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Lessons from a Decade of Scaling Energy-Efficiency Projects Across Global Portfolios

How can organizations maximize energy efficiency across entire portfolios in a way that is, well, efficient?

AI Helping to Ensure Clean Water, Improve Yields, Protect Forests

Computer scientists at Intel are protecting the earth and we humans on it through a dedicated unit called AI for Social Good. We caught up with Head Anna Bethke and several of Intel’s software innovators to learn more about their work.

How Can Sustainability Be a Win for B2B Companies? Ask Flex

Consumer-facing companies get a lot of the attention for their sustainability efforts through great ads and campaigns. But there is a huge role for B2B companies to benefit from sustainability solutions, as well. Flex is one of these.

Coalition of CEOs Calls on Congress to Enact Market-Based Climate Strategy

Cross-Posted from The Next Economy. The CEOs of 13 US and Global Fortune 500 companies, in collaboration with four leading environmental groups, have issued a call for action on climate change — including an economy-wide carbon pricing policy to meet the climate challenge at the lowest possible cost.

SB’19 Paris, Day 3: Confidence, Cautionary Tales About a Tech-Driven Future

Cross-Posted from The Next Economy. As SB’19 Paris wound down to a close, two thought-provoking roundtables on Tech, Science and Ethics explored conflicting views regarding a rise in AI applications; and how, for the next generation of purpose-driven startups, not all investors are created equal.

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Pond: Using Algae to Turn CO2 to Our Many Advantages

Pond Technologies is a Canadian cleantech company using nature’s filters to combat climate change, while also providing a model to help existing industries join the shift towards a low-carbon economy via value-added, recycled-carbon products.

Microsoft Increases Carbon Fee, Doubles Down on AI for Sustainability

Informed by new research from PwC UK that shows AI can boost global GDP by up to 4.4% and reduce emissions by 4% by 2030, Microsoft commits to a tech-first approach to drive progress across operations, products, customers and data science.

Why We Built the World’s First Website Carbon Calculator

Every time someone loads a web page, it emits an average of 6 grams of CO2. Collectively, this means the web accounts for 2% of all global GHG emissions — equivalent to the global aviation industry.

Solar Mamas: Empowering Women to ‘Flip the Switch’ to Better Health, Renewable Energy

Law firm Hogan Lovells has partnered with Barefoot College International to empower mostly illiterate women from off-grid areas around the world by training them as solar engineers, or “Solar Mamas.”

Bright Ideas Will Usher in the Clean Energy Future

A clean energy future will require innovation, creativity and increased investment in high-efficiency energy solutions. But once we eliminate the kinks — and the misconceptions — it is a bright future.

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Collaboration Unlocking Renewable Energy Solutions for Small Buyers

When it comes to renewable energy, smaller buyers have more options than ever before. Solutions are increasingly becoming available for businesses of all sizes to develop a robust sustainability strategy and ensure their programs are meeting their goals.

Target Sets Its Sights on Scope 3 Emissions with New Climate Goals

The new goals will reduce the retail giant’s carbon footprint from source to shelf, as it works alongside its supply chain partners to lower emissions throughout its value chain.

BP’s Energy Outlook, 2019 Clean200 Show Undeniable Power of Renewables

The Carbon Clean 200 are already capitalizing on the transition to a low-carbon future; BP’s latest scenarios support that strategy

Gap, Salesforce Sign Landmark Deal for Renewable Energy Aggregation

Five global brands sign joint 42.5-MW energy deal, creating a new blueprint for renewable energy aggregation

World's First Carbon-Negative Fuel to be Unveiled at COP24

Next week, at the COP24 climate summit in Poland, a Swedish startup is set to unveil what it hails as the world's first carbon-negative fuel. NextFuel briquettes  

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sonnen, Pearl Homes Launch First Affordable, Carbon-Free Housing Community

sonnen, a global market leader in smart residential energy storage, has partnered with Pearl Homes — the U.S. leader in LEED residential development — and Google Home to bring their vision of a 'Net-Zero-Plus and Climate-Positive' community, complete with solar + storage and home automation, to life in Manatee County, Florida.

Targeting Energy Use Along Product Life Cycles: 4 Steps to Achieving SDG 7

20 percent of the world population lacks access to modern electricity, but access to affordable, reliable and sustainable energy is crucial to achieving many of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), from poverty alleviation via advancements in health, education, water supply and industrialization to mitigating climate change.

BMW Group, Northvolt, Umicore to Develop Closed-Loop System for EV Batteries

The project aims to continue the sustainable industrialization of battery cells in Europe and the associated acquisition of skills — from cell chemistry and development through to production and ultimately recycling.

Lime Green: A Commitment to Our Colors

Sustainability is at the core of Lime’s mission. Over the last 16 months, we’ve led an exciting mobility shift towards free-floating scooters and bikes in communities across the U.S. and Europe. The resulting 13+ million trips have underlined a growing demand worldwide for cleaner air, safer infrastructure and more sustainable mobility options. But rides alone are not enough. At a time when the transportation industry leads the world in CO2 emissions, we must all do more to support meaningful environmental stewardship.

Q&A: Schneider Electric Banking on Science, Smarter Cities to Power a Sustainable Future

In the past few years, Schneider Electric — a global specialist in energy management and automation — has partnered with its customers around the world in various capacities to co-create smart solutions for a more sustainable future. It focuses its energy on prioritizing resource productivity and management, promoting energy efficiency and rethinking energy consumption. It has also adopted science-based emissions targets and helped its clients set their own. We spoke with Erik Mohn, Director of Americas Sustainability Services at Schneider Electric, to learn more about the company’s multi-pronged strategy to spread sustainability.

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