This week was an interesting week in the sense that the news items were again dominated by environmental news. It seems to me that there are fewer and fewer companies reporting on interesting social topics providing stories of real value to the reader. The result is that environmental topics dominate the Sustainability news agenda, and that social topics have lesser attention these days – suprising in times of credit crunch…..
I would identify a valuable Sustainability / CSR news item as something with a clear message, relevant substance and not just the message that “Company XYZ has cut its CO2 emissions by x percent and introduced a new Sustainability management program”.
In my opinion, that’s pure corporate spin. However amongst the majority of ordinary news here are some truly interesting news items – happy browsing!
Investor Groups Point Finger at Climate Laggards: Exxon, Massey and Others
Intersting article on GreenBiz on the unveiling of the list of the companies that are lagging on environmental action.
Uptime Institute names ‘Global Green 100′
he US-based Uptime Institute this week announced its list of “Global Green 100,” the top corporations to demonstrate “significant energy efficiency achievements” at their data centres.
Brits call for less free carrier bags
More than 80% of people in Britain believe that retailers should stop giving away free plastic bags to their customers.
Five features of great socially responsible leadership
Great article from Mallen Baker.
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