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Three Smart Ways to Strive for Zero Waste

Three Smart Ways to Strive for Zero Waste

Amongst the hype of the most recent football season, one story continues to impact us long after the final whistle between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots: a collaboration to achieve a zero waste game at US Bank Stadium. Rush2Recycle aimed to recover more than 90% of the … Read more »

Product Announcement: Sustainable Design Concept Addresses Developer Challenges

Product Announcement: Sustainable Design Concept Addresses Developer Challenges

A new sustainable design concept – developed and patented to address challenges developers face when it comes to building and financing cost-effective apartments – is now available to urban developers from architectural firm Newman Garrison + Partners. New Block is an architectural design concept that targets two acre urban infill … Read more »

Industry Association: ‘Uncollected Plastics Hurt the Environment; Let’s Fix It’

Industry Association: ‘Uncollected Plastics Hurt the Environment; Let’s Fix It’

The Plastics Industry Association today publicly acknowledged the environmental challenge presented by uncollected plastics, and announced its commitment to “preventing and mitigating marine debris through strengthened recovery systems around the globe.” The association pinpointed a number of priorities to bolster its commitment and “meaningfully” address marine debris, including: educating manufacturers … Read more »

First of Its Kind Loan: Barclays’ Borrower Pays Less if Sustainability Targets Are Met

First of Its Kind Loan: Barclays’ Borrower Pays Less if Sustainability Targets Are Met

In a first in the US, a company has entered into a syndicated sustainability-linked revolving loan. CMS Energy and its subsidiary, Consumers Energy, have entered into $1.4 billion revolving credit facilities from Barclays, the sole Sustainability Structuring Agent on the loan. This means that CMS can reduce its interest rate on the new … Read more »

Top European Pension Firms Expect Big Returns for SDG-Based Investment Fund

Top European Pension Firms Expect Big Returns for SDG-Based Investment Fund

Investors are increasingly demanding more sustainability initiatives and reporting from assets they invest in. The most recent example: ATP, one of Europe’s biggest pension funds, has teamed with five other pension firms to launch the Danish SDG Investment Fund based on the UN’s sustainable development goals. ATP predicts a 10% … Read more »

Hershey’s Sweet Strategy: ‘Shared Goodness’ Appeals to Investors, Consumers

Hershey’s Sweet Strategy: ‘Shared Goodness’ Appeals to Investors, Consumers

The Hershey Company announced a new CSR strategy in conjunction with its 2017 social responsibility report – the Shared Goodness Promise is the company’s plan to “make a positive difference” in people’s lives through investments, collaborative programs, and sustainable business practices. The strategy will also help the company meet the … Read more »

AkzoNobel Meets Growing Demand for Sustainable Products w/Giant New Plant

AkzoNobel Meets Growing Demand for Sustainable Products w/Giant New Plant

Paints and coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel is opening a new powder coatings plant in Changzhou, China, that will help the company meet the growing demand for more sustainable coatings solutions, the company says. The facility – one of the largest of its kind in the world, according to the company – is … Read more »

Announcing the Winners of the EL Product & Project of the Year Awards

Announcing the Winners of the EL Product & Project of the Year Awards

Environmental Leader is honored to announce the winners of the Environmental Leader Product & Project Awards. The Award winners were celebrated at a gala awards party during the Environmental Leader & Energy Manager Conference in Denver. The Judges’ Choice winners were announced at the same time. See the award winners here.

GM Sustainability Head: Challenges, Initiatives & ‘Where We Go From Here’

GM Sustainability Head: Challenges, Initiatives & ‘Where We Go From Here’

What are top professionals in the environmental responsibility space thinking about in terms of sustainability management? What are their challenges and next steps? Here’s what one practitioner shared during the first day of the Environmental Leader & Energy Manager Conference (#ELEMCON18).

3 Intuitive Laws of Employee Loyalty for EHS & Sustainability Managers (and Everyone Else…)

3 Intuitive Laws of Employee Loyalty for EHS & Sustainability Managers (and Everyone Else…)

Heather Younger, CEO of leadership development company Customer Fanatix, shared several intuitive laws of employee engagement during a workshop at the Environmental Leader & Energy Manager Conference. Dennis Hu of Ball Aerospace and Josh Scott with Colorado School of Public Health added insights. Here are a few:

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