Continue Reading... China launches campaign to plug greenhouse gas monitoring gap | Headlines

China launches campaign to plug greenhouse gas monitoring gap | Headlines

China will force key industrial sectors and regions to take action to measure greenhouse gas emissions as part of a new initiative to improve data quality and oversight, according to an environment ministry document reviewed by Reuters. Under the pilot programme, some of China’s biggest coal-fired power providers, steel mills and oil and gas producers must draw up comprehensive new greenhouse gas monitoring plans by the end of this year.

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Continue Reading... New climate change rules to outlaw any new-build conservatories that create ‘unwanted solar gain’  | Daily

New climate change rules to outlaw any new-build conservatories that create ‘unwanted solar gain’  | Daily

Climate change looks set to claim an unexpected new victim – Britain’s conservatories.  They may be a sought-after addition to many middle-class homes but the sun traps can overheat in our increasingly warm summers.  As a result, regulations are being brought in that could make conservatories far rarer in new-build houses.  From June, any conservatory intended as part of a new development will need to show it will not create ‘unwanted solar gain’.  The change is part of a raft of measures aimed at future-proofing homes against summers where temperatures are predicted to reach 40C (104F).  Though well above what is currently experienced in Britain, such highs would cause conservatories to become unbearably hot, often increasing the temperature uncomfortably indoors too.

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Continue Reading... Five Actions for Sustainable Business | Guide for Sustainable Enterprises | Purpose and Sustainability

Five Actions for Sustainable Business | Guide for Sustainable Enterprises | Purpose and Sustainability

Customers, employees, and investors are rejecting companies that don’t act to implement sustainable business practices. Accelerated business action for sustainability will certainly have dramatic positive impacts on people and planet, but it’s also the greatest economic opportunity of our time. We must reinvent business to be both profitable and sustainable. To do this we must put people and planet and profits on equal footing. Being a sustainable business is as much about the vitality of your workforce and local communities as it is about health of the environment. As the building blocks of the global economy, businesses need to transform their strategies, operations, and networks to achieve our shared global goals of a cleaner planet and more inclusive, equal societies.

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Continue Reading... UnionBank at 40: Future Forward, a leap to enduring greatness through sustainability

UnionBank at 40: Future Forward, a leap to enduring greatness through sustainability

Aboitiz-led Union Bank of the Philippines (UnionBank) is widely-known to have been trailblazing many firsts in the country since it began operations forty years ago. UnionBank has always been among the first to embrace technological innovations to empower its customers into the future of banking. The Bank’s 40-year journey began with a simple vision: to become one of the top three universal banks in the country with respect to market capitalization, profits, and customer coverage.

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Continue Reading... From ignored to j’adored | Deloitte Global

From ignored to j’adored | Deloitte Global

The public believed that fast food was simply not compatible with France’s food culture. The brand faced negative perceptions regarding treatment of its workforce, overall environmental impact, and most damaging of all, the promotion of junk food. With public dissatisfaction at an all-time high, something had to change.  A team of consultants from Deloitte France had a radical plan. To change the image, you’d have to start by changing the product. Listen to what the people want and then give it to them.  We developed a 10-year progress plan to take the client from corporate interloper to a family-friendly sit-down restaurant.

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Continue Reading... SMS group GmbH: Primobius partners with Stelco in recycling of electric vehicle batteries | Press Detail

SMS group GmbH: Primobius partners with Stelco in recycling of electric vehicle batteries | Press Detail

Primobius GmbH has executed binding option and licensing agreements with the North American steelmaking company Stelco Holdings Inc. headquartered in Hamilton, Ontario. Both parties have agreed on formal arrangements to commercialize Primobius’ proprietary advanced electric vehicle battery recycling and processing technologies in North America.  Primobius is an incorporated joint venture between Australian Stock Exchange listed company Neometals Ltd. and private German engineering and technology company SMS group, to commercialize an environmentally friendly recycling solution for lithium-ion-batteries (LIB). Primobius has developed a CO2-reduced, two-step system combining mechanical and hydrometallurgical processes to bring high-purity chemicals back into the battery supply chain.

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