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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

March 31, 2020 Pocket-lint has planted 1,000 trees: Welcome to sustainability month

Source: Pocket-Lint

In a recent YouGov poll in the UK, more people said they were more concerned about the impact of climate change on humanity than the coronavirus.

March 27, 2020 ProAmpac adds to sustainable packaging line

Source: Pet Food Processing

CINCINNATI — ProAmpac, a flexible packaging company, announced March 24 it has developed a premium recyclable quad-seal package in partnership with High Island Organics. The package was designed for High Island Organics’ new...

March 20, 2020 Sustainable packaging goes beyond traditional recycling

Source: SmartBrief

When buying food and beverage items, consumers are looking for delicious treats and drinks, but younger consumers are also looking to enjoy products that can help the environment. The average consumer is more aware that...

Research & Insights

August 9, 2019 Sustainable cocoa: Tradin Organic’s inaugural report highlights need to “elevate transparency”

Source: Food Ingredients First

Tradin Organic has released its first cocoa sustainability report, which summarizes the Netherlands-based ingredient provider’s past milestones and plans for the future. The five primary aspects the company addresses are...

May 13, 2019 CO2 in the atmosphere just exceeded 415 parts per million for the first time in human history

Source: Tech Crunch

For the first time in human history — not recorded history, but since humans have existed on Earth — carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has topped 415 parts per million, reaching 415.26 parts per million, according to sensors at...

March 27, 2019 "We Are in Deep Trouble": Carbon Emissions Break Record in Devastating Global Setback

Source: Science Alert

Global energy experts released grim findings Monday, saying that not only are planet-warming carbon-dioxide emissions still increasing, but the world's growing thirst for energy has led to higher emissions from coal-fired power...

Commentary & Opinion

February 6, 2020 6 Changes in Society Could Rapidly Pave the Way to a Sustainable Future, Study Finds

Source: Eco-Watch

The report, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States (PNAS), identifies six "tipping dynamics," or interventions, that could act as catalysts to bring about rapid societal and...

January 28, 2020 The Warren Fracking Ban Would Devastate America

Source: National Review

An investigation into Elizabeth Warren’s disastrous promise to ban hydraulic fracturing via executive order on Day One of her presidency

January 8, 2020 Rest Easy, World. Vogue Editors and Celebrities Are Here to Save the Environment.

Source: National Review

We are awash in celebrities who live opulent, much-envied, sumptuous lifestyles with gargantuan carbon emissions, and who contend that like Vogue, they are committed to living sustainably because they say they’re committed to...


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