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Partnering Across the Pond for a Green Global Economy

 

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UK Minister of State Gregory Barker MP – Department of Energy & Climate Change ended his U.S. mission this week in Atlanta. Along with business delegates from 6 UK companies, UK Minister Barker promoted the benefits of a low carbon economy and the global opportunities this could present for the U.S. and the U.K. He stressed the need for “TLC,” transparency, longevity and certainty, and how important U.S. leadership is in addressing environmental and societal issues.

Marks & Spencer Transforms Retail with Plan A

 

Not long ago, on-line shopping was viewed as transforming retail.  The bigger impact comes from the web sustainability is weaving through every part of the industry’s system.  One of the UK’s leading retailers, Marks & Spencer also leads the way in redefining retail for the 21st Century and beyond. 

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Not long ago, on-line shopping was viewed as transforming retail. The bigger impact comes from the web sustainability is weaving through every part of the industry’s system. One of the UK’s leading retailers, Marks & Spencer also leads the way in redefining retail for the 21st Century and beyond.

Novo Nordisk Named Global Leader in Sustainability

Corporate Knights named Danish pharmaceutical firm Novo Nordisk number one in its eighth annual Global 100 list of the most sustainable large corporations.  In selecting the 2012 Global 100,  Corporate Knights tapped into top sustainability research firms to identify the top 10 percent of 3,500 companies, then ranked these on 11 indicators representing v

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Corporate Knights named Danish pharmaceutical firm Novo Nordisk number one in its eighth annual Global 100 list of the most sustainable large corporations. In selecting the 2012 Global 100, Corporate Knights tapped into top sustainability research firms to identify the top 10 percent of 3,500 companies, then ranked these on 11 indicators representing various factors of sustainability: Energy productivity, carbon productivity, water productivity, waste productivity, leadership diversity, CEO-to-average worker pay, percent of tax paid, safety productivity, sustainability results linked to executive pay, innovation capacity and employee turnover.

Towels, Thermostats and Transforming the Culture

Opening the door to my hotel room last week I was greeted by a blast of hot air and a well-lit room.  As I left the room each day, I lowered the thermostat and turned off all the lights.  Upon returning each evening, I was welcomed in once again by a hot, bright hotel room. 

Sustainability Leadership Series Launches

Have you integrated sustainability into the organization’s strategy? Do you have a culture characterized by innovation, engagement, responsibility and leadership? Sustainability is believed to be the greatest business opportunity of our time. Early adopters of sustainable development are changing the rules of the game in business, education and communities. Examples are scattered across this website and in our blogs.

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Several days ago the Wall Street Journal Article “It’s Peterson vs. Climate Bill” stated that Representative Collin Peterson, Minnesota Democrat, chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, “scoffs at warnings about climate change” and wants to slow related legislation.

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