by Bruno Sarda, Vice President, Sustainability, NRG Energy
I proudly joined NRG exactly one year ago as the new head of sustainability, knowing I was joining the power sector at a time of rapid transformation. It’s an exciting time of technology and business model innovation, but it’s also a time of uncertainty. The surest thing we know about the future of power is that it won’t look like the past.
NRG closely monitors its environmental impacts. We emit CO2 when generating electricity at most of our facilities. The graphs presented below illustrate our U.S. scope 1 emissions of CO2e for 2014, 2015 and 2016. We anticipate reductions in our future emissions profile as we modernize our fleet through repowering, improve generation efficiencies and explore methods to capture CO2.
Findings from 2016 Materiality Assessment to Inform Strategy and Focus Areas in 2017
PLANO, Texas, July 26, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE: ADS), a leading global provider of data-driven marketing and loyalty solutions, today released its annual Corporate Responsibility report for 2016, which looks back over the last three years and reveals new 2020 goals across all three of the company’s lines of business – Alliance Data’s card services business, Epsilon and
ATLANTA, July 26, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Southface is pleased to announce Cox Enterprises as the presenting sponsor for its upcoming Visionary Dinner on September 19 at the Georgia Aquarium. Previously a patron sponsor, Cox has raised its commitment of support, and will be providing the emcee for the event. For the third year in a row, Mohawk Group is the event's title sponsor.
In the past few years, global efforts such as the Paris Agreement and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have demonstrated the tremendous progress that can be achieved through collective action.
The unprecedented focus from both the public and private sector on the health of our planet has signaled that efforts to limit environmental impacts can no longer be considered “above and beyond” the normal scope of a company’s operations, but rather serve as investments for our global community’s overall health and future growth in a responsible manner.
What does the maximum take-off weight of 150 Boeing 747-400 airplanes or the amount of water in 8,000 Olympic-sized swimming pools have to do with Domtar? Check out our just-released 2017 Sustainability Report to find out, and learn how the company is working smart for the long term.
Across the globe, about 50 percent of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are tied to materials. The United Nations, for example, estimates that in 41.8 million tonnes (Mt) of electronic waste there is 16 Mt of iron, 1.9 Mt of copper and 300 tonnes of gold, plus other precious metals such as palladium, with a combined value of $52 billion. Therefore, the transition to a circular economy not only contributes to climate action, but can have significant economic benefits as well.
By August 2, 2017, we will have used more from nature than our planet can renew in the whole year. Discover how Schneider Electric is determined to play a vital role in driving climate-compatible global economic growth. Learn more from Xavier Houot about Schneider’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions, discover our green supply chain, Green Premium ecolabel, use of waste as worth, and circular economy strategy.
In September 2015, all 193 Member States of the United Nations set a very ambitious and necessary agenda for achieving a better future for us all by adopting a set of 17 global goals: the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs aim to end poverty and hunger, fight inequalities and injustice, and protect our planet.
And, if we want to realize these goals, it’s essential that we get “buy in” from investors around the world.