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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

October 26, 2020 Morgan Stanley CEO Says Clients’ Enthusiasm for ESG is ‘Exploding

Source: Financial Adviser

ESG is “an important, if not the most important component” of clients’ investments, Gorman said at the Sifma Annual Meeting 2020. “It isn’t a fad. It isn’t going away.”

October 26, 2020 The importance of engineering in building a sustainable future

Source: Institution of Mechanical Engineers

In a year when strength and resilience have been tested to the extreme, engineers and businesses have shown that outstanding results can be achieved if they work together.

October 26, 2020 Walmart has a grand plan to help suppliers club together to buy green energy

Source: CNBC

For sustainability, we are trying to essentially transform the way that consumer supply chains function right from source through to consumer and end of life,

Research & Insights

October 12, 2020 Scientist Maps CO2 Emissions for Entire US

Source: SciTech Daily

Map features greenhouse gas emissions across the entire US landscape at high space- and time-resolution with details on economic sector, fuel, and combustion process.

October 8, 2020 Fruit of the Loom outlines sustainability strategy

Source: Ecotextile

American apparel retailer Fruit of the Loom has published its first annual sustainability report, timing it alongside the launch of a new company strategy which will address the environmental impact of its global operations.

October 6, 2020 State of sustainable finance report showcases significant progress achieved across MENA

Source: Zawya

The Report underscores the collective achievements by stakeholders from the private and public sectors as they strive to contribute to the UAE’s sustainability agenda and enhance the stability of the country’s economy through...

Commentary & Opinion

October 2, 2020 Unsustainable Energy Production Will Stop, BP Projects

Source: Forbes

The longer society waits to address climate change, the more likely climate will change society, according to BP’s chief economist Spencer Dale. The human tendency toward procrastination is just one of the scenarios Dale attempts...

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.


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