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Archive for September, 2009

Pew Center Launches Corporate Energy Efficiency Web Portal

September 30, 2009 | Comment (1)

Are you tasked with helping your company improve its energy efficiency strategies?

If so, then your job just got a whole lot easier.

Yesterday, the Pew Center on Global Climate Change launched its new Corporate Energy Efficiency Web Portal.


How PepsiCo Calculated the Carbon Footprint of Walkers Crisps

September 29, 2009 | Comments (4)

As consumer awareness about climate change grows, a few companies are emerging as leaders in the area of carbon footprint labeling. For instance, last month the supermarket giant Tesco became the first UK retailer to display the full carbon footprint of milk.

But, it’s a fledgling movement. It was only two years ago that Walkers Crisps, part of PepsiCo, became the first consumer brand in the world to launch the Carbon Trust’s Carbon Reduction Label.


Highlights of the 2009 Sustainable Forestry Initiative Conference

September 28, 2009 | No Comments →

The 2009 Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) Annual Conference was held in Nashville last week on September 23 and 24.

At the conference, several organizations and individuals were recognized for their achievements in sustainable forestry. For example:

Auto Manufacturers Launch Corporate Responsibility Web Site at AIAG

September 25, 2009 | Comment (1)

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Supply chains for automotive parts and components are now global, interconnected, and incredibly complex. So, it’s becoming increasingly difficult for automakers to keep current with prevailing local laws and stay true to their corporate responsibility goals.

Fortunately, help is on the way.

Companies Continue to Value Corporate Citizenship, Despite Recession

September 24, 2009 | No Comments →

There’s no doubt that it has been a deep and difficult recession. But even in these tough economic times, a new study conducted by the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship shows that companies continue to value corporate citizenship as a business driver. In fact, more than half of the business leaders polled said that corporate citizenship is even more important in a recession.