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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 23, 2021 Research on climate-smart agricultural practices has a primary role in sustainable agricultureSource: Innovation Origins
Climate change’s negative impacts are already being felt on farms. But the problem also works in reverse as agriculture is a major part of the climate problem currently generating over 20 percent of total greenhouse gas...
July 23, 2021 PetDine launches 6-pillar sustainability planSource: Pet Food Processing
PetDine introduced a six-point sustainability plan to reduce its carbon footprint in manufacturing and source more eco-friendly materials.
Source: Economic Times India
Piles of garbage at corners of a road are a common site in India. Now, think about garbage that includes broken, obsolete or surplus electrical and electronic devices.
Research & Insights
Source: The Verge
Over the life cycle of an EV — from digging up the materials needed to build it to eventually laying the car to rest — it will release fewer greenhouse gas emissions than a gas-powered car, the research found.
Source: Johns Hopkins University
These include a significant reduction of JHU's carbon emissions—down 30% since its 2008 baseline despite over 10% growth in campus square footage—as well as the university's trajectory toward meeting its 51% greenhouse gas...
May 4, 2021 The 20 Most Sustainable Cities in 2021Source: Money Talks News
Some cities, though, are better at promoting an eco-friendly lifestyle, while others belch smoke and throw away recyclables. Which cities are the leaders and laggers of our Earth-friendly future?
Commentary & Opinion
June 24, 2021 Opinion - America the Beautiful' is a green infrastructure plan for greater sustainability and equitySource: The Hill
Record heat and wildfire in the western United States. Plummeting biodiversity. A nation struggling for equity and justice. In times like these, we desperately need federal initiatives that can solve multiple problems in one fell...
Even as earth month has come to a close, many of us are reflecting on ways we can implement more sustainable practices into our daily lives. For a lot of people, the environmentally conscious journey might feel like an...
Source: The Hill
What does the future of a sustainable climate look like in policy and practice? Wesley Look, Senior Research Associate at Resources for the Future joins Hill TV to discuss.
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