When joining Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Lara Birkes was in a unique position: coming into a brand new, multinational company that has a nearly 80-year history of sustainability and citizenship leadership. Chat with us on Twitter as Joel Makower, Chairman and Executive Editor of GreenBiz Group, talks with Lara Birkes about her new role as Chief Sustainability Officer and Vice President, Living Progress at Hewlett Packard Enterprise and what role she thinks technology plays in the sustainability of our planet.
A diverse group of individuals who are poised to make a difference
OAKLAND, Calif., May 31, 2016 /3BL Media/ - GreenBiz announced the premiere list “30 under 30” today — young “individuals to watch” who are breaking new ground in the world of business and sustainability.
These individuals, all in their 20s and based primarily in the United States, are making a difference in areas as diverse as renewable energy and green building, the circular economy and supply chains, resilient cities and transportation, chemicals and health care, agriculture and finance.
June 2 Public-Private Action Summit to feature leading government and corporate leaders
OAKLAND, Calif., May 23, 2016 /3BL Media/ – GreenBiz Group has been named the official livestream partner for the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) Public-Private Action Summit, an all-day event on June 2 in San Francisco.
OAKLAND, Calif., May 4, 2016 /3BL Media/ — Fourteen startups have been selected to advance to the final stage of the VERGE Hawaii Accelerate pitch competition following a two-week public voting period, during which more than 9,000 votes were cast.
The urgency to address climate change and other environmental challenges has never been greater. And encouragingly, there seems to be a constant and increasing beat of corporate commitments that range from pledging to use more renewable energy to making products that are more environmentally responsible. These wide-ranging commitments provide a clear indication to who is leading, who is partnering, and who may be lagging. What may not be as clear though is the degree to which businesses as a collective force are taking action.
A new whitepaper, Accountability for Climate Action: How Corporations Are Tackling Climate Change, shows that businesses are a powerful force in addressing climate change, with a large majority making commitments to increase energy efficiency, reduce CO2 emissions or increase the use of renewables. Findings show more than 50 percent of large companies offer products differentiated by low carbon footprint or impact on emissions reductions.
Many companies offer products that can be differentiated by carbon footprint or impact on emissions reduction. Industries leading the way include utilities, industrial goods manufacturers and those supplying basic materials.
While it's not uncommon for companies look to their own operations to improve energy efficiency, some may be surprised that more than 70 percent of the largest businesses target internal processes as the most common way to help mitigate #ClimateChange. See the variety of actions business leaders are taking and considering for the future. http://bit.ly/263pLl6