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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 20, 2020 How retailers can use AI and ML to drive sustainability in 2020

Source: CSO

Sustainability has become an increasingly key issue in the retail industry over the last few years. While it’s promising to hear retailers making the right noises, they won’t be able to follow through on their good intentions if...

January 20, 2020 The Best News On Climate You’ve Never Heard

Source: Forbes

Under the Current Polices Scenario global per capita carbon dioxide emissions do not exceed the 2012 peak until the late 2030s. Under the Stated Policies Scenario, global per capita carbon dioxide emissions steadily decline to...

January 20, 2020 Microsoft CEO warns economy 'will fundamentally be in jeopardy' without sustainability plans

Source: The Hill

Days after releasing an updated plan to go “carbon negative” by 2025, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said it's the responsibility of large companies to help fight climate change.

Research & Insights

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 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 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...

Commentary & Opinion

December 30, 2019 Get Brexit done’? We’re not even allowed to mention it

Source: The Guardian

When Johnson returns from the West Indies and moves on from victory celebrations to the hard study of what his officials tell him, he should realise that his campaign promises are totally incompatible with the appalling economic...

December 16, 2019 Goldman Sachs’ commercially driven plan for sustainability

Source: Financial Times

David Solomon, chief executive of Goldman Sachs, says the company will target $750bn of financing, investing and advisory activity to areas such as clean energy and sustainable food production © Bloomberg

November 29, 2019 The Fourth Industrial Revolution is redefining the economy as we know it

Source: World Economic Form

The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) upends current economic frameworks. Who makes money - and how - has changed. Demographics have changed. Even the skills that brought our society to where we are today have changed. Leaders...


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