environment

Skanska’s Extra Green Mile

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UTC: “All In” on Sustainability

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[Editor's Note: John Mandyck, Chief Sustainability Officer, UTC Climate, Controls, and Security will keynote BCLC's Bricks and Sticks Sustainability Symposium to discuss their leadership in the environmental innovation field. Join BCLC, UTC, and other leaders on April 16-17. Registration is open.]

We Need Basic Facts to Move the CSR Field Forward

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Followers of this blog realize the great importance of CSR work for tackling society’s challenges. But beyond this fundamental understanding there is a lot of ambiguity in the world of corporate responsibility.  In particular, there is a lack of understanding of basic facts. No one quite knows how many companies are tackling social and environmental issues, which issues they are tackling, and where they are tackling them. Take recent survey results as an example.

The Moral Case for Global Development

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In the days and weeks to come, a plethora of events related to global development will take place -- the Clinton Global Initiative, the UN General Assembly, and CROA’s Commit! Forum, capped off by BCLC's Global Conference (Oct. 10-12). Why does any of this matter? Here in the United States, global development is still looked at with suspicion.

New Pigment Can Help Keep Buildings Cool–and Green

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Researchers at Oregon State University have invented a new blue pigment that could help make buildings more energy efficient.

New Sustainability Tool Helps Small Businesses Lead a Revolution

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It is hard not to be optimistic about the future of sustainability in the U.S. business sector. Ten, fifteen years ago, sustainability was a side-concern, a box that often was checked with a glitzy ad campaign. Now, sustainability is a crucial competitive advantage that businesses want to incorporate into their core strategies. Why? Sustainability is a catalyst for minimizing waste, saving money, and inventing new goods and services.

VERGE Conference: The Future of Business and the “Sharing Economy”

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Offering a respite from the emotionally charged screaming matches that lately define dialogue on environmental issues, the GreenBiz VERGE Conference provided practical solutions and tangible goals for companies interested in embracing environmental leadership as a source of competitive advantage. I had the opportunity to attend this unique conference last week, which sought to dive into the convergence of energy, information, building, and transportation technologies.

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