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December 9, 2016 U of Michigan Regents approve new sustainability schoolSource: The Daily Progress
The University of Michigan Board of Regents has approved a new School for Environment and Sustainability to focus on global sustainability challenges.
December 9, 2016 Driving Sustainability in the Vanilla Supply ChainSource: Food Processing
Various players in the vanilla supply chain have come together to form the Sustainable Vanilla Initiative (SVI), aiming to improve vanilla bean farmers’ livelihoods and assure the long-term stable supply of high quality natural...
December 9, 2016 Japan nearly doubles Fukushima disaster-related cost to $188 billionSource: Reuters
Japan's government on Friday nearly doubled its projections for costs related to the Fukushima nuclear disaster to 21.5 trillion yen ($188 billion), increasing pressure on Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) (9501.T) to step up reform...
December 9, 2016 Sustainability Disclosures Fall ShortSource: CFO
Sustainability is still far from the top priority for most investors, but environmental factors can have material impacts on the health and longevity of a company. By increasing energy efficiency, for example, companies can bring...
December 8, 2016 Sustainability reporting in stock exchanges 'comes of age'Source: GreenBiz
As many as 21 stock exchanges across the world could introduce sustainability reporting standards in the coming months. They would join the 17 exchanges that currently recommend listed companies to report on environmental, social...
December 7, 2016 Google will use 100% renewable energy in 2017Source: Computer World
Google today said it will be able to power all of its global data centers and corporate offices from 100% renewable energy in 2017, a goal the company has been working toward for years.
December 7, 2016 From Frivolity To Sustainability: Why Technology And Innovation Matter For The Future Of FashionSource: Forbes
“Often the perception of the fashion industry is that it’s a frivolous entity, based on silly ideals about what we should wear, and how we should look.” So goes the opening line to my TEDx talk delivered in London in late October...
December 7, 2016 Gun Fans Flee Levi’s But Can’t Run From CSRSource: Triple Pundit
Levi Strauss & Co. CEO Chip Bergh issued an open letter last week asking people to refrain from bringing firearms into the company’s stores, offices and other facilities. The politely worded request — and it was a request, not a...
December 7, 2016 Wendy's Pushing Forward with Sustainability EffortsSource: QS Magazine
Wendy's announced its partnership with the U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef and a commitment to advancing sustainability efforts throughout the U.S. beef value chain. With a forty-six year commitment to serving only fresh,...
December 7, 2016 Now More Than Ever, We Need Global Solidarity for SustainabilitySource: Triple Pundit
At the finish line is a sustainable world – something we are in a race against time to reach. With a rapidly increasing population on one side of us and fast-depleting resources on the other, we have to accelerate our...
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