What does “natural” mean? The nature of this notoriously vague label is once again reaching the courts, this time in a lawsuit filed by two Californian women against General Mills.
Month: July 2012
3p founder Nick Aster sat down with Mary Capozzi to discuss Best Buy’s commitment to sustainability, and in particular, a new program that trains teenagers in technological literacy and other related skills. This interview is part of a series of videos taken with CSR leaders at our GRI Training Course in Minneapolis last week. We have additional courses coming up all year, please click here to learn more.
Just as for any trade show, the recent Intersolar North America gathering in San Francisco displayed no shortage of high-impact marketing booths, pretty women dressed in matching corporate colors, and iPad giveaways for a smattering of lucky attendees. But there were fewer companies exhibiting their wares than at last year’s show, and beneath the surface of the … Continued
The public sector is making the case for green building materials and processes, including integrated design, broad stakeholder collaboration, and long-term thinking. Sustainable building practices are embodied in the new LEED Platinum San Francisco Public Utilities Commission HQ.
A small device is creating a big buzz on Kickstarter: The ReadySet is a plug and play charging/power source that can take a near unlimited set of inputs, powering a huge range of devices. This has relevance both in far off the grid developing countries and back here in the States as well.
Consumers are watching more videos online than ever before. How can you reach them with your message? Wise words from Suzanne Shelton of Shelton Group.
Ford has just introduced its C-MAX Energi plug-in electric hybrid car to U.S. consumers, and the news could shake up the electric car market in some unexpected ways.
The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) recently released its Sustainability and Energy Scorecard to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), a reporting tool that federal government agencies use to publicly report on the progress of their sustainability goals. The Scorecard shows that the USPS is on track to meet all of its goals, except a reducing vehicle petroleum fuel use by 20 percent by 2015.
The latest heat wave provide one more incentive for utilities to take action to encourage customers to save energy. Their innovative efforts provide every industry looking to change customer behavior with valuable lessons. Here are four of them:
The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification is informally referred to as LEED. A program sponsored by the U.S. Green Building Council, LEED certification is designed around the concept of sustainability.
Lura Shopteau has worked with French Meadow Bakery for some time and catered our GRI evening panel. She was kind enough to sit down for a bit to talk about the history of the company and how it is committed to sustainability.
The latest iteration of the Global Reporting Initiative includes a surprising requirement for transparency around executive pay – disclosing the ratio of the highest to lowest paid employee. Will the U.S. market accept it?