Clean Earth Creates Integrated Sustainability Plan; Smart Grid Town Set Up in Holland; 12 Million US Corporations Donate $14B - CSR Minute for June 27, 2012

Jun 27, 2012 10:15 AM ET
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Clean Earth has published a three-year Sustainability Plan, with an integrated approach to improve its triple bottom line of environmental, social and economic performance. The Plan establishes five key goals that will be measured by indicators from the Global Reporting Initiative’s G3 Sustainable Reporting Guidelines.

PowerMatching City, the first real-life smart grid community in the world, has been launched in the Netherlands. 25 homes have been connected with each other and equipped with micro-combined heat and power systems, hybrid heat pumps, smart meters, charging stations for electric vehicles, and other smart household appliances. PowerMatching City is supported by Enexis, a distribution system operator; Essent, an energy company; Gasunie, a gas infrastructure company; and others.

Americans gave $298 billion dollars to charity last year, a four percent increase from 2010. 12 million corporations gave $14 billion dollars. The 2011 total is included in the annual “Giving USA” report by the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University.

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