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Road to Paris: A corporate crash course on climate and COP21

Shutterstock IM Photo With the UN climate conference just a few months away, what are businesses doing — and what should they be doing — on the road to Paris? by Lauren Hepler It’s mid-morning on the West Coast, early evening in Western Europe, and a conference call has been convened to …

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Beyond Google and Apple: What’s holding corporate renewables back?

Shutterstock Despite a few high profile clean energy deals in recent months, widespread corporate adoption of renewables is being held back by convoluted financing models and enduring skepticism. by David Labrador Utility-scale solar and wind power is the best source of cheap, large-scale renewable energy. If you’re just reading the 2015 …

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How BASF is moving towards greener, cleaner chemistry

If you’re not living under a rock, chances are pretty good that you’ve interacted with a chemical compound manufactured by BASF as some point today. As BASF’s Charlene Wall-Warren pointed out at GreenBiz Forum 2015, the company’s products are in objects from compostable bags to batteries for hybrids and electric …

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How Adidas uses a portfolio model to reduce carbon emissions

When companies invest in anything, they’re looking to make money back on that investment. The globally known sports apparel company Adidas Group is no different. By looking at green investments through a portfolio lens, Adidas has been able to push sustainable solutions to every part of the company. At GreenBiz …

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How to get boards of directors to make sustainability systemic

All too often, boards of directors will see sustainability as a side program, not deserving of a dominant role in the boardroom. If sustainability is to be a central topic of a board meeting, it probably won’t look like what CSRs and environmentalists might expect. At least, that’s what Dianne …

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Can Adrian Grenier help Dell’s entourage sell sustainability?

Adrian Grenier is best known for his leading role in the Hollywood TV series “Entourage,” but consumer tech giant Dell is betting that he also will be able to help sell its customers on sustainability. by Heather Clancy How’s this for smart casting? Actor and environmental activist Adrian Grenier has been …

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Kaiser Permanente joins Apple, Walmart in clean energy buying spree

by Heather Clancy Healthcare provider Kaiser Permanente plans to buy enough solar and wind energy to cover half of its electricity consumption across all of its California facilities, the company plans to announce on Wednesday. That commitment comes in the form of several massive power purchase agreements (PPAs), making it the …

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Inside Citi’s plan to deploy $100 billion for cities, renewables, climate

Citi’s new five-year strategy includes combating climate change, championing sustainable cities and promoting social progress. by Joel Makower Today, Citi, the global banking giant, is announcing its next-gen sustainability strategy that includes an eye-popping number: $100 billion over 10 years for “lending, investing and facilitating” activities focused on mitigating climate and other …

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How PepsiCo aims to close the loop on recycling

by Tim Carey We live in an age of “asks.” Time, point-of-view, money, patience, reviews or simply attention — it adds up.  And the clearer the request, the more likely the response, right? Corporations also ask things of consumers. At a basic level, we ask them to buy our products, have …

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Sustainability is the new legacy for CEOs

CEOs reflect on what they can achieve during their time on the job and how they’ll be remembered. by Ellen Weinreb President Barack Obama is building his green legacy, including a recently announced joint agreement with China to reduce carbon emissions. In this year’s State of the Union address, Obama remarked on climate …

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