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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

November 20, 2014 The greening of Barack Obama

Source: Politico

For Barack Obama, it wasn’t easy being green — until, suddenly, it was. During his earlier years in office, Obama never pushed the environment to the forefront of the national agenda. The economy took precedence. Then health...

November 20, 2014 India Seeks Renewables Without Subsidy as Solar Target Increased

Bloomberg - âThe solar target is very ambitious,â said Bharat Bhushan Agrawal, a Bloomberg îNew Energy Financeî analyst. âThere will be transmission and other infrastructure constraints to contend...

November 17, 2014 G20 Issues Strong Statement On Climate Change

Source: Planetsave

As you may know from earlier coverage, the powerful G20 meeting this weekend in Brisbane didn’t go exactly the way its Australian planners intended when they drew up the agenda. However, it seems to have worked out as well as...

Research & Insights

November 21, 2014 Report: America could power itself 100 times over with solar energy

Source: Washington Post

It is widely known that among all the sources of alternative energy, the one with the greatest potential is solar. How could it be otherwise? Staggering amounts of solar radiation strike the Earth each day; the only trick is...

October 21, 2014 Natural Gas Detrimental to Low-Carbon Economy, Study Says

Source: Triple Pundit

Compared to dirty coal, natural gas looks like a clean fuel. As fracking becomes more widespread, natural gas is becoming more abundant. It is often touted as a bridge fuel, serving our energy needs until technology advances in...

September 30, 2014 Solar power could be world’s main energy source by 2050

Source: Fortune

By mid-century, the sun could be the largest source of energy and help reign in global warming by preventing the release of billions of tons of carbon dioxide emissions, according to a new report from the International Energy...

Commentary & Opinion

November 13, 2014 Changing climate creates huge risks and opportunities for the UK

Source: Click Green.org

Climate change will increasingly pose serious challenges to Britain and British interests, but addressing the issue will bring significant opportunities for the nation’s business, according to a panel of leading experts

October 23, 2014 The Future of Energy: How to Transition to a Renewable Economy

Source: GreenTech Media

We need to ride the waves already our way and do our best to start new waves...

October 1, 2014 Reports: A Guide To Boosting Solar Energy Demand

Source: Forbes

How can solar become the largest source of electricity in the world one day? The International Energy Agency released two reports on Monday to tell you how.


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