investors with $2 trillion in assets under management are calling on Canadian oil sands developers to dramatically reduce the environmental and social impact of their operations by lowering greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, managing water use, promoting land reclamation and consulting fully with First Nations and other communities affected by oil sands projects.
PG&E has the privilege of serving 15 million Californians—homes and businesses that encompass a diverse array of customers and communities. We recognize that many of these communities have been hard hit by the economic downturn and that customers continue to face high unemployment, housing foreclosures and other economic challenges.
Exploring the business case for ecological responsibility
By Melinda Cheel
If you take a long hard look at a landfill you’ll see both tremendous need (where do we continue to put all this waste?) and undertapped opportunity (how can we redesign, reuse and repurpose to avoid the landfill altogether?)