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October 28, 2014 US banks vow not to fund Great Barrier Reef coal port, say activistsSource: Guardian(UK)
US banking giants Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, and JPMorgan Chase have become the latest big financiers to rule out funding a major coal port expansion in Queensland, environmentalists say. Rainforest Action Network, a US...
October 28, 2014 The Minimalist Guide to a Sustainable Future
Examiner - It was recently announced that SAP retained its position as the software industry lead in the îDow Jones Sustainabilityî Indexes (DJSI) for the 8th year in a row. Some believe that eating enough plants can...
October 27, 2014 The 10 Most Powerful Women in SustainabilitySource: GBD Magazine
The challenge of sustainability has opened new opportunities in fields long filled by men. Some jobs are completely new; others require new approaches to old tasks. The recipients of the inaugural Women in Sustainability...
October 27, 2014 Director Oversight of Sustainability Issues Increasingly Important, According to NACDSource: Bloomberg BNA
Oversight of companies' sustainability activities is increasingly becoming a board level issue, according to the National Association of Corporate Director's recently released handbook Oversight of Corporate Sustainability...
BRW - The bank did not comment on how investment decisions have changed. Within the finance industry, views on the îEquator Principlesî themselves are mixed. Modelled partly on the World Bankâs lending...
October 24, 2014 9 ways sustainability drives profitSource: GreenBiz
Today most executives recognize that sustainability must be integrated into their organization's core strategy — not to say that they necessarily understand why. In fact, too many are still content wearing some kind of...
October 24, 2014 Why stakeholder engagement is key to successful CSR programsSource: Green Biz
For years, standard corporate practice has been to invest and develop Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability programs with minimal engagement of those they materially affect — customers, suppliers, employees, local...
October 24, 2014 Big Brands Embrace Corporate SustainabilitySource: Mother Earth News
Are advocacy and state partners complicit in the takeover of sustainability by the big brands? The answer is surely “yes,” but it is also understandable why so many groups seeking change are now partnering with these powerful...
October 24, 2014 The Case for a Sustainability Plan in Business: Short-Term Savings and Long-Term OpportunitiesSource: Huff Post
We live in a world plagued by extreme weather events. Yet, as a general rule (and there are some outstanding exceptions), the world of business still hasn't woken up to the threat of climate change. All too often the...
October 24, 2014 UPS exec: 'Sustainability is all about efficiency'Source: Guardian(UK)
The world’s largest shipment company is trying to find the most fuel-efficient route for its ground fleet. We sat down with one of its chief sustainability officers hear how it’s done
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