Measuring a company’s success in responsible corporate sustainability
Social and environmental responsibility are more than just words
Are companies in the energy sector socially and environmentally responsible? How do you prove it?
International ‘sustainability’ investment experts — with the evidence to back it up — think they have the answers.
In fact, they believe that long-term survival for organizations has become increasingly dependent on their skillset in navigating sustainability issues and complex societal challenges. And many companies are doing exactly that.
February 19, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Frasers Property Australia’s ‘Brickworks’ retail project to host global design competition, the Living Building Challenge
“Imagine a building designed and constructed to function as elegantly and efficiently as a flower: a building informed by its bioregion’s characteristics, that generates all of its own energy with renewable resources, captures and treats all of its water, is toxic free and beautiful.” - The Living Future Institute of Australia
HIGH ISLAND, Texas, Feb. 11, 2016 /3BL Media/ - For the second consecutive year, volunteers from CITGO Petroleum Corporation, Houston Audubon Society and the Galveston community converged on the Smith Oaks Sanctuary in High Island to plant trees and remove invasive vegetation. The Houston Audubon Society-owned sanctuary, which protects 177 acres of field, woods, wetlands and ponds, is still recovering from damage inflicted over years of hurricane seasons and needs help in order to protect the many species of migratory birds who call it home.
SULPHUR, La., February 2, 2016 /3BL Media/ - The CITGO Petroleum Corporation Lake Charles Refinery sponsored six local schools to build robots for a series of robotics tournaments. This program is part of a greater initiative from CITGO to provide students with opportunities that enhance and foster positive educational experiences geared toward science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.
Let's take a closer look at some of Antea Group's most valuable resources--its people! Next up is sustainability practitioner Steven Meun out of the St. Louis office. Steven tells us about his energy and water conservation experience, what he loves about the sustainability practice, and his first job on a tulip farm.
At AT&T, sustainability is a bedrock value and we are always exploring ways to ensure it is embedded across the organization. In supply chain, we have hundreds of managers who source and distribute numerous products and services to meet our customers’ needs and ensure our operations run smoothly. We engage and educate those managers to make sure sustainability is integrated into those operations.
On December 12, the COP21 climate summit in Paris culminated in an historic agreement that was unanimously adopted by 195 nations. The agreement was the result of two weeks of intense negotiations between almost every country on the planet. Years of effort from government, business and civil society fueled the momentum for a substantive and strong international accord. Having successfully achieved that goal, the hard work now begins.
Committing to 100% clean energy for all operations, Detroit Zoo is the first zoo in the U.S. certified by Green-e
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, December 16, 2015 /3BL Media/ — Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) today announced that the Detroit Zoo is the first zoo in the U.S. to earn certification by Green-e Marketplace. By using 100% Green-e certified wind energy for all its operations, the Detroit Zoo is reducing the environmental impact of its electricity use. The zoo is committing to purchase nearly 15,000 renewable energy certificates through a partnership with ITC Holdings Corp. per year to cover all its operations.