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Jacobs Announces PlanBeyond 2.0: Sustainable Business Aligned With UN SDGs

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 Builds ‘eWolf’, First-Of-Its Kind All Electric Tug Boat

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 »

Mizuiro Introduces ‘Plant-Based Crayons’

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 »

Target Unveils New Sustainability Strategy

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 »

Consumers Want More Transparent ‘Green’ Messaging From Companies

“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 »

World’s First Triple Net Zero Building In New York

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 »

GE, National Grid, Mitsubishi Join Low-Carbon Resources Initiative

GE, National Grid, and Mitsubishi are among the 39 companies that have signed on to the Low-Carbon Resources Initiative (LCRI), a 5-year, $100 million research and development initiative aimed at identifying and developing commercially viable new technologies and solutions for deep decarbonization of the power sector. Launched through a partnership ... Read more »

$8.8 Trillion Asian Investor Group Targets Asia Utilities On Climate Action

The Asia Investor Group on Climate Change (AIGCC), backed by 13 institutional investors responsible for $8.8 trillion in assets under management (AUM), has launched to engage with key Asian electric utilities on cutting emissions, strengthening disclosures and improving governance of climate-related risks. The new program complements the current engagement efforts ... Read more »

Sustainability Bonds Surge, Could Hit $650B in 2021

Originating from green bonds – now a trillion dollar industry – sustainability bonds have been growing rapidly as a way to fund key issues, including COVID-19 vaccines, climate change, biodiversity, energy efficiency measures, and more.  In 2020, the sustainability bond market increased eightfold, according to data provider Refinitiv. In the ... Read more »

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