SustainabilityHQ.com Weekly Highlights August 25, 2015
There is spirited debate in the corporate community and among capital market players: Is global warming occurring...what are the causes (if so)...and can anything be done by the private sector and governments to mitigate the effects if our planet is heating up? The Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) was careful in reminding corporate boards a few years ago to pay closer attention to downside "risk," and upside opportunities related to climate change. In specific terms, "global warming" was not included in the staff interpretation to corporate issuers.
SustainabilityHQ.com Weekly Highlights August 13, 2015
The big news while you may have been away on vacation or sunning at the beach: President Barack Obama has unveiled the final version of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan (CPP) rules. The new regulations will provide the framework for individual U.S. states to meet emissions-reduction goals in their electricity service area.
SustainabilityHQ.com Weekly Highlights July 29, 2015
From the University of Buffalo (NY) Law School we have a new book about the meanings of sustainability – for experts and the lay audience. What does the term mean? Many things to many people, author Jessica Owley (associate professor) thinks. We need to move beyond what may be too “squishy/mushy” terminology, she posts. With co-author Albany Law School (NY) faculty member Keith Hirokawa, the voices of various thinkers are presented in the book – “Rethinking Sustainability to Meet the Challenge of Climate Change.”
SustainabilityHQ.com Weekly Highlights July 21, 2015
We think the Sustainable Brands annual conference is one of the “must attend” gatherings of sustainability managers and service providers. This year’s theme was “How Now,” with focus on “how” companies can support, strengthen and innovate their brands [for sustainability] – “now!” (This was the organizations’ 15th annual conference.)
SustainabilityHQ.com Weekly Highlights July 13, 2015
Our Top Story this week is a Forbes/Poland post by CSR editor Magdalene Krukowska, who looks critically at a research and ranking effort by SustainAbility (UK) and GlobeScan (Canada) – the firms analyzed the efforts of leading multinationals that are generally considered to be sustainability leaders.
SustainabilityHQ.com Weekly Highlights July 8, 2015
Sustainability? Green products & services? That’s nice. One might still hear this in the company’s executive suite. But the word is fast getting around in the board room and C-suite corridors of power. That’s MONEY we are talking about. The Conference Board just released a study – “Driving Revenue Growth Through Sustainable Products & Services,” authored by Thomas Singer and supported by the Investor Responsibility Research Center Institute (IRRC). Findings: Leading companies are realizing a substantial and positive impact on revenue from their sustainable produ
SustainabilityHQ.com Weekly Highlights June 23, 2015
Author John W. Maxwell of the Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability (ARCS) Board of Directors, and W. George Pinnell Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, looks at “Triple Bottom Line” and asks if it it time for this “frame” of reference to be retired.