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The Mind the Store Initiative — Moving Beyond Existing Regulatory Schemes
Posted on 31 Oct 2013 by Pepper Hamilton Sustainability Counsel

The Safer Chemicals/Healthy Families Coalition (which includes Earthjustice, Environmental Defense Fund, Greenpeace, League of Conservation Voters, Natural Resources Defense Council, Sierra Club, US Public Interest Research Group, several environmental... Read More

UNFCCC makes major step towards incentivising wetland restoration
Posted on 18 Jun 2010 by Malcolm Dowden

By Malcolm Dowden, Solicitor and Environmental Law Consultant Despite widespread disappointment at the outcome of last year’s climate change summit in Copenhagen, quiet but significant progress has been made on issues such as reducing emissions... Read More

Reed Elsevier Participates In 2012 World Environment Day
Posted on 1 Jun 2012 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

Mark Armour, Chief Financial Officer, Reed Elsevier Group plc, is delighted to herald United Nations World Environment Day which will take place on Tuesday, 5 June - the most widely celebrated global day for positive environmental action. The 2012 World... Read More

Banks Get Involved in Environmental Strategies
Posted on 1 May 2014 by Marc Karell

Why have some of the largest banks in the world invested large sums of money to environmental and sustainability causes? Why did both Citigroup and Bank of America pledge to invest $50 billion each in alternative energy and conservation projects and –... Read More

New Ceres Report Tracks Corporate Sustainability Efforts
Posted on 12 Jun 2014 by E. Lynn Grayson

By E. Lynn Grayson . This report, Gaining Ground - Corporate Progress on the Ceres Roadmap for Sustainability (report), evaluates how well 613 of the largest, publicly traded U.S. companies are integrating sustainability into their business systems... Read More

The 2010 California Environmental Legislative Recap: Public Policy Paralysis
Posted on 27 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

By Mr. Gary Lucks Get the latest analysis of environmental laws recently passed by the California Legislature. The article, originally published as the Lead Article for the February 2011 issue of the California Environmental Law Reporter (Matthew... Read More

Top Environmental Issues Facing Automotive Suppliers in 2014
Posted on 12 Feb 2014 by Foley & Lardner LLP

Executive Summary Like any other part of the manufacturing sector, auto suppliers face a number of challenges complying with environmental regulatory requirements, in particular managing and monitoring development of greenhouse gas emissions limits... Read More

New CCCL Paper: Federal “Green” Product Procurement Policy In The U.S.
Posted on 12 Feb 2014 by Columbia Law - Sabin Center for Climate Change Law

By Shawna Ganley, CCCL Contributor and Former Visiting Scholar With the recent COP19 in Warsaw showing questionable progress towards a universal climate agreement in 2015 ( as reported previously by CCCL ), government procurement represents an uncontroversial... Read More

LexisNexis® Environmental Law and Climate Change Community Podcast: Marc Karell on 9 Purely Business Reasons to "Green" Your Company
Posted on 26 May 2011 by LexisNexis Legal Business Community Staff

On this edition, Marc Karell, founder and principal of Climate Change & Environmental Services, discusses some purely business reasons for companies to "go green." Mr. Karell discusses strategies ranging from energy efficiency to the development... Read More

Ocean Exchange Launches 2014 Call For Solutions
Posted on 10 Apr 2014 by E. Lynn Grayson

By: E. Lynn Grayson The Ocean Exchange has announced the launch of its fourth annual global competition for the 2014 Gulfstream Navigator Award of $100,000 and the 2014 Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics Orcelle Award of $100,000. The theme for the... Read More

U.N. Publishes Sustainability Procurement Guide
Posted on 26 Sep 2013 by Pepper Hamilton Sustainability Counsel

The US Government has for some time had in place sustainability procurement requirements , pursuant to Executive Order 13514 , which mandates that 95% of new contract actions must be “green,” including new task orders. With the same goal of... Read More

2011 California Environmental Legislative Recap--A Touch More Green
Posted on 27 Feb 2012 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

By Mr. Gary Lucks Get the latest analysis of environmental laws recently passed by the California Legislature. The article includes coverage of 2011 state legislation on a variety of topics, such as climate change, air and water quality, energy, the... Read More

Jenner & Block: United Nations Global Compact Releases Its Global Corporate Sustainability Report 2013
Posted on 24 Sep 2013 by Jenner & Block Corporate Environmental Lawyer

The United Nations Global Compact has released its Global Corporate Sustainability Report 2013 , which reviews information received from nearly 2,000 companies around the world regarding their efforts to incorporate corporate sustainability / corporate... Read More

Reed Elsevier Environmental Challenge Shortlists 2012 Projects
Posted on 14 Jun 2012 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

Five projects bringing safe water and sanitation in final race for 1st and 2nd prize The Reed Elsevier Environmental Challenge shortlist was announced on June 12, highlighting five innovative ideas to provide sustainable access to safe water and sanitation... Read More

The True ROI for Sustainability Programs
Posted on 25 Sep 2013 by Marc Karell

Social pressure and a few positive case studies are causing many corporate executives to consider adopting programs and moving toward more sustainable practices (i.e., investing in reducing energy and water usage, conserving resources, etc.). However... Read More