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Greening News, Greening of Corporation, Greenwashing – Accountability Central

Every company seems to be going green, looking at the flow of “green” news from Corporate America.  Looking to the European Union, it appears that the trend may be more pronounced among continental and UK-based corporations.  A growing number of investors are interested in the greening practices, programs and policies of corporations; for an increasing number of investors these factors may be significant in their investment (or divestment) decision-making.

There is dramatically rising interest in corporate sector greening as well among important stakeholders – employees (and prospective employees), suppliers, business partners, customers, lenders, regulators, and others.  One of the key questions raised by stakeholders is:  Is this [greening] initiative by the company substantive or is it just PR?  The answers matter!  In this section of Accountability Central the editors bring you news, research and insights, commentary and opinion, and identify key players and stakeholders to help you understand better the greening of corporations and the business sector.

News & Updates

July 5, 2022 Record soy crops expected in the US due to sustainability intensification

Source: Food Ingredients First

With all eyes on soybean stocks amid market volatility exacerbated by inflation and the Russian war with Ukraine, the US Soybean Export Council (USSEC) analysts have claimed record crops can be expected, bringing much-needed...

July 5, 2022 Professor: Cut the amount of football in half for the sake of sustainability

Source: Playthegame.org

According to Tim Walters, a Canadian college professor, sustainable sport requires fundamentally rethinking the way we do sport. He hopes that fans and players can put pressure on sports organisations to change the structure of...

July 5, 2022 CN to invest in several states to enable sustainable growth and improve capacity

Source: Global Railway Review

The Canadian National Railway Company (CN) has announced plans to invest approximately $195 million overall in several states, including Minnesota, Michigan, Iowa, and Mississippi. This includes investments in technology,...

Research & Insights

May 31, 2022 Asian airline Cathay Pacific released sustainability data

Source: Sustainability Magazine

The Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific released its sustainability report for 2021 and CEO Augustus Tang says it benchmarks its future plans for resilience

May 26, 2022 Hecla Mining Releases 2021 Sustainability Report

Source: Junior Mining Network

Hecla Mining Company (NYSE:HL) has released its 2021 Sustainability Report, highlighting the Company’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance and 2022 sustainability targets. The theme of this year’s report is...

May 23, 2022 Kinross releases 2021 Sustainability Report

Source: Elko Daily Free Press

Kinross Gold Corp.’s 2021 Sustainability Report provides a summary of the company’s progress over the year in furthering its environmental, social and governance strategy, and a couple of the accomplishments cited are in Nevada.

Commentary & Opinion

May 9, 2022 Grid operators warn of electricity shortage amid switch to renewables: Report

Source: Fox News

"I am concerned about it," MISO Chief Executive John Bear told the Wall Street Journal in a report Sunday. "As we move forward, we need to know that when you put a solar panel or a wind turbine up, it’s not the same as a thermal...

March 23, 2022 Opinion - Everyone Wants to Do ESG Now

Source: Bloomberg

There will be a certain amount of bad blood and suspicion between the ESG people (who hate finance and want to save the world) and the regular finance people (who like finance and, uh, sometimes get stereotyped as not caring so...

March 22, 2022 What about people? Sustainable work, sustainable life, sustainable packaging

Source: Packaging Europe

After twenty years of being a part of our industry, of which I’ve spent the last fifteen years helping companies to find the right people, I’ve seen the progress we’ve made so far. And in those years, I’ve spoken to thousands of...


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