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What an Aging Infrastructure Means for Businesses in the United States

What an Aging Infrastructure Means for Businesses in the United States

Modernizing the country’s aging infrastructure has been at the top of the American to-do list for years. At the same time, the US government only spends about 3% of GDP on this area. This month the White House released a sweeping plan to rebuild roads and bridges nationwide: “Legislative Outline … Read more »

Sustainability Accounting on the Rise: Q&A with SASB’s David Parham

Sustainability Accounting on the Rise: Q&A with SASB’s David Parham

What does the new wave of ESG accounting mean for corporate leaders? David Parham, deputy director of research at the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board, offers key insights.

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 »

Owens-Illinois Achieves Cradle to Cradle Gold Rating in Industry First

Owens-Illinois Achieves Cradle to Cradle Gold Rating in Industry First

Glass container manufacturer Owens-Illinois (O-I) is the first food and beverage packaging company to receive gold-level certification for material health and re-utilization under the Cradle to Cradle standard. Based in Perrysburg, Ohio, O-I makes glass packaging for leading brands and had revenues of $6.9 billion last year. Certification is based … Read more »

Saudi Food Waste Study to Advance Best Practices, Education, Reuse and Recycling

Saudi Food Waste Study to Advance Best Practices, Education, Reuse and Recycling

Food waste is not only an economic and environmental drain – it’s just plain uncivilized, says the director of the Saudi Grains Organization (SAGO). SAGO, under the Saudi Arabia Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture, is launching a national initiative to reduce food waste, including a

EPA Withdrew ‘Once In Always In’ Policy – So What Does That Mean?

EPA Withdrew ‘Once In Always In’ Policy – So What Does That Mean?

On January 25, 2018, the EPA issued a guidance memorandum withdrawing the “once in always in” policy for the classification of major sources of hazardous air pollutants under Section 112 of the Clean Air Act (CAA). Within the air compliance and permitting community, this guidance memorandum has been thought of as

FDG Tech Could Significantly Reduce Cost of Water Treatment, U of K Researchers Say

FDG Tech Could Significantly Reduce Cost of Water Treatment, U of K Researchers Say

Wastewater research from the University of Kentucky (UK) Center for Applied Energy Research may lead to cost-effective and practical technologies for reducing and managing wastewater, the school says. A $740,000 grant from the US Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory will help strengthen the University’s program. UK’s wastewater research … 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.

G-Star Raw Completely Transforms the Denim Production Process

G-Star Raw Completely Transforms the Denim Production Process

Only a few years ago, Dutch denim-maker G-Star Raw was drawing ire from Greenpeace. Activists pasted posters on store windows in seven countries, urging the brand to sign up for its Detox campaign, which challenges popular clothing brands to stop using hazardous chemicals. “No one likes a greenwasher,” a Greenpeace … Read more »

Update Direct from Dunkin’: Dollars to Donuts, These Cups Are Cream of the Crop

Update Direct from Dunkin’: Dollars to Donuts, These Cups Are Cream of the Crop

You may remember from my editor’s note last Friday that we had some important follow-up questions after reading about about Dunkin’ Donuts’ decision to transition from foam to double-walled paper cups. I forwarded our questions to the company and they were quick to send back their answers.