Category Archives: Corporate Environmental Sustainability

Climate Change Data Assists Investors in Identifying Leading Companies

The abundant increase in quantitative data detailing the effects of climate change has prompted many investors to evaluate the environmental risks and opportunities in their investments. This enables them to better assess their investee companies’ preparedness to thrive in an economy increasingly impacted by a changing climate. “It is not only completely possible for investors to include these factors in their decision-making… [but] it helps you identify a Read More…

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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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