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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

January 21, 2021 Carbon conscious media: the publishers ushering in a new era of sustainability for brands

Source: The Drum

With our planet in the midst of a climate crisis, publishers are starting to realize that the way they source stories about our planet is just as crucial as the content itself. Enter a new generation of media that is bringing the...

January 21, 2021 Bridgestone to use less resources in sustainability push

Source: Trade Arabia

Bridgestone has consistently sought to reduce its use of resources in its tyre and rubber business through means such as developing "Dan-Totsu (class leading)" products with longer lifespans and that use fewer resources.

January 21, 2021 Abu Dhabi Calls for Speeding up Sustainable Development through Practical Initiatives

Source: Asharq Al-Awsat

The Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week Summit got underway on Tuesday as part of ADSW 2021, the global platform for accelerating the pace of sustainable development.

Research & Insights

January 15, 2021 Three GRI Standards Come Into Effect for Sustainability Reports in 2021

Source: Report Alert

Companies disclosing their impacts through the world’s most widely used sustainability reporting standards are to adhere to three new and updated standards, for reports they publish from this year onward.

December 22, 2020 Environmental and Social Responsibility Key Priorities for Energy Fuels

Source: Daily Sentinel

LAKEWOOD, Colo.- Energy Fuels Inc. is pleased to announce it has published its Sustainability Report, along with its Climate Change Policy, Human Rights Policy and Vendor Code of Conduct, which together with its other policies...

December 16, 2020 The Global Sustainable Competitiveness Index 2020

Source: Sol Ability

Scandinavia is still leading the way: Sweden is leading the Sustainable Competitiveness Index – closely followed by Iceland, Denmark & Finland, while Norway is ranked 9

Commentary & Opinion

December 28, 2020 2020 showed Florida that sustainability and resilience are the only way forward

Source: News-Journal

This year made Floridians feel climate change in our daily lives as we slogged through a supercharged hurricane season, extreme rainfall, and heat, in the midst of a pandemic.

December 21, 2020 'We're having a sustainable Christma

Source: Yahoo Finance/BBC

More than 90% of people in the UK want to live a sustainable lifestyle, but only 16% are changing their habits to do so, research by analyst firm Gartner suggests.

December 16, 2020 Sustainable development is too important for self-interest and political posturing

Source: Responsible Investor

In their Green Paper Richard Barker and Robert Eccles claim to contribute, in a “neutral way”, to the ongoing debate on sustainability reporting standards and who should set them.


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