Category Archives: Corporate Environmental Sustainability

KKR Releases 3rd Annual ESG Report

By Dana George Earlier this week Kohlberg Kravis & Roberts (KKR) released its third annual ESG report, Creating Sustainable Value: Progress through partnership.  KKR began managing ESG issues in 2007, in collaboration with the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), which positions it as an ESG leader in the U.S. private equity sector. Since 2008, KKR has continued to expand its Green Portfolio Program (GPP), adding more companies each year. Read More…

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Why are Investors Placing Pressure on Companies to Report on Carbon Emissions and other ESG Issues?

By Topaz Simply and Mark Christensen Investors are mounting pressure on the world’s largest companies to embrace sustainability management and report on carbon emissions, according to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). But what is driving this upward trend? With $87tr under management, an increasing number of institutional investors support CDP’s annual requests of companies’ carbon emissions. There are 2 primary reasons for this growing trend: 1) In the Read More…

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HVAC Efficiency – Two Commonly Overlooked Factors

By Michael Shoemaker and Justin Vertongen When facilities managers strive to maximize HVAC systems’ energy efficiency, two crucial aspects are often overlooked; the size of chiller plants and the associated air delivery system. According to Energy Star, most chillers are oversized by 50-200% and roughly 60% of building-fan systems are oversized. To combat this problem and reduce HVAC energy usage, chillers must be downsized and pumping systems must Read More…

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Product Takeback and e-Waste Recycling: A Growing Business Opportunity

By Michael Shoemaker This is the first of a four-part series covering the state of sustainable supply-chain management in the IT sector.  As global economic trends increase natural resource costs, complicate production networks, and concentrate specialized manufacturing in geographic hubs, supply chains are becoming increasingly exposed to the risk of business disruption. As stakeholders continue to raise corporate attention to issues of environmental sustainability and social responsibility, sustainable supply Read More…

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