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Mineral water giant Evian recently automated its bottling plant in the French alps. Rather than lay off workers, the company actually hired more -- and its story should serve as an example for the industry.
According to a report jointly issued by The Climate Group and the New Climate Institute, climate action is making encouraging progress across the U.S., with or without the federal government. States, cities and the private sector are driving these changes despite the White House's decision to exit the Paris Agreement.
Companies that align with the SDGs can also reinvigorate their own sustainability efforts while demonstrating how they’re contributing to global and national development priorities, according to Gilbert. Even so, the challenge remains: How do you move beyond the rhetoric, roll your sleeves up and engage with the goals?
The US EPA has been releasing little information on the toxic impact of Hurricane Harvey, but the Coast Guard is adding up the numbers -- and sharing them. And they don't look good.
Companies that partner with teachers do more than create company advocates. They give students a lesson in humanity, take weight off teachers’ shoulders, and expand awareness of their chosen cause.
Fair trade suppliers of all stripes struggle to finance growth, even though demand for their products is through the roof. Why? What can we do to help?
WGL Holdings' commitment to keeping D.C. heated and electrified has never wavered, even 169 years after its founding. Its mission of keeping the capital's streets lit and safe at night has morphed into aligning SDGs with the energy demands of a growing population.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPMC) was recently recognized by Fortune as the number one company in its annual "Change the World" list. Really?
According to Bank of America, the $12.6 billion it invested from 2013 to last year supported almost 40,000 jobs, contributed almost $15 billion to GDP and generated close to $30 billion in total economic output.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has released a report documenting that the world is at risk of missing the 2030 sustainability goals. So they've organized a two-day event in New York starting tonight, to harness the world's attention. It's all part of a broader plan to ensure that government funding and public awareness support the effort all the way to the finish.
Despite the oil spills and threats of leaked chemicals across the Houston region due to flooding during and after Hurricane Harvey, a local EPA laboratory is now targeted for closure by 2020.
When it comes to its new headquarters, Walmart's announcement of a new "Home Office" is following the lead of other companies such as Apple and Amazon – and not necessarily in a positive way.
What does the focus on the future of our people, planet, and profits ultimately boil down to? Long-termism. We’ve seen an accelerated interest in the impact of long-termism on business and sustainability – inextricably linked as they...Show More Summary
At least 300 companies are now aligned with the Science Based Targets initiative, which provides a framework to help companies stay competitive while doing their part to mitigate climate change.
Businesses are increasingly integrating renewable energy and distributed energy resources (DER) into their broader energy procurement and management strategy. Here are some helpful questions to ask when crafting an energy procurement strategy.
The Trump administration may have high hopes for "modernizing" NAFTA, but so do Canada and Mexico. For Canada it starts with a lofty list of social improvements, including getting rid of US "right-to-work laws" and bringing Mexico's labor rights in line with its northern neighbors.
The Florida director of Southern Alliance for Clean Energy explains what Florida residents should understand about climate change and hurricanes.
Last year, RightStep reached more than 240,000 students across the U.S. by working with several innovative education-related nonprofits. Deloitte professionals volunteer as mentors, provide pro bono consulting, sit on a board, and even contribute funding.
A Silicon Valley startup thought it would be a great idea to launch automated, smartphone-activated "bodegas," but many in social media, and the real world, were not having it.
Over the past two years, a group of passionate business school educators (in Dubai, Perth, Singapore and Munich), have daringly introduced MBA students to the nine Planetary Boundaries concept, "within which humanity can continue to develop and thrive for generations to come."