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Using Competitors’ Data to Boost Your Firm’s EHS Performance

Using Competitors’ Data to Boost Your Firm’s EHS Performance

Big data is changing how environment, health and safety managers do their jobs, from complying with environmental laws to managing risk and ensuring worker safety on the production floor. Here’s another way big data can boost EHS performance and businesses: you can access other companies’ data to gain a competitive … Read more »

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Duke Energy Raises Clean Energy Goal 33%

Duke Energy says it expects to own or purchase 8,000 megawatts of wind, solar and biomass capacity by 2020 — a 33 percent jump from the old goal of 6,000 megawatts established in 2013. The largest utility in the US sets this new goal in its latest sustainability report. At … Read more »

How to Grow Revenue 90%

General Electric, Dow and other top companies are using enterprise-wide targets to drive topline growth from sustainability initiatives, according to research conducted by The Conference Board in collaboration with the Investor Responsibility Research Center Institute. Revenue targets for portfolios of sustainable products and services are helping sample companies grow these … Read more »

Majority of Corporate Boards Exceed Minimum Reporting Requirements

More than half of S&P 500 company boards are providing oversight of environmental and/or social issues beyond what required by law, a new study shows. Board Oversight of Sustainability Issues finds that many industries subject to scrutiny – paper, forestry, healthcare, utility companies – are among the most likely to … Read more »

GE to Build $110m Fracking Research Center

General Electric says it will build a $110 million research center in Oklahoma to study oil and gas extraction technologies including hydraulic fracturing. GE Oil & Gas is the company’s fastest-growing business, with revenues of more than $15 billion and earnings and new orders having each grown 16 percent in … Read more »

Chevron, Shell, Enviros Set Fracking Standards

Chevron, Shell and other natural gas companies and environmental groups have formed a new center that will set standards for drilling by hydraulic fracturing in the Appalachian Basin. Based in Pittsburgh, Penn., the Center for Sustainable Shale Development (CSSD) has established 15 initial performance standards that the groups say will … Read more »

Environmental Investing Down at Universities, Study Finds

Environmental Investing Down at Universities, Study Finds

Only eight colleges and universities reported using sustainability investing in 2011, while 5 percent of the full sample, or 41 schools, used “environmental criteria” but didn’t provide specifics, according to the National Association of College and University Business Officers’ Commonfund Study of Endowments (NCSE). This statistic is reported in a … Read more »