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Sustainability finance lessons, from Adidas to Starbucks

Erin Hiatt Wednesday, August 30, 2017 – 1:21am As more retailers seek ways to pay for energy and sustainability upgrades, we’ve seen the benefits of alternative financing approaches accumulate for companies such as Apple, Starbucks, Adidas, and LVMH. Last year, the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) and the Institute for Market …

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CSR Green BusinessLocal Economy

How the factory of the future saves energy

Heather Clancy Monday, August 28, 2017 – 1:41am When it comes to factories, manufacturing floors and industrial facilities, the interests of plant managers and corporate sustainability professionals are intimately intertwined. Reducing energy consumption, minimizing freshwater withdrawals from local aquifers and reusing materials that otherwise might be scrapped makes sense from …

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Green EducationSmart CitiesSolutions

The potent promise of a converging world

By Joel Makower, GreenBiz.com, 27th October, 2014, This morning, we launch our fourth annual VERGE conference in San Francisco, with more than 1,000 attendees coming from around the world to hear more than 200 speakers, with thousands more watching the free livestream. It’s the latest in our global event series …

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Green BuildingSmart Cities

The 2014 Holcim Award Recipients for North America

Source: Architect The triennial competition awarded $330,000 to 13 projects. By Wanda Lau Because the cutting edge in sustainable design is constantly edging forward, building technologies that were deemed innovative a decade ago have become standard in architecture. To celebrate the latest thinking in design performance and efficiency, the Holcim …

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Climate ChangeInternational OrganizationsPlanet

Today more people took to the streets calling for climate action than on any other day in history. From New York City to Rio, London to Delhi — we were everywhere.

(click here to see more photos) On Tuesday, more world leaders will gather in New York to talk about climate action than have ever been assembled before — 125 heads of state. They’ll be gathering with the knowledge that more people than ever are demanding action, not just words, and …

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Climate Change March Begin in New York City

The New York Times By LISA W. FODERAROSEPT. 21, 2014 Under leaden skies, throngs of demonstrators stretching as far as the eye could see started to move through Midtown Manhattan late Sunday morning, chanting their demands for action on climate change. With drums and tubas, banners and floats, the People’s …

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The State of Planet Declaration

Planet Under Pressure 2012 was the largest gathering of global change scientists leading up to the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) with a total of 3,018 delegates at the conference venue and over 3,500 that attended virtually via live webstreaming. The Plenary sessions and the Daily Planet news …

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Planet

Earth history in 24 hours

The age of Earth is about 4.5 billion years – on the clock, 1 second equals approximately 52,000 years and one hour is 187.5 million years. In Geological time: 100 years is nothing Civilizations have been destroyed in the past, It can be again – due to our own destructive …

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EnvironmentPlanet

Living Planet Report 2012

AT A GLANCE Chapter 1: The state of the planet Biodiversity has declined globally The global Living Planet Index declined by almost 30 per cent between 1970 and 2008. The global tropical index declined by 60 per cent during the same period. The global temperate index increased by 31 per …

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USGBC

El USGBC (Consejo Estadounidense para la Construcción Sostenible) por sus siglas en inglés, es uno de los sistemas de Green Building más conocido y aplicado en el mundo. Esta metodología fue creada por un grupo multidisciplinario de los principales participantes de la industria de la construcción, gobierno, empresas, constructores, arquitectos, …

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