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R!SE

How Businesses Can Stop Climate-Related Economic Loss

The UN has launched an initiative to mainstream disaster risk management into corporate planning and investment decision-making: a digital globe that shows current and possible future effects of climate change. The R!SE initiative aims to help quell economic loss from geographic events and is a response to 10 years of record-breaking … Read more »

Senior Staff ‘Most Crucial’ Sustainability Driver

Senior Staff ‘Most Crucial’ Sustainability Driver

Senior leadership is the most critical driver of sustainability within a business, according to research by the Economist Intelligence Unit on behalf of Coca-Cola Enterprises. Some 44 percent of firms say engagement with business leaders will be the most important factor in successfully implementing a sustainability strategy over the next … 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 »

Shale Gas Boom a ‘Game Changer’ for Manufacturing

The current record-low natural gas prices “will be a game changer” for North American companies that rely on feedstock or direct energy usage to compete on a global level, according to analysis by RBC Capital Markets and Economist Intelligence Unit. The shale gas boom is affecting industries differently, but it … Read more »

Demand for Water Will Outstrip Supply by 2030, Oracle Says

Thirty-nine percent of water executives say demand is “highly likely” to outstrip water supply by 2030, while 54 percent say such a risk is moderately likely, according to research released today by Oracle Utilities. Water for All?, conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit, surveyed 244 senior water utility executives across … Read more »