Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The GMO's Top Sustainability and Green Economy Stories of 2013

Here are the Green Market Oracle's (GMO) top sustainability and green economy stories for 2013 organized under the headings of the 20 most important related subjects.

This assemblage of 151 sustainability and green economy articles is comprised of stories that address sustainability in business, investing (risk), CSR, best practices, supply chains, reporting, the low carbon (green) economy, efficiency, waste, recycling, innovation, jobs, corruption, the World Bank and the G8, chemicals, building, guides, CDC, sustainable companies, and the hotel industry.

Sustainability in Business

Growth Strategies For Energy & Sustainability In 2014
20 Studies Demonstrate the Business Case for Sustainability
Recognizing Sustainability Leadership in Business 
Video - Sustainability in Business is All about Waste: The Value of a Closed Loop (Circular) Economy
ON-Line Green/Sustainability Project Management
Understanding Sustainability: Forging a Comprehensive Definition
Video - Business Needs to do More to Reduce Emissions - Godot Paralysis
Guide for Responsible Corporate Engagement in Climate Policy
Green Education and Ten Careers in Sustainability
The 8 C's of Sustainability
Profit Oriented Sustainability Guide for Small Businesses
Small Businesses are Going Green in America

Investing and Risk

Investor Resolutions Focus on Climate Change and Sustainability
Investors are Embracing Green
The Implications of Climate Science for Investors
Factors Driving the Growth of Responsible Investing
Return on Environmentally and Socially Responsible Investments
10 Clean Energy Stocks for 2013 from AltEnergy Stocks
10 Green Sectors Attracting Investments
Lux: Ten Emerging Technology Firms to Watch in 2013
Responsible Investing Incorporating ESG Factors
Video - The Impact of Investing
Video - Tom Van Dyck on Socially-Responsible Investing for Long Term Safety and Returns
Video - Clean Tech Angel Investor Best Practices
Alternative Energy Stocks and Risk Mitigation
Climate Change as an Investment Risk or Opportunity
Global Risks Report 2013: Interconnectedness of the Economy
A Growing Number of Companies See the Risks Posed by Climate Change (CDP)
Climate Change as an Investment Risk or Opportunity


Adopt CSR or Risk a Consumer Boycott
CSR Briefing Pack and Webinar from the Ethical Corporation
Ben & Jerry's to Shell, Past Actions Will Dictate Growth of CSR in 2013
Top CSR Executive Stories
CSR and Sustainability in the Press
Better Together, Corporate Responsibility Grows Up
An Economic Hit Man's Tips for Creating a Glorious Future
New Economy, Banking and Guns
Are We ‘Chasing Our Own Tail’ On The Circular Economy?
Pitchfork Politics, New-Age Style

Best Practice

Best Practices in Sustainability: Employee Engagement and Reporting
Collaboration and Best Practices in Sustainability
Video - Best Practices in Planning and Sustainable Communities
Video - Green and Sustainable PR Best Practices
Whitepaper - Best Practices in Sustainable Procurement of Paperboard

Supply Chains

Sustainable Supply Chain Transparency: Strategic Analysis and Best Practices
The Sustainable Supply Chain Imperative
Survey of Executives Views on Sustainable Supply Chains
Building Resilience to Supply Chain Disruptions due to Climate Change


GRI Launches G4 Online Sustainability Reporting Tool
GRI G4 and Other Sustainability Reporting Guidelines Briefing
Web-Based Sustainability Reporting
Webinar - Why GRI G4 Will Trigger New Directions In Sustainability Reporting
Ernst & Young: 2012 Excellence in Integrated Reporting Awards


Predictions for US Energy Efficiency in 2014: Growth and Obstacles
US Energy Efficiency in 2013: Success Stories and Barriers
Video - National Weatherization Day: The Value of Energy Efficiency
DOE to Revise Commercial Energy Efficiency Standards
Sustainable Cities: Business Opportunities from Resource Efficiency
Investing in Energy Efficiency

Waste (e-Waste)

Businesses Increasingly Adopting Zero Waste to Landfills Programs
Sweden is a Model of Sustainable Waste Management
Video - Sustainability in Business is about Waste: The Value of a Circular or Closed Loop Economy
Video - Electronics Built in Bad Design
Video - Problems in the Life Cycle of a Smartphone
Infographic - Following E-Waste
US e-Waste: Review of Recycling and Other Efforts
Infographic - Export of e-waste to Dumping Sites
Jobs Through Electronic Recycling Report


America Recycles Day
Businesses Take the Recycling at Work Pledge!
The Value of Workplace Recycling is About More than just Money
Businesses Innovative and Diverse Recycling Efforts
Webinar - There is Money in the Trash: Savings Through an Integrated Approach to Waste Management
Simple Recycling Tips for Offices and Workplaces
Video - Recycling: Let Garbage Live Again
RecycleMania Tournament 2014: Student Recycling and Waste Reduction Competition
Green Plastics Report

Innovation and Technology

Businesses Innovative and Diverse Recycling Efforts
Innovation is Key for Sustainability According to Tomorrow’s Value Rating 2013
Innovation in the Low Carbon Energy Economy
Video - Is the Carbon Nanotube the Future of Cheap Emissions Free Energy?
Video - Fascinating Green Technology Investments
2013 International CES: Eco-Design and Sustainable Technologies
The 2013 International CES

Low Carbon (Green) Economy/Economics

China's Economic Growth and Low Carbon Leadership
2013 Low Carbon Competitiveness Index: US Falling & China Rising
Asian Policies for the Low Carbon Economy and Renewable Energy
Innovation in the Low Carbon Energy Economy
Environmental Implications of Three Types of Economies: Brown, Blue and Green
Economic Benefits of Going from Brown to Green in Europe
Should Green Apply to the Brown Economy?
Primer on Four Economic Systems and their Environmental Implications
Video - George Soros Says We Need to Rethink Economic Theory
British PM Says Investment in the Green Economy is a Competitive Necessity
Global Risks Report 2013: Interconnectedness of the Economy and the Environment
New Support for the Interconnectedness of the Environment and the Economy
The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity
Climate Change Highlighted at the WEF in Davos (2013)
WEF Global Risks Report 2013


Report - Sustainability Career Paths: How To Become A Leader
Report - Sustainability Consultants Face Complex Market Dynamics
Infographic - New US Clean Energy Jobs by State in Q3
American Employment: Keystone XL vs Green Jobs
National Solar Jobs Census 2012


Corruption Undermines Environmental Protections
Video - Sustainability Includes the Fight Against Corruption
The Death of Mikhail Beketov and Environmental Journalism

World Bank and the G8

A World Bank Action Plan to Combat Climate Change
The World Bank: Declining Climate Change Funding
World Bank President Advocates Putting a Price on Carbon
Climate Change Pushed Off the G8 Agenda in June 2013
The G8 Climate Change Roundtable: Principles, Policy and Participating Companies


Companies Calling for Chemical Regulation
Video - Green Chemistry and the Business of Providing Consumers with Safer Sustainable Materials
Greener Solvents on the Increase in Developed Countries


White Paper - Evaluating the Sustainability of Existing Building Portfolios
Video - Building Powered by Algae
Green Building Infographic
The Future of Green Building is Called Sustainability Base


Profit Oriented Sustainability Guide for Small Businesses
Twelve Online Tools for Greener Businesses
Guide - Solutions to Sustainable Living: A New Narrative
Guide - Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS)
Guide - Green City Philosophy
New Tool Tracks State Energy Legislation Across the US
Powerful New Tool Analyzes Website Sustainability
Complimentary eBook - Energy Efficient Lighting Explained
Guide to Government Incentives for Green Commercial Trucks
Guides - Sustainable Events
White Paper - The Logistics, Carbon and Business Data Book
Business Sustainability Tips from Accor's Planet 21 Program

Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)

CDP Global Climate Change Leaders 2013: Top 12 Companies According to Both CPLI and CDLI
The CDP's 2013 Top Fourteen US Companies (Disclosure and Performance)
CDP Studies: Growth of Sustainability and Profitability

Sustainable Companies

Recognizing Sustainability Leadership in Business
AECOM's Sustainability Leadership
Unilever: A Sustainable Corporate Giant
Corporate Sustainability Leadership in America
The Most Meaningful Global Brands of 2013
The 2013 World's Most Ethical Companies (Ethisphere)
2013 World's Most Admired Companies (Fortune Magazine)
The World's Most Sustainable Companies: The Global 100 (2013)
AECOM's Sustainability Leadership
PatagoniaPatagonia: A Model of Responsible Retail 
Patagonia May be the World's Most Responsible Company
Video - Yvon Chouinard Founder of Patagonia and 1% for the Planet
Patagonia Shows the Way with Responsible Business Leadership
Unilever: A Sustainable Corporate Giant

Hotel Industry

Ten Sustainability Initiatives in the Hotel Industry
Webinar - Hotel Carbon Measurement Initiative (HCMI)
Hotel EV Charging Stations and Greener Transportation Guest Services

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