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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
June 15, 2018 McDonald's to scrap plastic straws in UK and IrelandSource: CNN
McDonald's has joined the fight against plastic pollution by switching to paper straws at its restaurants in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Source: The Motley Fool
If humanity wants to limit the rate of climate change and reduce its impact on the natural environment, then it needs to transition to clean and renewable sources of electricity within the next several decades. Good news: we're...
June 1, 2018 Electric vehicles will grow from 3 million to 125 million by 2030, International Energy Agency forecastsSource: CNBC
There will be enough electric cars on the road for roughly every person in Japan — the world's 11th most populous country — in just more than two decades, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA).
Research & Insights
A new nationally representative survey finds that a large majority of Americans think global warming is happening, outnumbering those who don’t by 5 to 1. Americans are also growing more certain that global warming is happening....
November 6, 2017 Top 10 countries most attractive to renewable energySource: China Daily
China continues to be the world's most favorable market for renewable energy development and investment, according to a new study.
A new study suggests that a concerted effort at regreening the planet could be just as impactful as completely ending our reliance on oil as a source of fuel. This natural climate solution would include such initiatives as...
Commentary & Opinion
Source: The Business Journals
WASHINGTON, May 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Electric vehicles have lower global warming emissions than the average new gasoline car everywhere in the country, even when the electricity comes from the dirtiest coal-dominated electric...
Source: The Guardian
he government’s air quality plan may make our air more breathable in the long run but it fails to tackle some of the biggest issues facing cities and towns in the UK, and more people on bikes are a huge part of the answer.
October 14, 2016 Too Many Energy Discussions Ignore PricesSource: Forbes
Far too often, articles about energy policy fail to mention prices. Not only do many renewable energy advocates ignore the question, but it sometimes seems as if prices for the output from large scale wind and solar...
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