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It’s time we should be able to explain sustainability to a 5-year-old — in five words or less. There really aren’t many simple definitions of sustainability. This matters because if we want more people to contribute to a sustainable future, they would first need to know what to do, what the goal is. As expressed
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In this article SGRE-ES Chris Ratcliffe | Bloomberg | Getty Images Low-carbon hydrogen isn’t “cost competitive with other energy supplies in most applications and locations” and the situation is unlikely to change unless there’s “significant support to bridge the price gap,” according to the World Energy Council. Published Tuesday, the analysis – which was put
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Longtime market bull Phil Orlando is bracing for a rough stretch because Wall Street has reached a critical “inflection point.” The Federated Hermes chief equity market strategist is blaming the risk dynamic. Not only does Orlando see hotter-than-expected inflation and the Covid-19 delta variant as glaring issues, he’s also worried about uncertainty surrounding monetary and fiscal
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Summer makes me nostalgic for seafood. As a kid, our annual family vacation to Croatia was my favorite time of the year. I spent my days snorkeling in the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean, strolling through quaint markets and eating lots of seafood.  But those days are long gone. Seafood hasn’t been part of
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An employee with Ipsun Solar installs solar panels on the roof of the Peace Lutheran Church in Alexandria, Virginia on May 17, 2021. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds | AFP | Getty Images Ramping up investment in policies and technologies to tackle climate change could play a significant role in the global economy’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.
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Date/Time: August 12, 2021 (1-2PM ET / 10-11AM PT) With buildings accounting for 36 percent of emissions globally, there is no path to achieve climate goals without addressing energy consumption in buildings. The good news is tools are emerging to support organizations slash emissions through digitization and automation within their commercial and industrial spaces. These
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Electrifying delivery vehicles is no longer a race predominantly amongst startups. In the past year, big-name OEMs have revealed plans for an entire lineup of new battery-electric commercial vehicles — ranging from Ford’s unveiling of the 2022 E-Transit to Mercedes-Benz’s announcement that eSprinter is heading to the U.S. market. As for General Motors, there has
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In looking across the broad array of business, environmental, social, technological and political topics that cross my screen and engage me in daily conversation, there is a temptation to allocate a growing share of mind for pessimism. Post-pandemic disruptions, plummeting biodiversity, rising carbon dioxide concentrations, corporate executives largely ignorant of how to integrate sustainability into
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Week in Review (3:45) FEATURES Vanilla, the flavor of the month (13:00) Ensuring sustainable vanilla may be both harder and easier than you think. Interview highlights with Don Seville, co-director of the Sustainable Vanilla Initiative. The net-zero journey (20:05) There’s a right way and a wrong way to get reach this ambition. VERGE Net Zero conference chair Jim
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Public procurement has played an essential role in bringing climate technologies such as wind and solar from niche to mainstream. It also could be key to scaling the plant-based ecosystem, lowering the carbon footprint of food production. Schools might be the public infrastructure soon kicking off this development.  Environmental groups such as Friends of the
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Reprinted from GreenFin Weekly, a free weekly newsletter. Subscribe here. There has never been a proxy season like 2021. As annual meeting season hit this year, shareholders were collectively louder as a group and more willing than ever before to say that they disagree with where companies are heading. Here are the numbers: Proxy Preview counted
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Foundations, celebrity philanthropists and tech giants alike have announced plans this year, with grand sums of money attached, to combat climate change. What caught my eye about the Hewlett Foundation’s recently announced zero-emissions strategy is the specific focus on road transportation decarbonization.  The goal: eliminate the use of the combustion engine in personal vehicles and
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Biodiversity provides humanity and our economies with the resources needed to thrive. However, the planet is experiencing a great loss of biodiversity due to overfishing, deforestation and pollution. Humans and our planet’s ecosystem are inextricably linked and as our planet warms, the threat to ecosystems is a threat to us. It’s crucial for corporations to
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Week in Review (2:55) Net zero meets green finance (14:25) Investors, banks and other members of the global financial community are aligning around net-zero investment priorities, but what does it mean in the short term? The Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero seeks bring more clarity to the details, especially in the short term. Richard Mattison, CEO
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Saudi Arabia’s oil giant Aramco is stepping up efforts to promote initiatives in hydrogen technology and investments to reduce carbon emissions, after a harrowing investor smackdown for Big Oil.  “Hydrogen is real,” Aramco Chief Technology Officer Ahmad Al Khowaiter told CNBC in an interview Sunday, after a day of presentations from Aramco executives and industry
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Reprinted from GreenFin Weekly, a free weekly newsletter. Subscribe here Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation that would require public companies to report environmental, social and governance (ESG) metrics. The disclosure would be broad as well as dictate specific reporting expectations on climate risks, political spending, CEO pay and taxation rates. The
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British designer Thomas Heatherwick is designing Google’s new buildings in California and London. Getty In 2012, British designer Thomas Heatherwick found himself having dinner with Google co-founder Larry Page at the billionaire’s house in California. Page wanted to discuss the future of Google’s sprawling headquarters in Mountain View, as well as some of the company’s
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Date/Time: July 15, 2021 (1-2PM ET / 10-11AM PT) Join experts from data, benchmarking, and advisory services firm ISS Corporate Solutions for a discussion about ESG materiality and the positive impact it can have across your company’s sustainability goals. Topics include: How corporations can efficiently leverage ESG rater data to benchmark and inform engagement strategy
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Date/Time: July 20, 2021 (1-2PM ET / 10-11AM PT) Sustainability has long been a practice for many forward-thinking businesses. But a renewed focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues from investors, employees, customers and regulators has driven corporate ethics and compliance (E&C) groups to become more involved in sustainability and ESG programs. This challenges
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Editor’s Note: The GreenBiz Group team honors Juneteenth on Friday as a time of reflection about the broader imperative to support diversity, equity and inclusion and the more specific intersection between environmental justice and sustainability. This essay originally appeared on the WeSpire blog and is republished with permission. Opal Lee’s first march to make Juneteenth
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Soon — just as the plastic milk gallon in the dairy aisle and the beer can in the alcohol section have the three arrows signaling the packaging is recyclable — food products at grocery stores will have a new label to indicate the product is made with upcycled ingredients.  Upcycling takes byproducts of a process
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