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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
December 5, 2013 "Is Corporate Canada Ready for the Green Economy'" Asks ACCA
marketwired.com - Steven Fish, Executive Director at Canadian îBusiness for Social Responsibilityî (CBSR) adds: "ACCA's report, 'Canada and the green economy' reinforces the critical role accountants have in embedding...
December 5, 2013 Md. Carbon Capture Technology Points Way to Cleaner Power
chestertownspy.com - CUMBERLAND â Located in the middle of a small coal-mining town, about as far west in Maryland as you can get, one power plant â and the technology inside it â could represent the future of...
December 4, 2013 Institutional Investors Press Palm Oil Industry to Stop Burning Rainforests and Driving Climate ChangeSource: Green Century Capital Management
Over 40 institutional investors from across the globe are urging major stakeholders in the palm oil industry to adopt policies that would ensure palm oil development does not contribute to deforestation, development on peatlands,...
Research & Insights
September 12, 2013 A Study Finds a 5 MPG Improvement in the Past Six Years
The Ledger - The improvements reflect broad changes across the industry in the size, weight and engines in new models, as well as an increase in the number of hybrid and electric vehicles on the market. "Consumers are interested...
Source: MIT Technology Review
Renault recently made public a report that provides a fair assessment by comparing an electric version of its Fluence sedan with gas and diesel-powered versions of the same car. And it makes clear that electric cars are, indeed,...
Source: Green America
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Three out of four small businesses responding to a recent survey reported that, unlike much of the economy, sales for green products and services actually increased over the course of the recent economic...
Commentary & Opinion
November 27, 2013 Jigar Shah on why hybrid cars are overrated
Fortune Tech - 1. What alternative energy projects are you most excited about' Originally my inspiration came from solar energy. While that is still near and dear to my heart, my work at the îCarbon War Roomî showed...
August 19, 2013 Global Warming: Who Can You Trust?Source: Tulsa World
We are physical geographers with research backgrounds in climate and climate change. We want to share a few thoughts about some claims we hear made regularly about global warming. Some are typically made by my fellow...
July 30, 2013 Greening the city, one tree at a timeSource: Ottawa Citizen
We’re standing on little Bronson Place, about 20 metres from the parallel of the Bronson Avenue highway, roughly halfway between the bridge over the Rideau Canal and the entrance to Carleton University at Sunnyside. It’s...
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