The competitiveness of Renewable Energy with fossil fuels is strong, driven by innovation, and economies of scale. The transition to a low-carbon economy is happening and will continue over the coming decades. Corporate leaders have largely embraced this outlook and individual and institutional investors have turned to ESG strategies to avoid risk, capture alpha and drive this low-carbon transition.
Buildings consume 40% of global energy and create 30% of global energy-related greenhouse gas emissions; they are a big part of the climate change puzzle. The energy needs of our data has increased exponentially as our music, our movies, and more of our lives has moved into the "cloud". It actually resides in buildings we call data centers, which have a large and growing carbon footprint.
To expand municipal solar in Maine, we’ve helped community banks learn the ropes through participation in a CEI municipal solar loan. CEI takes the lead in organizing, negotiating and documenting a solar financing transaction, while the bank provides funding dollars and, learns how to replicate the model. The involvement of community banks, along with new legislation, has allowed the scale of projects to expand statewide.
Leading climate scientists have warned that we have to keep global warming below 1.5°C, beyond which even half a degree more will worsen the risks of drought, floods, extreme heat and poverty for millions of people. Meeting that target requires emissions not just to stabilize but decrease, requiring immediate transformation of our infrastructure, including how we generate energy and fuel our economy.
Intel has a long history of integrating corporate responsibility efforts into its operations, and now 10 years have passed since the company developed their 2020 corporate responsibility goals-achieving nearly all of them. Their latest CSR Report details efforts in addressing climate change and sustainable water use; advancing gender diversity and taking responsible business practices worldwide.
The Investor Alliance for Human Rights has recently published this Toolkit for asset owners and money managers to address risks to people posed by their investments. The variety of crises in the world, has shown a light on systemic economic and social inequalities across societies as well as the precarious foundation that financial markets rely upon which is more evident now than ever.
The fifth annual list from GreenBiz includes young sustainability leaders from companies, nonprofits and communities. They hail from seven countries, tackling diverse challenges — from cultivating a more sustainable food system to advocating for climate justice on behalf of disadvantaged communities to testing best practices for circular cities to negotiating impactful renewable energy contracts.
This new book by William Ginn, founder of NatureVest at TNC, outlines the need to invest trillions in renewing our large-scale infrastructure, from energy production to water delivery systems. While the business world has often exploited nature, he argues that its entrepreneurial talent and financial capital are critical resources for developing solutions to global issues while protecting natural systems.
This newly updated book provides practical guidance about moving towards a more Sustainable Economy, because now more than ever, practical sustainability solutions are needed to guide corporations and sustainability practitioners through the COVID-19 challenges and other new business realities from dealing with a volatile global supply chain to understanding the pressures of limited resources.
Since 2002, we’ve brought together (virtually this year) global investors, innovators, corporates and change makers looking for answers to the biggest question: who will lead the transformation we’re all waiting
Since 2002, we’ve brought together (virtually this year) global investors, innovators, corporates and change makers looking for answers to the biggest question: who will lead the transformation we’re all waiting for? Discover how to succeed in increasingly turbulent times. In San Francisco, you’ll find the people and ideas that matter and leave with the contacts and network to help you take the next steps.
This conference will feature 50+ workshops, Spanish content, intensives, keynotes, a virtual expo, networking, special events, and more! Building upon its farmer-to-farmer education model, EcoFarm is an essential networking and
This conference will feature 50+ workshops, Spanish content, intensives, keynotes, a virtual expo, networking, special events, and more! Building upon its farmer-to-farmer education model, EcoFarm is an essential networking and educational hub for ecologically-minded farmers, ranchers, and all who work to support their success in growing a healthy and just food system and world.
This virtual Summit aims to help the food industry move towards a circular economy. The executive summit will showcase developments in green packaging, food ingredients, plant-based proteins, eco-labels and biodiversity.
This virtual Summit aims to help the food industry move towards a circular economy. The executive summit will showcase developments in green packaging, food ingredients, plant-based proteins, eco-labels and biodiversity. Answering quesitons like What are the obstacles facing the food industry to shift towards a circular economy? How can food & beverage firms close their packaging loops? What sustainable materials are replacing plastic packaging? How can consumers be encouraged to lead a minimalistic lifestyle for sustainability?