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Power to the People: Enel Group and the SDG Compass

When heading out into unfamiliar territory, a map or a compass can keep us on course. Fortunately, there is such a “compass” for businesses staking their claim in a sustainable new energy economy.

Google Buys 236 Megawatts of Wind Power for EU Data Centers

Google, which describes itself as the world’s largest buyer of clean energy, announced another investment in renewables last week. Two new Google-backed wind farms in Norway and Sweden will power all of the tech giant’s data centers within the European Union.

Positive Progress: 3 Trends in Wastewater Treatment

Last month, leaders in the global water sector convened in Munich, Germany, for the 50th anniversary of IFAT – an influential conference for innovation in water, sewage, waste and raw materials management. Three wastewater treatment trends – and solutions – dominated the discussion.

The Future of Cities is Bright

Seventy-eight cities competed. Only Columbus won. Last week the city in Ohio was announced the winner of the U.S. DOT Smart City Challenge. Joining the U.S. DOT and other sponsors, AT&T is giving the winning city up to $1 million in products and services to help it it solve real environmental and social challenges in order to become the city of the future.

VW Aims to Remake Its Green Empire (and the Electric Car Industry)

Volkswagen’s future is electrically charged. Or, that’s the way the company sees it. Fresh out of court, saddled with billions in debt and still facing lawsuits, VW is looking forward. And its course may help accelerate the electric car industry as well.

Eileen Fisher’s Journey to 100 Percent Sustainability

Eileen Fisher’s journey to sustainability started by falling in love with the kimono, trips to Bhutan to learn about happiness and to favelas in Brazil to observe the human experience. She created a “purpose chair” that she sits in each morning to consider how to add purpose to her day. Her company’s goal is to become 100 sustainable and help the entire fashion industry meet that goal too.

The ICT Industry Must Do More to Stop Forced Labor

KnowtheChain evaluated 20 global information and communications technology (ICT) companies, including Apple and HP, based on their efforts to mitigate forced labor in their supply chains. The labor-rights group found both good and bad news.