Corporate Sustainability

Zain sponsors First Kuwaiti Medical Innovations Conference

<b>In presence of health and social affairs ministers</b><p><i>Part of Zain’s Corporate Sustainability and Social Responsibility strategy</i><p>KUWAIT: Minister of …

Digital Health

Corporate sustainability must give way to corporate responsibility

Today we consume more than twice as much as our relatives did only 50 years ago. In the US, this means generating upwards of 500 billion pounds of garbage every year that’s trucked to one of our 10,000 landfills. This accelerated consumption is exhausting global ecosystems, depleting 30% of global …


Raising The Bar On Corporate Sustainability: A One-On-One With Former DuPont CSO Linda Fisher

Linda Fisher is one of corporate sustainability’s trailblazers. In fact, she was named the first chief sustainability officer of a publicly traded company (DuPont) in 2004.<p>Over the next decade, Linda led DuPont’s efforts to establish the company’s first set of market-facing sustainability goals, …


The Rankings Are In: The World's Most Sustainable Companies

This is the time of year when companies that were ranked as top performing by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) start putting out press releases. Brambles, for example, put out a press release pointing out that they were the top performing company in the global Commercial Services and …


Why diversity is the key to unlocking sustainability

If it's not up to purpose-driven professionals to cultivate a more inclusive, equitable world for all, then who?


Why datacenter giant Equinix is buying a bevy of Bloom fuel cells

Here's what the big deal means for fuel cells and corporate sustainability.


Stay on Target! The State of Sustainable Business

Like it or 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 …


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 …


TCR – A Paradigm Shift in Corporate Sustainability

New paradigm business thinking reveals that it is not acceptable to consider the well-being of business apart from the well-being of society. It also …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


Let's hold Apple and Walmart to their big environmental promises

It’s easy to be cynical about the recent rush of bold corporate sustainability targets, but brands that buy into a green image may find it hard to deviate too far<p>Call them the “moon shot” promises. The big, bold corporate sustainability targets that take your breath away, and may scramble your …


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.


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 …


Cohn Says White House Will Permit More LNG Plants

Bloomberg Markets<p>April 20th, 2017, 8:30 PM UTC<p>Gary Cohn, director of the White House's National Economic Council, comments on U.S. energy policy at …

Barack Obama

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 …


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 …

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 …


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 …


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 …


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

Indigenous Women of Standing Rock Resistance Movement Speak Out on Divestment

By Osprey Orielle Lake<p>Despite the termination of the Environmental Impact Statement for the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) by the U.S. Trump …


‘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 …


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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

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 …

Canadian News

Pembina Pipeline looking to build terminal near Prince Rupert, B.C.

Pembina Pipeline Corp. has signed a non-binding letter of intent to develop a liquefied petroleum gas export terminal on Watson Island, south of Prince Rupert, B.C.<p>The Calgary-based pipeline operator signed the agreement with Prince Rupert Legacy Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of the City of …