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Businesses Using Carbon Pricing to Manage Climate Risks

Carbon markets are booming, according to two new reports, and business is playing a key role. Global carbon markets’ total value increased 9 percent to €48.4 billion ($52.6 billion) in 2015, boosted by North American markets, which grew 121 percent in terms of volume and 220 percent in terms of … Read more »

zero waste

Zero Waste: Stop Throwing Money in the Trash

Companies have a major financial incentive to achieve zero waste. “Waste = Wasted Cash,” writes Eric Lombardi, executive director of Eco-Cycle International, on Waste360.com. An example: Unilever North America, which achieved 100 percent zero-waste-to-landfill at all dedicated distribution centers in North America earlier this year, said zero waste resulted in … Read more »

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 »

68 Major Companies Join Climate Action Pledge

As the UN climate talks in Paris near, 68 additional companies have joined the White House-led American Business Act on Climate Pledge. Companies making the pledge have set greenhouse gas reduction and renewable energy sourcing goals for 2020 and beyond, and are focusing on increasing energy efficiency, boosting low-carbon investing. … Read more »

Google

The Best CSR Reputations in the World Ranked

Google has the best corporate social responsibility reputation, topping the Reputation Institute’s annual Global CSR RepTrak 100 ranking for the second year in a row. BMW took the no. 2 spot, with the Walt Disney Company coming in third, Microsoft ranking fourth and Daimler in fifth. Rounding out the top … Read more »

Disney

Disneyland’s Zero-Waste Efforts Earn EPA Award

Disneyland Resort has diverted more than 7 million pounds of food scraps from entering landfills since 2013 and is the first theme park in the US to receive zero waste certification at one facility — achievements that helped the theme park win an EPA 2014 Food Recovery Challenge award. Disneyland … Read more »

Disney

Disney Cuts Carbon Emissions 31% in 2014

The Walt Disney Company in 2014 decreased its net emissions 31 percent from its 2012 levels, putting Disney on track to reduce net emissions 50 percent by 2020, according to the company’s most recent corporate sustainability report. The company’s total greenhouse gas emissions in 2014 were 1.63 million metric tons … Read more »

Google

Companies with the Best CSR Reputations Named

Google has the best corporate social responsibility reputation, beating out Microsoft who held the top spot in 2012 and 2013, according to Reputation Institute’s annual CSR RepTrak. Microsoft, Walt Disney and BMW are the no. 2, 3 and 4 companies, respectively, with the best CSR reputations globally. Apple, Lego, Volkswagen, … Read more »

Apple

Apple, Microsoft, Disney Show Low-Carbon Leadership, Commercial Success

Apple, Diageo, Microsoft and Unilever are among the “low-carbon leaders” highlighted in Corporate Citizenship’s report the Low-Carbon Company, which makes the business case for decarbonization. Other companies can follow these low-carbon leaders’ examples, the report says. Among the examples: Apple has set a goal to power all of it corporate … 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 »

100 Best Corporate Citizens Revealed

Bristol-Myers Squibb is the best corporate citizen of 2014, according to Corporate Responsibility Magazine, which publishes the annual list. Johnson & Johnson, Gap, Microsoft, Mattel Weyerhaeuser, Ecolab, Intel, Coca-Cola and Walt Disney round out the top 10 in this year’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens List. To compile the 15th annual … Read more »