Harry Stevens

Harry Stevens
Harry Stevens is a freelance reporter covering climate change, corporate social responsibility, social enterprise, and sustainable finance. Harry has contributed to several media outlets, including Justmeans, GreenBiz, SocialEarth, and Sustainablog. You can follow Harry on Twitter: @Harry_Stevens

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8 years 2 weeks ago

Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn, who last November pledged to divest his city's pension from fossil fuel companies and now is encouraging other cities to do the same.

The mayors and city councils of ten U.S. cities have joined a burgeoning national movement by committing to divest their pension funds from the 200 largest fossil fuel companies because of the industry's responsibility for...

8 years 2 weeks ago

DiversityInc, a publication that covers diversity in the workplace, has released its 14th annual list of the Top 50 Companies for Diversity. The list ranks 893 companies based on four key areas of diversity management: CEO Commitment, Human Capital, Corporate and Organization Communications, and Supplier Diversity.

Topping the list this year was Sodexo, a leading food services and facilities management company. With 380,000 employees representing 130 nationalities, the French multinational has received the top spot on DiversityInc's...

8 years 2 weeks ago

The New York State Senate this week passed legislation that solidifies the state's long-term commitment to solar energy. The New York Solar Bill, which received unanimous senatorial support, extends for ten years the NY-Sun Initiative, a public-private partnership designed to encourage growth in New York's solar industry by investing in solar technology and reducing the cost of installing solar panels.

Announced during Governor Andrew Cuomo's 2012 State of the...

8 years 2 weeks ago

Clorox (NYSE:CLX) has become the latest company to join a new and growing labeling scheme that seeks to help U.S. consumers understand how to properly recycle or dispose of all elements in a product's packaging.

Beginning next month, "How2Recycle" labels will be affixed to four Clorox products: Fresh Step and Scoop Away kitty litter cartons, Green Works laundry detergent and dishwashing liquid, and Oxi stain remover.

A dozen major U.S. companies, including General Mills (NYSE:GIS), Kellogg's (NYSE:K), Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) and REI, have already joined the...

8 years 2 weeks ago

Adobe’s West Tower at its San Jose Headquarters was the first building in the world to achieve LEED certification at the platinum level for existing buildings in June 2006.

For some companies, Earth Day means asking the marketing department to wrangle up some big slogans for small environmental accomplishments. With so much...

8 years 3 weeks ago

Twin bombings at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15 killed three people and injured scores more.

As investigators continue to search for clues into the two Boston Marathon backpack bombings that killed three people and injured another 183, donations are coming in from around the country to support victims and their families.

In the first 24 hours after the bombing, The One Fund Boston, a charity...

8 years 3 weeks ago

Investors and companies can give feedback on the International Integrated Reporting Framework, which will standardize the integration of sustainability performance and annual financial reporting.

A coalition of businesses and investors has called on corporations and financial professionals around the world for input on a draft of a new...

8 years 3 weeks ago

Walmart Senior Vice President Larry Mahoney and Operations Manager Marc Sorce discuss logistics and sustainability at the 2011 Walmart Sustainability Milestone Meeting.

Walmart (NYSE:WMT) CEO Mike Duke this week announced a major update on the company's goal of being supplied by 100 percent renewable energy.

At Walmart's Global Sustainability...

8 years 4 weeks ago

Corporate Responsibility Magazine announced its 14th annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens List this week at the New York Stock Exchange. The list ranks publicly-traded companies based on 298 data points across seven categories: environment, climate change, employee relations, human rights, governance, finance, and philanthropy.

Topping the list this year was Dallas-based telecommunications firm AT&T, Inc. (NYSE:T), a company which has...

8 years 1 month ago

Thirty-three of the country's largest companies have signed a Climate Declaration urging Congress to act on climate change.

Nearly three dozen major U.S. companies have signed a "Climate Declaration" urging federal policymakers to use the upcoming budget negotiation to take action to address climate change. Spearheaded by Ceres, a nonprofit that advocates for sustainability leadership, the declaration asserts...