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Evolutions in Corporate Governance

When the financial crisis hit in 2008, Alison Dempsey was already penning his doctoral thesis that became the basis for “Evolutions in Corporate Governance”. This book proposes a new paradigm for understanding, developing and maintaining standards of corporate governance. Re-imagines a framework within which good corporate governance is addressed alongside profitability and competition Makes a […]

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Desso – Eco-Effectiveness and the Triple Top Line

Desso is a leading European manufacturer of carpets, carpet tiles and artificial grass and sells in over 100 countries. Andrew Sibley from Desso explains how the Triple Bottom Line is being turned on its head. The Greeks called it Helios, the Romans Sol and, despite forming over 98% of the solar system, it is technically […]

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Subway’s Greener Eco Restaurants

14 Eco-Restaurants Now Opened, Many Others Incorporating “Eco” Elements The SUBWAY® restaurant chain, an industry leader in providing healthier options for consumers, announced the opening of five new “Green” SUBWAY Eco-Restaurants – with more on the way – each designed with environmentally friendly aspects to reduce energy, water, and waste consumption in cost effective ways. […]

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Green Businesses Sprouting at Closed Former California Air Force Bases

It may be counterintuitive to think of EPA Superfund sites as hotbeds of green technology. But as the Air Force Real Property Agency — responsible for buying, selling and managing Air Force property worldwide — continues cleaning, restoring and transferring property to the community, the former bases are attracting more clean, green businesses by the […]

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AT&T Adds Couple Electric Ford Transit Connect Vechiles To Fleet

Azure Dynamics Corporation announced AT&T has agreed to purchase two of the first Ford Transit Connect Electric vans, the latest addition to AT&T’s growing fleet of alternative-fuel vehicles. The Ford Transit Connect Electric — the all-electric version of the 2010 Ford Transit Connect, the North American Truck of the Year — will be powered by […]

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Wal-Mart Americas Aims to Reduce Detergent Phosphates 70%

Company makes commitment to more sustainable packaging in the region Wal-Mart Stores committed today to reduce phosphates in laundry and dish detergents in the Americas region by 70 percent by 2011. Wal-Mart also announced plans to accelerate its drive toward more sustainable packaging in the Americas region by reducing packaging by 5 percent by the […]

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Farm Bill Will Help the U.S. Move to Advanced, Low-Carbon Biofuels

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Farm Bill passed yesterday by the U.S. House and today by the U.S. Senate will encourage biofuel producers to move more rapidly to commercialize advanced biofuels and help farmers transition to growing energy crops for a sustainable biofuel industry. Biotechnology Industry Organization President & CEO Jim Greenwood today thanked House and Senate leaders […]

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2008 IBT Market Pulse Survey Finds Financial Services Executives Keen on Building, Being and Offering Green Services

ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nearly three-quarters (73 percent) of financial institution executives say they plan to build new or undergo a major remodel of an existing branch in the next 12-24 months and the vast majority (88 percent) say green initiatives are important to their financial institutes, according to 2008 IBT Market Pulse Survey: A Different Shade of […]

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Kohl’s Distributed Solar Power Program Becomes World’s Largest Among Retailers

Kohl’s Brings Solar Power to New Jersey, Connecticut and Maryland Locations MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kohl’s Department Stores (NYSE:KSS) announced today that it plans to convert more than 50 of its existing New Jersey, Connecticut and Maryland locations to solar power, representing nearly 80 percent of its locations in these three states. Currently Kohl’s operates 34 […]

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UDR, Inc. Breaks Ground on Billion-Dollar Mixed-Use Development in Addison, Texas

Public/Private Partnership in 99-Acre Project Will Debut Addison’s Unique Model for Large-Scale Sustainable Green Development DALLAS – Town of Addison Mayor Joe Chow, the Addison City Council, City Manager Ron Whitehead, VIPs and other dignitaries were joined by UDR (NYSE:UDR) Chairman of the Board of Directors Bob Larson, Chief Executive Officer Tom Toomey and other […]

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Ford First Automaker to Join The Climate Registry

DEARBORN, Mich., May 5, 2008 – Ford is taking an industry-leading move by becoming the first automaker to join The Climate Registry ( TCR ), building upon Ford’s leadership in facility greenhouse gas ( GHG ) initiatives globally. Ford supports the global harmonization of GHG monitoring and reporting practices. TCR represents a significant step toward […]

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GM Role in Coskata’s Cellulosic Ethanol Has Deep Roots

Pilot Plant Gasification Technology Traces to GM Ohio Foundry (CSRwire) MADISON, PA – April 25, 2008 – General Motors Corp.’s role in helping Coskata Inc. bring its next-generation cellulosic ethanol to market traces back a quarter of a century to technology developed for a GM iron foundry in northwest Ohio. Coskata announced Friday that its […]

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Xerox Commits $2 Million to RIT Targeting Education and Research in Sustainability

CEO Anne Mulcahy announces company’s investment during presentation at RIT ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX), building on four decades of leadership in advancing environmentally sustainable practices, is committing $2 million to Rochester Institute of Technology to serve as a founding partner of The Golisano Institute for Sustainability. Anne Mulcahy, Xerox chairman and CEO, […]

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Moishe’s to Become First Green Moving Company on East Coast

NEW YORK – Today Moishe’s Moving and Storage Systems announced that they are going green. The eco-friendly move makes Moishe’s the first all-green moving company on the East Coast. The company believes this year’s Earth Day is a fitting kick-off to a year-long transition into total green operations. Over the next year Moishe’s will institute […]

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Timberland Announces Global Greening Commitment

160 Earth Day events in 27 countries launch company’s global initiative to green 300 communities and plant one million trees in the next two years STRATHAM, N.H. – Recognizing the positive social and environmental impact that green spaces have on communities, this Earth Day Timberland announces a global commitment to green 300 communities in the […]

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