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Sustainability, Clean Technology in Focus of First Black & Veatch Cleantech Accelerator Cohort

Collaboration with LaunchKC focuses on high-tech solutions that enable a sustainable future
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., September 9, 2019/3BL Media/ – Seven innovative technology startups – focused on sustainability solutions that range from artificial intelligence and next-generation analytics to autonomous heavy equipment and electric vehicle energy management – have been selected to join Black & Veatch’s IgniteX Cleantech Accelerator.

How Do You Get Ahead in America?

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by John S. Adams, CFP, UBS Financial Services  

ON Semiconductor: Conservation for Sustainability

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Some call it “environmental sustainability,” but it is really is about business sustainability.  Our customers expect the best quality at the lowest price.  Our communities expect us to have the smallest possible footprint; this means low water and electricity consumption and no or reduced emissions and waste.  ON Semiconductor must conserve resources to meet these high expectations.

Safeway-Albertsons Distribution Center Showcases Sustainability

By Christopher Keizur
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Gresham's Safeway-Albertsons Regional Distribution Center showed how being green can be implemented on a massive scaleduring a monthly gathering of like-minded business owners and community members last week.[...]

Daryl Woods, director of distribution for Safeway-Albertsons Regional Distribution Center said the key is using smart practices to lower the facility's footprint, while also discovering cost savings in all aspects of the business. 

GRESB at the Decade Mark – the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark Serving Investors, Real Estate Asset Owners and Managers, Developers…

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (08.29.2019)
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A decade ago, two large institutional investors (PGGM Investments and APG Asset Management and Maastricht University (The Netherlands) launched “GRESB” to try to develop more efficient access to comparable and reliable data related to the ESG performance of their investments.  (GRESB=Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark.)  The initial research for the approach was done by Dr. Nils Kok and Sander Paul van Tongeren.

Schneider Electric Commits to Tackling Inequality by Joining G7 Business for Inclusive Growth (B4IG) Coalition Powered by the OECD

Summary: 
  • B4IG business coalition to be launched in connection with the G7 Leaders’ Summit in Biarritz, France
  • Companies joining forces are investing a combined total of over 1 billion USD in more than 50 current and future initiatives, benefiting 100 million people to date
  • Call to action for other companies to join first-of-a-kind B4IG coalition
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  • B4IG business coalition to be launched in connection with the G7 Leaders’ Summit in Biarritz, France
  • Companies joining forces are investing a combined total of over 1 billion USD in more than 50 current and future initiatives, benefiting 100 million people to date
  • Call to action for other companies to join first-of-a-kind B4IG coalition

FLASH REPORT: 60% of Russell 1000® Are Publishing Sustainability Reports, G&A Institute’s 2018 Inaugural Benchmark Study Shows

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G&A INSTITUTE RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS 

Since 2011, G&A Institute has tracked the percentage of companies in the S&P 500® Index that publish sustainability reports and has reported dramatic growth since 2011 when just 20% published reports, compared to 86% reporting in 2018. 

Now that sustainability reporting has become common practice for the largest 500 companies in the US capital markets (typically included in the S&P 500® Index), the G&A Institute team has expanded its efforts to track the reporting trends of the next 500 largest companies by examining all of the companies in the Russell 1000® Index.

In this inaugural benchmark study, G&A found that 60% of the [total] Russell 1000® published sustainability reports in 2018.  Of importance to consider is roughly the top half (by market cap) of companies in the Russell 1000® are the S&P 500®, which the Institute analyzes each year.  When we now examine the bottom half in the Russell 1000®, beyond the S&P 500, we find that only 34% of these companies are publishing sustainability reports.

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G&A INSTITUTE RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS 

Since 2011, G&A Institute has tracked the percentage of companies in the S&P 500® Index that publish sustainability reports and has reported dramatic growth since 2011 when just 20% published reports, compared to 86% reporting in 2018. 

Now that sustainability reporting has become common practice for the largest 500 companies in the US capital markets (typically included in the S&P 500® Index), the G&A Institute team has expanded its efforts to track the reporting trends of the next 500 largest companies by examining all of the companies in the Russell 1000® Index.

In this inaugural benchmark study, G&A found that 60% of the [total] Russell 1000® published sustainability reports in 2018.  Of importance to consider is roughly the top half (by market cap) of companies in the Russell 1000® are the S&P 500®, which the Institute analyzes each year.  When we now examine the bottom half in the Russell 1000®, beyond the S&P 500, we find that only 34% of these companies are publishing sustainability reports.

Fair Trade USA Joins 1% for the Planet ‘My Planet Pass’ Program to Encourage Environmental Activism

New My Planet Pass bundles make it easy for individuals to support Fair Trade USA and other nonprofits
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Fair Trade USA is partnering with 1% for the Planet on 'My Planet Pass,' a bundled program that makes environmental giving easy. 

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Fair Trade USA is partnering with 1% for the Planet on 'My Planet Pass,' a bundled program that makes environmental giving easy. 

Practitioner Spotlight--Meaghan McNaney

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"...the world’s largest beverage companies (and true market competitors) are actually collaborating with one another to tackle complex sustainability challenges," says Meaghan McNaney, Antea Group's sustainability practitioner In the Syracuse, NY office.

Find out more about this interesting part of Meaghan's work, as well as other personal details that make her a really passionate, sincere, and effective sustainability consultant.

About Antea Group

Businesses Commit to Act Fairly and Sustainably – and Hard Work Starts Now

By Tim Mohin, Chief Executive of GRI
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August 22, 2019 /3BL Media/ - A welcome development this week was the declaration from 181 chief executives of US companies to operate in a way that values and recognizes all their stakeholders. 

The signatories to the Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation, organized by Business Roundtable, includes commitments to:

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