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Environmental Social Governance, Environmental Protection, Environmental Sustainability
For the past four decades the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Europe, Japan, Australia, and other developed nations have adopted sweeping environmental protection regulations to address the state of their air, water, soil and other natural resources, to protect human life and to protect and preserve the natural environment. The imposition of environmental regulations on business, while having a steep price, has had the beneficial effect of reversing two centuries of the harmful effects of the Industrial Revolution. And yet, despite all the progress, the work of protecting and preserving the Earth is never ending. As the Industrial Revolution spreads to developed nations, there is ever more “environment work” to be addressed.
The original movement to protect the Earth and its inhabitants in more recent times was the Conservation Movement, stretching back to the 1800s; then more recently came the Environmental Movement; and now we see the emerging global Sustainability Movement. This section of Accountability Central is devoted to topics environmental, including news, research and insights, commentary and opinion, and more.
News & Updates
Source: Tech Crunch
Commitments to carbon neutrality keep coming from all corners of the business world — over the past few weeks, companies ranging from the fast-casual restaurant chain Sweetgreen to the security-focused networking IT company Palo...
Source: The Hill
Animal agriculture?— farmers, ranchers, veterinarians, feed mills, animal health companies and others — is?committed to providing a safe and healthful food supply for everyone. This dedication starts on the farm by caring for the...
March 3, 2021 Designing buildings to the highest sustainabilitySource: Design Quarterly
The coronavirus pandemic has affected nearly everything, including building design. The obvious focus with buildings is now on indoor air quality, according to John Peterson the director of sustainable design and building...
Research & Insights
A new report by Greenpeace, called "Shopping for Plastic: The 2021 Supermarket Plastics Ranking," explores efforts that major food retailers are making to reduce plastic usage in their stores and ranks them accordingly.
February 26, 2021 Electric Grid of the Future Should Prioritize Sustainability, Resiliency, Equity, Reliability, and Security, Says New ReportSource: National Academies
A new congressionally mandated report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine provides comprehensive recommendations for improving the U.S. electric power system so that it can adequately provide...
Source: Sci Tech Daily
Wind energy scientists at Cornell University have released a new global wind atlas – a digital compendium filled with documented extreme wind speeds for all parts of the world – to help engineers select the turbines in any given...
Commentary & Opinion
Source: VT Digger
Since receiving President Joe Biden’s nomination for secretary of the Department of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack is indicating that he’s newly committed to a USDA that prioritizes sustainability, regenerative and climate-resilient...
February 17, 2021 Opinion: Congress is key to sustainable environmental actionSource: The Hill
In his first few weeks in office, President Biden aggressively used his executive powers to advance his environmental agenda. From blocking the Keystone XL pipeline to rejoining the Paris Climate Agreement, Biden has won a number...
January 29, 2021 Opinion: Environmental justice must be foundational to the new School of SustainabilitySource: Stanford Daily
We are writing as a diverse group of Stanford staff, students, and faculty committed to Environmental Justice for Sustainability at Stanford. This weekend, faculty will gather for a deliberative democracy process guiding plans...
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