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Hundreds of Companies Tell Trump ‘Don’t Dump Paris Climate Agreement’

Hundreds of major companies yesterday urged president-elect Donald Trump to implement the Paris climate agreement, which he has vowed to “cancel” once he’s in the White House.

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Climate Policy Is Coming. Is Business Prepared?

Businesses can expect stricter carbon pollution regulations coming soon — and that’s not necessarily a bad thing, according to some. We saw this reasoning explained in companies’ briefs supporting the EPA’s Clean Power Plan last week, with major tech firms Apple, Google, Amazon and Microsoft, along with Ikea and Mars … Read more »

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COP21 Climate Deal: What’s Next for Business

The world’s 195 countries signed a historic climate agreement this weekend in Paris at COP21. And although the agreement doesn’t bind businesses to making and reporting on emissions cuts, it will require ambitious efforts by private corporations, according to COP21 attendees. “At COP 21 businesses showed they supported an ambitious … Read more »

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COP21: 114 Companies Set ‘Science-Based’ Emissions Targets, Business Climate Tool Launched

Some 114 companies — including Ikea, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Walmart, Kellogg and Dell — have committed to set emissions reduction targets in line with what scientists say is necessary to keep global warming below the dangerous threshold of 2 degrees Celsius, according to the Science Based Targets initiative. The announcement was made … Read more »

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Climate Week NYC 2015 Roundup: Microsoft, Siemens, Unilever, Royal DSM

As world leaders meet in New York this week to formally adopt the Global Goals for sustainable development, many businesses are announcing commitments to help build a low-carbon economy. Here are some highlights from Climate Week NYC 2015. Microsoft, Sony, Adidas and Marks & Spencer are among the companies backing … Read more »

Best Buy, Dell, Among EPA’s Electronics Recycling Challenge Leaders

Best Buy, Dell, LG Electronics, Panasonic, Samsung, Sony, Sprint and Staples are among the electronics manufacturers and retailers recognized by the EPA for their achievements in used electronics stewardship under the Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Electronics Challenge. The companies’ environmental achievements include diverting more than 220,000 metric tons of used … Read more »

Greenpeace: Tech Giants Still Using Hazardous Chemicals

Greenpeace: Tech Giants Still Using Hazardous Chemicals

Samsung, Sony and Panasonic are among the technology companies still using hazardous chemicals such as polyvinylchloride and brominated flame retardants in their products, according to a report by Greenpeace. While there has been some progress in recent years, the report shows that a number of leading consumer electronics companies are … Read more »

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Recycle Across America Joins R2 Recycling Leader Program

Recycle Across America is the newest group to join the R2 Recycling Leader program, which is designed to support efforts by companies and organizations to advance the responsible reuse and recycling of used electronics. RAA is a nonprofit that has developed a standardized labeling system for recycling bins to help … Read more »

Best Global Green Brands Revealed

Best Global Green Brands Revealed

Ford is the no. 1 green brand, stealing the top spot from Toyota, which has been at the top of Interbrand’s Best Global Green Brands report since the list debuted in 2011. In the 2014 list, Toyota falls to no. 2, with Honda, Nissan and Panasonic rounding out the top … Read more »

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Electronics Companies Form Recycling Coalition

DirecTV, Microsoft, Panasonic, Sony and Xerox are among the founding partners of a program to encourage companies to responsibly reuse and recycle electronics. The Sustainable Electronics Recycling International’s (SERI) R2 Responsible Recycling Leader Program launches with a coalition of 10 partners including Goodwill Industries International, Greeneye Partners, Keep America Beautiful, … Read more »

Phone Battery Recycling Rates Low

Only about 4 percent to 5 percent of lithium-ion batteries were recycled in the EU in 2010, based on the number of batteries sold and what was collected. Regulations in Great Britain and the EU may have succeeded in keeping smart phone batteries out of landfills, according to The Guardian, … Read more »

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Which Companies Have the Best CSR Reputation?

Microsoft, the Walt Disney Company, Google and BMW are the companies with the best corporate social responsibility reputation, according to a study by corporate reputation management consultancy Reputation Institute. This is the second year in a row that the 2013 Global CSR RepTrack 100 has named Microsoft as the top … Read more »