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Principles of emergent leadership for the green building community

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 05:00
The following is an edited excerpt from "Emerge: A Strategic Leadership Model for the Sustainable Building Community" by Kathleen O'Brien (New Hope Press, 2016).An introduction from the author:

Episode 81: Laying Hawaii's roadmap for renewable electricity by 2045

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 05:35
In this week's episode, the GreenBiz team reports on the ground from the VERGE Hawaii 2017 conference.

3 barriers holding equitable cities back

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 05:30
The impacts of climate change and benefits of the transition to renewable power are far from evenly distributed, for now.

Hawaii aims for a 21st century way to electrify rural areas

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 05:15
The state of Hawaii's aspirational energy goals include transitioning to 100 percent renewable power by 2045 and doing so in a way that is equitable for its many rural inhabitants.

Why chemists — not just economists — are key to a circular future

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 03:40
We need a better understanding of the circular economy, and chemical engineers might hold the answer.

Can Hawaii sell tourists on sustainability?

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 05:45
Taking advantage of $15 billion in annual tourism spending while also ramping up local sustainability efforts is no easy task.

Why Toyota thinks blockchain could enable self-driving cars

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 05:15
The technology could make it easier for companies and communities to analyze the huge amounts of data expected from sensors in cars, roads and other new transport devices.

How Canada's dairy capital became a 'change agent' for renewables

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 04:30
A small agricultural city is jumping at the chance to lead the way on sustainability.

REBA, a Google SVP and a physicist find the equation for change

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 19:50
Google's Urs Holzle, the Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance and John Goodenough have the imagination and capacity to make the impossible possible for renewable energy.

Top U.S. truck fleets pave way to fuel efficiency

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 16:01
Run on Less is a first-of-its-kind cross-country roadshow organized by Carbon War Room and the North American Council for Freight Efficiency to showcase advances in fuel efficiency.

Hawaii's energy transition needs local entrepreneurs to thrive

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 09:00
The state is home to nationally recognized startup incubators that are hoping to hatch innovations in both technologies and business models.

How midsize cloud player Akamai buys clean power

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 05:00
Direct access to renewable electricity no longer is limited to corporate giants. Smaller operators are starting to buy solar and wind using innovative procurement strategies.

This app helps corporate buyers evaluate solar and wind projects

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 04:30
New service from the Business Renewables Center simplifies the comparison of contracts, including virtual power purchase agreements.

What small suppliers need to know about inclusion and diversity

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 17:59
Citi has focused on supplier diversity since the seventies, said Javette Hines, the company's head of supply chain development, inclusion and sustainability."But as we globalize, we want to make sure we have a more inclusive title and role," she said.  That is why the word "inclusion" was added to her job title in 2016. "It's 'inclusion,' not diversity because it makes us inclusive of all diverse aspects" of the communities that Citi serves,  such as Aboriginal people in Canada and Afro-Brazilian populations in the UK, she said.

A bipartisan price on carbon? Here's what to watch for

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 12:39
The recently formed Climate Leadership Council has signed big founding backers like General Motors, PepsiCo and ExxonMobile in its bid to advance a "carbon dividend" model.

The 5 keys to successful stakeholder engagement

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 06:00
Finding the formula for stakeholder engagement and disclosure can be tough — unless you follow these simple rules.

Carbon pricing, sustainable seafood, lumens as a service

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 04:45
The latest crop of reports you need to read (or at least scan).

Iconic New York beach gets climate-resilient boardwalk

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 04:31
It cost $70 million per mile to replace the Rockaway Beach dunes and walkway destroyed by Superstorm Sandy five years ago, a project emblematic of forward-thinking coastal development.

Why Starbucks brewed up a green bond

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 03:22
"We have a long-term interest in having a sustainable source of coffee," said Starbucks Treasurer Drew Wolff, "but we don't always get it right."Money talks, however, and increasingly, the power of global capital markets is reinforcing corporate sustainability efforts. 

Will the world’s 9 biggest seafood companies help save the oceans?

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 05:30
Cargill, Thai Union Group among "keystone companies" with about $30 billion in revenue pledging to fight illegal fishing, plastic pollution and climate change.