How green bonds can bridge infrastructure financing gaps

Pay-for-success bonds backed by the Rockefeller Foundation and others seek to fund urban resilience projects. How green bonds can bridge infrastructure financing gaps Anya Khalamayzer Thursday, August 31, 2017 – 1:28am The Rockefeller Foundation, along with two financial partners, is launching a new challenge to fund so-called green infrastructure and …

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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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Restaurants are Prioritizing Sustainability in 2017

When you study recent trends in the food and restaurant industry, it’s obvious that sustainability is more than a passing fad. We’re seeing more and more partners in the industry turning towards efficiency in how they source, create, and deliver food – and consumers are demanding it. read more Powered …

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Coca-Cola exceeds water replenishment goal

Coca-Cola exceeds water replenishment goal 30 August 2016 Global drinks giant Coca-Cola has exceeded its 2020 target to replenish all the water used in its beverages five years early. The company said it returned an estimated 192 billion litres of water to nature and communities in 2015 through community water …

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How United Technologies Is Propelling Us Toward a Future of Sustainable Urbanization

News Deeply, in partnership with Sustainable Brands, has produced a series of profiles looking at how brands are tackling some of the world’s biggest challenges. The goal is to examine trends and gather insights from a new wave of corporate citizenship – in an era when the private sector is increasingly expected …

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The Greenest Supermarket Needs More Than Efficiency

by Tyler Caine In skimming through the recent articles on the Sustainable Cities Collective, I came across this story about an Austrian “Smart Buildings Program” at the University of Applied Sciences in Salzburg. One of the projects for students was probing the design for the most efficient supermarket, effectively built to Passivhaus standards–which …

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Levi’s now accepts used clothing and shoes for recycling at all US stores and outlets

CC BY 2.0 Lisa by Derek Markham Bring in your unwanted clothing or shoes to any US Levi’s store or outlet for recycling, and get a 20% off voucher. Americans send about 24 billion pounds of unwanted clothing, shoes, and other textiles to landfills each year, which is simply a staggering …

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How to find a company that is truly green

CC BY 2.0 DFS digital design by Katherine Martinko Here are some tips on how to be a savvy shopper who consistently gets past the greenwashing. Companies have caught on to the fact that going green means business. Everyone is jumping on the green bandwagon, making claims of being “all natural,” …

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4 Ways to Make Your Sustainability Programs Downsize-Proof

By McGee Young These are good times for sustainability initiatives. Cost-saving returns on investment grab the attention of budget hawks. Marketing teams love to tell sustainability stories. CEOs can now hold their heads a bit higher at Davos, COP and Aspen when asked how they are addressing climate change. But …

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How adidas is pioneering open-source sustainability for sports

Shutterstock wavebreakmedia Adidas is turning to open source innovation to elevate its sustainability efforts. by Lew Blaustein Adidas is among the most admired companies in the world, especially when it comes to sustainability. In January, Corporate Knights, “the magazine for clean capitalism,” ranked the sporting goods and apparel giant No. 3 on its list …

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