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The Corporate Sustainability Assessment; Important ESG Events In Early April

Robert Dornau has spent the last 18 years working on sustainability-related topics in a diverse set of roles. He joined RobecoSAM in February 2014 as Senior Manager in the Sustainability Services Business, and now serves as Director at RobecoSAM. In this role he has benchmarked the sustainability …

Data Mining

Benjamin Franklin built his character around 13 virtues — and following his weekly plan could change your life

<b>• Founding father Benjamin Franklin sought to live his life based on 13 virtues.</b><p><b>• He even kept a chart to record which virtues he was actually living by on a weekly basis.</b><p><b>• Tracking and reflecting on these traits could help you lead a more virtuous life.</b><p>Benjamin Franklin was born in 1706 into a …

What are supermarkets doing to fight plastic?

<b>Plastic waste is "one of the great environmental scourges of our time".</b><p>These are the words of Prime Minister Theresa May, who has pledged to ban all avoidable plastic waste in the UK by 2042.<p>About 6.3bn tonnes of plastic waste had been generated globally by 2015, with almost 80% of it going to …

Sustainability

How Cincinnati Salvaged the Nation’s Most Dangerous Neighborhood

Leaning on the power of local corporations, officials engineered a renaissance in the city’s heart.<p>Just five years ago, David Knox and two colleagues took a risk. They relocated their nascent organization to Over-the-Rhine, a Cincinnati neighborhood that had been the site of days of civil unrest in …

Urban Design

The 2017 GreenBiz 30 Under 30

We are proud and excited to reveal our second annual list of promising young professionals in the field of sustainable business. This year's "30 …

Why One Woman Left Her Silicon Valley Job to Re-Open an Old Farm

Katie Steere looks out over her farm with the bright-eyed optimism of a recovering Californian replanted in New England: eyes wide, animals in tow, a crumpled bunch of freshly picked lilac in hand. She loves the land—respects it, reveres it, craves it—so much so that she traded the salty, fog-hung …

Farming

Alternative means for stimulating corporate social responsibility

When it comes to corporate social or environmental responsibility (CSR), self-regulation has a fairly bad reputation. “Laissez-faire” is seen as …

Corporate Social Responsibility | HuffPost Canada

Business<p>Emily Lyons Emily Lyons is a Canadian, female entrepreneur determined to shake things up. Follow her on instagram @emilylyoness<p>Trevor Langdon …

First global standard for sustainable procurement hits the market

After four years of development, the first international standard for sustainable procurement was launched late last week by the International …

Procurement

Charting a New Course in Sustainability Reporting

There’s currently a debate brewing among sustainability and corporate responsibility professionals about the best way to report CSR and environmental …

The Bank Won’t Back Your Business If You Don’t Have a Sustainability Plan

While talking on “The Daily Show,” the former President of Maldives Mr. Muhammad Nousheed, said:<p>"If carbon emissions were to stop today, the planet …

Sustainable Brands Announces Full Conference Program for SB’17 Detroit – Press Releases on CSRwire.com

<b>Hamdi Ulukaya</b>, CEO of <b>Chobani</b>, emphasizing how inclusion and a strong focus on employee wealth creation can drive business success.<p><b>Sarah Chandler</b>, …

CSR

Owning Sustainability: The CSO vs. the CEO

<i>By Ellen Weinreb</i><p>Last Fall, the Weinreb Group published <i>CSO Back Story</i>, identifying 29 Chief Sustainability Officers with that exact title working in …

Sustainability

5 Things to Consider When Committing Your Company to Social Good

Being committed to social good isn’t just a charity move anymore. With more and more consumers valuing companies that strive for a better world, it’s …

Getting Your Employees to Give More, More Often

Today, Fortune 500 organizations spend more than $15 billion a year on CSR activities, and this number is growing as businesses realize that …

The Dairy Of The Future Is A Sustainable Closed Loop Powered By Cow Poop

By turning manure and wastewater into a power source, dairy farms could curb their climate-change causing emissions and keep harmful chemicals out of the surrounding environment.<p>Last fall, despite strong opposition from farmers, California became the first state to pass legislation to curbing …

In Search of Sustainable Leadership: A Series

Wanderer above the Sea of Fog (c. 1818) by Caspar David Friedrich | Image credit: Wikipedia<p>Related:<p><i>This is the first in a series of articles</i> …

An App That Rescues Your Restaurant Leftovers (Plus 4 More Amazing Ways To Stop Wasting Food)

With food waste posing a huge problem in the US, these creative fixes are tackling the problem head on.<p>Forty percent of the food we produce in the …

Millennials Looking for a Place in the Emerging Green Economy

This is the season when my colleagues and I spend a lot of time reviewing applications for graduate school, most of which were submitted after the recent election. I direct two master's programs at Columbia, one a Master of Public Administration in Environmental Science and Policy and the other a …

Watch Bill McKibben Talk Climate Change Battle on 'Real Time'

"The level of complete corruption from the fossil fuel industry that marks this administration is like nothing we've ever seen," environmentalist says<p>…

Climate

Quick solutions to the most common recycling mistakes

Denver Recycles, a division of Denver Public Works, has set a goal of raising the city’s recycling rate to match the national average of 34 percent …

Conscious consumerism is a lie. Here’s a better way to help save the world

As a sustainable lifestyle blogger, my job is to make conscious consumerism look good. Over the course of four years Instagramming eco-friendly outfits, testing non-toxic nail polish brands, and writing sustainable city guides, I became a proponent of having it all—fashion, fun, travel, …

Sustainability

New Investigation Exposes Burger King's Connection to Mass Deforestation in Latin America - One Green Planet

We’ve got a little beef to pick with Burger King that extends well beyond farm animal rights, and after hearing this, you will, too.<p>You see, there’s …

A Taste For Pork Helped A Deadly Virus Jump To Humans

It was a balmy Sunday evening in early 1999, and Dr. Kaw Bing Chua hadn't had lunch or dinner.<p>There wasn't time to eat. Chua was chasing a killer.And he thought maybe he had finally tracked it down.<p>He slid the slide under the microscope lens, turned on the scope's light and looked inside. "A chill …

Microbiology

Chile’s ‘Uber of Recycling’ Is Sparking a Recycling Revolution

ReciclApp is filling a void in places where door-to-door recycling simply doesn’t exist.<p>In 2015, after finishing a soccer game in Chile's capital, Santiago, engineering student Cristián Lara and his friends noticed an older man picking through a dumpster nearby. He was searching for anything that …

9 principles of psychology for powerful marketing campaigns | Articles | Marketing

<i>This article was originally published on PR Daily in February 2016.</i> <br>Marketers are in a new world.<p>They have to spend time learning the most current …

Marketing

Solar Employs More People In U.S. Electricity Generation Than Oil, Coal And Gas Combined

In the United States, more people were employed in solar power last year than in generating electricity through coal, gas and oil energy combined. According to a new report from the U.S. Department of Energy, solar power employed 43 percent of the Electric Power Generation sector’s workforce in …

Renewable Energy

Future of Farming and Technology Grow Together

<b>In the Salad Bowl, Silicon Prairie and other top producing farmlands of the world, attention is turning to technology and education to bring</b> …

Farming

New Food Recycling Appliance Will Turn Scraps Into Fertilizer in 24 Hours

A new kitchen appliance aims to turn food waste into "black gold" with the touch of a button. As Curbed reports, the Zera Food Recycler is an …

Sustainability

Everything You Need To Know About Keeping Succulents Alive—Plus, The 3 Easiest Ones To Grow

The low-maintenance, stylish plants that will stay alive forever if you give them the proper care.<p>If you’ve tried growing your own herbs, veggies, or …