corporate environmental impact News

  • Corporate environmental impacts continue to grow

    The most comprehensive assessment of corporate sustainability activity to date shows that while companies around the world engage in a wide range of sustainability initiatives, the costs to the environment continue to grow. The sixth annual "State of Green Business" report (download free here), published by GreenBiz Group in ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • EHS&S News around the web, December 2016

    Obviously the biggest news of the past month is the result of the United States Presidential election. Here are some pieces that look at the potential practical implications for EHS and sustainability in 2017 and beyond: HBR looks at whether Fortune 500 companies can go along with  ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Despite Growing Engagement, Corporate Environmental Impacts Continue To Grow, Says Study

    The most comprehensive assessment of corporate sustainability activity to date shows that while companies around the world engage in a wide range of sustainability initiatives, the costs to the environment continue to grow. The sixth annual “State of Green Business” report (download free at greenbiz.com/stateofgreenbusiness), published ...

  • Discover Environmental Impacts and Innovative Solutions

    Environmental issues are top of mind for many companies and their stakeholders. With public awareness of environmental issues on the rise, companies have started to respond in meaningful ways through their investment decisions, environmental goals, and impact reduction. In the past few years, several major disruptive weather events have interrupted business as usual, underlining the need to ...

  • CertainTeed Corporation receives national recognition for corporate social responsibility and environmental leadership

    CertainTeed Corporation is being honored with a 2010 Communitas Award for Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility from the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals. The award recognizes the company's sustainable business practices and overarching commitment to environmental stewardship. "Sustainability and the preservation of the environment is deeply rooted in CertainTeed's ...

  • GEO-5 for Business: Impacts of a changing environment on the corporate sector

    The future of the private sector will increasingly hinge on the ability of businesses to adapt to the world's rapidly changing environment and to develop goods and services that can reduce the impacts of climate change, water scarcity, emissions of harmful chemicals, and other environmental concerns. From extreme weather events, to rising pressures on finite natural resources, changes in the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Corporate water accounting - methods and tools for measuring water use and impacts

    Corporate Water Accounting is a joint effort of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the CEO Water Mandate, which aims to assess existing and emerging water accounting methods and tools being used in the private sector. The goals of the effort focus on elucidating commonalities and differences among emerging methods and practice, identifying gaps and challenges and ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • How corporate governance influences environmental performance

    A recent study has investigated how the relationships between a company’s owners, managers and boards of directors may influence its environmental performance. The findings indicate that environmental performance is higher in companies with powerful CEOs, who are also chairpersons on their board of directors. Many companies aim to have a positive impact on stakeholders, including ...

  • Three groups that influence corporate environmental policies

    Community stakeholders have substantial control over corporate resources and decisions companies make about the environment. Three groups often drive improvements in firm environmental performance: those who are wealthy, those who care about the environment, and those who live in densely populated areas. Applying these findings can help companies understand how stakeholders influence ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Poll: Majority of Corporate Executives Will Increase Environmental Spending

    CHICAGO, Illinois, September 12, 2007 (ENS) - A majority of executives believe that corporate responsibility programs can positively impact their business and help achieve strategic goals, finds a survey of more than 500 executives conducted by Grant Thornton LLP, the U.S. member firm of global accounting organization Grant Thornton International. Only a quarter of survey ...

  • Environmental editing company earns B Corporation certification

    Environmental editor Alan Biehn, founder of ab.editing (www.ab-editing.com), announced today that his company has successfully obtained certification as a B Corporation. Criteria used in the certification assessment included ab.editing's work with nonprofit organizations, its environmentally friendly policies, and its choice of socially responsible suppliers. All ...

  • CECO Environmental To Acquire Met-Pro Corporation

    CINCINNATI and HARLEYSVILLE, Pa., April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CECO Environmental Corp. (NasdaqGM: CECE), a leader in air pollution control technology systems, product recovery and filtration technology, has announced today it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquireMet-Pro Corporation (NYSE: MPR).  Met-Pro is a leading global, niche-oriented provider of ...


  • ARAMARK Environmental Sustainability Interns Make Positive Environmental Impact

    Young professionals gain practical understanding of how environmental sustainability operates within a business environment. SOURCE: ARAMARK DESCRIPTION:(3BL Media) Philadelphia, PA - September 18, 2012 - ARAMARK, a global leader in professional services, hired 17 young ...


    By 3BL Media

  • The corporate ecosystem services review

    Ecosystems provide businesses with numerous benefits or "ecosystem services." Forests supply timber and wood fiber, purify water, regulate climate, and yield genetic resources. River systems provide freshwater, power, and recreation. The report, The Corporate Ecosystem Services Review, developed ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • California’s Proposition 26 Could Impact Environmental Projects across the State

    LA Testing provides environmental testing services to protect people and the environment from pollution and toxins. Tomorrow voters across California will decide the fate of Proposition 26.  If passed, Proposition 26 will make two changes to California’s State Constitution.  First it defines various state “fees” as “taxes” and secondly it requires ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • The 100 Best Corporate Citizens

    Hewlett-Packard, once tainted by a 2006 boardroom espionage case that brought down its chairman, today topped CRO magazine's annual list of America's 100 Best Corporate Citizens. The Palo Alto, Calif., tech giant beat out the other companies considered--those that make up the Russell 1000 large-cap index--because of its high rankings in categories like corporate governance, philanthropy and ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Solmetric certified as a B Corporation

    Solmetric is proud to announce its certification as a B Corporation. Solmetric designs and manufactures tools for the solar installation industry, including the popular SunEye shade analysis tool and PV Designer software. B Corporations are a new type of corporation which uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. B Corporations are unlike traditional responsible ...

  • Corporate disclosure on sustainability

    Stratos Inc. (Stratos), a Canadian business consulting firm, has released a national study examining sustainability reporting trends and the best practices of some of Canada’s leading corporations. The study found that disclosure of sustainability information Canadian companies is now standard practice, with 80% including some environmental, ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • hessnatur is certified as a B corporation for its environmental and social standards

    hessnatur, the world's largest natural apparel company, is proud to announce it has been certified as a B Corporation (benefit corporation), for its commitment to the highest social and environmental standards. Adherence to these standards has enabled hessnatur to make a tremendous, positive impact on people around the world who support their supply chain and purchase their products. hessnatur is ...

  • Leading corporations gather in Amsterdam to discuss best practices in environmental strategies for businesses

    The conference is a response to the growing attention European companies place on environmental issues in recent years. According to a survey by the Economist Intelligence Unit, the majority of executives now rank the following activities as very important in their corporate agenda: communicating environmental performance to stakeholders (61%); improving environmental footprint of products (57%); ...

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