Several recent reports suggest that sales of electric vehicles and cars built without the conventional internal combustion engine are on the rise.
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When it comes to corporate investor engagement, the socially responsible investing (SRI) community can be a unique challenge. Investor relations experts share 10 pro tips for building relationships, responding to resolutions and humanizing the responsible investor.
Eco Shrimp Garden’s first project contains scores of indoor pools where shrimp are raised inside a retrofitted mattress factory in the town of Newburgh, in upstate New York.
A carbon capture technology firm in Canada will trap carbon emissions from a pulp and paper plant and transfer them to a nearby greenhouse.
InterContinental Hotels Group, the parent corporation of popular hotel brands like Holiday Inn, spearheaded a certification program that requires its 5,000 or so franchises to meet environmental benchmarks. Interestingly, hotels aren’t just meeting the minimum requirements, they are reaching beyond them.
The Carbon XPrize is a five-year competition that seeks to convert carbon emissions into successful, profitable and useful products. Nearly 50 organizations from seven nations will compete in this $20 million competition that seeks to revolutionize clean tech.
Data as a critical part of any company’s sustainability strategy is here to stay. The question for companies, then, is not whether they measure their efforts, but how they measure what matters most to their stakeholders and the communities they serve.
“Fishermen know the water, they have boats, and they are business-minded,” said Dick Clime, a project developer for the Fisheries Project at Coastal Enterprises. “Those qualities make them the perfect fit to start kelp farming.”
The communication gap between investor relations and sustainability departments is leaving investors without a full picture of corporate performance and unable to fully integrate environmental, social and governance factors into decision-making.
Some observers question the viability of the marketplace lending business model and predict that Lending Club’s trouble marks the beginning of an end. But while it may be under fire in the personal finance space, marketplace lending is stronger than ever in sectors like commercial solar that have stagnated due to limited access to capital.
Environmental justice is in need of a win, especially when the current climate crisis serves to magnify racial inequality and dramatically effects the poor and communities of color. This win is exactly what is happening in California, where a cap-and-trade system is eliminating greenhouse gas emissions, and doing so without disproportionately impacting low-income communities.
On Sunday, high-end electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla Motors announced the final terms of its acquisition of SolarCity. The deal will cost Tesla approximately $2.6 billion. But is it the right move?