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GE, McDonald’s, Starbucks, Nike Cut from DJSI World

GE, McDonald’s, Starbucks, Nike Cut from DJSI World

Amgen, Commonwealth Bank of Australia and GlaxoSmithKline are among the new additions to the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices World. Meanwhile Bank of America, General Electric, McDonald’s, Starbucks and Nike are among the companies to get cut from the DJSI World this year. These companies did, however, make the North American … Read more »

Banking Industry Should Address Climate Risk, Report Says

The banking industry has not successfully integrated climate change risk into its long-term strategic planning, or understood the implications for its business operations, according to a report by Boston Common Asset Management. The report, Financing Climate Change: Carbon Risk in the Banking Sector, warns investors may unwittingly be investing in … Read more »

Integrated Reporting

IIRC Publishes Integrated Reporting Framework

The International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) has released its Integrated Reporting (IR) Framework, intended to accelerate the adoption of integrated reporting worldwide. The IR framework combines sustainability and financial data to provide a holistic view of the company and its ability to sustain value over the short, medium and long term. … Read more »

Investors to Unilever, General Mills, 38 Other Companies: Adopt Sustainable Palm Oil Policies

Unilever, Kellogg, Dunkin Donuts and General Mills are among the companies facing pressure from investors to adopt policies that would ensure palm oil development does not contribute to deforestation, development on peatlands, or human rights violations. In an effort coordinated by Green Century Capital Management, a coalition of institutional investors … Read more »

Real Estate Industry Cuts Carbon Emissions 3.4%

Real Estate Industry Cuts Carbon Emissions 3.4%

Jones Lang LaSalle, Prudential Real Estate Investors, Starwood Hotels and Resorts and other global real estate firms cut their collective carbon emissions 3.4 percent between 2011 and 2012, says a report published by the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Greenprint Center for Building Performance. Buildings also reduced their energy consumption by … Read more »

CDP

CDP, CDSB, IIRC Team Up to Accelerate Integrated Reporting

The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), the Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB) and the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) have teamed up to accelerate integrated reporting. The collaboration, announced today, will drive better corporate reporting, helping companies and investors transition to a resource-efficient economy, the groups say. CDP, CDSB and IIRC … Read more »

building efficiency

EIU: US Needs More Coherent Building Efficiency Codes

Tackling rising energy consumption in US buildings will require a more coordinated and coherent approach to energy efficiency codes and regulation, one that is more focused on retrofits – where most potential gains lie, according to a report from the Economist Intelligence Unit. A 2012 Deutsche Bank report claims that … Read more »

Harvard gold and crimson dome

Harvard, MIT Recruit Firms to Sign Sustainability Compact

Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, cloud platform company Akamai Technologies and the city of Cambridge, Mass., have agreed to work collaboratively to address climate change issues at the local level. The groups say they hope to attract additional signatories from the corporate and nonprofit sectors. The Community Compact … Read more »

Deutsche, Goldman, JP Morgan Join NYC Carbon Challenge

Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan Chase are among 10 companies that have committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions from their offices by up to 40 percent in the next 10 years. The 10 companies all signed on to an expansion of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Carbon Challenge, being launched … Read more »

EPA Reveals 100% Green Power Users List

EPA Reveals 100% Green Power Users List

Intel, Kohl’s Department Stores, Whole Foods Market, TD Bank, Deutsche Bank, NYSE EuroNext, BMO Harris Bank and Adobe Systems are among dozens of organizations that are using 100 percent green power in their US operations through renewable energy certificates, on-site generation and utility green power products, according to the EPA’s … Read more »