Environmental Leader https://www.environmentalleader.com Environmental Leader Conference, Energy Manager Today Mon, 24 Apr 2017 23:03:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.3 Google Request Exacerbates South Carolina Water Wars https://www.environmentalleader.com/2017/04/google-request-exacerbates-south-carolina-water-wars/ https://www.environmentalleader.com/2017/04/google-request-exacerbates-south-carolina-water-wars/#respond Mon, 24 Apr 2017 20:02:40 +0000 https://www.environmentalleader.com/?p=170420 Google has requested 1.5 million gallons of groundwater per day to cool the servers at its Berkeley County facility, hoping to draw the water from the county’s aquifer. The company already uses about 4 million gallons of surface water per day, writes the Post & Courier (via Mashable). Google has studied various ... Read more »

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To Improve Social Media Sentiment, Talk about CSR (Emotionally) https://www.environmentalleader.com/2017/04/improve-social-media-sentiment-talk-csr-emotionally/ https://www.environmentalleader.com/2017/04/improve-social-media-sentiment-talk-csr-emotionally/#respond Mon, 24 Apr 2017 19:23:27 +0000 https://www.environmentalleader.com/?p=170417 A company’s social media campaigns focusing on its CSR initiatives can move social media users from a neutral view into positive territory, according to a new report from IBM and the US Chamber Foundation’s Corporate Citizenship Center. Over time, companies that increased online promotion of their CSR efforts experienced improvements in how ... Read more »

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Shifting Risk Management to ‘First Line’ of Business Leads to Revenue & Profit Growth: PwC https://www.environmentalleader.com/2017/04/shifting-risk-management-first-line-business-leads-revenue-profit-growth-pwc/ https://www.environmentalleader.com/2017/04/shifting-risk-management-first-line-business-leads-revenue-profit-growth-pwc/#respond Mon, 24 Apr 2017 18:03:27 +0000 https://www.environmentalleader.com/?p=170413 Nearly two-thirds  (64%) of companies believe that shifting more risk management responsibilities to the “first line” – that is, business units and corporate executives – makes their companies more agile and more able to anticipate and mitigate risk events, according to a new PwC report, Risk in Review 2017 (PDF). The ... Read more »

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Hasbro, Intel, Microsoft Top List of 100 Best Corporate Citizens https://www.environmentalleader.com/2017/04/170367/ https://www.environmentalleader.com/2017/04/170367/#respond Fri, 21 Apr 2017 18:34:24 +0000 https://www.environmentalleader.com/?p=170367 Hasbro, Intel and Microsoft top the new list of 100 Best Corporate Citizens released today by Corporate Responsibility Magazine. Altria Group, Campbell Soup Co., Cisco Systems, Accenture, Hormel Foods, Lockheed Martin, and Ecolab round out the top 10. The list was compiled by documenting 260 data points of disclosure and performance measures ... Read more »

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Diesel Fleets Eligible for $11M in New EPA Grants https://www.environmentalleader.com/2017/04/diesel-fleets-eligible-11m-new-epa-grants/ https://www.environmentalleader.com/2017/04/diesel-fleets-eligible-11m-new-epa-grants/#respond Fri, 21 Apr 2017 17:50:42 +0000 https://www.environmentalleader.com/?p=170363 Companies that operate diesel fleets may benefit from a new grant made available by the EPA, the agency announced this week. The grant, designed to “modernize the nation’s diesel fleet” by retrofitting or replacing vehicles with cleaner, more efficient diesel engines, will award at least $11 million from the Diesel Emission Reduction ... Read more »

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Regulatory Landscape Changes? EPA’s Acting Dir. of Western States Shares Insight at EL Conference https://www.environmentalleader.com/2017/04/regulatory-landscape-changes-epas-acting-dir-western-states-shares-insight-el-conference/ https://www.environmentalleader.com/2017/04/regulatory-landscape-changes-epas-acting-dir-western-states-shares-insight-el-conference/#respond Fri, 21 Apr 2017 17:53:43 +0000 https://www.environmentalleader.com/?p=170359 Acting director of the EPA Region 8 (which covers Colorado and other western states) Deb Thomas, will share insights on the current and drastically changing regulatory landscape at the Environmental Leader 2017 Conference in June, Business Sector Media has announced. Given the new political environment, companies face significant challenges as they try to navigate ... Read more »

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Where Does Recycling Fit in the Environmental Movement? https://www.environmentalleader.com/2017/04/170350/ https://www.environmentalleader.com/2017/04/170350/#respond Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:37:41 +0000 https://www.environmentalleader.com/?p=170350 According to a recent Nielsen survey, respondents believe that their biggest contribution to the preservation of the environment is recycling. Plastic bottles, followed by paper and cardboard, are the two most frequently cited materials consumers say they recycle. But without overt leadership on the issue, our limited success in recycling ... Read more »

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Evaluating Risks in the Water–Energy Nexus: A Q&A with Microsoft’s Josh Henretig https://www.environmentalleader.com/2017/04/evaluating-risks-water-energy-nexus-qa-microsofts-josh-henretig/ https://www.environmentalleader.com/2017/04/evaluating-risks-water-energy-nexus-qa-microsofts-josh-henretig/#respond Fri, 21 Apr 2017 16:06:57 +0000 https://www.environmentalleader.com/?p=170313 Josh Henretig, senior director of environmental sustainability at Microsoft, discusses the company’s approach to sourcing water and energy.

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Challenging Mercury Laws May Be Next On The President’s Environmental Agenda https://www.environmentalleader.com/2017/04/challenging-mercury-laws-may-next-presidents-environmental-agenda/ https://www.environmentalleader.com/2017/04/challenging-mercury-laws-may-next-presidents-environmental-agenda/#respond Thu, 20 Apr 2017 09:52:52 +0000 https://www.environmentalleader.com/?p=170287 Now that the Trump administration has signaled it will try and rollback regulations tied carbon, methane and volatile organic compounds, it may soon turn its attention to most insidious pollutant of them all: mercury.

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Target Vows to Use Its Power & Scale to See that All Packaging Is Recyclable https://www.environmentalleader.com/2017/04/target-vows-use-power-scale-see-packaging-recyclable/ https://www.environmentalleader.com/2017/04/target-vows-use-power-scale-see-packaging-recyclable/#respond Wed, 19 Apr 2017 18:35:39 +0000 https://www.environmentalleader.com/?p=170283 Target says it will use its “power and scale” as one of the country’s largest retailers to advance the idea that all packaging will be recyclable one day, and to help consumers understand how and why recycling is so important. With that in mind, the retailer has joined the Material Recovery ... Read more »

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