By Adrian Johansen We are living in an increasingly ecologically-focused society and with good reason. The potential for the irreversible effects of climate...
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By BUSINESS.COM Editorial Staff Start your small business energy conservation program today with immediate, actionable tips. Plus, learn long-term strategies and tips on how to...
Let’s face it. We live in an incredibly divided world. As corporate sustainability professionals, we must lead the cultivation of a more inclusive, equitable world...
By MIRIAM ACZEL Last month, I represented Leaders in Energy at the 2018 Youth Global Forum in Paris. The Youth Global Forum brought together over 100 participants, experts,...
Hera committed to energy efficiency more than ten years ago, and from what started merely as an obligation turned out to be one of the most successful and innovative approaches of the group.
Clean labels, products free of artificial ingredients and synthetic chemicals, are becoming increasingly popular with consumers of all ages. But as consumer demand for healthy, all-natural products continues to climb, the food industry is struggling to adapt. Clean labels pose numerous benefits to society, helping people make healthier decisions at the grocery store, making the food industry more sustainable and improving our relationship with the environment.
The power of collective environmental action should not be a surprise when it comes to promoting the transition to a cleaner, greener planet. There are many simple changes you can make to embrace a more sustainable lifestyle. But how can businesses, particularly those first starting out, embrace the same techniques to reduce their carbon footprint, and encourage others to do the same?
The ‘triple bottom line,’ a phrase first coined by John Elkington in 1994, is a concept that expands how a business’s performance is measured to include social and environmental goals to its financial bottom line.
The triple bottom line is therefore used as a measure of a company’s economic performance and valuation, its level of corporate social responsibility (CSR), as well as its environmental sustainability standards and impacts. And it matters: for example, a 2013 study by Cone Communications and Echo Research showed that 82 percent of consumers in the United States considered the company’s CSR when deciding where to purchase goods and services.
At the fourth annual Energy and Sustainability Extravaganza at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD) on February 23, 2018, attendees learned about the types of services and products offered by private sector companies to promote sustainability.
Moderated Dr. Lynn Abramson, Executive Director of the Clean Energy Business Network (CEBN), there were two panels featuring representatives from a total of eight companies. The first panel featured green building solutions, and the second panel covered clean power and transportation solutions.