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National Grid Wins Project of the Year, Best Water, Environment & Excellence in Safety Award of Merit

A remedy implementation project in Gloucester, MA.
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Phase IV – Gloucester Remedy Implementation
Best Project, Water/Environment, and Award of Merit, Excellence in Safety
Gloucester, Mass.          

Forecast 2019: Climate Change Reality Takes Firmer Hold

Professor Andy Hoffman argues that fundamental shifts in thinking are required.
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Andy Hoffman, professor of management and organizations at the Ross School of Business and professor of environment and sustainability at the School for Environment and Sustainability, studies the relationship between environmental issues and organizations.

How Business Can Play a Critical Role in Slowing Global Warming

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First, the bad news: In October, the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released the latest version of its Special Report on Global Warning, which describes a dire future without immediate and far-reaching action to reduce greenhouse gases — difficult when global emissions continue to rise.

The UN Sustainable Development Goals – “What Matters” for 40 Sectors? G&A Institute's Research Project Yields Key Data

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (12.13.2018)
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Nearing the end of the 20th Century, the United Nations assembled experts to develop the eight Millennium Goals (MDGs), to serve as blueprints and guides for public, private and social sector actions during the period 2000-2015 (the “new millennium”).

New Research: SDG Targets & GRI Indicators Materiality in ESG/Sustainability Reporting Released by G&A Institute

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The results of the analysis of 1,387 corporate enterprises’ materiality decisions in their sustainability reports to examine sector trends on all 91 of the GRI G4 Specific Standard Disclosures and topics related to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (the SDGs) and their 169 targets.

Forty individual sector reports including the "Top GRI Indicators / Disclosures" and "Top SDG Targets" rankings for each sector are available for download at https://www.ga-institute.com/SDGsWhatMatters2018

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The results of the analysis of 1,387 corporate enterprises’ materiality decisions in their sustainability reports to examine sector trends on all 91 of the GRI G4 Specific Standard Disclosures and topics related to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (the SDGs) and their 169 targets.

Forty individual sector reports including the "Top GRI Indicators / Disclosures" and "Top SDG Targets" rankings for each sector are available for download at https://www.ga-institute.com/SDGsWhatMatters2018

Corona Becomes First Global Beer Brand to Use Plastic-Free Six Pack Rings

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Every year around 18 billion pounds of plastic flows into the ocean, dramatically impacting the health of marine animals and the environment. Forty percent of these plastics are considered ‘single-use plastics,’ (SUPs) with one the most infamous SUPs being six-pack rings.

The Circular Economy: HPE Upcycling for the Bottom Line

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This year, the amount of worldwide e-waste is expected to be about 50 million tons. The world’s growing demand to gather and compute enormous amounts of data will continue to consume energy and materials at unprecedented rates, so this amount is likely to rise. At HPE, it’s a business imperative to create a Circular Economy that eliminates waste – and saves IT departments money.

The Energy Gang Podcast: Watt it Takes: The Origin Story of Sunrun

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On November 15, The Energy Gang sat down with Lynn Jurich, CEO of Sunrun, America’s leading home solar and energy installer. National Grid has partnered with Sunrun on residential solar installations in upstate New York. Jurich talks about engaging with utilities and how National Grid is standing behind a strategy to move toward a clean energy future on “Watt it Takes: The Origin Story of Sunrun” 

Corporate America and Climate Change: McDonald’s Sets Pace for Strategies & Action in Global Fast-Food Industry

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (12.07.2018)
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Game changer – early adopter – first mover – tipping point – striving for excellence:  These are some of the familiar themes of their work offered by best-selling business authors. These phrases help to frame our understanding of established or emerging trends.

Peter Economy, the “leadership guy” at Inc. magazine, offers us his take on the McDonald’s food chain announcement that “will change the future of the fast-food industry. 

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