The conflict minerals law: kickstarting change in the Congo
The Huffington Post. Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Consumer Protection and Wall Street Reform Act -- "the conflict minerals" clause -- has attracted controversy concerning its effects on the ground in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the broader region whose conflicts the law intends to allay.
“When the economics work, the social and environmental benefits last”
Today’s sustainability investment options are extensive and broad ranging, including relatively straightforward efforts (e.g., energy conservation projects) to multi-year/multi-stakeholder initiatives (like those that target social and environmental improvements deep within an organization’s supply-chain). While doing any or all of these could yield significant benefits, it is often unclear which will generate the greatest, most enduring value. Faced with this dilemma, leaders often struggle to understand which choices are best and how they should evaluate the many altern
Event to be held Apr. 22, 2014 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. ET with replay available from website
Chicago/Paris, Apr 16, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Enablon, the world’s leading provider of Sustainability, EH&S and Operational Risk Management solutions, will host a webinar with Environmental Leader featuring RegScan on April 22, 2014 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. GMT on how to implement compliance programs that reduce risks & increase performance. The replay of the webinar will be available on the Enablon website.
The Bacardi Limited Good Spirited global sustainability program has set goals to reduce water and energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, including some significant ones by 2022.
By 2017, the company has a goal is to obtain 40 percent of the sugarcane-derived products from certified, sustainable sources – and 100 percent by 2022. This pledge from Bacardi is an industry first, according to the company.
As an organization, Bloomberg recognizes that to create true and enduring sustainable legacy they need their efforts to have both an internal and external impact. To have a more meaningful external impact, Bloomberg has created their Carbon Risk Valuation Tool which recently received the Environmental Leader Product & Project Award.
Read the blog from Bloomberg’s CEO and President Dan Doctoroff.
GM received the Top Project of the Year Award in theEnvironmental Leader Product and Project Awards for driving a global movement for zero waste. The annual competition, presided over by a panel of independent judges, seeks corporate projects that improve environmental management and increase the bottom line.
In October 2012, Superstorm Sandy wreaked havoc across North America — and caused nearly 300 deaths and more than US$50 billion in damage. Thousands were left homeless and millions suffered without heat, electricity and water. Marking the storm’s one-year anniversary, AECOM’s Gary Lawrence, chief sustainability officer and vice president, recently recanted lessons learned from the destruction — providing additional insight needed to build urban resiliency in coastal cities everywhere.
LG’s Energy Star-certified TVs installed in Marriott’s US properties since 2011 have reduced CO2 emissions by an estimated 1.8 million pounds annually compared to a non-Energy Star TVs, the company says.