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Addressing the Cost of Home Heating for Working Families

Nearly a fifth of American wage earners face a real struggle paying their home heating bills. Fortunately, there are programs in place in every state to help. But are they enough? Researchers say low-income heating energy assistance is vital, but it’s only part of the answer: more needs to be done to ensure the country’s working families have access to energy efficient homes and services, too.

Global Food Companies Neglect Water — And It’s Hurting the Bottom Line

Among global food companies, there is a “drought” of water-aware boards of directors. And for an industry that uses 70 percent of the world’s fresh water, on a warming planet with scarcer resources, that lack of awareness is a concern. Investors are zeroing in on how companies are tackling water and sustainability risks, and increasingly they’re focusing on the board room.

Israelis Redefine Business Sustainability

Business internal sustainability won’t suffice, corporations must seek a good life.

Toyota and Panasonic Collaborate on EV Battery Manufacturing

Panasonic’s battery manufacturing capacity could be critical for Toyota, as the automaker is determined to rejoin the global electric vehicle market in 2020 with the launch of all-electric cars in India and China.

SC Johnson Ramps Up Skin Allergy Transparency

This week, SC Johnson made good on a promise made earlier this year to launch a web site that lists specific allergens by product.

Climate Inaction is Fiscally Irresponsible, Says GAO

“The Government Accountability Office — if you will, the chief bean counter — is basically telling us that this is costing us a lot of money,” Sen. Maria Cantwell of Washington told the New York Times. “We need to understand that as stewards of the taxpayer that climate is a fiscal issue.”

American Petroleum Institute Launches Voluntary Carbon Reduction Program

With the BLM methane rule delayed, will the fossil fuel industry actually regulate itself?

Cargill and WRI Map Out a Global Cocoa Footprint

According to a recent update from Cargill, its work with World Resources Institute has resulted in the mapping of 2.3 million acres of its cocoa supply chain across three continents – a step in preventing additional deforestation tied to the global chocolate industry.

A Green Marketing “Wild West”: Greenwashing in the Beef Sector

What are general types of greenwash to look for in the beef sector?

The Triple Bottom Line

At it's core, triple bottom line thinking ties the social and environmental impact of an organization’s activities to its economic performance.

Employee Engagement

Employee engagement is a longstanding concept in business management. The theory is that when employees are engaged in the company's activities, they'll work harder and stay longer, which will reduce costs. Here we explore some popular ways to keep employees engaged.

Sustainability Reporting

Here we explore the many ways companies are reporting on their sustainability, from traditional GRI-indexed sustainability reports to visually dynamic websites that update in real time.

From Farm to Factory: A 3 Part Series on Social Impacts in Apparel

In this 3-part series is underwritten by C&A Foundation, we explore how cotton, supply chain transparency and bonded labor shape the apparel supply chain and influence the clothes on our backs.

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Dec

Newsweek Ranks Consumers Energy as #1 Company in Michigan in Annual “Green Rankings”

Recognition Reflects Commitment to Environment, Providing Clean Energy
15
Dec

Do You Have the Right Staffing Levels to Manage Your Companies EHS & Sustainability Risks?

-Do you need to make the business case to expand your EHS&S staff? -Did your company recently go through a merger and industry…
15
Dec

Fisk Johnson Pledges 2-for-1 Match for Donations to Salvation Army Red Kettles

RACINE, Wis, Dec. 15 /CSRwire/ – Fisk Johnson, Chairman and CEO of SC Johnson, has pledged a two-for-one personal match for all donations…

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