Volume 1

By: Awareness Into Action  09-12-2011
Keywords: Sustainability, climate change, white paper

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    Twenty years ago, dismissive members of the business community were calling environmentalists "tree huggers." Luckily, that changed. The environment is now high on the agendas of business, government,..

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    We've all read the news of companies going green and making green. The headlines make a compelling case for a CEO to take the plunge. Institutions of higher education are making similar commitments ..

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    Sustainable principles for the design, construction, and renovation of homes and buildings are imperatives that will yield economic, health, and most importantly, environmental benefits. In terms of l..

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    Chico, Calif. is home to one of the finest and most eco-friendly breweries in the country. The Sierra Nevada Brewery is considered by many to be the premier craft brewery in the United States. But w..

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    There is an explosion of awareness and interest in sustainability among college students and young professionals today, and a surge in demand for careers that are in alignment with personal values of ..

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    Years ago one state's environmental protection agency was undertaking a major sustainability initiative. Its staff was passionate about the environment; many members were highly educated environment..

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    Wal-Mart believes that being an efficient and profitable business can go hand-in-hand with being a good steward of the environment. Its mission hasn't changed: helping more than 176 million shoppers..

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    Ignore environmental responsibility and face the possibility of corporate extinction. Thanks to the sustained efforts of researchers, activists, forward-thinking politicians and environmentally co..

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    Sir Nicholas Stern and Bill Clinton both have it right. Global climate change has been our greatest market failure. Now it's our greatest market opportunity. Capturing this will require investment, ..

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    How do companies create value? There really are only so many ways. Borrowing from strategy guru Michael Porter's work and tweaking it a bit for the environmental age, there are four big buckets of v..

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    Sustainability is increasingly influencing brand image and perception of consumer product companies. According to a study by Information Resources, Inc., about 50 percent of consumers consider at le..

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    Sustainability is fast becoming accepted as a mainstream ideal in our society. 2007 was marked by a series of bellwether events: corporate America challenging our nation's political leadership to ta..

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    Edelman and its research partners, Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship, Net Impact and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), recently assessed the market in ord..

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    Beginning with the June 28, 2007 issue, Rolling Stone magazine became the first mass-marketed magazine to print on carbon neutral paper. The special June issue of the magazine included a series of f..

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    Deloitte Canada is one of the member firms of the Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu network of firms. Deloitte professionals provide accounting, financial advisory, consulting, and tax services to clients bi..

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    The construction industry has a massive impact on the global environment. Luckily, it is now re-evaluating all components of the building process, including extraction of raw materials, design pract..

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    Fresh water is one of Canada's most important natural resources. Given the Great Lakes and a series of watersheds draining into three coastlines, the world associates Canada with water in the same w..

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    Human-induced global warming and climate change have become the defining challenges of the modern era, possibly the most significant hazards our ecosystem has endured since the immense meteor that m..

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    The Drive for sustainable performance has put pressure on executives to disclose more about the interactions between their corporations and their stakeholders. For risk managers, sustainability presen..

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    Clean and affordable energy is a critical need for the planet - and our company - so we're excited about launching Renewable Energy Cheaper than Coal (RE<C), a strategic initiative to develop elect..

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    Jacuzzi Family Vineyards is a new winery set on 190 acres in the Carneros region of Sonoma, Calif. The beautiful 18,000-square-foot, rustic-Italian stone structure was inspired by the Jacuzzi family..

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    Companies embracing sustainability strategies can grow their "icebergs of value" above and below the waterline. They can mitigate impending risks and capture profitable opportunities. What does a com..

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    By leveraging the power of the Internet, telepresence provides a viable alternative to business travel. A generation or more beyond video conferencing, telepresence creates an environment where part..

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    Q: You coined of the term "Cradle-to-Cradle". Could you give a brief overview of what this term means and how it has been received? A: The original idea was that you could actually turn the economy f..

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    For most companies, the path to sustainability begins with the supply chain. After all, the supply chain is where companies move things, make things, store things, and throw things away. It is a cruci..

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    NewPage, North America's largest manufacturer of coated paper, found going green to be good - not just for the environment, but for their bottom line. Launched to trial in late 2006, and developed..

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    It is imperative that humanity successfully overcome climate change. A vigorous voluntary carbon market that finances thousands of projects to exclude billions of tons of greenhouse gases from the atm..

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    There’s no bigger story emerging in marketing right now than the sustainability story. As consumers and brands alike are becoming more attuned to it, there’s a very important insight that ..

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    Q: What is E-waste and what is being done about it? GEEP: E-waste stands for electronic waste, which is essentially any piece of equipment that has a circuit board inside. With e-recycling there ar..

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    Ask most business leaders about the relationship between IT and sustainability and they'll likely talk about the increasing electricity load of data centers. As the other papers in this collection a..

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    The carbon economy is creating an opportunity for companies to create competitive advantage. It's also creating a challenge for analysts to figure out which companies are doing well and which have mer..

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    We live in one world. A world that is changing more rapidly than ever before. A world that is getting smaller and faster. Information can be shared at the push of a button. When something happens in o..

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    In order to stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere, we need to reduce emissions by at least 60 percent over the coming two decades. A single magic bullet allowing governments, organ..

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    International protocols have taken great strides to summon the world to arms regarding greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and the adverse effects of our rapidly increasing global carbon footprint. In 19..

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    The Time is Now for Green Buildings Corporate environmental sustainability initiatives are more valuable and necessary today than ever before, thanks to five major reasons: compelling evidence of hu..

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    Investment in renewable technology is fast becoming the preferred strategy for private sector business investors seeking tax incentives and declining payback terms for facility improvements. Global ..

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    In recent years, study after study has shown green is the new gold. Experts agree we face a future—starting now—where "business as usual" will simply cease to exist. Given that knowledge..

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    Traditionally, environmentalism has been at odds with economic prosperity. Thanks in part to advances in information technology, communications, computer-aided design, and planning, this is being chal..

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    Atlantic Hydrogen Inc. (AHI) began with an idea. The company's founders saw an opportunity to develop a technology that, with the right combination of science and entrepreneurship, could make a sign..

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    Awareness of global environmental change and social issues has crossed the tipping point in many places across the planet.  Events in 2007 such as the successful signing of a global treaty to r..

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    The electricity grid has been called "the most significant engineering achievement of the 20th century." Power projects are completed on a scale that rival the Pyramids of Egypt and today, electrici..

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