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Campbell Soup Cuts Freight Cost, Emissions with On-Site Bottling Plant

Campbell Soup Co. is cutting freight costs and improving operational efficiencies – as well as significantly decreasing carbon dioxide emissions – by opening an on-site PET bottle-making plant at a Campbell Soup Co. facility in Paris, Texas. Show More Summary

Walmart Spends $141M on Ethics & Compliance Systems, Positions for Increased Shareholder Returns

Walmart has spent more than $141 million on ethics and compliance systems since 2013, to manage and track efforts that include appointing over 2,300 ethics and compliance professionals, ensuring compliance is up-to-date and accurate, and creating a board-level Global Ethics, Compliance & Risk Committee, the company announced this week. Show More Summary

TODAY’S STUDY: The Way To Grow EVs With Electricity Rates

EVgo Fleet and Tariff Analysis -- Phase 1: California Garrett Fitzgerald and Chris Nelder, April 6, 2017 (Rocky Mountain Institute) Executive Summary Public direct current fast chargers (DCFC) are anticipated to play an important role in accelerating electric vehicle (EV) adoption and mitigating transportation sector greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Show More Summary

QUICK NEWS, April 25: Private Sector Takes Over The Climate Fight; How Sea Level Rise Would Change The Map; Wind Jobs Top 100,000 As Wind Energy Booms

Private Sector Takes Over The Climate Fight Report: Fortune 500 Companies Accelerating Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency Efforts; Clean energy actions saving companies $3.7 billion a year, cutting annual carbon pollution equivalent...Show More Summary

Nearly Half the Fortune 500 Have Goals to Cut Greenhouse Gases

Nearly half the companies in Fortune 500 have set targets to cut their greenhouse gas emissions, improve energy efficiencies and up their consumption of renewable energy, says the just-released CERES Power Forward 3.0 report. The post Nearly Half the Fortune 500 Have Goals to Cut Greenhouse Gases appeared first on Environmental Leader.

Responses: Plenty of Fish on the Farm

As part of Breakthrough’s Future of Food series, we have invited experts on food, farming, livestock, and resource use to respond to and critique our research essays. We hope this will be the starting point for an inclusive, productive, and exciting new conversation about 21st-century food systems. Show More Summary

The Ghosts of Aquaculture’s Past Haunt Its Future

There are a number of reasons to support aquaculture’s future, many of which are touched on in Marian Swain’s essay. Strong scientific evidence suggests that seafood can be produced with fewer environmental impacts than land-based animal protein. Show More Summary

The Value of Sector-Wide Diversity

As Marian Swain argues in her recent essay on the future of fish farming, open-ocean aquaculture and recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) are certainly two of the most exciting and powerful emerging systems with the potential to expand the sector into new frontiers. Show More Summary

Google Request Exacerbates South Carolina Water Wars

Google has requested 1.5 million gallons of groundwater per day to cool the servers at its Berkeley County facility, hoping to draw the water from the county’s aquifer. The company already uses about 4 million gallons of surface water per day, writes the Post & Courier (via Mashable). Show More Summary

To Improve Social Media Sentiment, Talk about CSR (Emotionally)

A company’s social media campaigns focusing on its CSR initiatives can move social media users from a neutral view into positive territory, according to a new report from IBM and the US Chamber Foundation’s Corporate Citizenship Center. Show More Summary

Shifting Risk Management to ‘First Line’ of Business Leads to Revenue & Profit Growth: PwC

Nearly two-thirds  (64%) of companies believe that shifting more risk management responsibilities to the “first line” – that is, business units and corporate executives – makes their companies more agile and more able to anticipate and mitigate risk events, according to a new PwC report, Risk in Review 2017 (PDF). Show More Summary

French presidential elections: Crunch time for the country’s energy mix

April 24 update: France is facing its most divisive presidential elections since Jean-Marie Le Pen shocked pollsters in 2002 and booked a surprise place in the second round. In the following special report, we analyze the impact of the main candidates’ energy views. Show More Summary

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