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Environmental Social Governance, Environmental Protection, Environmental Sustainability

For the past four decades the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Europe, Japan, Australia, and other developed nations have adopted sweeping environmental protection regulations to address the state of their air, water, soil and other natural resources, to protect human life and to protect and preserve the natural environment.  The imposition of environmental regulations on business, while having a steep price, has had the beneficial effect of reversing two centuries of the harmful effects of the Industrial Revolution.  And yet, despite all the progress, the work of protecting and preserving the Earth is never ending.  As the Industrial Revolution spreads to developed nations, there is ever more “environment work” to be addressed. 

The original movement to protect the Earth and its inhabitants in more recent times was the Conservation Movement, stretching back to the 1800s; then more recently came the Environmental Movement; and now we see the emerging global Sustainability Movement.  This section of Accountability Central is devoted to topics environmental, including news, research and insights, commentary and opinion, and more. 

 

News & Updates

August 4, 2020 Could the Covid-19 outbreak prompt a sustainability reset in aviation?

Source: Airport Technology

As the aviation industry grapples with recent events, there is an opportunity for change. The CEO of Resilience First, Robert Hall, talks about how the potential to usher in a new age of sustainability rests on the aviation...

August 4, 2020 How Careste Creates Bespoke, Sustainable Fashion

Source: Forbes

Fashion has been undergoing massive changes in the past few years, with major disruptions in manufacturing, distribution and marketing. Many brands are moving away from brick and mortar, and incorporating sustainability into...

August 4, 2020 Report: Europe Leads North America in Implementing Sustainability and CO2 Reduction Measures

Source: Environmental & Energy Leaders

According to a new report from EcoVadis, Europe leads North America when it comes to implementing sustainability and CO2 reduction measures. The report analyzed the sustainability performance of more than 40,000 companies across...

Research & Insights

August 3, 2020 Coronavirus world map: which countries have the most Covid-19 cases and deaths?

Source: The Guardian

Covid-19 has spread around the planet, sending billions of people into lockdown as health services struggle to cope. Find out where the virus has spread, and where it has been most deadly

August 3, 2020 41 States Have Reduced Their Carbon Emissions While Growing Their Economies

Source: Good News Network

Reducing carbon emissions while increasing gross domestic product is not only possible, but is already happening in almost every state in America, according to a new report.

July 31, 2020 US SIF Foundation Releases Report On The Rise Of ESG In Passive Investments

Source: US SIF

Washington, DC – The US SIF Foundation today released The Rise of ESG in Passive Investments, a report that explores the growth of passive ESG (environmental, social and governance) investing and the debate on the effectiveness...

Commentary & Opinion

July 29, 2020 2020 Sustainable Packaging State of the World

Source: Packaging Digest

Sustainable packaging expert Robert Lilienfeld’s take on the eco-state of the world includes the good and not so good, as well as advice for industry professionals.

July 29, 2020 New York Post columnist describes NYC as 'disaster area,' predicts many who have left won't return

Source: Fox News

In a Post opinion piece published late Sunday, Markowicz described the city as "empty" and "hurting," beset by violent crime, homelessness, and other quality of life isses such as an increase in graffiti.

July 22, 2020 When it comes to sustainability, the path forward might mean looking back.

Source: Grist

My parents taught me early not to waste, because we had little to spare. Later, as an adult reporting stories along the U.S.-Mexico border, I came to see just how ingrained this value is among Mexico’s working class


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