Pension Plans Are Driving Sustainability Reporting

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Kinder Morgan, a publicly-traded company known for its controversial Trans Mountain Expansion pipeline through British Columbia, recently made another news headline: Shareholders voted against the Board of Directors’ recommendation to reject a shareholder’s resolution to adopt GRIS reporting guidelines for its environmental, social, and governance (ESG) practices. How did this shareholder revolt happen?

The Importance of Sustainable Packaging

A crucial aspect of delivering sustainable products and services is sustainable packaging. In designing sustainable packaging for a product, companies need to answer a few questions, including: will it attract consumers to the product; how much will it cost; and will it provide needed protection for my product?

COP21 Summit: Highlights and Key Takeaways

The 21st session of the Conference of Parties (the COP21 summit) began with a lofty goal aiming to achieve a legally binding agreement among all nations to limit global warming to below 2°C by 2100. COP21 appeared poised to attain this objective.

Setting Emissions Reduction Targets within the Corporate Sector – Part 3

Check out Part 1 and Part 2 of this series if you missed it! What are some methods for setting science-based targets? In order to determine the appropriate level of ambition and set a target that aligns with the <2°C temperature increase goal, companies are encouraged to use one of the many methods recommended by the Science Based Targets Initiative:

Setting Emissions Reduction Targets within the Corporate Sector – Part 2

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Check out Part 1 of this series if you missed it! What is a science-based target? Emissions reduction targets adopted by companies to reduce GHG emissions are considered “science-based” if they are in line with the level of decarbonization required to keep global temperature increase from pre-industrial times to below 2°C, as described in the Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC AR5). Our planets current trajectory is leaning toward a 4°C temperature increase above pre-industrial levels.

Thank you, Saudi Arabia! For Making it Possible to Implement a Carbon Tax to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

On Monday, December 7, 2015, governments and companies were lamenting the lowest price of oil in 6 years (US$37.50/barrel of West Texas Intermediate) when Saudi Arabia chose not to cut its oil production due to a lack of agreement by OPEC members. Experts are now speculating that the price of oil will drop further to below $30/barrel when Iran, a significant oil producer, has full market access.

Basic Waste Management: Stop and Think Before You Toss Your Trash

As you were eating breakfast this morning you probably didn’t think twice about where the leftovers (waste) would go once you finished. Many people don’t. Next time, take a moment and think before you throw a banana peel or empty coffee container into the dumpster. After all, much of the waste that ends up in landfills can be […]

5 Organizations with Leading Energy Innovations

Environmental problems such as global warming and the depletion of resources occur due to the rapid acceleration of global consumption. Energy consumption, in particular, continues to rise in direct proportion with rapid changes in standards of living. Given that many sources of energy are non-renewable, this trend may lead to irreversible consequences.

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