Most marketers are challenged with making complex CSR issues understandable and relevant to their consumers – whether it's sustainable palm oil, genetically modified organisms or conflict minerals. Traceable down is one that falls into that category. This week, Patagonia took a creative and bold approach to help consumers understand this multifaceted CSR and animal welfare topic – a short-and-sweet video.
As we get closer to my personal favorite among the growing list of Sustainable Brands events — New Metrics — I am finding it hard not to engage complete strangers on the street in excited attempts to share bits and pieces of the powerful program we have put together. Allow me to let some of that energy out by sharing 10 highlights — more specifically, 10 *firsts* — that will take place in the New Metrics plenary program in just over two weeks.
Verizon announced today that it will invest nearly $40 million to expand the on-site green energy program that it launched in 2013. This year, Verizon will install 10.2 megawatts of new solar power systems at eight Verizon network facilities in five states — California, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York. This investment nearly doubles the amount of renewable power generated by solar energy systems installed at six Verizon facilities last year.
Montreal, July 10, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) and UPM (NASDAQ OMX Helsinki: UPM1V) today announced that the companies have entered into an agreement for UPM to become the exclusive distributor of Domtar’s BioChoice™ lignin in Europe. The agreement takes effect on August 1st, 2014.
Home to more than 2.8 million residents, Long Island, New York, is one of the most densely populated regions in the United States. As a prime example of partnering across the public and private sectors, AECOM was the lead consultant to the consortium of Long Island counties, towns and organizations that helped develop the Cleaner Greener Long Island Regional Sustainability plan.
In addition to helping the consortium quantify strategies and test results in advance for better decision-making, AECOM provided technical experience using the company’s climate action planning toolkit.
The food industry uses packaging made from a variety of materials, including plastic, cardboard, polystyrene, and I could go on. Unfortunately, not all of these materials are recyclable. Cascades decided to take a close look at one type of packaging in particular: polycoated packaging. Across the world, two tonnes of polycoated cardboard are used every minute – that’s enough to cover the Empire State Building three times/hour! We had to find a solution!