Apple CEO Tim Cook announced on Tuesday that Former U.S. EPA chief Lisa Jackson has been hired by Apple as VP of environmental initiatives. So what does this all mean? Does Apple want become more sustainable? Will it become one now with the addition of Jackson to its team or this is merely a PR move? Let’s try to look into these questions one by one
Month: May 2013
Since grant-matching and time off to volunteer have become commonplace, many companies are raising the bar with unique programs to inspire employees.
Though it still accounts for 50% of global demand, PV growth slowed considerably YoY in the EU in 2012. A record-setting year in the Americas and Asia-Pacific took up the slack. 31.1 GW of PV systems were installed globally in 2012, up from 30.4 GW in 2011; as PV remained the third most important renewable energy source in terms of globally installed capacity, according to the European Photovoltaic Industry Association’s latest “Photovoltaic Barometer.”
At this year’s Global Reporting Initiative conference, I sat down with Mike Walace, GRI’s Focal Point USA director to talk about why stock exchanges are interested in CSR reporting. Most major stock exchanges are reporting themselves and some are even asking their members to consider reporting – specifically to use integrated reporting. This struck me … Continued
Why would a stock exchange care about sustainability reporting? NASDAQ has encouraged its members to disclose non-financial performance via GRI reports for years now by way of their Global Sustainability Index (QCRD). NASDAQ itself reports their own performance on a GRI report as well. I had a chance to talk to to Sandy Frucher, NASDAQ’s Vice Chairman about how a stock exchange can be a driver of sustainability. More in the video below…
The post-2015 “Sustainable Development Goals” (SDGs) must break from failed convention by integrating environmental and social dimensions into the pursuit of economic development aims, acknowledging that our future economic health will critically depend on our planet’s ecological health. Yet as a whole, our accomplishments have fallen short of our ambitions — particularly on environmental concerns.
The failure of Better Place is a very sad event for anyone who believed in Agassi’s vision and in Better Place’s ability to disrupt the car market. Still, this is also an opportunity to learn some valuable lessons that might help other green innovators struggling with similar challenges. We looked at the failure of Better Place from a new product development perspective, and have identified four key lessons.