As businesses rely more on energy-intensive operations, including data centers and manufacturing facilities, solar is steadily gaining traction as a choice for powering large commercial and industrial facilities.
When joining Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Lara Birkes was in a unique position: coming into a brand new, multinational company that has a nearly 80-year history of sustainability and citizenship leadership.
Innovation isn’t merely a random event or a “bolt from the blue.” It’s a process that, carefully managed, can engage employees while bringing forth new opportunities to improve operations and create customer value.
There is a growing business movement toward the so-called circular economy, where we strive to keep resources and products continually in use. One important enabler to the ability to do this is product design.
Last year, 80 percent of the world’s 500 largest companies publicly reported their emissions-reduction goals. However, some targets may not be ambitious enough to support the global effort to keep warming below 2 degrees Celsius.
The climate agreement in Paris is just one more sign to corporate Chief Sustainability Officers that the pressure is mounting to come up with comprehensive and cost-effective carbon management strategies.
Businesses of all sizes and types play a vital role in addressing climate change. To gain greater insight, Ingersoll Rand partnered with GreenBiz Group to survey businesses and find out what they are doing in this arena.
The circular economy represents a new industrial model that is regenerative by design. Products no longer reach end-of-life but rather become inputs for future use and new services arise to mitigate the impacts of a throwaway culture.
Corporations have embraced sustainability as a key strategic initiative, however corporate sustainability teams are often resource-constrained or lack the domain expertise necessary to address the complexity of a wide range of issues tha
Everyone seems to be headed toward “zero waste,” but sustainability and green claims related to leading-edge waste management practices are subject to increasing scrutiny from NGOs, competitors, supply-chain partners and consumers.
In this free, hour-long webcast, current and former sustainability directors from three major US cities will share their experiences in setting strategy, developing public-private partnerships, and making a citywide sustainability strategy work for residents, businesses and other stakeholders.
Big data and data analytics are terms used increasingly to describe the current state and future opportunities of enterprise energy management. To gain greater insight, GreenBiz Group, in partnership with Siemens Building Technologies, surveyed energy managers from large corporations, hospital systems, governments and educational institutions.
Great sustainable product stories, told well, can generate enormous benefits. That’s why leading global brands have made sustainable products and processes — and the effective communication of their efforts — a high priority.
More than half of large U.S. companies have set goals to drastically reduce energy consumption or generate a growing percentage of power from renewable sources. What does that mean for electric and gas utilities?
Companies are looking further up the supply chain at materials sourcing and product design to create more environmentally-friendly products and packaging that make waste reduction and landfill diversion goals more achievable for them and
It takes water to make almost anything, from carpets to cosmetics to cars. Water has emerged as a critical issue for companies in response to increased water demand, climatic risks and potentially negative impacts on brand value.
Employee engagement programs and initiatives are increasingly being recognized as fundamental to achieving sustainability goals. But studies are also showing employee engagement as a driver of overall business success.
Available in ten languages as of April 2014, support for the Global Reporting Initiative's G4 guidelines is building among multinational businesses — including pioneers like Daimler AG, Nestle, UPS and Telefonica.
Energy and water are essential for economic development, food production and global security. According to the UN, the world will need at least 30% more water, 45% more energy and 50% more food by 2030.
Three years ago, the Alcoa Foundation invested $4 million to develop sustainability solutions in transportation, water purification, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy and ecosystem restoration. It partnered with 10 universities a
Top energy managers understand that measuring building performance shouldn’t be a one-time event. Buildings are in a constant drift toward inefficiency. The signs are often there in the form of higher utility bills.
In a challenging economic environment, sustainability projects require more than reducing carbon footprint and environmental impact, contributing to your organization’s bottom line is a key requirement. Demonstrating the link between su
Transparency and value chain optimization are fast becoming requirements for doing business. Risks throughout the value chain are leading to increased brand liability and an overall decrease in corporate performance.
Join Joel Makower, the report’s principal author, in conversation with Trucost CEO Richard Mattison on the day of the report’s publication, for a lively discussion on how, and how well, business is doing from a sustainability perspective