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How Companies Can Create ‘Net Positive’ Products, Services and Environmental Impacts

The Net Positive Project, a coalition of companies that aim to go beyond reducing their negative sustainability impacts to contribute in a “net positive” way to society, the environment and the global economy, launched yesterday. “With the recent adoption of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the ratification of the … Read more »

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How Companies Can Create ‘Net Positive’ Products, Services and Environmental Impacts

The Net Positive Project, a coalition of companies that aim to go beyond reducing their negative sustainability impacts to contribute in a “net positive” way to society, the environment and the global economy, launched yesterday. “With the recent adoption of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the ratification of the … Read more »

Walmart, PepsiCo, Kellogg and Cargill Execs Talk Environmental Initiatives

Walmart, PepsiCo, Kellogg and Cargill Execs Talk Environmental Initiatives

During Walmart’s recent Sustainability Showcase meeting, Walmart CEO Doug McMillon was joined by John Bryant, chairman and CEO of Kellogg Company; Dr. Mehmood Khan, vice chairman and chief scientific officer of PepsiCo; and David MacLennan, chairman and CEO of Cargill. The group discussed environmental initiatives that are key to their … Read more »

Practical Tips for Fostering a Committed and Environmentally Conscious Workforce

  [Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of articles based on interviews from experts in the field who will be speaking at the Environmental Leader 2016 Conference in June.] Environmental management initiatives reach their goals and become successful more easily when employees are engaged and enthusiastic, General Motors has … Read more »

US Dominates World’s Most Sustainable Companies List

US Dominates World’s Most Sustainable Companies List

BMW is the world’s most sustainable company, according to the Corporate Knight’s 12th annual Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations list. The automaker is followed by software company Dassault Systems in second place, construction and engineering firm Outotec in third, Commonwealth Bank of Australia in fourth and Adidas in fifth. Gas … Read more »

RobecoSAM’s Sustainability Yearbook 2016: Who Made the List?

RobecoSAM’s Sustainability Yearbook 2016: Who Made the List?

The world’s most sustainable companies are located in Europe, according to RobecoSAM’s Sustainability Yearbook 2016. The investment specialist today announced which companies made the annual list from each of the 59 industries analyzed. The Yearbook looks back at companies’ sustainability performance in 2015 and includes the best 15 percent per … Read more »

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Road to COP21 Climate Talks: US Feds Pledge Emissions Cuts, CEOs Unite on Climate Deal

The COP21 climate talks are less than a week away and we’re seeing a flurry of low-carbon commitments from governments and industry as both groups gear up for Paris. US federal agencies will cut emissions to 41.8 percent below 2008 levels by 2025. The White House made the commitment on … Read more »

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What Exxon Knew about Climate Change: Let’s Get the Facts

Before joining Environmental Defense Fund in 2011, I was a journalist covering the politics of climate change. Part of that meant tracking the professional deniers who were paid to spread doubt and confusion on this urgent issue. You won’t be surprised to learn that one of the corporations that spent millions to … Read more »

GE Partners with Walmart, Intel, Statoil, 5 Others on Water, Energy Efficiency

General Electric Ecomagination is partnering with BHP Billiton, Goldman Sachs and MWH, Intel, Masdar, Statoil, Total and Walmart to accelerate innovation in water and energy efficiency. The partners have taken on the following initiatives to improve productivity, reduce impact and increase returns: GE and BHP Billiton will work jointly to … Read more »

Environmental Programs Save PepsiCo $375 Million

Environmental Programs Save PepsiCo $375 Million

PepsiCo’s environmental sustainability programs saved the company more than $375 million since its goals were established in 2010, according to Pepsi’s 2014 sustainability report. The savings were achieved through the company’s water management, energy, sustainable packaging and waste-reduction initiatives. During the same time period, the company delivered double-digit net revenue … Read more »

Embedding Sustainability within Your Organization: 7 Steps

This article is sponsored by VF Corporation. The road to incorporating sustainability management into a company’s daily processes can seem slow, incremental and difficult, but at scale, incremental changes can be truly transformational. In fact, a small change in a large company can create a ripple effect throughout an entire … Read more »

Top 200 Environmental Firms Revealed

Top 200 Environmental Firms Revealed

For the 10th year in a row, CH2M is the no. 1 environmental firm, according to Engineering News-Record’s annual Top 200 Environmental Firms list. AECOM, Bechtel, Veolia North America and Clean Harbors round out the top five. No new companies made it into the top 20. ENR says this year’s … Read more »

Frac Water Treatment Market Worth $1.9 Billion

Frac Water Treatment Market Worth $1.9 Billion

Despite a precipitous decline in fracking activity following the dramatic decline in global oil prices, the market for frac water management is still estimated to be worth $1.9 billion, not including water transportation and disposal, according to a new report from Lux Research. While fracs have fallen from about 2,300 … Read more »