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Dow Jones Sustainability Indices Additions, Cuts Announced

Cisco Systems, Shell and Adobe are the three largest additions to the 2016 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices. to the annual sustainability benchmark. Intel, Samsung Electronics and British American Tobacco are the largest deletions to the annual sustainability benchmark.

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Clean Power Plan ‘Good for Business,’ Say Major US Brands

Clean Power Plan supporters came out en masse to defend the carbon pollution rule on Friday with major brand companies filing amicus, or “friend of the court,” briefs with the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit. The EPA’s Clean Power Plan requires existing coal-burning power plants to cut … Read more »

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COP21 Roundup: Schneider Electric, Acciona, BMW, Coca-Cola, Unilever, Elon Musk

As the COP21 climate change conference in Paris enters its second and final week, businesses and government leaders are increasing their calls for a climate deal and initiating new programs to limit global warming. Here are some of the recent announcements: The Compact of States and Regions, a reporting mechanism … Read more »

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COP21: Carbon Pricing, Bill Gates, Businesses Act on Climate Change

As the COP21 climate talks continue in Paris global leaders and organizations are stepping up calls for carbon pricing. The leaders of France, Germany, Canada, Chile, Mexico and Ethiopia, as well as heads of the World Bank, International Monetary Fund and Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development say either taxing … Read more »

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Adobe, Google Among Founding Partners of USGB Building Health Initiative

Adobe, CalPERS, Genentech, Google, Kaiser Permanente, Salesforce.com, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and 20 other corporations and institutions are founding partners in a new green building initiative. The US Green Building Council-Northern California Chapter (USGBC-NCC) launched the Building Health Initiative on Tuesday night at its annual Super Heroes Awards … Read more »

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Facebook, eBay Promote Clean Energy-Powered Data Centers

Adobe, eBay, Facebook, HP, Salesforce.com and Symantec have partnered with Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) on an initiative to promote low-carbon power sourcing for data centers in the US. The newly formed Future of Internet Power will also help Internet companies work more effectively with policymakers and utilities, BSR says. … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: APP and SVLK, Carbon Capture and Storage, ISO 50001, SEP

Asia Pulp & Paper Group said it has secured SVLK certification for all of its nine mills. SVLK is the Indonesian government’s Wood Legality Verification System. The standard is granted through the National Accreditation Committee (KAN) and monitored by the Forestry Independent Monitoring Network. SVLK certification addresses country-of-origin verification requirements … Read more »

Bayer, Lockheed Martin Commit to Cut Energy, Water 20% in Two Years

Bayer, Integral Group, Lockheed Martin, Method and three other companies have committed to the US Green Building Council’s California Best Buildings Challenge, agreeing to reduce energy, water and waste in commercial buildings 20 percent over a two-year time period. The new members, including Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Webcor Builders and XL Construction, … Read more »