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Environmental Executive Moves: Enviance, Siemens, NRG Energy, GE’s Current, Republic Services

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. Enviance: The environmental, health and safety management software developer has appointed Amy Stelling (pictured) president and CEO. Stelling was previously an executive-in-residence at the global investment firm Battery Ventures, the backer of Enviance. Siemens: The energy efficiency and … Read more »

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How Companies Can Create ‘Net Positive’ Products, Services and Environmental Impacts

The Net Positive Project, a coalition of companies that aim to go beyond reducing their negative sustainability impacts to contribute in a “net positive” way to society, the environment and the global economy, launched yesterday. “With the recent adoption of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the ratification of the … Read more »

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Environmental Executive Moves: Diageo, GBI, Kurion, Camfil, TerraTherm

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. Diageo: The alcoholic beverages giant has appointed David Croft to the role of global sustainable development director. He will assume the role on Feb.1, 2015. Croft is currently the director of quality and technical at the UK retailer … Read more »

O2, Vodafone Launch Sustainability Ratings

O2 and Vodafone, working with Forum for the Future, have teamed up to create an industry-wide system of sustainability ratings for mobile devices, according to Mobile News. Orange has confirmed it will adopt the system next year. According to Forum for the Future, although some manufacturers and network providers have … Read more »

DuPont: India Confident In Green, Biobased Products

A majority of Indian consumers are familiar with green products, have confidence that green products are better for the environment, and feel that biobased ingredients enhance the desirability of a product, according to a survey by DuPont and TNS Global. The research took place in 12 major Indian cities with … Read more »

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Walmart, Target Partner on Product Sustainability

Walmart and Target have teamed up to improve sustainability in the personal care and beauty industry. The two companies, along with nonprofit Forum for the Future, last week co-hosted the Beauty and Personal Care Products Sustainability Summit in Chicago. Representatives from suppliers including Procter & Gamble, Unilever, Estee Lauder and L’Oreal … Read more »

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Consumers Want to Buy ‘Green’ Brands

About 70 percent of consumers would consider switching brands if one could demonstrate better environmental credentials, according to research from sustainability nonprofit Forum for the Future. Novelis commissioned the research to gain consumer insights into its evercan product, aluminum sheet certified to contain at least 90 percent recycled content. In … Read more »

GSE

Environmental Executive Moves: GSE, UNEP FI, Scope 5, Honest Buildings

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. GSE: The geosynthetic containment systems manufacturer says Mark Arnold, president and CEO, is leaving the company.  GSE’s board of directors has appointed Charles A. Sorrentino, a current member of the board, as interim president and CEO, effective immediately. … Read more »

Environmental Executive Moves: Newmont Mining, EBI, Barnes Group, McGuireWoods

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. WesTech: The process equipment manufacturer has appointed Les Uhlmeyer (pictured) as head of its new municipal water treatment business unit overseeing the Microfloc and General Filter product lines. Uhlmeyer has more than 30 years’ experience, spending more than two … Read more »

AkzoNobel, U-Ming Join Sustainable Shipping Initiative

Specialty chemicals producer AkzoNobel and Taiwan marine shipper U-Ming Marine Transport Corporation have joined the Sustainable Shipping Initiative, a global coalition of companies that pledge to improve the industry’s environmental impacts through a broad range of goals, including reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The Sustainable Shipping Initiative is managed by non-profit … Read more »