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Exponential Efficiency Gains: Q&A with AMD’s Sam Naffziger

Exponential Efficiency Gains: Q&A with AMD’s Sam Naffziger

Energy efficiency gains are built right into Advanced Micro Devices’ microprocessors, known as the “brains” of computing devices. In 2014, AMD announced the 25×20 Energy Efficiency Initiative targeting a 25-fold improvement in the energy efficiency of its accelerated processing units by 2020. If the company built cars, that would be … Read more »

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Can IT Help Companies Achieve ‘Net Positive’ Environmental Impact?

Kaiser Permanente switched to electronic medical records — and reduced transportation greenhouse gas emissions. This, according to the Center for Technology and Sustainability, is just one example of how technology can address environmental challenges. The center, a partnership between Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) and Dell, has published its first … Read more »

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AMD Processor Cuts Personal Computing GHG Emissions 50%

AMD’s latest computer processor reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent compared to the previous generation processor, according to an AMD carbon footprint analysis. AMD says this shows its business clients can reduce the environmental footprint of their technology and lower operating costs, while improving performance and efficiency. Some 60 … Read more »

Rethinking Sustainability in the Supply Chain

Rethinking Sustainability in the Supply Chain

Executives from leading companies including Michael Kobori (Levi Strauss & Co), Tim Mohin (AMD), and Mary Wroten (Ford Motor Company) sat down with Ceres at the Ceres Conference to discuss their companies’ approach to managing the environmental and social impacts of their supply chains.

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AMD Slashes GHG Emissions 24%

AMD has cut its greenhouse gas emissions at non-manufacturing sites 24 percent (compared to a 5 percent goal), between 2009 and 2014. Over the same time period the company’s water use per employee declined 55 percent (compared to a 20 percent goal), and waste diverted from landfills reached 74 percent … Read more »

Philips, BofA Urge Climate Change Risk Commission

Philips, BofA Urge Climate Change Risk Commission

Philips, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Marks & Spencer are among 46 organizations to sign a statement asking the UK government to evaluate the risks of resource insecurity and climate change on economic growth. The statement, organized by the Aldersgate Group, was sent with a letter to Dr. Steven … Read more »

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ESG Ratings Standard Open for Public Comment

A public comment period is now open to review a set of core principles for a global environmental, social and governance ratings standard developed by the Global Initiative for Sustainability Ratings. The GISR, a coalition formed in 2011 by Ceres and Tellus Institute, has modeled its rating system on the … Read more »