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Genuine Sustainability Attracts Savvy Investors

RockTenn, based in Norcross, Georgia, one of North America’s leading manufacturers of corrugated and consumer packaging, has been focused on reducing the amount of solid waste it sends to landfills. By engaging employees from every department, such as finishing inspector Byron Manning, at one of the company's packaging factories, RockTenn recycles much of its process waste. (Photo courtesy RockTenn)

Attracting “sustainability-savvy investors” entails much more than conserving a little energy or doing a little recycling. “Investors want to be sure that a company’s sustainability efforts are focused on the material issues that affect its ability to thrive and survive,” advises Boston Consulting Group’s latest sustainability report.

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION TIPS FOR EARTH DAY AND BEYOND

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Act Local, Think Global: Three Ways to Ignite Positive Environmental Change  Arlington, VA – Friday, April 22, 2016 – In observance of Earth Day, the international conservation organization Rare is offering up three easy ways you can be a catalyst for global change. The strain on the Earth’s natural resources poses an increasing threat to […]

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Demand for Electric Cars Hits New Highs

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Luxury electric automaker Tesla unveiled its latest model at a March 31 event, and demand was so strong for the $35,000 Tesla Model 3 that within the week 325,000 would-be customers purchased preorders at US$1,000 each.

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Making Plastic Waste Disappear

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Every ton of plastic bottles recycled saves about 3.8 barrels of oil, says the Plastics Industry Trade Association, which has just launched a Zero Net Waste program to help members evaluate waste reduction opportunities and maximize landfill diversion.

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Green Economies Arising Across Europe

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A broad political will and the involvement of many different economic and social actors are essential for successful transition to a green economy, conclude researchers from five institutes of the Partnership for European Environmental Research (PEER).

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Best Sustainable Development Moves Need Decision Analysis

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“It’s about the toughest job any human being could be given,” says David Nabarro, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted unanimously by 193 Heads of State at UN Headquarters in New York in September.

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Cement CEO’s Rise to the Climate Challenge

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Cement production accounts for about five percent of all human-made carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions worldwide. Inspired by the Paris Climate Agreement, the cement industry has set a goal of reducing its emissions 25 percent by 2030.

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