(3BL Media/Just Means) - There’s a global race going on at the moment in search of renewable, clean types of energy to enable a transition from our current fossil fuel-based economy to a sustainable way of life. These include solar, wind, hydrogen and biofuels, among others. Natural gas is also being pursued as a transitional alternative.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) are a potent greenhouse gas used in refrigeration, air conditioning and insulation. HFCs are 10,000 times more potent than carbon dioxide, which is the most common greenhouse gas. Under the United Nation’s Montreal Protocol, there is an increasing level of support to phase out HFCs globally. However, the use of these ozone-depleting HFCs is growing at a rate of up to 15 percent every year in the United States.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – More than 340 global institutional investors representing over $24 trillion in assets worldwide have issued a statement calling on governments to create a platform for consistent, economically relevant and dependable carbon pricing. This appeal has set the stage for the UN Climate Summit that is about to convene to facilitate a global climate agreement in 2015, according to the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP).
Guest blog by Annie White, Associate Director, Research Products, Sustainalytics
(Hong Kong) - Sustainalytics, in partnership with Channel NewsAsia and CSR Asia, has launched the Channel NewsAsia Sustainability Ranking at the 10th annual CSR Summit in Hong Kong.
(3BL Media/Just Means) - Renewable energy, investment in communities, human rights and donations to philanthropic non-profits. These are some of the actions that banking company KeyCorp, a provider of services to the payments and retail industries, is taking to promote sustainability and social responsibility.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Nearly 840 U.S. colleges and universities have endowments to the tune of $415 billion, according to Bloomberg News. Making investments in sustainability must be a priority for the universities, not just to support a more sustainable world, but also to live up to the values that most of the universities themselves espouse.