(3BL/JustMeans) Mining is an industry that uses much water and energy. One mining company is doing what it can to become more environmentally friendly. That company is Newmont Mining Corporation, which has active gold mines in Australia, Peru, Suriname, Ghana and the U.S.
FROM THE EDITOR
Fortune 500 Companies Step Up Renewable Energy Targets
I recently caught up with some long-delayed reading this week. Among the backlog, one report especially stood out (thank you cleantechnica.com for bringing it to my attention). “Power Forward 3.0” finds that 63% of Fortune 100 companies have at least one clean energy target, and 48% of Fortune 500 companies have at least one climate or energy target. That’s up from just 5% in 2014. The report, from the World Wildlife Fund, Ceres, Calvert Research and Management, and the CDP, conveys the good news that big business continues to move toward a clean energy economy, no matter the coal-supporting, climate accord-withdrawing policies of the current administration. Read the details here. That’s business, better, indeed.
John Howell, Editorial Director
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About 30 percent of food in the U.S. is wasted. In 2010, 31 percent of food waste translated to 133 billion pounds of food worth $161 billion. Food waste is the single largest component of trash in municipal landfills. Food sent to landfill gives off methane as it rots, a greenhouse gas with a warming potential 23 times that of carbon. Landfills are the third largest source of methane emissions in the U.S.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The debate about sustainable development has gained traction in recent months, with advocates emphasizing that it could generate millions of jobs worldwide. In the face of growing populations, depleting natural resources, and global warming, companies have an increasingly responsible role to play.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Some of the UK’s largest and most successful businesses are family-owned, including some of the country’s most recognisable and well-loved brands.
(3BL/JustMeans) Water is a precious resource, as the five years of extreme drought Californians have just lived through teach us. The lesson learned is how the private and public sector manage water can help take stress off of watersheds. To better manage water, open and shared data is necessary.
(3BL/JustMeans) We all use devices that are connected to the internet. The demand for those devices is only going to increase. The trend is for more and more devices to increase the demand for computing and data storage. An estimated 100 billion connected devices in 2020 will create an even greater demand for computing and data storage than the current infrastructure can handle.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Several global companies now pursue sustainability goals such as building stable markets, protecting the environment and improving social inclusion. Some of these companies are leading from the front by ensuring that their business strategy is aligned with universal values in order to create a positive environmental and social impact.