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T. Rowe Price’s CSR Report Shows Emissions and Waste Reductions

T. Rowe Price’s CSR Report Shows Emissions and Waste Reductions

T. Rowe Price has published its 2016 – 2017 corporate social responsibility report. The Baltimore-based global investment management organization demonstrated reductions in greenhouse gas emissions per associate over a six-year period. Between 2010 and 2016, the firm’s total GHG emissions went down 4% and were reduced by 31% per associate, … Read more »

Emerging Sustainability Accounting and Investment Methodologies Dig Deep

Emerging Sustainability Accounting and Investment Methodologies Dig Deep

Investors frequently assess companies based on their sustainability data, but corporations currently lack a standardized and widely accepted framework to share that information. As major fund providers like Vanguard, State Street, and BlackRock push for better ESG disclosures, new methodologies are emerging. One is an industry-specific disclosure framework from the … Read more »

European Institutions Offer $370 Million for Sustainable Maritime Shipping Projects

European Institutions Offer $370 Million for Sustainable Maritime Shipping Projects

The European Investment Bank and ING signed an agreement this week for 300 million euros ($370 million) to support green investments in the European maritime shipping market. Each institution will contribute 150 million euros to a sector risk-bearing facility for projects that improve transport vessels’ environmental performance. “It’s no secret … Read more »

Heineken Commits to 70% Renewable Energy in Production by 2030

Heineken Commits to 70% Renewable Energy in Production by 2030

Heineken has committed to increasing its share of renewable energy in production from the current 14% level to 70% in 2030. The Dutch brewing company also announced that it will set carbon emissions reduction goals for distribution, cooling, and packaging through a new program called Drop the C. Throughout the … Read more »

How CBRE Develops Competitive Advantage: Q&A with Global Director of CR David Pogue

How CBRE Develops Competitive Advantage: Q&A with Global Director of CR David Pogue

David Pogue, global director of corporate responsibility for CBRE, discusses how the global real estate services company is integrating corporate responsibility into its business practices.

Drone Package Delivery Could Cut Emissions, per Scientific Study

Drone Package Delivery Could Cut Emissions, per Scientific Study

A scientific study published this week in the journal Nature Communications shows that using small electrically-charged drones to deliver commercial packages generally consumes less energy per package than delivery trucks. For the paper “Energy use and life cycle greenhouse gas emissions of drones for commercial package delivery,” authors from Lawrence … Read more »

5 Ways Small Biz Gains from Changes in Renewable Energy Landscape

5 Ways Small Biz Gains from Changes in Renewable Energy Landscape

While economies of scale used to be a significant demotivator for smaller companies when it came to the affordability and practicality of procuring renewable energy, recent technological and industry advancements in the renewable energy landscape have effectively lowered the barrier to entry for smaller businesses. Here’s how.

Colorado Governor Comes to Conference to Contemplate Clean Energy Economy

Colorado Governor Comes to Conference to Contemplate Clean Energy Economy

The state of Colorado ranks 9th among US states in terms of renewable energy deployment, and electricity generated from renewable means reached 20% in 2016, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). While wind power accounts for the largest contribution to energy production, solar continues to grow – and conditions seem primed for the continued growth of the renewable sector.

White House Expected to Propose Slashing Funds for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

White House Expected to Propose Slashing Funds for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

The White House plans to propose cutting energy efficiency and renewable energy programs at the Department of Energy by 72%, pitting fossil fuels against wind and solar. Businesses are expected to weigh in.

Eagles & Pats: Head-to-Head for Eco-Cred

Eagles & Pats: Head-to-Head for Eco-Cred

The New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles face off Sunday at the LEED Gold-certified US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis for Super Bowl LII. But how do the teams’ home stadiums stack up environmentally? Let’s find out. Gillette Stadium Home of the New England Patriots, Gillette Stadium began welcoming fans … Read more »

EPA Wants National Fuel Efficiency Standard, Setting Up A Showdown with States

EPA Wants National Fuel Efficiency Standard, Setting Up A Showdown with States

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt told lawmakers on Tuesday that he favored a national fuel standard, putting in jeopardy the potentially stricter standards to be applied in California and Massachusetts and calling into question his earlier commitment to federalism and state rights.

CA Gov. Jerry Brown’s Environmental Legacy Includes Cost Savings for C&I Energy Users

CA Gov. Jerry Brown’s Environmental Legacy Includes Cost Savings for C&I Energy Users

As California Governor Jerry Brown enters his last year in office before ceding the reins under term limits, his final State of the State address points to the environmental legacy he hopes to leave behind. “Whether it’s roads or trains or dams or renewable energy installations or zero-emission cars, California … Read more »