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In 2002, the power sector (due to combustion of fossil fuels for electricity production)

emitted 24 per cent of the global emissions of greenhouse gases.

www.vattenfall.com/www/vf_com/vf_com/Gemeinsame_Inhalte/DOCUMENT/360168vatt
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Banking/Insurance:
www.fundnets.net

Impact of climate change on the insurance industry. A discussion. UK. F&C publications Report. PDF.

www.ceres.org

"From Risk to Opportunity: Insurer Responses to Climate Change" - Global warming and the growing incidence of extreme weather events pose an enormous challenge to the insurance industry. This report focuses on the significant progress made by insurers to develop these new products and services. Ceres, Nov 2007.

www.summits.ncat.org

"From Risk to Opportunity: How Insurers Can Proactively and Profitably Manage Climate Change" Ceres, Aug 2006. PDF.

www.worldwildlife.org

"Climate Change and Insurance: An Agenda for Action in the United States" report identifies risks for the sector, emerging physical impacts that will likely be amplified with climate change, and develops actions that demonstrate how insurance providers can respond to these risks in a meaningful and responsible manner.World Wildlife Fund and the Allianz Group, Oct 2006. PDF.

www.resourcesaver.org

United Nations Environment Program Finance Initiative, Greening Banking, Aug 2007. PDF.

www.ceres.org

"Corporate Governance and Climate Change: The Banking Sector" Report- Jan 2008, Ceres. Plus: First-Ever Ranking of 40 Leading Banks on Climate Change Strategies.

www.ifc.org
Climate Risk and Financial Institutions, a publication that covers climate-related risks material to financial institutions, including commercial banks, institutional investors, and international financial institutions. Climate change creates risks and opportunities for the private sector in emerging markets, and may impact the performance of financial institutions and the companies they invest in. Recognizing knowledge gaps in how climate change will affect the private sector over shorter time horizons,  published by IFC. Oct 2010.

 

Carbon Markets Page...

 

 

The U.S.'s biggest emitter is Southern Co. with annual CO2 emissions of 172 million tons.

Carbon Monitoring for Action carma.org

Developing World:
www.kpmg.com

"Sustainable Insight" A 2008 KPMG International survey shows that companies plan to invest heavily in so-called emerging markets, mainly at the expense of developed economies like the U.S. and Japan. Access to new consumers is a deciding factor in these companies' investment choices.

Ecosystem Services:
www.wbcsd.org

World Business Council for Sustainable Development.

The “Buy, Sell, Trade!” game is a role-playing exercise that demonstrates the multiple benefits of preserving ecosystems for the services that they provide. Anyone can play the game, from all parts of society, from different positions, etc. Download the package: trainer notes, handouts & generic PowerPoint presentation.

Electronics/Computers:
www.epeat.net

Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool, a program of the Green Electronics Council. EPEAT is a system to help purchasers in the public and private sectors evaluate, compare and select desktop computers, notebooks and monitors based on their environmental attributes.' ***see their product search page...***

www.resourcesaver.org

Meeting Green: The Office Equipment Industry's Guide to Managing Product Emissions. A guide to understanding the different indoor contaminants emitted from electronic office equipment and their health impacts.

www.greenpeace.org

Greenpeace Guide to Greener Electronics. The guide ranks the 18 top manufacturers of computers, mobile phones, TVs and games consoles according to their policies on toxic chemicals, recycling and climate change. Last updated: May 2010.

www.thegreengrid.org

The Green Grid is a global consortium dedicated to advancing energy efficiency in data centers and business computing ecosystems.

www.greenercomputing.com

Greener Computing focuses on the environmental concerns of information technology professionals, covering such topics as energy efficiency, hazardous materials reduction, and disposal and end-of-life issues.

www.mckinseyquarterly.com
"How IT can cut carbon emissions" McKinsey Quarterly. Information and communications technologies will become a major source of greenhouse gas emissions but can abate far more of them. Oct 2008.
www.cleanproduction.org
"Greening of Electronic Products: Moving Away from Bromine and Chlorine" Clean Production Action. See similar reports on site.
www.electronicstakeback.com
Electronics TakeBack Coalition (ETBC) promotes green design and responsible recycling in the electronics industry. Our goal is to protect the health and well being of electronics users, workers, and the communities where electronics are produced and discarded by requiring consumer electronics manufacturers and brand owners to take full responsibility for the life cycle of their products, through effective public policy requirements or enforceable agreements.
 
Energy Efficiency Reports: see clean energy page...
www.mckinseyquarterly.com
'Using energy more efficiently: An interview with the Rocky Mountain Institute's Amory Lovins' who offers suggestions to CEOs who want to plump up the bottom line by getting their organizations to use energy more efficiently. He also suggests that regulators channel the power of market forces to promote more efficient energy consumption. McKinsey Quartley. July 2008.
searchcio.techtarget.com
TechTarget Search-Green computing and energy efficiency initiatives - the environmentally responsible use of computers and related resources. IT information for CIOs, including news, tips and other resources.
www.pewclimate.org
"From Shop Floor to Top Floor: Best Business Practices in Energy Efficiency" April 2010 Pew Center on Global Climate Change.This report documents leading-edge energy efficiency strategies, describes best practices, and provides guidance and resources for other businesses seeking to reduce energy use in their internal operations, supply chains, and products and services.
   
Events:
www.ceres.org

Ceres (“series”) is a national network of investors, environmental organizations and other public interest groups working with companies and investors to address sustainability challenges such as global climate change.

Government for Business:
www.climatevision.gov

Climate Vision—Voluntary Innovative Sector Initiatives: Opportunities Now, a public-private partnership initiative launched by the Department of Energy on February 12, 2003.  The program assists industry efforts to accelerate the transition to best practices, energy technologies, and improved processes that are cost-effective, lower-carbon-emitting, more efficient, and more capable of capturing, removing, or sequestering GHGs.

www.epa.gov

A Business Guide to U.S. EPA Climate Partnership Programs. Evaluates the environmental and business benefits of participating in voluntary government climate programs. PDF.

 

Green Jobs: see Reports-Green Jobs below, see Jobs page as well...
Greenwashing:
www.bsr.org
"Understanding and Preventing Greenwash: A Business Guide"
people want products that they believe are better for the environment, but they are skeptical of messages when they come in the first person. From a business standpoint, demand for environmentally sensitive products is growing, but communicating accurately and credibly is becoming more challenging. The "Edelman Trust Barometer," an output of this research, shows trust in advertising is down to 13 percent from 30 percent, and trust in company websites is down to 21 percent from 30 percent. Business for Socila Responsibility 2009.
   

 
News/Magazines:
www.greenbiz.com

Green Biz- online news and information resource on how to align environmental responsibility with business success. It offers more than 8,000 resources, including daily news and feature stories, reports, checklists, case studies, and links to organizations, technical assistance programs, government agencies, and recognition programs.

www.climatebiz.com

Climate Biz is a resource center focusing on strategies for companies seeking to reduce their climate "footprint" while saving money and increasing productivity, created in partnership with Business for Social Responsibility.

blogs.wsj.com

Environmental Capital Blog. Daily analysis of the business of the environment by The Wall Street Journal.

www.enn.com

Environmental News Network.  Business News.

www.wbcsd.org

World Business Council for Sustainable Development is a CEO-led, global association of some 200 companies dealing exclusively with business and sustainable development. News.

www.sustainableindustries.com

Sustainable Industries caters to sustainable business leaders on the West Coast, the most dynamic region of the world for sustainable business innovation, and beyond.

www.triplepundit.com

Triple Pundit is a blog about integrating people, planet, and profits into today's businesses.

www.iucn.org

International Union for Conservation of Nature

helps develop conservation science, manages field projects all over the world, and brings together players from different domains and sectors to develop and implement policy, laws and best practice. Business News.

Office Greening:
www.resourcesaver.org

WebEx Green Guide to your Office, offers practical advice on how your organization can address the challenges of moving towards a greener company. PDF.

www.globalgreen.org

Developing Green Building Programs: A Step-By-Step Guide for Local Governments- guidebook outlining a six-step process that local agencies can utilize to develop their own green building programs. Global Green USA. PDF.

Organizations Assisting Business:
www.climateaction
programme.org

Climate Action, produced by Sustainable Development International in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme. Assists businesses toward carbon neutrality. On-line book, news and resources.

www.pewclimate.org

Pew Center on Global Climate Change collaborates extensively with the business community. Two primarily vehicles for business engagement include the Center’s Business Environmental Leadership Council (BELC) and membership in the U.S. Climate Action Partnership.

bsr.org

Business for Social Responsibility BSR helps its member companies integrate sustainability into business strategy and operations through consulting, research, and convenings. Headquartered in San Francisco and with offices in Europe and China, BSR is a nonprofit business association that serves its 250 member companies and other Global 1000 enterprises.

www.wbcsd.org

World Business Council for Sustainable Development is a CEO-led, global association of some 200 companies dealing exclusively with business and sustainable development. The Council provides a platform for companies to explore sustainable development, share knowledge, experiences and best practices, and to advocate business positions on these issues in a variety of forums, working with governments, non-governmental and intergovernmental organizations.

www.gemi.org

Global Environmental Management Initiative (GEMI) is a non-profit organization made up of leading companies dedicated to helping businesses foster global environmental, health and safety with economic success.

www.wri.org

World Resources Institute is an environmental think tank that goes beyond research to find practical ways to protect the earth and improve people’s lives.  WRI provides—and helps other institutions provide—objective information and practical proposals for policy and institutional change that will foster environmentally sound, socially equitable development.

theclimategroup.org

The Climate Group is an independent, nonprofit, dedicated to advancing business and government leadership on climate change.   Based in the UK, USA and Australia plus operate internationally.

www.globalreporting.org

Global Reporting Initiative's vision is that disclosure on economic, environmental, and social performance will become as commonplace and comparable as financial reporting, and as important to organizational success. GRI accomplishes its vision by publishing a Sustainability Reporting Framework (the G3) The GRI Framework is the most widely used sustainability reporting framework in the world and it enables the comparability of one company’s performance against another with respect to certain indicators. ***

www.apolloalliance.org

Apollo Alliance is a coalition of business, labor, environmental, and community leaders working to catalyze a clean energy revolution in America to reduce our nation’s dependence on foreign oil, cut the carbon emissions that are destabilizing our climate, and expand opportunities for American businesses and workers.''

www.combatclimatechange.org

3C Initiative (Combat Climate Change) a business leader's initiative-mission is to underline the need for urgent action by the global community and to influence the post-Kyoto process by demanding a global framework supporting a market-based solution to the climate change issue. This can be achieved by getting as many companies as possible aboard and by getting our common platform well known and well understood.

www.ceres.org

Ceres (“series”) is a leading coalition of investors, environmental groups and other public interest organizations working with companies to address sustainability challenges such as climate change. Ceres directs the Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR), a network of 60 institutional investors with collective assets totaling more than $4 trillion.

www.cdproject.net

Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) is an independent not-for-profit organisation which holds the largest database of corporate climate change information in the world. The data is obtained from responses to CDP’s annual Information Requests, issued on behalf of institutional investors, purchasing organisations and government bodies.

www.environmental
mainstreaming.org

International Institute for Environment and Development's (IIED) initiative- produced a ‘User Guide’ to approaches (tools, methods and tactics) for mainstreaming (or integrating) environment into development decision-making (environmental mainstreaming), steered by an International Stakeholders Panel.

www.greenblue.org

GreenBlue Institute, a nonprofit that stimulates the creative redesign of industry by focusing the expertise of professional communities to create practical solutions, resources, and opportunities for implementing sustainability.

grocc.ei.columbia.edu

Global Roundtable on Climate Change brings together high- level, critical stakeholders from all regions of the world — including senior executives from the private sector and leaders of international governmental and non-governmental organizations — to discuss and explore areas of potential consensus regarding core scientific, technological, and economic issues critical to shaping sound public policies on climate change. PDF.

www.cdproject.net

Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) is an independent not-for-profit organisation which holds the largest database of corporate climate change information in the world.

www.cerc04.org

Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Conventions, aims to establish a legacy of environmental, energy, water, transportation, and waste management best practices for future large meetings, urban living and commerce.

www.peercenter.net

PEER Center stands for Public Entity EMS Resource Center and provides a broad array of information and tools to help public entities sustainably manage their organizations using a proven Plan-Do-Check-Act framework embodied in environmental management systems and similar approaches.  The PEER Center is a collaboration between the Office of Water at U.S. EPA and the Global Environment & Technology Foundation.

www.cbd.int/business

UNEP's Convention on Biological Diversity. Climate Change Adaptation Database. Integrating Biodiversity into Climate Change Adaptation Planning- A business and biodiversity agenda. Lots of info here.

 
Product Greening:
www.cleanproduction.org
Healthy Business Strategies Report Shows How Companies Can Thrive While Valuing Human Health and the Environment. Six business case studies show how companies are creating value by embedding concerns for human health and the environment into products. They are eliminating toxics, making innovative products, creating new partnerships and supporting policy reform. Clean Production Action. (2006)
www.cleanproduction.org
Environmentally Preferable Products in a Closed Loop Economy. Producer take back Tool Kit available to help governments and communities learn how to save money and produce less toxic waste. Manual that explains and promotes Extended Producer Responsibility as a policy tool for product waste. Shows how corporations are shouldering their responsibility to take back discarded products in other countries. Demonstrates how Extended Producer Responsibility goes beyond traditional forms of recycling and is encouraging producers to design safer products by phasing out hazardous chemicals and reduce material use. Clean Production Action.
www.productpolicy.org
Product Policy Institute (PPI) is a North American not-for-profit working to prevent waste and promote sustainable production and consumption. PPI works with local governments and communities to build support for effective Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR), or Product Stewardship.

Reports on Climate Change: |
see Sustainability Reports below...see also Business page and specific issue's page...
www.pewclimate.org

Pew Center on Global Climate Change.  ''Adapting to Climate Change: A Business Approach'' April 2008. Focuses on a critical first step in assessing climate impacts: understanding the potential risks to business and the importance of taking action to mitigate those risks, with process to assess whether a business is likely to be vulnerable to the physical risks associated with climate change, and whether a more detailed risk assessment is warranted.

www.pewclimate.org

Pew Center on Global Climate Change.  ''Getting Ahead of the Curve: Corporate Strategies That Address Climate Change''   October 2006.

www.pewclimate.org
"Business Case for Climate Legislation" Brief explains why an unprecedented number of businesses support passage of national clean energy and climate legislation. Key reasons include the need for regulatory certainty, economic opportunities, and reputational benefits of supporting a strong energy-climate policy. June 2010.
www.mckinseyquarterly.com

McKinsey Quarterly. 'Addressing consumer concerns about climate change.' Businesses must act on global warming and other issues to narrow a general trust gap between them and the public. March 2008.

www.mckinseyquarterly.com

McKinsey Quarterly. "Climate change and supply chain management."  July 2008. Registration required.

www.mckinsey.com

McKinsey Quarterly "Reducing US Greenhouse Gas Emissions: How Much at What Cost?" Dec 2007.

www.corporateregister.com

CorporateRegister "Is climate change addressed? How are the world’s largest companies (the Global FT500) acknowledging and addressing climate change?" How companies communicate their climate change goals and data. The first Report in a series looking at leading CSR and corporate sustainability issues. PDF.

www.wbcsd.org

"Adaptation: An Issue Brief for Business" World Business Council for Sustainable Development, presents an overview of climate adaptation issues from a business perspective. The report examines the potential impacts of climate changes on business, risks and opportunities, the business case for adaptation planning, and highlights areas in which business could have a role in promoting adaption, both at community and global levels. Aug 2008.

www.wri.org

"Green and Mean: Can the U.S. Economy Be Both Climate Friendly and Competitive?" World Resources Institute, March 10, 2009.

www.wri.org

"A Green Global Recovery? Assessing U.S. Economic Stimulus and Prospects for International Coordination" World Resources Institute, February, 2009. Well-tailored “green” components of a recovery effort can create jobs and stimulate the economy while achieving significant energy cost savings for businesses, consumers and the government.

www.wri.org

"Evaluating the Energy Security Implications of a Carbon-Constrained U.S. Economy" Jan 2009. In this paper, the Center for Strategic and International Studies and the World Resources Institute examine eight scenarios for technological development and energy use in the United States in 2035. All envision limiting the atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) to 450 parts per million (ppm).

www.ceres.org

"Corporate Governance and Climate Change: Consumer and Technology Companies" Ceres report employs a “Climate Change Governance Framework” to evaluate how 48 US companies and 15 non-US companies are addressing climate change through board oversight, management execution, public disclosure, GHG emissions accounting and strategic planning and performance. Dec 2008.

www.ceres.org
"Global Investor Statement on Climate Change: Reducing Risks, Seizing Opportunities, and Closing the Climate Investment Gap" The statement was signed by 259 investors from North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, Latin America and Africa with collective assets totaling over $15 trillion in assets.  It is the largest-ever group of investors to call for government action on climate change. Investors Say Weak U.S. Policies Causing Private Capital To Go Overseas; Strong Policies Needed to Close Widening Climate Investment Gap.
www.eoearth.org

"Business strategy and climate change"  adapted from: Hoffman, A., 2007. The coming market shift: Climate change and business strategy," in K. Tang and R. Yoeh (eds.) Cut Carbon, Grow Profits: Business Strategies for Managing Climate Change and Sustainability. 2007. Encyclopedia of Earth.  

www.globalreporting.org

"Reporting the Business Implications of Climate Change in Sustainability Reports" Global Reporting Initiative and KPMG’s Global Sustainability Services    The survey found that while almost all companies reported on climate change in their sustainability reports, on closer examination companies reported far more on potential opportunities rather than financial risks for their companies from climate change.

www.cdproject.net

Carbon Disclosure Project: CDP5. The Carbon Disclosure Project is a forum used by institutional investors to request information on greenhouse gas emissions from some of the world's largest companies. This report, the fifth in a continuing series, contains data on individual company's CO2 emissions and mitigation plans, and also includes analyses of new climate developments.

www.kpmg.com

KPMG: Climate Changes your Business This analysis of 50 authoritative studies aggregates findings and quantifies the levels of climate-related risks facing a wide range of business sectors in order to identify the specific risks and economic impacts that businesses must address.

www.deloitte.com

"The Risk Intelligent Energy Company: Weathering the Storm of Climate Change" provides insight into identifying key climate change risks, discusses how a Risk Intelligent approach to Enterprise Risk Management helps to manage these risks, and offers guidance on how to adapt business models to the implications of climate change. Deloitte & Touche Oct 2007. PDF.

www.theclimategroup.org

"Carbon Down, Profits Up" report, describes actions taken by many companies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The report also highlights the advantages gained by firms that take early action to address climate change. The Climate Group 2007. PDF.

www.climateaction
project.com

"Competitive Advantage on a Warming Planet" Climate change affects your company's competitive landscape in ways you might not realize. The following document will show how to map your risks - and opportunities. Harvard Business Review. Mar 2007.

www.bsr.org
"Communicating on Climate Policy Engagement" Public policy engagement has rapidly become a crucial aspect of reporting on climate change. While reporting on direct climate impacts and on risks and opportunities remains important, environmental advocates and other stakeholders are calling on companies to demonstrate how they are playing a role in climate policy development. In response, a growing number of companies are reporting on their climate policy engagement efforts, and emerging third-party measurement frameworks are providing a basis for comparison. Business for Social Responsibility- 2010.
 
 
Reports on Green Investments: see bottom of Investments page
www.unep.fr

"Investing in a Climate for Change: Engaging the Finance Sector" Addressing the serious issue of climate change requires substantial investment in new technologies, processes and services. Without substantial and sustained investment in clean energy and other measures now, the reality of a global economy free of climate change impacts will remain a distant dream. United Nations Environment Programme.2008.

www.unep.fr

Global Trends in Sustainable Energy Investment 2008: Analysis of Trends and Issues in the Financing of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency. The information is intended to be a strategic tool for understanding the status of the sustainable energy sector’s development and for weighing future public and private commitments to the sector... United Nations Environment Programme.

www.dbadvisors.com

"Investing in Climate Change 2009: Necessity and Opportunity in Turbulent Times" paper offers look at climate change investment opportunities in the context of the credit crisis, energy price volatility, technological innovation and the effect of regulation upon all of these factors. It presents a framework to assess the risks and rewards of climate change investing in the new environment. Deutsche Bank. Oct '08.

www.ceres.org

2008 Investor Summit on Climate Risk Final Report' Ceres- April 2008 - To consider the scale and urgency of the climate challenge and how investors can advance solutions, Ceres, the United Nations Foundation, and the UN Fund for International Partnerships co-hosted the third Investor Summit on Climate Risk at the United Nations on February 14, 2008. More than 450 investors, representing over $22 trillion in assets, participated in the Summit.

www.ceres.org

Managing the Risks and Opportunities of Climate Change: A Practical Toolkit for Investors"  Ceres- April 2008 - The next 50 years will require a massive shift to cleaner energy sources and technologies to avoid unmanageable climate disruption. This toolkit is designed to help investors begin to comprehensively address climate risks and opportunities in four key areas:  internal statements, policies, and governance; engagement with companies, investors, and others;  investment practices; public policy support.

www.ceres.org

"Corporate Governance and Climate Change, Making the Connection" Ceres- March 2006. In this report, Ceres surveys 100 of the world's largest companies in 10 industry sectors and uses a "Climate Change Governance Checklist" to evaluate how these companies are addressing the issue.

www.newenergymatters.com

"Green Investing- Towards a Clean Energy Infrastructure" World Economic Forum's Green Investing project, aims to explore ways in which the world’s leading investors can most effectively engage in the global effort to address climate change. Jan 2009.

www.newenergymatters.com

Clean Energy League Tables 2009: The Results

6 March 2009 Who is investing in whom, and how much.... PDF. ***

www.newenergymatters.com

New Energy Finance is a specialist provider of information and research to investors in renewable energy, low-carbon technology and the carbon markets.

www.generationim.com

Generation Investment Management. This paper is intended to help promote sustainability in the capital markets and provides the highlights of 5 themes : Climate Change, Pandemics, Real Needs at the Base and at the Peak of the Economic Pyramid, Water, and Demographics. PDF.

www.carbontrust.co.uk

A Climate for Change - A trustees guide to understanding and addressing climate risk: issues facing pension trustees. Report produced by Mercer Investment Consulting, for the Carbon Trust and the Institutional Investor Group on Climate Change. 11-2005.

www.climateactionproject.com

"Climatic Consequences: Investment Implications of a Changing Climate" An investor report from CitiGroup, Jan. 19, 2007. The times they are a-(climate) changin'.

PDF.

Reports on Green Jobs: see Green Jobs above...
www.greenforall.org

Green for All (Van Jones) list of reports and research related to green-collar jobs. ***

www.ases.org

ASES Green Collar Jobs report forecasts 37 million jobs from renewable energy and energy efficiency in the U.S. by 2030. ASES/MISI study reveals opportunities, warnings in nation’s first update of study; hottest sectors: solar, wind, biofuels, fuel cells.

www.cggc.duke.edu

"Manufacturing Climate Solutions" presents new research linking U.S. jobs with selected low-carbon technologies that can help combat global warming. In the report, we ask, “In a new global economy increasingly affected by the threat of climate change, what are the U.S. job opportunities in technologies that can reduce carbon emissions?” Duke University's Center on Global Governance and Competitiveness, Nov 2008.

www.eesi.org

"Jobs from Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency"

Environmental and Energy Study Institute Fact Sheet October 22, 2008. PDF.

www.wri.org

"Creating Jobs With Climate Solutions: How Agriculture and Forestry Can Help Lower Costs in a Low Carbon Economy"

www.americanprogress.org

"Green-Collar Jobs in America's Cities: Building Pathways Out of Poverty and Careers in the Clean Energy Economy" By the Apollo Alliance and Green for All with the Center for American Progress and the Center on Wisconsin Strategy, March 13, 2008. PDF.

earth-policy.org

Creating New Jobs, Cutting Carbon Emissions, and Reducing Oil Imports by Investing in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency. Lester R. Brown, Earth Policy Institute, Dec 2008.

www.climateactionproject.com

New Energy for America. The Apollo Jobs Report: Good Jobs & Energy Independence. Apollo Alliance. Jan 2004. PDF.

www.edf.org

Environmental Working Group. Survey Shows Green Jobs on the Rise. Market research from December 2008 shows a positive outlook for a new energy economy.A telephone-based survey of business leaders on the topic of renewable energy and energy efficient products and services was conducted by Frost & Sullivan. PDF.

Reports on Resources:
www.wri.org

"Watching Water: A Guide to Evaluating Corporate Risks in a Thirsty World" In this report, JPMorgan Global Environmental, Social, and Governance Research offers investors a framework for evaluating the impact of water scarcity and water pollution on individual sectors and companies. World Resources Institute, March 2008.

www.ceres.org

"Water Scarcity & Climate Change: Growing Risks for Business & Investors" February 2008 - This Ceres/Pacific Institute report, done at the request of the Investor Network on Climate Risk, outlines the wide-ranging risks investors and companies face from water scarcity and how global climate change will heighten those risks in many parts of the world.

Reports on Sustainability:
www.stateofgreenbusiness.com

State of Green Business 2009. Green Biz. *** introduces the GreenBiz Index, a set of 20 indicators of progress, tracking the resource use, emissions, and business practices of U.S. companies: carbon, materials, energy, and toxics intensity, clean-tech investments, e-waste recovery, paper use, employee commuting, and more...

www.iied.org

International Institute for Environment and Development. Business and Sustainable Development Reports Page.

www.vattenfall.com

Vattenfall. "CLIMATE MAP 2030 Mission possible How we’ll get rid of 26.7 billion tonnes of emissions by 2030 and halt global warming" ***

www.worldenergy.org

2007 Global Energy Survey” World Energy Council, in partnership with Korn/Ferry International. Focuses on the topic “Tackling the Three S’s: Sustainability, Security and Strategy.” More than 50 senior executives from the world’s leading energy companies and their strategic suppliers were interviewed by Korn/Ferry International.

www.gesi.org

SMART 2020: Enabling the Low Carbon Economy in the Information Age. Through enabling other sectors to reduce their emissions, the ICT industry could reduce global emissions by as much as 15 per cent by 2020 – a volume of CO2 five times its own footprint in 2020. Global e-Sustainability Initiative.

www.globalreporting.org

Global Reporting Initiative. Guidelines for Sustainability Reporting: The G3. On reporting principles, establishing procedures and narrative discussion of management approaches.

www.combatclimatechange.org

3C  ''A roadmap to combating climate change The 3C initiative’s recommendations to political leaders''

www.sas.com

Sustainability Across Borders. A new Economist Intelligence Unit study explores leading organizations’ preferences for addressing sustainability through global or regional approaches. Co-sponsored by SAS, the research used online surveys and interviews with 226 companies worldwide, including Cisco, Lenovo, World Wildlife Fund, Vodafone and HSBC. Nov 2008.

www.iiasa.ac.at

"Doing More with Less; Improving the Environment through Green Engineering"  International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis 2006.

www.theclimategroup.org

"Carbon Down, Profits Up" report, describes actions taken by many companies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The report also highlights the advantages gained by firms that take early action to address climate change. The Climate Group 2007. PDF.

www.bsr.org
"Measuring Corporate Impact on Ecosystems: A Comprehensive Review of New Tools"  Learn how to integrate new ecosystem services into your corporate planning and daily decision-making. This report on ecosystem services—the collective benefits provided by a community of animals and plants interacting with one another and with their physical environment, such as clean water and pollination of plants—allows you to compare the various tools that measure and assess the value of ecosystem services. Business for Social Responsibility- Dec 2008.
www.bsr.org
"Future Expectations of Corporate Environmental Performance" This report explores how managing environmental issues is broadening from a discrete, single approach to one that includes an assessment of how business may be affecting landscape-level ecological dynamics, such as flows of ecosystem services. There is a need to identify, measure, assess, and even valuate companies' impacts and dependencies on ecosystem services. This report assesses the emerging domain of ecosystem services tools and how these tools could interface with existing decision-making processes. Mar 2010.

Transport:
www.bsr.org

Clean Cargo Working Group is made up of 28 leading multinational manufacturers (shippers) and freight carriers and forwarders (carriers) that are dedicated to integrating environmentally and socially responsible business principles into transportation management. Business for Social Responsibility.

www.climateaction
programme.org

UN's Climate Action "Shock report forecasts huge increase in aviation’s global environmental impacts." A report submitted to the 7th US/Europe ATM R&D Seminar held in Barcelona.  Aviation CO2 emissions globally are forecast to rise from 572 Million tonnes in 2000 to 1228 million by 2025. Aviation emissions on this scale run a severe risk of overwhelming all CO2 reduction targets.

 

 

'In 2007, Germany, China and the United States were the three leading investors in new

renewable energy capacity with $14 billion, $12 billion and $10 billion, respectively.

Spain and Japan came in a close third and fourth.'

Institute for Sustainable Energy Policies.Renewables 2007
Global Status Report: Market, Policy, and Investment Trends.

 

 
 
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Manhole covers date back at least to the era of ancient Rome.
Recent Movies Blog Posts
COWSPIRACY
 
Cowspiracy Movie
No Land No Food
 
Small-scale farmers in Africa and Asia are being forced off their land...
THE GUIDE Short
 
Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique
Inside the Garbage of the World
 
Is the Plastic Trash Island floating in the Pacific Ocean a myth?