Insights from the 2018 Cone/Porter Novelli Climate Change Snapshot
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Although the United States is currently the only country that is not committed to the Paris Climate Accord, U.S. citizens are not turning their attention away from the effects of climate change. In fact, the majority of Americans believe climate change is a problem, but feel powerless to personally address it. Instead, individuals look to companies to take the lead on climate change solutions and commitments, especially in the absence of government progress, according to the 2018 Cone/Porter Novelli Climate Change Snapshot.
At VMware, we recognize that all parts of our business have an impact — from the products we create and the people we employ to our environmental footprint. We are striving to have a net positive impact by putting back more than we take and involving all parts of our business in the challenge. We’ve set ambitious goals to scale our global impact, and we know that every action counts.
These are just a few of the numbers that showcase the impact of Duke Energy In Action Month. This year, we had a record-breaking month, with a 92% increase in the number of volunteers and a 95% increase in the number of hours logged. An annual initiative during the month of May, Duke Energy In Action Month mobilizes employees across our service footprint to volunteer their time in the communities we serve.
PANDORA releases the annual Ethics Report for 2017/18 showcasing the company’s aspirations, efforts and great results that have been achieved as part of PANDORA’s commitment to being an ethical brand with a big heart.
“In 2017 we continued the growth of our business without compromising on our high ethical standards and environmentally friendly initiatives. It underlies our commitment to running a responsible business, and I believe that we are all very proud of that,” says Anders Colding Friis, CEO of PANDORA.
This article was originally published to the World Economic Forum's Agenda Blog
Small businesses play a critical role in the global economy, contributing to economic opportunity, diversity and the overall health of our communities. If current trends continue, however, we may soon wake up in a world where many of these businesses have closed and only a few of the very largest players remain open.
With the hot summer months upon us, many homeowners find their energy bills rising. Fortunately, there are a few simple tips and trick you can do – from changing air filters to utilizing a programmable thermostat and more – to cut back on energy consumption and costs, while maintaining individualized comfort at home. See LG Electronics Air Conditioning Technologies’ Summertime Energy Saving Tips & Tricks infographic to get simple advice for achieving a more affordable, comfortable home environment this summer.
VMware is proud to be a part of the RE100; a global collaboration comprised of influential businesses that are committed to using 100 percent renewable electricity in partnership with The Climate Group and the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). Today, the initiative is celebrating the addition of its 100th member organization.
Public water utilities in the U.S. face a crisis that could mean the end of clean, cheap water. As climate variability and extreme weather events affect the quantity and quality of fresh water, the industry is being challenged to deliver services and protect vulnerable infrastructure without driving up prices. New technologies and practices could save costs, preserve infrastructure, and conserve water over the long term.
We continually monitor the environmental effects of our business, not only by creating many new and innovative products that consume less water and energy, but also by improving our manufacturing processes. Our expanded use of clean, renewable wind energy in Ohio is one example of how we work to minimize our impact on the planet.