Accounting and consulting firm KPMG upcoming 2021 CEO Outlook survey found that nearly a third of CEOs plan to invest more than 10% of their revenues toward sustainability measures and programs over the next three years. However, 77% of CEOs feel that…
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 »
One of the best ways companies have found to set sustainability and energy management goals, and to understand their ESG impact and opportunities, is to talk to stakeholders. From customers and employees to shareholders and NGOs, stakeholders have opinions, ideas and expertise to share on how to manage a company’s environmental impact.
Jacobs, a global technology, consulting, and business solutions company, has announced the launch of PlanBeyond 2.0, a refresh of its global sustainable business approach, aimed at integrating sustainability throughout its operations and client solutions in alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The initial version of PlanBeyond was ... Read more »
Crowley Maritime Corporation has announced plans to build and operate the ‘eWolf’ all electric tug boat, a first in the U.S., to serve the Port of San Diego. The 82-foot long vessel will be operational by mid-2023. Crowley has identified GHG emissions reductions and targets as one its top sustainability ... Read more »
Private equity funds managed by Blackstone have entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Sphera, a provider of ESG software, data, and consulting services, from Genstar Capital. The investment, which values the company at approximately $1.4 billion, would be made through Blackstone’s flagship private equity vehicle.
Japanese company Mizuiro Inc. worked with designer Naoko Kimura to create a sustainable alternative to the traditional crayon. The Oyasai Crayons are made with all-natural ingredients produced from food waste, making them safer and more sustainable than traditional crayons. About 150 million crayons are discarded annually throughout the U.S. by ... Read more »
Signaled at the beginning of this year, the new vegan KitKat V (Vegan) will be on shelves from mid-June initially in parts of Europe, South America and Australia. The new entrant comes in response to common requests on social media and the growing consumer interest in plant-based foods. As I ... Read more »
Introducing what it called “a new era in sustainability for the company,” Target has launched Target Forward, a sustainability strategy that includes both new and previously announced environmental and social responsibility goals. Target Forward encompasses three overarching commitments: to design and elevate sustainable brands, to eliminate waste, and to accelerate ... Read more »
“Many people feel unsure of the environmental language used by companies and governments,” says Daisy Powell-Chandler, a director at Public First. The policy group recently partnered with Brodie, a sustainability consultancy, to survey more than 2,000 consumers and the findings highlight the difficulties consumers have in assessing green moves by ... Read more »
The Seventy-Six, an Albany, New York housing development, is expected to be the first triple net-zero project – energy, water, waste – of its kind. The $250 million project, being developed by Garrison Architects based in New York City, is part of a revitalization effort for Albany’s historic South End ... Read more »
With climate impacts – heat arguably being the number one – worsening as I wrote earlier this week, public and private enterprises are realizing the need to step up their governance efforts. Earlier this year Miami-Dade County appointed Jane Gilbert as its first Chief Heat Officer, and other cities around ... Read more »