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US CE100

Ellen MacArthur Foundation Launches US Circular Economy Program

In an effort to promote the circular economy in the US and eliminate waste, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation has launched a US chapter of its Circular Economy 100 (CE100) program. The international CE100, established in 2013, includes corporations, universities, city and government authorities, and include brands such as Google, Cisco, … Read more »

68 Major Companies Join Climate Action Pledge

As the UN climate talks in Paris near, 68 additional companies have joined the White House-led American Business Act on Climate Pledge. Companies making the pledge have set greenhouse gas reduction and renewable energy sourcing goals for 2020 and beyond, and are focusing on increasing energy efficiency, boosting low-carbon investing. … Read more »

EBay Dumps ALEC

EBay, after months of pressure from climate change activists, yesterday confirmed its departure from the American Legislative Exchange Council, according to Forecast the Facts. Forecast the Facts and other environmental groups had been pressuring eBay to cut its ties to ALEC, a coalition of corporations and state legislators that opposes … Read more »

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Kellogg’s Joins BICEP Coalition

Kellogg Company has joined Business for Innovative Climate & Energy Policy (BICEP) coalition to advocate for innovative climate and clean energy policies. BICEP, a project of Ceres, was launched in 2008 with a core group of five companies, including Starbucks, Nike and Timberland. It has since expanded to 32 leading … Read more »

PG&E, Xerox on Natural Capital Leaders Index

PG&E, Xerox on Natural Capital Leaders Index

Carnival,  Kimberly-Clark, Intel, PG&E and Xerox are among 34 companies named to the Natural Capital Leaders Index, which recognizes companies that have grown their revenue between 2008 and 2012 while reducing their environmental impacts during that same period. The index also includes a separate list of efficiency leaders — companies … Read more »

How to Make Money from Consumers’ Sustainable Behavior

How to Make Money from Consumers’ Sustainable Behavior

An online tool can help executives build a business case for sustainability, say nonprofit business network BSR and consultancy Futerra, which launched the free tool late last week. The Business Case Builder, developed by BSR’s Sustainable Lifestyles Business Group, which includes brands such as Carlsberg, Cathay Pacific, Disney, eBay, Hilton … Read more »

eBay fuel cells

Fuel Cells Power eBay Data Center

eBay launched a new data center in Salt Lake City, Utah, notable for the fact that it will be powered by 30 fuel cells. Bloom Energy Servers are the primary, on-site power source for the newest data center, according to eBay’s blog. The online auction company expects the Bloom Energy … Read more »

Future of Internet Power

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 »

Dell

Dell, eBay Team for Data Center Efficiency

Dell will work with eBay to solve hyperscale data center problems at Dell’s new Evergreen Innovation Center at the company’s Austin campus. The innovation center has servers and other data center components running for live testing and development, according to a Dell spokeswoman. The new center will enable Dell to further … Read more »

Social Media

How to Leverage Social Media for Sustainability Reporting

Just having a robust social media platform to communicate a company’s sustainability reporting is not enough; firms need to incorporate social media into an overall communications strategy and have top management plug the efforts to boost authenticity, says a Business of Social Responsibility article by Guy Morgan. Morgan is director of … Read more »

Dell

Earth Day Roundup: Dell, InterContinental Hotels, Delta, Haggar

In celebration of Earth Day today, a host of companies have announced eco-initiatives and sustainability targets. These include: InterContinental Hotels Group announced progress made with its online environmental management tool IHG Green Engage, which helps more than 2,300 IHG hotels reduce energy, water and waste consumption. The group exceeded its … Read more »

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Nike, Starbucks: Climate Change Policy is ‘Economic Opportunity’

Nike, Starbucks, Ikea and 30 other companies have signed a statement urging federal policymakers to take action on climate change by promoting clean energy, boosting efficiency and limiting carbon emissions. Climate change policy is an economic opportunity, says Anne Kelly, director of Ceres’ Business for Innovative Climate & Energy Policy … Read more »