Business and environmental goals are more closely aligned today than they were five years ago, according to an EDF survey. A major factor behind this alignment of goals? Innovative technologies. Here’s an in-depth look at the survey results, including top technologies, what’s driving adoption, what consumers think of it, and what business leaders say.
As California Governor Jerry Brown enters his last year in office before ceding the reins under term limits, his final State of the State address points to the environmental legacy he hopes to leave behind. “Whether it’s roads or trains or dams or renewable energy installations or zero-emission cars, California … Read more »
Around the world, countries as diverse as the United Kingdom, Mexico and the Philippines are adapting to climate change. Many are aligning this – and ongoing efforts to manage disaster risks – with infrastructure investments and economic growth, a recent report by the U.S. General Accounting Office found.
Over the past few months, hundreds of thousands of people across the U.S. have spoken out in support of action on one very important topic: methane. Methane is the main ingredient of natural gas. It helps heat our homes and power our economy. But when leaked or vented into the … Read more »
Del Monte Foods, Sealy and US Foods are among 25 of KKR’s Green Portfolio Program companies that have avoided more than 2.3 million metric tons of greenhouse gases and achieved about $1.2 billion in cost savings and new revenue between 2008 and 2013. KKR formed its Green Portfolio Program in … Read more »
The Global Environmental Management Initiative and Environmental Defense Fund have teamed up to expand the adoption of their water efficiency toolkit for companies in water-stressed areas as drought conditions persist on the West Coast and throughout the Southwest. The EDF-GEMI Water Management Application (WaterMAPP) toolkit is a MS Excel-based, multi-tabbed … Read more »
Smithfield Foods and its livestock production subsidiary, Murphy-Brown, are collaborating with Environmental Defense Fund to help farmers optimize fertilizer application to grain grown for animal feed. EDF estimates that the collaboration will reduce excess nitrogen fertilizer on more than 450,000 acres and reduce GHG emissions from agriculture by more than … Read more »
London Heathrow Airport, construction group Skanska and energy company National Grid are among the businesses that have signed on to a joint industry and UK government initiative that aims to reduce carbon in infrastructure, which the government says could save as much as 24 million metric tons of carbon and … Read more »