An ice cream franchise providing skills training to inner-city youth. A food company providing healthy, balanced meals to schools in poor neighborhoods. A cosmetics company sourcing raw materials from small farmers in Brazil. A bakery offering employment to people regardless of social and educational background. Sound too good to be true? These are examples of impact investing. Read More
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Sustainable investing once seemed like a laughing matter to some executives in Asia. Read More
Examining preliminary results in a national survey of 1,900 local governments, half of U.S. cities and towns had specific environmental goals but only one-third had concrete sustainability plans, according to Cornell University, Binghamton University and the International City County Management Association researchers who conducted the work, published in March. Read More
Indian scientists have developed an eco-friendly nanotechnology for water-softening applications that could be used in civic water treatment plants for generating potable water, said the official of a technical institute. Read More
A power plant owner and its management company in Massachusetts have agreed to pay $8.5 million and plead guilty to tampering with emissions equipment and submitting false information to environmental and energy regulators. Read More
Over the past two decades, sustainability has become more than a fad or just a buzz word. Research shows that sustainability has real business benefits when conscientiously integrated into business operations. Read More
Singapore is taking the center stage in fostering a global exchange of knowledge on sustainable urban planning and development. Read More
If I asked you to picture the consumer luxury market, you might imagine jewels, sports cars, watches, premium drinks, high-end shoes and apparel, and so on. A combination of high quality, glamour, celebrity, and attitude. With a few exceptions, it’s been an industry not traditionally associated with concerns about environmental impacts, human rights, and wellness, even while those trends have been sweeping through the mainstream consumer products sector. But according to a new report, 2016 Predictions for the Luxury Industry: Sustainability and Innovation, that sustainability gap is closing fast. Read More
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