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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 »

BYD Introduces Revolutionary New E-Bus

BYD, a top electric bus (e-bus) maker, has introduced its latest innovation – a battery-electric Type D school bus with top-priority safety features, superior performance capabilities, and a sleek design. The Type D can seat up to 84 passengers, and can be equipped with an ADA liftgate. The bus has ... Read more »

Conscious Capitalism: Why It Matters For Sustainability Leaders

According to Northeastern University School of Business, which offers an MBA in Sustainability, conscious capitalism emphasizes profits with purpose, and takes into consideration the interests of all key stakeholders, recognizing that some stakeholders like the environment cannot speak for themselves but are necessary considerations for sustainable business. Conscious capitalism is ... Read more »

Enabling Climate Resiliency: Top U.S. Parks

According to The Trust For Public Land, an authority on parks and green infrastructure, parks are essential for public health, climate resilience, and strongly connected communities.  Climate change affects everyone, but in cities, low-income communities often face the starkest threats. On average, low-income neighborhoods have fewer parks and green spaces ... Read more »

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