(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Thanks to years of research, the links between smoking and cancer are now very clear. It is widely accepted that smoking is, by far, the biggest preventable cause of cancer. Chemicals in cigarette smoke enter our blood stream and can affect the entire body.
FROM THE EDITOR
Companies Double Down on Sustainability Investments
Businesses are doubling down on their investments in sustainability. UK grocer Tesco will source all of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030, adding to the £200 million in annual savings that the chain has recorded since investing in energy efficiency in 2007. Daimler has partnered with Vivint Solar to provide power storage for US homes, a logical move for a car maker that plans to introduce 10 models of electric cars by 2022. And Goldwind Americas, a Chinese-based wind-turbine manufacturer, is expanding its business in Wyoming, the heart of coal country. By following the money, it’s clear that the trend lines for investment in renewable energy should continue sharply upward.
John Howell, Editorial Director
News & Blogs
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – People around the world now recognize that climate change poses an imminent threat to the prosperity of future generations. With the passage of time, it has become clear that the solutions must be business-driven. Several large companies are now stepping up and making it their mission to lead this fight from the front.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Electricity and natural gas company Consumers Energy, which covers the Michigan region, has recently released the 2017 edition of its sustainability report highlighting its achievements in the previous year. The company has been making progress in several areas, some of which are listed below.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The Paris Climate Agreement and the UN Sustainable Development Goals have provided a clear roadmap for a just and sustainable world. These profound developments are causing positive business disruption, and compelling companies to closely evaluate changing consumer expectations, investor demands, and competitor behavior.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Solar power is on the increase and is expected to triple over the next five years, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association. But who are the homeowners buying solar?
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – We know that today, there are so many items that can be upcycled, from paper to plastic to clothes, but it’s rare that we hear about flowers being given a new lease of life. Well, that’s what’s happening in Portland, Oregon, where a not-for-profit called ‘The Bloom Project’ upcycles unsold flowers from grocery stores into fresh bouquets for hospice and palliative care patients on a weekly basis.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) — Cargill CEO Dave MacLennan has joined 29 other major company chief executives as a signatory to an open letter published in the Wall Street Journal, urging the Trump Administration to keep the US in the Paris Climate Agreement.