Water is the essence of life. Yet, for many, this basic human right is rapidly drying up. With climate change dramatically affecting rainfall patterns and water availability, the global water crisis is intensifying in many parts of the world. Today, more than 650 million people still lack access to safe drinking water sources, while another 2.4 billion do not have access to basic water sanitation.
New Value of Water Campaign Report Finds Aging Infrastructure Detrimental to U.S. Businesses
Closing the water infrastructure funding gap in the U.S. could result in a $220 billion boost in economic activity, as well as create 1.3 million jobs annually. These findings, and more, were recently released in a new Value of Water Campaign, “The Economic Benefits of Investing in Water Infrastructure.”
Expanded Water Risk Monetizer helps business respond to water availability and quality challenges
St. Paul, Minn., March 21, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The Water Risk Monetizer, industry’s first publicly available financial modeling tool that enables businesses to factor current and future water risks into decision making, now incorporates water quality into its site-specific risk analysis to provide a more comprehensive risk assessment. The enhanced tool helps businesses understand the impact of water quantity and quality on their operations, and gives them the insights they need to make more sustainable business decisions.
Panalpina has published its first integrated management report, summarizing the company’s activities during 2016 in terms of business performance as well as sustainability.
The Panalpina Integrated Management Report 2016 gives an overview of the company’s strategy and business model, the performance of its regions and products, and its approach to sustainability management. The Panalpina Corporate Sustainability Report, which was published as a separate document for the last three years, is now fully incorporated into the management report.
Data collection and the processing power needed to support autonomous driving are huge areas of focus for development. Companies are investing heavily in driverless technologies, evidenced by news that Intel Corp. is acquiring Mobileye, an autonomous driving technology leader whose portfolio includes machine learning, road mapping, sensors, and data analytics among other technologies.
It’s my honor to introduce the 2017 Environmental Leader 50, chosen through many months of curation, nominations and research carried out by Environmental Leader and advisers and industry insiders [...] the honorees provide their companies with results that are worthy of recognition.
In Smart Energy Solutions, W. Scott Tew, executive director, Center for Energy Efficiency & Sustainability (CEES) at Ingersoll Rand, recently offered up 3 energy efficiency truths businesses often overlook.
FCA, one of the most sustainable automotive groups in the world, is contributing daily to the transition to a circular economy
In recent decades, demands on the planet’s resources have increased to a level that now represents a significant threat to our environment. Our economy is also highly dependent on our ability to manage these finite resources. As such, the transition to a circular economy – and away from the traditional “take-make-dispose” or “linear” economy – is vital to a sustainable future.
Industry Leaders RESET, BRE and GBCA will collaborate with IWBI™ on Guideline Development
NEW YORK, March 7, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™), along with RESET™, the Building Research Establishment (BRE) and the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) today announced a joint agreement to work together to develop a coordinated set of global standards and guidelines for indoor and outdoor environmental monitoring systems and sensors.
NEW YORK, March 1, 2017 /3BL Media/ – MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET) recently announced that it has achieved its 2015 goal of carbon neutrality, becoming the first U.S.-based insurer to do so.
MetLife achieved carbon neutrality by integrating sustainability and energy efficiency best practices across the company’s global operations, and then offsetting the remainder of emissions through investments in carbon mitigation projects around the world.