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February 17, 2020 Red Flags A-Plenty for Natural Gas In New Sustainable Energy Report

Source: Cleantechnica

...the report provides ample room for natural gas in the clean energy revolution of the past 10 years

December 31, 2019 41% of Brits want to be more sustainable in 2020

Source: House Beautiful UK

At the start of every new year, many of us will compile a list of goals for the months to come, as well as old habits we plan to ditch. While they usually tap into topics such as health and fitness, a new study has found Brits...

December 17, 2019 Apache Corporation Releases 2019 Sustainability Report

Source: Globe Newswire

HOUSTON - Apache Corporation (NYSE/Nasdaq: APA) has released its 2019 Sustainability Report, which highlights the company’s performance in governance, environmental stewardship, health and safety, workforce development and...

December 17, 2019 Crown Castle Releases 2018 Corporate Sustainability Report

Source: Crown Castle

The inaugural report provides an opportunity for Crown Castle to connect with its key stakeholders and demonstrate the company's commitment to operating responsibly and sustainably as it focuses on delivering long-term...

December 13, 2019 G&A Institute Releases Analysis of The Business Roundtable Companies’ ESG Reporting Practices

Source: Governance & Accountability Institute

Governance & Accountability Institute’s research team examined the ESG / sustainability reporting practices of the BRT signatory corporations to examine trends and create a baseline for tracking progress and actions going...[more]

December 13, 2019 Nestlé releases ‘Tackling Child Labor’ report as it pushes for 100% sustainable cocoa by 2025

Source: Confectionery News

Swiss confectionery giant claims it is investing $45m a year in its sustainability program and making progress tackling child labor in its cocoa supply chain in West Africa.

December 6, 2019 Visualized: Ranking the Goods Most Traded Between the U.S. and China

Source: Visual Capitalist

Today’s infographic from HowMuch.net charts the top imports and exports between the U.S. and China, pulled from the Observatory of Economic Complexity’s (OEC) global market data for 2017.

December 4, 2019 Nielsen: Which sustainability attributes matter most to consumers?

Source: Food Navigator

Consumers are increasingly factoring in a product's sustainability attributes into their purchasing behavior and 73% of consumers surveyed by Nielsen say they are willing to change their consumption habits to reduce their...

December 4, 2019 The promise of sustainable agriculture: A report from a townie

Source: GreenBiz

The recent Sustainable Agriculture Summit last month in Indianapolis was billed as a forum to collectively create a roadmap for U.S. agriculture to meet the challenge of the 21st century. The goal: produce more with less while...

December 3, 2019 Hancock Natural Resource Group Successfully Completes Inaugural Sustainability Examination of Select Managed Agricultural Operations

Source: PR Newswire

The examination found the operations fully conform to a new sustainable agricultural standard (the Standard) for farmland management which is expected to launch more broadly in 2020. The Standard was developed by the Sustainable...

December 2, 2019 McKinsey Research Shows: A Sustainable Society Asks For Whole-Person Leadership

Source: Forbes

In the November 2019 issue of McKinsey Quarterly, McKinsey describes three characteristics that leaders need to have to make their organizations flourish in today’s world.

December 2, 2019 New study analyzes viability of sustainable fuels developed through new process

Source: PHYS.org

A technology developed at the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory and scaled up by Vertimass LLC to convert ethanol into fuels suitable for aviation, shipping and other heavy-duty applications can be...

November 29, 2019 A new world map rates food sustainability for countries across the globe

Source: Science Daily

A global food system sustainability study builds the first map of its kind to score the sustainability of food systems, country-by-country. The study goes beyond usual questions of productivity and nutrition, and includes...

November 29, 2019 U.S. jobless claims tumble to 213,000 just before Thanksgiving, back near post recession low

Source: Market Watch

The number of people who applied for unemployment benefits fell sharply in the week before the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday, putting jobless claims back near historic lows and reflecting the persistent strength in the U.S. labor...

November 27, 2019 UN climate change report warns about rising carbon emissions - video

Source: CBC/youTube

A major new report from the United Nations warns that countries around the world aren't doing enough to control the CO2 emissions that are warming the climate. CBS News weather and climate contributor Jeff Berardelli joins CBSN...

November 13, 2019 The Estée Lauder Companies Releases Fiscal 2019 Corporate Responsibility Report

Source: Sustainable Brands

The report entitled, “Inspired by Beauty, Driven by Our Values,” underscores the company’s progress and commitment to strengthening efforts across core citizenship and sustainability focus areas and highlights key milestones...

November 12, 2019 2019 Architect 50: Top 50 Firms in Sustainability

Source: Architect Magazine

BNIM, which earned top honors in the sustainability category this year, has long been a pioneer of environmentally ambitious design. Founded in Kansas City, Mo., in the 1970s, and now with 86 employees across three offices, the...

November 6, 2019 Global Sustainability Performance Holds, Despite Corporate Commitments to Create a More Responsible Economy

Source: PR Newswire

The report offers comprehensive insight into the supply chain sustainability performance of more than 30,000 companies worldwide.

November 6, 2019 Opportunities for Eco-friendly Sustainable Batteries

Source: Yahoo

This report reviews both the global and regional markets of ecofriendly, sustainable batteries across different end use industries.The report analyzes the current market status and trends and provides growth forecasts for the...

November 5, 2019 Researcher develops sustainable green tea-based leather alternative

Source: PHYS.org

A global movement to make shoes more sustainable is growing, according to the USDA. Studies show that the materials commonly used to make footwear contribute to environmental deterioration and can have negative effects on...

November 5, 2019 Deforestation is overrated as environmental threat, study finds

Source: Fov News

The study led by researchers at Ohio State University and Yale University states that deforestation for timber and farmland is responsible for about 92 billion tons of carbon emissions into the environment since 1900.

November 4, 2019 Water Risks and the Food Sector

Source: Ceres

The $5 trillion global food and agribusiness sector operates at the center of the world’s growing water crisis. Highly dependent on large volumes of cheap water supplies, food companies are among the first to feel the heat, as...

November 4, 2019 The Importance Of The Services Sector To The Sustainable Development Goals

Source: Forbes

Mapping these issues to the SDGs’ targets enabled us to assess how each industry is creating or destroying value for society while focusing on those ESG issues that create value for shareholders.

October 16, 2019 More large-scale investors are skittish about an ESG strategy at the expense of returns: survey

Source: MarketWatch

That is according to the Royal Bank of Canada’s RY, +0.53% fourth annual survey on responsible investing, which found that 18% of institutional investors globally said an environmental, social and governance strategy will...

October 8, 2019 Researchers find e-cigarettes cause lung cancer in mice in first study tying vaping to cancer

Source: CNBC

E-cigarette vapor causes lung cancer and potentially bladder cancer in mice, damaging their DNA and leading researchers at New York University to conclude that vaping is likely “very harmful” to humans as well.

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