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Major Global Hotels Demonstrate Leadership Through New Carbon Measurement Initiative

Press Release

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) August 30, 2011 - The International Tourism Partnership (ITP) and the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) are collaborating on a groundbreaking initiative to unite hotel industry efforts to calculate and communicate carbon impact by agreeing on a standardised methodology and metrics informed by the GHG Protocol standards.

Magic 8 Ball: A Tool for Sustainability Risk?

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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The mystical qualities of the Magic 8 ball captured our fascinations as children. Could it really predict the future? As adults, we realize it's limited in its powers, but yet, the idea of glancing into the future, finding answers to questions, and gaining security in knowingness still grips us.  In business, that's why we have business plans, models, schedules and risk analysis.  But it's interesting to question if these traditional approaches are serving us? Much like the Magic 8 ball, can they adequately foresee sustainability risk?
 

Painting Plastic without Primer: GM Suppliers See Efficiency, Environmental Benefits

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General Motors is introducing a flame treatment technology that lets paint stick to plastic vehicle parts like instrument and door panels without using primers that contain solvents and can foul the air.

 

The use of solvents in paint primers is an industry-wide challenge. We’re committed to reducing emissions throughout our operations and supply chain, so we manage solvents through recycling, energy conversion and superheating the gases to break them down. However, these efforts are costly.

GM Eliminates Solvent from Suppliers’ Paint Process

Adhesion alternative is energy efficient and practically emission free
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 (3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Detroit, MI - August 24, 2011 - General Motors is introducing a flame treatment technology that lets paint stick to plastic vehicle parts like instrument and door panels without using primers that contain solvents and can foul the air.

SAP's Rami Branitzky Podcast: Success in Growing your Business While Minding Your Carbon Footprint

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Do the words Growth, Profit, and Expansion Mix with Sustainability?   A business sustainability framework offers a reshaping of the business lens.  The words growth, profit, and expansion do fit with sustainability- it's all in how you look at it. 
 

GovEnergy 2011 Offsets Event Emissions through the Cleaner and Greener® Program

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Madison, Wisconsin - August 9, 2011 - Leonardo Academy announced today that the GovEnergy 2011 Workshop and Tradeshow attained Cleaner and Greener® Platinum certification through the quantification and offset of emissions related to both climate change and human health. GovEnergy 2011 also promoted event sustainability by offering exhibitors the opportunity to assess the sustainability of their exhibiting process by filling out an Exhibitor Sustainability Scorecard.

LEED®-EB Gold Certification is Earned for The World Bank’s “I” and “J” Buildings

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Washington, DC - July 12, 2011 - Leonardo Academy announced that The World Bank’s Washington, DC “I” and “J” Buildings, owned and managed by The World Bank, have been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance (LEED®-EB: O&M) v2009 Gold Certification. This certification recognizes that The World Bank has implemented continuous sustainability improvement measures guided by LEED-EB, a rating system developed by the U.S.

Call for Public Comment - LEO 5000 - Standard for Emissions Inventories, Offsets and Reduction Credits

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Madison, WI - April 14, 2011 - Leonardo Academy is inviting all interested parties to provide comment on the draft Standard for Emissions Inventories, Offsets and Reduction Credits Standard (LEO-5000).

7 HR Tactics to Improve Environmental Performance

Research Summary
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Research published in the International Journal of Production Research identifies seven HR tactics that improve a company's environmental performance.

From hiring younger workers to establishing dedicated environmental units, this study reveals employee recruitment and engagement practices that save money while reducing emissions and effluent levels.  

Share this Research Insight with colleagues in HR and senior leadership. 

How Markets React to CSR Announcements

New Research
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Research in the Journal of Operations Management reveals share price drops when firms commit to voluntary emissions reductions. However, share price goes up when firms announce ISO 14 001 certification or corporate donations to environmental causes.

Announcements about new recycling programs, eco-friendly products, or LEED certification are all ignored by the markets.
 

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