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GM's Mary Barra on Sustainable Business & Moving Humanity Forward

An exclusive look at her vision for The Next 25 Years
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by Mary Barra, Chairman and CEO, General Motors Company [recently named The Most Powerful Women in Business 2017 by Fortune ]

We can’t completely predict what our world will look like 25 years from now, but we constantly study trends so that we can anticipate the rapid changes taking place in our industry. Twenty-five years from now, it is estimated that:

Stockland Releases Its 2017 Annual Review and Sustainability Reporting

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Stockland has released its FY17 Annual Review and Sustainability Reporting, which highlight its continued leadership and ongoing achievements in sustainability.
 
Mark Steinert, Managing Director and CEO Stockland, said: “These reports demonstrate the shared value we create for our securityholders, customers, community and the environment through the world-leading sustainability initiatives we’re implementing across our business. 
 

Indonesia in Transition: Minemouth Coal and Hybrid Renewable Solutions

Indonesia continues to chase full electrification and grid stability
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Indonesia, a nation of three time zones, thousands of islands and 250 million people, continues to experience major industrial and economic growth. Boasting vast untapped resources that include copper, gold, tin, nickel and coal, the mining sector will continue to play a significant role in the country’s development.

The International Copper Association Sponsors Climate Week NYC

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The International Copper Association (ICA) is participating as a gold sponsor in Climate Week NYC beginning Monday, 18 September.

To read more about this sponsorship, please see sustainablecopper.org.

States, Local Government Step Up to Play Increasingly Critical Role in a Smarter Clean Energy Future

The federal government has long shaped U.S. energy policy, but today, we see states and corporations taking up the mantle
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The federal government has long played a central role in shaping U.S. energy independence and security. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA). Over the last decade, federal programs have significantly influenced the energy sector, particularly in the development of smart grids and renewable energy.

Want Solar Energy? New NC Law Makes It Easier for You

New customer offerings, rebates and a whole lot more solar highlight law
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Renewable energy and consumers will benefit from a new law in North Carolina to increase the amount of solar energy in the state.

The “Competitive Energy Solutions for North Carolina” law signed recently by Gov. Roy Cooper positions the state for continued solar growth while saving customers money.

TD Green Bond Proceeds Fund 19 Sustainable Projects in Canada to Support Transition to Low-Carbon Economy

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In 2014, TD Bank Group issued a $500 million green bond, the first in Canada by a commercial bank. The three-year bond was oversubscribed, attracting several socially responsible investment (SRI) funds and new investors to the bank.

Major Companies and Investors Urge California Legislators to Support State 100 Percent Renewable Energy Goal

Adobe, Nike Inc., Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Unilever, Mars Inc., Trillium Asset Management among the letter signatories
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August 22, 2017 /3BL Media/ - As California’s legislature considers boosting the state’s renewable energy goal to 100 percent of electricity generation by 2045, more than two dozen institutional investors and influential companies expressed their support of such a goal in two letters sent this week to the State Assembly.

Domtar Sustainability: More Renewable Energy for the Windsor Mill

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Our mill in Windsor, Quebec, is on its way to becoming one of the largest private producers of renewable energy in the Eastern Townships region of the province with a second turbine generator scheduled for commissioning in 2017.

The mill is already generating steam and electricity from its current 32 megawatt (MW) turbine generator. Energy efficiency improvements and other operational changes have yielded enough spare capacity in the biomass boiler to allow the mill to take advantage of a renewable energy program launched by the provincial utility for Quebec’s forest industry.

JPMorgan Chase to Be 100 Percent Reliant on Renewable Energy by 2020; Announces $200 Billion Clean Energy Financing Commitment

New goals build on JPMorgan Chase's long-term commitment to sustainability
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Key Points and Overall Impact                         

JPMorgan Chase is expanding its comprehensive strategy to advance environmentally sustainable solutions for clients and its own operations. The firm’s two new strategic goals include:

  • Renewable energy: JPMorgan Chase will source renewable power for 100 percent of its global energy needs by 2020.
    • The firm has offices and operations in more than 60 countries across over 5,500 properties, covering approximately 75 million square feet – about 27 times the square footage of the office space at the Empire State Building.
  • Clean financing: The firm will facilitate $200 billion in clean financing through 2025, the largest commitment by a global financial institution.
    • Through this commitment, JPMorgan Chase will help scale the impact of sustainability efforts among its approximately 22,000 corporate and investor clients in the United States and across the world.
    • The announcement builds on JPMorgan Chase’s leadership and history of advancing sustainability in our business and operations, including our recent partnership with Current, powered by GE, to cut energy use at Chase branches.
  • JPMorgan Chase will leverage its financial resources, insights and expertise to help clients, customers and communities better manage sustainability challenges and capitalize on new opportunities.
Press Release

Key Points and Overall Impact                         

JPMorgan Chase is expanding its comprehensive strategy to advance environmentally sustainable solutions for clients and its own operations. The firm’s two new strategic goals include:

  • Renewable energy: JPMorgan Chase will source renewable power for 100 percent of its global energy needs by 2020.
    • The firm has offices and operations in more than 60 countries across over 5,500 properties, covering approximately 75 million square feet – about 27 times the square footage of the office space at the Empire State Building.
  • Clean financing: The firm will facilitate $200 billion in clean financing through 2025, the largest commitment by a global financial institution.
    • Through this commitment, JPMorgan Chase will help scale the impact of sustainability efforts among its approximately 22,000 corporate and investor clients in the United States and across the world.
    • The announcement builds on JPMorgan Chase’s leadership and history of advancing sustainability in our business and operations, including our recent partnership with Current, powered by GE, to cut energy use at Chase branches.
  • JPMorgan Chase will leverage its financial resources, insights and expertise to help clients, customers and communities better manage sustainability challenges and capitalize on new opportunities.

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