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Sunrun Launches PowerU Clean Energy Education Program

Solar panel and storage leader Sunrun has announced the launch of PowerU, a fully-funded employee education and training program for its workforce. The company currently has more than 4,800 employees. Sunrun joins the growing list of companies establishing company-wide sustainability education programs. Deloitte, for instance, announced earlier this month it ... Read more »

Should Utility CEO Compensation Be Linked To Decarbonization Goals?

As part of its recently launched Utility Transformation Challenge initiative, the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) recommends utilities undergo a series of cultural and business model changes, such as linking executive compensation to carbon reduction goals, to support the transition to a carbon-free, clean energy future. Many utilities across the ... Read more »

Unilever, Patagonia, Natura &Co, IKEA Top 2021 Sustainability Leaders

In its 25th edition, the 2021 GlobeScan/SustainAbility Leaders Survey highlights the significance and urgency of sustainable development issues, and ranks the corporate sustainability leaders. The 2021 survey was completed between April 29 and June 16 by almost 700 sustainability experts from over 70 countries. The survey asks which organizations are ... Read more »

Carbon Mapper Charts Path For Real-Time Emissions Tracking To Accelerate Climate Mitigation Efforts

Carbon Mapper, a U.S. 501c3 non-profit, aims to accelerate climate action and environmental stewardship with real-time tracking and technical services made possible by advanced satellite technology. Carbon Mapper satellites point at key infrastructure areas such as oil and gas production fields, pipelines, refineries, power plants, regions with large concentrations of ... Read more »

New York World-Class Javits Center Embraces Urban Farming

As the Javits Center reopens post-pandemic, the iconic convention center will boast a 1-acre rooftop working farm, among other enhancements and sustainability features. Highlights of the 1.2 million square-foot expansion project, a collaboration between Lendlease, Turner Construction, TVS design and Stantec, include:  113,000 square feet of pre-function space 90,000 square ... Read more »

Sustainable Markets Initiative Launches Design Lab To Develop High Impact Solutions for Sustainable Future

The Terra Carta Design Lab, a collaboration between HRH The Prince of Wales, Sir Jony Ive, and the Royal College of Art (RCA), will inspire and invite design students from around the world to design high-impact, low-cost solutions for ‘Nature, People and Planet.’ Through the Terra Carta Design Lab, students ... Read more »

Corbion, Land O’Lakes Partner To Advance Regenerative Agriculture

Corbion, a leading biobased ingredients company is collaborating with Truterra, LLC, a unit of Land O’ Lakes, and Truterra’s local partner Central Valley Ag (CVA) to leverage data insights to improve regenerative agriculture practices, including no-till farming, cover crops and integrated grazing. As regenerative agriculture continues to go mainstream, with ... Read more »

Carbon Labeling Picks Up Steam As Allbirds, Unilever, Others Lead The Way

As companies are under increasing pressure from customers, shareholders and governments to improve transparency about how their business contributes to GHG emissions reductions, a growing number of firms are pursuing carbon labeling as part of their strategies. Allbirds, for instance, which plans to cut its carbon footprint in half by ... Read more »

Apple Welcomes 15 Diverse Companies To Its Inaugural Impact Accelerator To Develop Innovative Climate Solutions

Fifteen businesses from across the U.S. will soon begin participating in Apple’s Impact Accelerator program, which is aimed at advancing innovative solutions for communities most impacted by climate change. Solutions will focus on energy efficiency, solar, green chemistry, recycling, and other environmental issues. Participants will receive training and access to ... Read more »

Fresh Del Monte Announces 2030 Sustainability Goals Linked to SDGs, Extends Beyond Operations

In what may portend the next wave in sustainability leadership, Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc., among other companies, is pursuing 2030 sustainability goals more closely aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and impact beyond its own operations. Amid mounting concerns over the long-term efficacy of the ESG movement, ... Read more »

IKEA Adds STROMMA Clean Electricity Service For Customers To Bolster Its Climate Positive Agenda

IKEA has announced the launch of STROMMA in Sweden, an electricity subscription service that will enable customers to buy affordable, certified electricity from solar and wind, and use an app to track their own electricity usage.  IKEA already offers solar panels to customers in 11 markets, with plans to expand ... Read more »

EPRI Releases Sustainability Priorities For North American Power Sector

The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), a leading think tank for the power sector, has published its 2021 list of sustainability priorities for the North American power sector, based on extensive research conducted in 2020 with U.S. and Canadian stakeholders. Sustainability priorities, often referred to as sustainability materiality issues, are ... Read more »

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