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Top 10 Best Corporate Citizens Ranked

Ecolab, Campbell Soup and Microsoft are among the Top 10 Best Corporate Citizens, according to Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s fifth annual ranking. CR Magazine announced the top performers in the following sectors: business services, consumer items, consumer staples, energy, financial, healthcare, information technology, materials, media and entertainment, and utilities. By industry, … Read more »

Statoil to Field Test Methane Detection Technology

Statoil has joined the Environmental Defense Fund’s Methane Detectors Challenge — a collaboration between oil and natural gas companies, technology developers, environmental groups and government and academic advisors that aims to identify and bring to market new technologies that will help reduce methane emissions from oil and natural gas operations. EDF says … Read more »

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Web Tool Provides Access to Firms’ SEC Climate Change Disclosures

Ceres and CookESG Research have launched a free web tool for accessing climate change-related disclosures in company filings with the US Securities Exchange Commission. The tool allows users to filter and customize company 10-K filing excerpts relating to clean energy, renewables, weather risk and climate-related regulatory risks and opportunities. The … Read more »

Big Oil, Major Firms Plan for Carbon Price

Big Oil, Major Firms Plan for Carbon Price

Walmart, BP, ExxonMobil, General Electric and about two dozen other major US companies have already integrated a price on carbon emissions into their long-term business plans, according to a CDP report. In 2013, 28 companies based or operating in the US disclosed that they use an internal carbon price in … Read more »

Bloomberg and Dow Top Rankings of GRI Application

Dow Chemical scored highest among Fortune 100 companies when it comes to applying the Global Reporting Initiative’s guidelines for sustainability reporting, according to a study by the iCompli division of BPA Worldwide and IRAS. Bloomberg topped the list of media sector companies. The report — Applying GRI Guidelines for Effective Reporting: A Review of … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: 4-Degree Warning, Honeywell $78m Cleanup, Gas Spike

The World Bank’s new report “Turn Down the Heat” warns of catastrophic consequences if average world temperatures rise more than 4 degrees Celsius (7.2 degrees Fahrenheit) by the end of the century. The study said the 4 degree increase would likely trigger widespread crop failures and malnutrition and dislocate large … Read more »

Pepco, NYSE Top Carbon Disclosure’s S&P 500 Rankings, As US Firms Improve Reporting

Pepco, NYSE Top Carbon Disclosure’s S&P 500 Rankings, As US Firms Improve Reporting

Pepco Holdings, NYSE Euronext and Wells Fargo top the Carbon Disclosure Project’s annual carbon performance and disclosure ratings for the S&P 500, released today. CDP and PricewaterhouseCoopers co-wrote the report, which surveyed 338 US companies. The authors say the results show that the S&P 500 are making “significant strides” toward … Read more »

Hess Sustainability Report: Water Use Rises 27% in One Year

Hess Sustainability Report: Water Use Rises 27% in One Year

Oil and gas company Hess Corporation’s fresh water use jumped 27 percent last year to 13 million cubic meters, primarily due to higher use in its North Dakota operations and in its gas processing and refining operations, according to the company’s 2011 sustainability report. Hess exploration and production operations used 9.2 … Read more »

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