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Greening News, Greening of Corporation, Greenwashing – Accountability Central

Every company seems to be going green, looking at the flow of “green” news from Corporate America.  Looking to the European Union, it appears that the trend may be more pronounced among continental and UK-based corporations.  A growing number of investors are interested in the greening practices, programs and policies of corporations; for an increasing number of investors these factors may be significant in their investment (or divestment) decision-making.

There is dramatically rising interest in corporate sector greening as well among important stakeholders – employees (and prospective employees), suppliers, business partners, customers, lenders, regulators, and others.  One of the key questions raised by stakeholders is:  Is this [greening] initiative by the company substantive or is it just PR?  The answers matter!  In this section of Accountability Central the editors bring you news, research and insights, commentary and opinion, and identify key players and stakeholders to help you understand better the greening of corporations and the business sector.

News & Updates

January 25, 2022 When Will The U.S. Tap its Massive Geothermal Energy Potential?

Source: Oilprice.com

After years in the making, the U.S. geothermal industry is finally gaining momentum, but will it attract the investment and support it needs to fully develop?

January 24, 2022 Equilibrium/Sustainability — Solar-powered cars on the EV horizon

Source: The Hill

Electric vehicles powered by solar energy may not be just a technological fantasy of the future, with a string of startups planning to unleash commercial solar-assisted vehicles in the next two years, The Wall Street Journal...

January 24, 2022 How can transportation companies reach their sustainability goals? With better data

Source: Fast Company

ransportation leaders know they need to cut their emissions, but where to start? Data on how long their trucks idle, or where they can use EVs, can be the first step toward change.

Research & Insights

January 7, 2022 Copper Mountain Mining Achieves 2021 Sustainability Targets

Source: Yahoo Finance

Copper Mountain Mining Corporation is pleased to announce that it has met or exceeded its sustainability targets for 2021, which were to achieve a "Yes" or at least an "A" rating on each of the Mining Association of Canada's...

December 14, 2021 BearingPoint study: The CEO as the Chief Environmental Officer is key for sustainable procurement

Source: Union Bulletin

A new study by management and technology consultancy BearingPoint on sustainable procurement shows CEOs have the opportunity to take ownership of sustainable transformation as Chief Environmental Officers, setting the vision and...

October 20, 2021 Drinking Our Way to Sustainability – One Cup of Coffee at a Time

Source: Sci Tech Daily

Thanks to a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant of $979,720, Timothy Randhir, UMass, Amherst professor of environmental conservation, and David King, of the USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station, will embark upon a...

Commentary & Opinion

December 6, 2021 Stratasys: Being More Sustainable With 3D Printing

Source: Manufacturing ZGlobsl

Andreas Langfeld, President EMEA, Stratasys discusses how additive manufacturing (3D printing) can help manufacturers be more sustainable

October 7, 2021 When sustainability feels impossible

Source: Michigan Daily

Climate change is ravaging the planet. Wildlife populations are diminishing rapidly around the world. The Earth is dying — and it’s all our fault.

June 24, 2021 Opinion - America the Beautiful' is a green infrastructure plan for greater sustainability and equity

Source: The Hill

Record heat and wildfire in the western United States. Plummeting biodiversity. A nation struggling for equity and justice. In times like these, we desperately need federal initiatives that can solve multiple problems in one fell...


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