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UPS Recognized as a VERGE Vanguard Award Honoree

UPS one of only five company winners
Press Release

ATLANTA, September 17, 2018 /3BL Media/ — GreenBiz Group today named UPS as one of the 2018 “VERGE Vanguard Award honorees,” based on a global search for leaders who are accelerating an equitable transition to a clean power grid, a zero-emissions transportation system and the circular economy.

19 Finalists Announced for Clean-economy Startup Pitch Competition

VERGE Accelerate to feature startups accelerating solutions in the circular economy, clean energy and sustainable transportation.
Press Release

August 22, 2018 /3BL Media/ - GreenBiz Group has selected 19 innovative startups to pitch their ventures from the main stage of VERGE 18, in Oakland, Calif., October 16-18. The entrepreneurs — selected through a competitive process — are developing clean-economy solutions across three key markets: the circular economy, clean energy, and transportation and mobility.

One-planet Prosperity: The Business Case for Addressing 'Earth Overshoot'

by Mathis Wackernagel, President Global Footprint Network, Xavier Houot, Senior Vice President Schneider Electric and Terry A’Hearn
Article

Aug. 1, marks this year’s Earth Overshoot Daythe day of the year by which humanity has exhausted its annual resource budget. Between Jan. 1 and Aug. 1, humanity used more from nature than the planet’s ecosystems are able to renew in the entire year.

Running out of planet is a risk. And we believe the answer is "one-planet prosperity." What does this mean?

HP Links $700 Million in Revenue to Sustainability Strategy

by Heather Clancy, Editorial Director, GreenBiz
Article

It’s getting simpler for HP Inc.’s chief sustainability and social impact officer Nate Hurst to justify his strategy to his CFO. He lets the numbers do the talking.

Like this compelling data point: In 2017, HP calculates that at least $700 million in new revenue was related to contracts or sales in which sustainability factors were a known consideration.

A Better Approach to Sustainability Is a Better Approach to Business

by George Bandy, Vice President of Sustainability, Mohawk Industries
Blog

Is sustainability really good for business? We at Mohawk have proven the answer is unequivocally yes. We have seen firsthand that being a leader in the flooring industry and being able to leave a handprint — or net positive impact — are not mutually exclusive.

Food Giants Unilever, Nestle and PepsiCo Will Get Tougher on Single-use Plastics

By Madeleine Cuff
Article

The government may have promised to wipe out avoidable plastic waste in the U.K. by 2042, but last week large swathes of the U.K.'s food and drink sector went a leap further, in a bid to convince the British public they are serious about tackling the plastic waste crisis afflicting the world's oceans.

WBCSD Sustain Newsletter | Concrete Sustainability and Our New CEO Guide to Water

Newsletter

Water is not only key to the world’s stability, prosperity and peace, but is also essential for business to operate. WBCSD’s new CEO Guide to Water makes the case for executive business action on water and outlines key steps for business to take. The Guide, whose foreword is signed by executives from Olam, Diageo, Firmenich, Nestlé, PepsiCo and Veolia, aims to encourage widespread action by companies across the world, regardless of their sector and size.

In Search of the Next Generation of Sustainability Leaders

Blog

GreenBiz Group, in partnership with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, is opening nominations for the 2018 class of "30 Under 30" honorees, showcasing the next generation of sustainable business leaders.

The annual editorial feature shines a light on up-and-coming young professionals working in sustainability inside large and small companies as well as government and the nonprofit sector. The article, to be published June 4 on GreenBiz.com, will feature a diverse group from around the world.

Are Companies Ready for the New Energy Economy?

Schneider Electric survey of 236 leading companies reveals how companies are placed to tackle the new energy economy
Article

The recently concluded 2018 World Economic Forum in Davos focused extensively on energy and environmental challenges that companies are facing to ensure they attain their sustainability commitments. Most of the corporate participants at Davos agreed that they need to integrate and advance their energy and sustainability programs on an urgent basis to address the issues arising out of rapid climate change.

2018 Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance Summit to Be hosted in Oakland at VERGE 18

More than 400 renewable energy leaders to convene for third annual summit
Press Release

OAKLAND Calif. and WASHINGTON, February 8, 2018 /3BL Media/ — The annual Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA) Summit will return to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2018 — hosted in Oakland, October 14-16, ahead of GreenBiz Group’s VERGE 18 conference and expo.

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