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Greening News, Greening of Corporation, Greenwashing – Accountability Central
Every company seems to be going green, looking at the flow of “green” news from Corporate America. Looking to the European Union, it appears that the trend may be more pronounced among continental and UK-based corporations. A growing number of investors are interested in the greening practices, programs and policies of corporations; for an increasing number of investors these factors may be significant in their investment (or divestment) decision-making.
There is dramatically rising interest in corporate sector greening as well among important stakeholders – employees (and prospective employees), suppliers, business partners, customers, lenders, regulators, and others. One of the key questions raised by stakeholders is: Is this [greening] initiative by the company substantive or is it just PR? The answers matter! In this section of Accountability Central the editors bring you news, research and insights, commentary and opinion, and identify key players and stakeholders to help you understand better the greening of corporations and the business sector.
News & Updates
By 2040 the majority of the world’s energy will be clean, but new coal plants will also mean the world will be a much hotter place.
June 24, 2015 Study raises doubts about whether improving your home to save energy is worth its costSource: Washington Post
Making buildings more energy efficient — whether it’s by adding better insulation or furnaces — has become a popular weapon in the fight against climate change. It’s something that ordinary citizens can do to lower their energy...
June 23, 2015 24M: A Breakthrough In Lithium-Ion Battery Technology?Source: Forbes
This morning, Cambridge, Mass.-based battery company 24M emerged from stealth mode after four-and-a-half years of improving its technology and lining up investors and strategic partners.
Research & Insights
Blue & Green Tomorrow - The vice-chair of the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî, Professor Jim Skea, has previously commented that the EU 2030 targets do not go far enough. He explained that future...
Source: Daily Caller
A study published by the nonpartisan National Bureau of Economic Research found that on a per-mile basis electric cars were on average worse for the environment when compared to their gas-run counterparts.r3 The study concluded...
Source: The Guardian
There is no evidence to show that people are physically affected by low-frequency sound like that emitted by wind turbines, acoustic experts have told a Senate inquiry.
Commentary & Opinion
He built a 220-pound battery to hang on the garage wall and convinced a huge number of people that owning one is a lifestyle choice—like having a compost bin in the garden and reusable diapers on the baby. His battery is...
April 23, 2015 Obama should embrace nuclear energySource: CNN
)—If there was ever any doubt that the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan is an energy policy plan, not a carbon reduction plan, all you have to do is look at how they treat nuclear energy
April 21, 2015 Earth Day 2015: Freebies, deals and frugal green-living tipsSource: Times Union
Wednesday marks the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, and this is just a simple reminder that saving the planet and saving money aren’t necessarily mutually exclusive. You can adopt a greener lifestyle without spending a dime and...
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