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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

May 24, 2022 From alternative fuels to rationing trips: A guide to more sustainable flying

Source: CNN

As pandemic-related restrictions start to lift, and we emerge from the lockdown shadows, one thing is returning to the minds and spending of many people: travel.

May 24, 2022 Sustainable luxury: Can quality be kind to the planet? - The Agenda

Source: CGTN

One of the biggest shifts in the world of luxury is the birth of a more planet-friendly customer. Sustainability and ethical business habits are high on their luxury agenda…

May 24, 2022 This Biglaw Firm Is The First To Offer Billable Hours For 'Sustainability' Work

Source: Above the Law

Lawyers, do you remember when you wanted to save the world? One Biglaw firm hopes that you still do — and they’re going to let you bill for it.

Research & Insights

May 23, 2022 Kinross releases 2021 Sustainability Report

Source: Elko Daily Free Press

Kinross Gold Corp.’s 2021 Sustainability Report provides a summary of the company’s progress over the year in furthering its environmental, social and governance strategy, and a couple of the accomplishments cited are in Nevada.

May 4, 2022 Earth's water cycle is SPEEDING UP due to climate change – resulting in more intense rainstorms and faster melting of the ice caps, study warns

Source: Daily Mail

Earth's water cycle is speeding up due to climate change, according to a new study, potentially resulting in more intense rainstorms and faster melting of the ice caps.

April 25, 2022 Gen Z Driving A More Sustainable Future With eBay Selling Pre-Owned Goods

Source: Forbes

The report highlights that Gen Z is driving real change in terms of using recommerce (selling and buying pre-owned goods) as a means of positively contributing to sustainability efforts. Approximately 34% of buyers survey...

Commentary & Opinion

May 9, 2022 Grid operators warn of electricity shortage amid switch to renewables: Report

Source: Fox News

"I am concerned about it," MISO Chief Executive John Bear told the Wall Street Journal in a report Sunday. "As we move forward, we need to know that when you put a solar panel or a wind turbine up, it’s not the same as a thermal...

March 23, 2022 Opinion - Everyone Wants to Do ESG Now

Source: Bloomberg

There will be a certain amount of bad blood and suspicion between the ESG people (who hate finance and want to save the world) and the regular finance people (who like finance and, uh, sometimes get stereotyped as not caring so...

March 22, 2022 What about people? Sustainable work, sustainable life, sustainable packaging

Source: Packaging Europe

After twenty years of being a part of our industry, of which I’ve spent the last fifteen years helping companies to find the right people, I’ve seen the progress we’ve made so far. And in those years, I’ve spoken to thousands of...


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