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Crossing Thresholds: From Fossil Fuel Divestment to Sustainable Investment
Crossing Thresholds: From Fossil Fuel Divestment to Sustainable Investment

5 years ago - Three cheers to Bill McKibben and 350.org for raising much-needed awareness through their campaign urging university endowments and pension funds to divest from fossil fuel-producing companies.

eBay Launches Standard for Measuring Costs, Impacts of Online Transactions
eBay Launches Standard for Measuring Costs, Impacts of Online Transactions

5 years ago - eBay has released a new Digital Service Efficiency (DSE) dashboard to monitor and analyze the cost, performance and environmental impact of customer buy and sell transactions in an effort to balance and tune its technical infrastructure, according to a recent announcement.

UK Task Force Report Explains Why Businesses, Government Should Prioritize Environmental Preservation
UK Task Force Report Explains Why Businesses, Government Should Prioritize Environmental Preservation

5 years ago - Today, the Ecosystem Markets Task Force (EMTF), an independent task force aimed at finding new opportunities for UK businesses to drive green economic growth, released its Final Report stating the opportunities available for businesses that properly value nature

Shell’s ‘New Lens Scenarios’ Predict Near-Zero Global Carbon Emissions by 2100
Shell’s ‘New Lens Scenarios’ Predict Near-Zero Global Carbon Emissions by 2100

5 years ago - Shell released new scenarios last week that explore two possible futures with dramatically different implications for society and the world’s energy system. One scenario sees cleaner-burning natural gas becoming the most important energy source globally by the 2030s and early action to limit carbon dioxide emissions. The other sees solar becoming the top source by about 2070, but with slower action to address the threat of climate change.The New Lens Scenarios look at trends in the economy, politics and energy as far ahead as 2100, and underscore the critical role government policies could play in shaping the future.

Heinz, Colgate Divulge Forest Footprints, But Many Firms Falling Behind, Report Says
Heinz, Colgate Divulge Forest Footprints, But Many Firms Falling Behind, Report Says

5 years ago - Colgate-Palmolive, Danone, Gucci and Heinz reported their forest impacts for the first time this year, but the gap between leading companies and laggards is growing, according to the fourth annual Forest Footprint Disclosure (FFD) Report.Every year FFD asks the world’s biggest firms to reveal their impact on forests based on the use of five chief commodities — soy, palm oil, timber and pulp, cattle products and biofuels. According to FFD, last year 100 companies disclosed their forest footprints, a 15 percent increase over the previous year.

Let’s Value People as an Asset, and Bring Financial Statements into the 21st Century
Let’s Value People as an Asset, and  Bring Financial Statements into the 21st Century

6 years ago - What is your organization’s most important asset? CEOs often respond that the organization’s people are its greatest asset. But if this is true, where are people accounted for in the financial statements? Today, people are generally classified as expenses on the income statement and liabilities on the balance sheet – not as an investable asset. Thus, when CEOs seek to increase profit, they cut costs – like people – rather than investing in assets – like people – that can appreciate. What Is Your Organization’s Most Important Asset?

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