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Dell Pilot Program Tracks Old Electronics to See Where They Actually End Up

Dell Pilot Program Tracks Old Electronics to See Where They Actually End Up

Dell is tracking where its products end up after they are collected via the company’s US consumer takeback program; the pilot program – an effort between Dell and Basel Action Network (BAN) – is designed to “see if things end up where they are supposed to,” Dell says in its … Read more »

CEOs Mention Weather More Often than ‘The Dollar’ in Earnings Calls, Report Finds

CEOs Mention Weather More Often than ‘The Dollar’ in Earnings Calls, Report Finds

As climate change makes disruptive weather events more frequent and severe, the financial impact on corporate earnings and credit ratings could be meaningful, and could increase over time, according to a new report from S&P Global Ratings. A review of the earnings call transcripts of S&P 500 companies in the past … Read more »

New ISO Standards for Machine Tools to Improve Environmental Performance, Energy Efficiency

New ISO Standards for Machine Tools to Improve Environmental Performance, Energy Efficiency

The performance of machine tools varies depending on technical specifications and operating requirements, making it difficult to determine a common set of environmental performance criteria – but ISO has recently published the first two parts of a new International Standard for the environmental evaluation of such tools based on the commonalities … Read more »

First of Its Kind Loan: Barclays’ Borrower Pays Less if Sustainability Targets Are Met

First of Its Kind Loan: Barclays’ Borrower Pays Less if Sustainability Targets Are Met

In a first in the US, a company has entered into a syndicated sustainability-linked revolving loan. CMS Energy and its subsidiary, Consumers Energy, have entered into $1.4 billion revolving credit facilities from Barclays, the sole Sustainability Structuring Agent on the loan. This means that CMS can reduce its interest rate on the new … Read more »

Top European Pension Firms Expect Big Returns for SDG-Based Investment Fund

Top European Pension Firms Expect Big Returns for SDG-Based Investment Fund

Investors are increasingly demanding more sustainability initiatives and reporting from assets they invest in. The most recent example: ATP, one of Europe’s biggest pension funds, has teamed with five other pension firms to launch the Danish SDG Investment Fund based on the UN’s sustainable development goals. ATP predicts a 10% … Read more »

E-Commerce Giant Lazada Joins Movement to Tackle Plastic Pollution

E-Commerce Giant Lazada Joins Movement to Tackle Plastic Pollution

Lazada, an e-commerce giant in Southeast Asia is yet another entity that adopted World Environment Day’s Beat Plastic Pollution theme. The website offered all visitors a list of suggestions that could substitute for single-use plastic items like plastic bags, cups, straws and even diapers. Lazada’s presence spreads across Singapore, Malaysia, … Read more »

Industrial Water Treatment Market to Pop as Urbanization in Southeast Asia Soars

Industrial Water Treatment Market to Pop as Urbanization in Southeast Asia Soars

A number of factors is driving significant growth of the industrial water treatment market in Southeast Asia (SEA). The market, made up of water and wastewater treatment solutions for industries, along with associated services, is likely to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.8% between 2017 and … Read more »

Hershey’s Sweet Strategy: ‘Shared Goodness’ Appeals to Investors, Consumers

Hershey’s Sweet Strategy: ‘Shared Goodness’ Appeals to Investors, Consumers

The Hershey Company announced a new CSR strategy in conjunction with its 2017 social responsibility report – the Shared Goodness Promise is the company’s plan to “make a positive difference” in people’s lives through investments, collaborative programs, and sustainable business practices. The strategy will also help the company meet the … Read more »

5 Garnier Products Clean Up Sustainability, Nab Cradle-to-Cradle Certification

5 Garnier Products Clean Up Sustainability, Nab Cradle-to-Cradle Certification

L’Oréal USA’s Garnier brand is the first mass market skin care brand to receive Cradle to Cradle Certified Silver recognition, the company announced today. The five products in the Garnier SkinActive line earned the certification based on an evaluation of material health, material reutilization, renewable energy and carbon management, water … Read more »

Reckitt Benckiser Explores Ways to Snuff Plastic Waste

Reckitt Benckiser Explores Ways to Snuff Plastic Waste

Reckitt Benckiser Group, manufacturer of brands like Lysol and Woolite, has announced a new pledge concerning plastic in conjunction with this week’s World Environment Day. The company joins other global brands including Coca-Cola and Infosys that are using World Environment Day to initiate projects intended to “Beat Plastic Waste,” the … Read more »

Menlo Park Faces $90 Million in H2O Infrastructure Upgrades for Efficiency, Preparedness

Menlo Park Faces $90 Million in H2O Infrastructure Upgrades for Efficiency, Preparedness

As municipalities across the country increasingly focus on climate change preparedness, water infrastructure has come under the microscope. Menlo Park, California, for example, will need to invest $90.3 million in order to rehabilitate its municipal water system infrastructure between now and 2040, according to The Almanac. The investment will include … Read more »

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