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CDP Global 500: 10% of Largest Companies Produce 73% of GHGs

CDP Global 500: 10% of Largest Companies Produce 73% of GHGs

BMW, Daimler, Philips Electronics, Nestlé, financial firm BNY Mellon, Cisco Systems and utility Gas Natural SDG — all with perfect 100 disclosure scores and A performance ratings — top the CDP’s list of the world’s best companies in terms of climate change disclosure and performance. Honda, Nissan, Volkswagen, Hewlett-Packard and … Read more »

CDP Global 500: 10% of Largest Companies Produce 73% of GHGs

CDP Global 500: 10% of Largest Companies Produce 73% of GHGs

BMW, Daimler, Philips Electronics, Nestlé, financial firm BNY Mellon, Cisco Systems and utility Gas Natural SDG — all with perfect 100 disclosure scores and A performance ratings — top the CDP’s list of the world’s best companies in terms of climate change disclosure and performance. Honda, Nissan, Volkswagen, Hewlett-Packard and … Read more »

Kiernan Plaza

Smart Cities Technology Hub to Open in New York

The SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) has acquired the landmark Kiernan Plaza in downtown Albany, NY, in a bid to create a hub for smart cities technology companies. The $30-million CNSE-led initiative, identified as a priority project by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s Capital Region Economic Development Council … Read more »

City Taps IBM to Boost Water, Transportation Efficiency

City Taps IBM to Boost Water, Transportation Efficiency

IBM has inked an agreement with the city of Da Nang, Vietnam, which will use the company’s technology to manage its water and transportation infrastructure. Using IBM’s Intelligent Operations Center, the Da Nang government aims to make the city’s infrastructure more efficient. The software provides a summary of events and … Read more »

IBM, Cisco ‘Top Smart City Technology Vendors’

IBM, Cisco ‘Top Smart City Technology Vendors’

IBM and Cisco are the top smart city suppliers, positioned to become global leaders in the market, Navigant Research says. The firm forecasts that the global smart city technology market will grow from $6.1 billion in annual revenue in 2012 to $20.2 billion by 2020. Smart cities integrate technology into … Read more »

Cisco, Google Top Greenpeace IT Ranking

Cisco, Google Top Greenpeace IT Ranking

Cisco and Google have tied for first place in Greenpeace’s latest ranking of IT sector climate leadership. Google and Cisco both scored 58 out of a possible 100 on Greenpeace’s sixth Cool IT leaderboard after logging gains of five and nine points, respectively, over their 2012 rankings. The top five … Read more »

Cisco, IBM, Siemens Among ‘Top 10 Smart Grid Vendors’

Cisco, IBM, Siemens Among ‘Top 10 Smart Grid Vendors’

A new report from GTM Research identifies the following companies that GTM analysts consider the best smart grid vendors across the smart grid value chain at present: ABB, Cisco, IBM, Itron, Siemens, S&C Electric, Schneider Electric, Opower, Silver Spring Networks and Tendril. While there were over 40 finalists in contention … Read more »

Cisco, IBM, Intel Win Climate Leadership Awards

Intel, Cisco Systems and IBM are among the 23 Climate Leadership Award winners selected by the EPA, the Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO), the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) and The Climate Registry (TCR). The second annual awards honor companies, organizations and individuals that reduce GHG emissions … Read more »

Umicore Tops Corporate Knights’ 2013 Global 100

Umicore Tops Corporate Knights’ 2013 Global 100

Belgium-based materials technology and recycling company Umicore tops the Global 100 list of the world’s most sustainable companies, according to Corporate Knights, the Toronto-based media and investment research firm that compiles the annual list. Brazil’s Natura Cosmeticos, Norway’s Statoil, Finland’s Neste Oil and Denmark’s Novo Nordisk rounded out the top … Read more »

Efficient Set-Top Boxes ‘to Save $1.5 Bn’ – But NRDC Cries Foul

A consortium of 15 TV providers and set-top-box manufacturers including Comcast, DirecTV, Cisco and Motorola have announced a Set-Top Box Energy Conservation Agreement that they say will result in annual residential electricity savings of $1.5 billion – but the National Resources Defense Council has dismissed the announcement as little more … Read more »

Cisco Sustainability Report: 2012 CO2 Target Smashed; Water and Energy Up

Cisco reduced its contractual scopes 1 and 2 carbon emissions by just short of 40 percent year-on-year, surpassing the company’s financial year 2012 target for a 25 percent reduction over 2007 levels, according to the company’s 2012 corporate sustainability report. In FY 2012, Cisco’s scope 1 and 2 contractual emissions … Read more »

Unilever, Heathrow Execs Urge Decarbonization

Executives of Unilever, Heathrow Airport and other major companies have written to the UK prime minister to urge decarbonization of the power sector, as a survey of almost 3,500 firms reveals businesses are increasingly worried about energy security. The letter, which was organized by the Prince of Wales’s UK Corporate … Read more »

Google Drops Out of EPA Green Power Tech Rankings

Google Drops Out of EPA Green Power Tech Rankings

Google, which ranked sixth in the EPA’s inaugural rankings of the high-tech industry’s biggest green power users, has dropped out of the Top 20. Intel, Microsoft, Cisco Systems, Sprint and Dell retained the top five places on the Top 20 Tech & Telecom list, which the EPA debuted in July, … Read more »