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What Can Former EPA Chief Lisa Jackson Do for Apple?

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

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Amid European Solar Slow Down, Americas, Asia-Pacific Pick Up the Slack

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.”

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$2.2 Trillion…The Oil in Our Backyard

There is currently $2.2 trillion in untapped oil resources sitting quite close to the surface. No, we’re not talking about the tar sands.

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Interview: Mike Wallace, GRI Focal Point USA

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

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Interview: Sandy Frucher, Vice Chairman, NASDAQ

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…

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Where the Millennium Development Goals Fell Short: Valuing Nature

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.

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Women in CSR: Trisa Thompson, Dell

Trisa Thompson, Vice President of Corporate Responsibility, Dell, talks about her career, inspiration and recent accomplishments in our Women in CSR series.

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4 Lessons in Green Product Development from the Failure of Better Place

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.