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State of the Green Building Industry 2021

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by Deisy Verdinez of the US Green Building Council 

There’s renewed commitment from companies and organizations to run their business and operations in more sustainable ways. As communities and consumers begin to demand more from organizations to do more to support their communities, many are not only including sustainability in corporate social responsibility plans but are also are setting ambitious goals to reduce their impacts on the environment. And they’re making real strides in achieving these goals.

Kohler Co. Makes Progress Towards Its 2035 Net Zero Operational Goals and Expands Safe Water for All Programs

2020 Metrics Report highlights the company’s efforts to reduce the environmental impact across product life cycle, impact in communities across the world and progress towards commercializing business opportunities with a social purpose
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KOHLER, Wis., July 20, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Kohler Co., a global leader in the innovation and manufacture of plumbing products; tile, cabinetry and lighting; and engines, generators and clean energy solutions, released its annual 2020 Believing in Better Metrics Report outlining progress in reducing the company’s GHG emission intensity, waste to landfill intensity, water use intensity and other key social and environmental commitments.

Building a Better, Decarbonized World Means Raising Standards for All Buildings, New and Old

By Philippe Delorme, Executive Vice-President, Energy Management, Schneider Electric
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Energy waste is happening all around us, and it’s contributing to climate change. Yet fighting this invisible foe is near impossible – unless we make the invisible visible. Digital innovation, combined with a shift to more electrification, holds the key to tackling climate change, unlocking the ability to see and measure our impact, so we can recognise and reduce it.

Ironically, digital adoption is also one of the biggest barriers to action. Confusion around what to invest in has caused many to delay decisions and wait for a ‘miracle cure’. This paralysis is part of the problem.

Decarbonization Series Part 3: The Pros and Cons of Carbon Offsets

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The previous posts in this series discussed energy audits and purchasing renewable energy – two very useful and important tools when creating a proper decarbonization strategy. A third tool in the decarbonization toolbox is the purchase of carbon offsets.

What Are Carbon Offsets?

Ninety One Becomes First Investment Manager Founded in South Africa to Sign Net Zero Asset Managers Initiative

Ninety One strives for sustainability with substance
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July 8, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Ninety One, an active global investment manager, is proud to announce that it has joined the Net Zero Asset Managers Initiative, which supports investing aligned with the global goal of net zero emissions by 2050 or sooner. This commitment underlines Ninety One’s support for the objectives of the Paris Agreement and global efforts to limit global warming to 1.5°C and aligns with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Low Carbon Transition Plans: What You Need to Know

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The negative impacts of climate change have been growing year over year. Whether it be a discrete event like the record-setting winter storm that engulfed Texas last February or a more chronic shift like the drought conditions currently affecting the western United States, the frequency and severity of these climate-related impacts are increasing. Historically, financial institutions have been able to diversify their portfolios to reduce their risk of exposure to climate change.

Should Offsetting Be Part of the Net Zero Puzzle?

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Offsetting – the practice of compensating for carbon dioxide or other greenhouse gas emissions by reducing emissions elsewhere – is not new. Over the past 30 years, the market allowing organizations and individuals to voluntarily purchase “carbon credits” has grown rapidly. But while there are some well-reputed schemes, the offsetting industry is often criticised for being confusing and lacking in transparency. Failure to regulate it has led to wild price inconsistencies, questionable projects, the risk of double counting and, in the worst instances, fraud.

Four Steps Organizations Can Take On Decarbonization Now

by Susan Uthayakumar
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Here in the U.S., the public sector has set ambitious decarbonization goals, including recommitting to the Paris Agreement and outlining the Biden-Harris Climate Plan. These are strong first steps in the path to net-zero emissions and limiting global warming. However, federal and state ambitions will only take us so far.

Reimagining Zero Waste: Five New Ways to Recognize Your Waste Diversion Success

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By Vikas Ahuja, Director of ECS Sales and Marketing, SCS Global Services

It’s hard to believe, but the term “zero waste” has been around for more than 40 years. It was first used by a chemist, Paul Palmer, who noticed an abundance of clean chemicals being discarded by high-tech businesses in a newly developing area of northern California which we’ve all come to know as Silicon Valley. He saw a need for identifying new uses for the chemicals and a new concept of zero waste was born.

Global Initiative Grows to 87 Investors Managing $37 Trillion, With the World's Three Largest Asset Managers Now Committing to Net Zero Goal

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Ahead of Earth Day and Leaders Summit on Climate, the Net Zero Asset Managers initiative announces it now includes BlackRock, Vanguard, and State Street Global Advisors Asset managers promise to work with clients to reach net zero emissions by 2050 or sooner and set 2030 emissions reduction targets

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Ahead of Earth Day and Leaders Summit on Climate, the Net Zero Asset Managers initiative announces it now includes BlackRock, Vanguard, and State Street Global Advisors Asset managers promise to work with clients to reach net zero emissions by 2050 or sooner and set 2030 emissions reduction targets

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