Archive for February 1, 2010
Welcome to the Sustainable Business Summit 2010
Join us for Texas’ premier conference on sustainable business, hosted at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin on February 5th, 2010.
Sustainability is one of the most misunderstood words in today’s marketplace. By bringing together diverse perspectives from the world’s most respected business and sustainability experts, the summit will offer a great opportunity to discuss how the business community defines sustainability and how businesses can effectively implement and profit from sustainable business practices. With a greater understanding of what defines sustainability, you will move beyond “why sustainability,” and engage in More >
on February 1st, 2010
Reporter Roxana Tiron of The Hill picked this up over the weekend: the U.S. Department of Defense (aka the Pentagon) will include an analysis of climate change in the Quadrennial Defense Review(QDR), a comprehensive strategic analysis which is set for release today.
The branches of the U.S. armed forces have been busy acting on climate change for years, most notably the U.S. Army (and within that, the Army Corps of Engineers), theU.S. Navy, and the U.S. Air Force. Tiron reports that today’s QDR will mark the first time that the Pentagon itself recognizes climate change as a factor in global instability and U.S. More >
February 1, 2010
More than half (56 percent) of Carbon Disclosure Project members surveyed said that in the future they would cease doing business with suppliers that do not manage their carbon, according to the “Supply Chain Report 2010” (PDF) from theCarbon Disclosure Project.
Surveyed member companies included firms like PepsiCo, Dell, Google, IBM, Kellogg, HP and Unilever.
To assemble the report, 44 CDP member firms reached out to 1,402 of their suppliers. About 51 percent of suppliers responded to the survey, 7 percent declined to participate and another 42 percent did not respond.
The survey found that 38 percent of supply chain respondents More >
February 1, 2010
The fact that the White House is not including projected revenues from cap and trade suggests that the Obama Administration is acquiescing to the notion that Congress may not pass such legislation, observers say.
Instead, the White House budget includes a “placeholder” for revenues from cap and trade, provided that Congress passes it, reports the New York Times. The placeholder status assumes that no cap and trade revenues will be coming into the Treasury.
The More >
February 1, 2010
Bill Gates is investing at least $4.5 million of his own money into geoengineering research, aimed at combating global climate change, with an emphasis on transparency, reports Wired. At the same time, in light of the hacked climate e-mails, a former Commander of the Pacific fleet is asking President Obama Administration to establish an independent panel to evaluate the link between climate change and security.
Administered by two high-level scientists at the forefront of geoengineering research, climate scientist Ken Caldeira, of Stanford’s Carnegie Department of Global Ecology, and physicist David Keith of the University of Calgary will decide which technologies More >