Sustainable business is now an imperative. Climate change is top of mind for leaders worldwide who are committing to driving down greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through ambitious net-zero targets. They are responding to increasing industry regulation, as well as pressure from selective consumers who are scrutinizing brands’ eco-credentials and demanding companies transition to more sustainable products and means of production.
In 2021, Green Mountain Energy customers avoided more than 8.7 billion pounds of carbon dioxide, the equivalent of planting 1 million trees
HOUSTON, May 19, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Green Mountain Energy recognizes the importance of protecting the environment. With each passing year, it becomes increasingly clear that everyone must work together to mitigate the effects of climate change. While solving this problem requires complex strategies, our choices as individuals play an important role.
Aflac Incorporated’s leadership in corporate responsibility is centered around limiting the company’s carbon footprint and helping make its communities, cities and planet more sustainable. This is built on the belief that environmentally and socially responsible business actions serve to enhance corporate reputation, improve talent recruitment and retention and attract new business.
Transitioning to a net-zero carbon economy* is vitally important, and corporate bonds will play a critical role in the transition. To support that journey, sustainable investors should monitor the carbon impact of the corporate bonds in their portfolios. But there’s a lot more to understanding a bond portfolio’s carbon footprint than conventional metrics can show.
by Lori Keith, the Director of Research at Parnassus Investments and Portfolio Manager of the Parnassus Mid Cap Fund
ESG strategies are rapidly gaining popularity as interest in supporting companies that manage their carbon footprints, invest in their employees, and promote diversity surges. As more and more funds claim the ESG label, how can investors effectively decide which investments are genuine?
Avoiding Investments that Masquerade as ESG Choices
What if we could take the waste that no one wants, the kind that ends up in landfills, and turn it into sustainable fuel?
Thanks to developments in gasification technology, this kind of transformation is now possible on a commercial scale. “Ten or 20 years into the future, I really see a world where carbon will be in a closed loop,” says Andrea Redford, Chief Business Development Officer at Enerkem.
Enerkem, a leading Canadian cleantech company, is building a new biorefinery in the Greater Montreal area that will turn non-recyclable waste from landfills into valuable, low-carbon intensive biofuel.
Cummins Inc. is partnering on a first-of-its-kind in North America hydrogen-blending project to reduce the carbon footprint of delivered natural gas.
The global power leader is working with Enbridge Gas Inc. on the project enhancing the existing Markham Power-to-Gas facility in Markham, Ontario (Canada), with support from Sustainable Development Technology Canada, the Canadian Gas Association and the NGIF Capital Corporation.
by Carole Liable, CEO of Domini Impact Investments
For women-led and impact leading Domini Impact Investments, sustainable investing isn’t a trend; it’s a tradition. CEO Carole Laible explains what’s ahead for sustainable investing in 2022—and why women are the ones that will continue to power its momentum.
NEW YORK, September 2, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Today, Figure Eight, the first multi-brand experiential boutique curated with a 360-degree approach to sustainability, opens at 63 Greene Street in New York’s storied SoHo neighborhood. The thoughtfully curated pop-up will showcase a selection of sustainable and vegan brands across fashion, jewelry and beauty, available in store September-December 2021.
In the first post of this series, we wrote about energy audits and how a business can use improvements identified in these audits to reduce costs and cut emissions. Once such improvements have been introduced, a business may feel that there is no way to further reduce its carbon footprint – but additional opportunities exist.