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World’s Largest Companies Decoupling Emissions, Business Growth

Greenhouse gas emissions data from the world’s 500 largest companies shows that for the first time, the Global 500 are beginning to grow their businesses and manage their emissions at a rate that follows the global scientific consensus on the risks of climate change, according to a Thomson Reuters report. … Read more »

Toolkit Highlights Sustainability Best Practices

The Global Environmental Management Initiative has launched a toolkit designed to help corporations better address sustainability topics by communicating the value of sustainability to employees and using other internal means to achieve objectives. The GEMI Quick Guide on Cultivating Sustainability Within an Organization includes best practices and mini case studies from … Read more »

Hurricane Sandy

Climate Change Costing Companies ‘Millions’

Gap, HP and Dr Pepper Snapple Group are among the S&P 500 companies facing climate change related risks and costs, according to a CDP report. The report, which reviews findings from CDP 2011-2013 disclosures, finds reported risks affect companies in all economic sectors and include damage to facilities, reduced product … Read more »

GE NextFuel

Trains Turn to Natural Gas to Cut Fuel Costs, Compete with Trucks

General Electric’s locomotive division and other companies are testing natural gas equipment as rail companies look for ways to take advantage of natural gas production, which has halved the price of fuel, the Christian Science Monitor reports. The savings could be in the billions, the publication reports. Union Pacific, the … Read more »

Waste Management

Waste Management Cashes in on Fracking Boom

Waste Management — and other companies outside the oil and gas industry — are benefiting from the US fracking boom. The waste disposal and recycling company has acquired Summit Energy Services and Liquid Logistics, two North Dakota energy services companies. The purchases give Waste Management access to new markets in … Read more »

FTSE

FTSE Launches Environmental Technologies Index

FTSE Group has launched an environmental technologies index, FTSE ET100, designed to measure the performance of companies whose core business is in the development and operation of environmental technologies. To qualify, companies must derive at least 50 percent of their business from environmental markets. These include renewable and alternative energy, … Read more »

Union Pacific Puts $20m Towards Reducing Diesel Emissions

Union Pacific Railroad is investing $20 million to test new technology designed to reduce diesel emissions from freight locomotives. A series of 25 experimental locomotives will be based in two Union Pacific rail yards in California as part of the test. The intermediate line-haul units have an operating range of … Read more »