Corporate Sustainability

Stay on Target! The State of Sustainable Business

Like it not, the private sector has an enormous role to play in building the future we all want. It has the influence, scale, and innovation required to create a sustainable economy which will enable more people to live with dignity.<p>In an encouraging bit of news, a majority of corporate …

Sustainability

The Most Advanced Corporate Sustainability Strategies

A major opportunity exists for companies to position themselves as global sustainability leaders by focusing on system change. Companies taking the …

Sustainability

Norway’s Energy Paradox

<b>To the Editor:</b><p>Re “Oil Producer. Climate Ally. Norway Is a Paradox” (news article, June 18):<p>There is no easy answer to this. The world needs more energy and less carbon: less coal, more efficient use of oil and gas and more renewables. Energy transformation will take time. Statoil, the biggest …

Opinion

Sustainability and pallets: Making change for the long haul

Corrugated cardboard is far lighter than wood, plus it simultaneously saves money, reduces carbon footprints and advances zero-waste goals.

Sustainability

The 2017 GreenBiz 30 Under 30

This year's crop of young professionals from around the world are tackling the biggest sustainability challenges — inside companies, academe, media …

Sustainability

The Keys To Successful Sustainability Efforts [Infographic]

Many companies want to make a difference on sustainability, yet only 2% of corporate sustainability transformations achieve or exceed their aims.<p>This infographic examines how leading companies follow four guidelines to deliver impressive sustainability results.<p><b>Read the full report:</b> Achieving …

Sustainability

Corporate Sustainabilty Unfolding

New technology allows new opportunities for companies to continue growth in terms of both value and sustainability.<p>Tam Nguyen is the global head of sustainability for Bechtel corporation, an international engineering and construction company. He directs the overall formulation and implementation of …

Sustainability

There’s no avoiding it, business must lead on climate

A few weeks ago, I attended the Earth Day Network’s Climate Leadership Gala in Washington, DC. Each year the event brings together more than 300 …

Climate

Energy-Hungry Data Centers Could Become Efficient Models for Sustainability

<b>The tech industry is embracing energy efficiency and renewable sources of power — but more could be done to curb its big appetite for electricity.</b> …

Sustainability

How U.S. business schools are failing on climate change

The culprit of lukewarm corporate commitment to sustainability may be the way in which corporate leaders are trained in business schools.

Sustainability

How B2B Partnerships Help Brands Drive Responsible Business

Some of the world’s biggest brands — Walmart, Unilever, Nike, Apple, Heineken and more — have committed to reducing corporate greenhouse gas emissions.<p>While setting targets and cleaning up internal operations are necessary steps in the right direction, true global sustainability isn’t something a …

Sustainability

US Business Schools Failing on Climate Change

Coca-Cola and Nestlé have recently closed facilities, and Starbucks is bracing for a global shortage of coffee -- all due to effects from climate …

Climate

US business schools failing on climate change

Coca-Cola and Nestlé have recently closed facilities, and Starbucks is bracing for a global shortage of coffee – all due to effects from climate …

Climate

Cohn Says White House Will Permit More LNG Plants

Gary Cohn, director of the White House's National Economic Council, comments on U.S. energy policy at the 2017 IIF Washington Policy Summit. (Source: …

Barack Obama

Energy bankers branch out into cannabis as legalization approaches

Veteran energy-investment bankers are applying tried-and-true oil patch financing methods to a sector that’s not so down on its luck – weed.<p>Sonny Mottahed, chief executive officer of Calgary-based Black Spruce Merchant Capital, said he and his team are taking a three-pronged approach to their first …

Cannabis

BP is considering selling its stakes in Canada’s oilsands, sources say, as foreign exodus continues

TORONTO/CALGARY — BP Plc is considering the sale of its stakes in three Canadian oil sands projects, people familiar with the matter told Reuters …

Oil

TransAlta commits to coal phase-out years ahead of government deadline

TransAlta Corp. CEO Dawn Farrell says the company has committed to phase out its coal-fired power plants years ahead of Alberta government deadlines.<p>Speaking at the company’s annual meeting Thursday, Farrell said the company will shut some coal units by 2018, while converting others to natural gas …

Renewable Energy

Office vacancies in downtown Calgary may grow amid oil deals: report

More than 10 million square feet of Calgary’s downtown office space sits empty, about a quarter of the total stock, and recent deals consolidating oil sands assets are likely to drive further staff layoffs and could exacerbate an already high vacancy rate.<p>Recent merger and acquisition activity …

New hybrid plant combines batteries with gas turbine to cut pollution 60% | Ars Technica

After Aliso Canyon leak, state ordered utilities to fund alternatives.<p>This week, General Electric (GE) and Southern California Edison (SCE) announced …

Energy Storage

Peabody Energy: Just Too Darn Cheap?

<b>Peabody Energy</b> (BTU) emerged from bankruptcy earlier this month...and since then it's been all downhill for the company's shares. Is it time to start …

Stocks

Pacific Exploration & Production: Orphan Equity With Material Non-Core Assets

<b>Background</b><p>Pacific Exploration & Production (OTC:PEGFF) is engaged in the exploration, development and production of crude oil and natural gas in …

Stocks

Why This Analyst Thinks BHP Billiton Is Overvalued

<b>BHP Billiton</b> (BHP) has been urged by activist investor <b>Elliott Management</b> to not only spin-off its U.S. petroleum assets but also collapse its …

Stocks

Transcontinental puts newspapers in Quebec and Ontario up for sale

Transcontinental has put its 93 newspapers in Quebec and Ontario up for sale, days after unloading its publications in Atlantic Canada, but its CEO says he doesn’t expect all of them will be bought.<p>Francois Olivier said he expects to sell more than half of the papers to local entrepreneurs, but …

Toronto

BP Arctic Oil Well Still Leaking, Too Unstable to Shut Down

BP and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials spent the holiday weekend trying to repair a leaking oil well on Alaska's North Slope. …

Climate Change

Salesforce Slashes Emissions to Zero 33 Years Ahead of Schedule

U.S. cloud computing giant Salesforce announced two major sustainability milestones on Thursday.<p>The San Francisco-based company has achieved net-zero …

Oil

‘Stretched’ Chevron’s possible exit to help pure-play oilsands companies consolidate: analysts

CALGARY – Chevron Corp. is rumoured to be the latest oil major shopping its oilsands properties, as analysts believe the U.S. producer doesn’t see …

Oil

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Alaska’s Cook Inlet has long been known for its stunning mountain views and the endangered beluga whales that inhabit the watershed. But a series of …

Liberal View

Earth Day Art Contest Showcases ‘Awesomeness’ of Fossil Fuels

Earth Day may not seem an obvious time to celebrate fossil fuels.<p>The Independence Institute, a Denver-based free-market think tank that has ties to …

Fossil Fuels

Atlantic premiers pledge co-operation to grow region’s clean energy sector

Atlantic Canada’s premiers pledged Wednesday to grow the region’s clean-energy sector, saying a new partnership will be developed this summer.<p>After a meeting in Saint John, N.B., New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant said the goal is to ensure the region has access to reliable green energy at …

Renewable Energy

Pembina Pipeline relocates planned liquefied propane gas project from Oregon to Prince Rupert

CALGARY – Pembina Pipeline Corp. plans to build a propane export terminal in Prince Rupert, B.C. where major liquefied natural gas export projects …

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