Leaked documents reveal that Nestlé had the opportunity to get ahead of the curve and start a global conversation on water consumption. Instead, the company confused “non-confrontation” with leadership.
Author: Leon Kaye
Nespresso says its recycling program — which it plans to expand to the contiguous 48 states of the U.S. — mitigates the environmental impact of single-use coffee pods. But not everyone is buying into the company’s communications plans.
Earlier this week, General Mills’ social media team reminded the public about the new Trix cereal in a cute video posted on the company’s Facebook page. While the bunny scored some points, the post was overwhelmingly panned by commenters.
This quest to redefine urbanization, and to build and redesign ‘smart cities,’ may already be over. It is clear megacities — 40 or so giant urban centers — will run the world within a decade. But can they be sustained?
Opower claims its energy-efficiency software has saved consumers over $1 billion in electricity costs. On May 2, cloud-applications company Oracle announced that it would buy Opower for $532 million. Obviously, this is great news for the Opower employees who have stock options. But it’s also encouraging for the clean-technology sector at large.
San Francisco’s Department of Public Health released an interactive map to showcase the potential effects that climate change could have on its residents.
Despite the challenging economic and political environment in the Middle East, renewables — especially solar power technologies — are enjoying a surge, from the Mediterranean shores of North Africa to the posh cities within the oil-rich Gulf nations.
The Asset Owners Disclosure Project, the mission of which is to shield the owners of assets such as securities, stocks and bonds from climate change risks, recently released its Global Climate 500 index. And for those who believe climate change poses risks to investors’ portfolios, the results are not pretty.
When the Masdar Initiative was first announced 10 years ago, it was greeted by a mix of excitement and skepticism. Masdar City’s long-term plan has slowed down, frustrating many. But now the city, and Masdar’s clean-energy deployment team, are on the move.
As an Edmunds survey reveals, loyalty to hybrid cars is falling. Even worse, more people are trading in their hybrids for SUVs than ever before. But does this really spell disaster for the industry?
Considering that the current recipe for McNuggets has over 30 ingredients, the fact McDonald’s has taken so long to change the recipe makes one wonder if the company’s product-development team is a few French fries short of a Happy Meal.
Oft maligned for its hefty environmental impact, the beef industry is finally taking notice of the shifting marketplace. Companies across the value chain formed a coalition, the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef, to improve sustainability — but many advocates aren’t buying it. To learn more about the organization’s aims and the future of the beef industry, 3p spoke with its new executive director, Ruaraidh Petre.
Earlier this week, Tom Steyer’s Super PAC, NextGen Climate, announced that it would fund a $25 million voter-registration drive to target millennials in seven battleground states.
Nissan raised a few eyebrows with a new advertising campaign that pokes fun at Tesla Motors — and the fact that it has at least 400,000 people waiting for a car that won’t ship until late next year.
Timberland sets long-term goals every five years and just announced its agenda leading to 2020. The mantra is 100 percent . . . as much as possible within its supply chain. We spoke with Colleen Vien, Timberland’s director of sustainability, to find out more.