Category Archives: Sustainability Practices

ChargePoint Applauds NYC’s Mayor Bloomberg’s Call for Electric Vehicle Readiness

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CAMPBELL, Calif.–()–New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has laid out a bold plan to make 20 percent of New New York City parking spaces electric vehicle (EV) ready. ChargePoint congratulates Mayor Bloomberg for his vision.

Mayor Bloomberg laid out his plan today in his State of the City address. It calls for the creation of 10,000 EV ready spaces over the next seven years. New York is a leader in electric vehicle adoption rates, with 2,598 registered vehicles as of January, 2013, up 76 percent from just three months ago. Continue reading

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Green Hotels on BookDifferent – Over a thousand accommodations with an eco-label

logo_diapAmsterdam, 14th January, 2013 – As of 2013, hotel booking site BookDifferent.com shows which of the more than 245.00 accommodations on their site are sustainable. BookDifferent is the first hotel booking site that indicates hotels with an eco-label, among accommodations without such a label. Someone looking for a green hotel is no longer dependent on specialized sites.

BookDifferent works together with two international eco-labels focusing on the leisure and tourism industry: Green Key and Green Globe.  On the BookDifferent site a total of 1015 hotels in 62 countries have been awarded one or both eco-labels. Continue reading

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The Future of CSR Reporting

Brave OneHOLYOKE, MA – Brave One, a digital marketing agency specializing in CSR communications, today announced their new digital publishing service, the agency’s latest offering to help maximize the reach and impact of their clients’ CSR communications efforts.

“Presenting a groundbreaking CSR or sustainability report in an engaging way is a huge challenge,” said agency Co-Founder Jesse Mayhew. “Most reports are solely published through downloadable PDF’s which are shared and promoted through the company’s website. This not only limits the potential audience, but also the reader’s engagement with the content. By utilizing digital publishing, a CSR report can be transformed into a strikingly interactive application that fully engages the attention of stakeholders.” Continue reading

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A Quick Guide to Green Certification Programs for Hotels

hotelA Quick Guide to Green Certification Programs for Hotels – by Anthony Gilbreath

There is an expanding list of Green Certification Programs for Hotels available in the market.  Each program has different criteria, costs, methods for achieving certification and scope.   If you manage or own a hotel, how do you know which program(s) to choose?  Hopefully this post will shed some light on that. Continue reading

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ChargePoint Named Leading Electric Vehicle Charging Station Equipment Manufacturer

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACAMPBELL, Calif.–()–ChargePoint, Inc. has been named as the leading electric vehicle charging station manufacturer by Pike Research. ChargePoint achieved the highest worldwide ranking for feature-rich EVSE offerings, market share, geographic reach and vision. ChargePoint maintained its leadership spot with strong strategy and execution scores and as a result continued to secure significant market share, according to the report. ChargePoint’s EV charging stations and cloud-based software solutions will be on display January 8-11, 2013 at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas inside the GoElectricDrive Tech Zone, booth #2826 (LVCC North Hall). Continue reading

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Has your organization had its Annual Sustainability Audit? If not, now is the time.

Memphis, Tennessee – November, 14 2013 – The end of the year is the perfect time to conduct your organization’s annual sustainability audit.   Whether its the first time or already an ingrained tradition, the end of the year is a great time to reflect on accomplishments of the year and the goals for the future.

Why a Sustainability Audit?

A sustainability audit is a powerful tool.  A sustainability audit takes an inventory of all of the policies, procedures and practices of an organization and compares these to the best practices in their industry.  In essence, an audit is a gap analysis and a maturity analysis of the sustainability practices of an organization. It is meant to document ‘what you are doing’ and ‘to what extent’ across a wide range of sustainability categories. Continue reading

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3 Companies that Are Making Money by Embracing Sustainability

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(Source – 3BLMedia) By Alex Perera, Co-director, Business Engagement in Climate and Technology, WRI

Superstorm Sandy and the subsequent Nor’easter were the biggest news this week and last. The combination of two powerful forces resulted in unprecedented and widespread damage. Our thoughts are with those who have been impacted.

I can’t help but draw the connection between our recent extreme weather and businesses today—corporations are increasingly recognizing that they, too, are navigating two powerful forces. One force demands financial results, while the other requires increasingly sophisticated techniques to respond to climate, energy, resource scarcity, and other sustainability risks. The ways businesses navigate both these forces will determine whether they are truly viable over the long-term. Continue reading

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The Coca-Cola Company Expands 5by20 Women’s Economic Empowerment Initiative

ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Coca-Cola Company today announced strong progress toward its goal to enable the economic empowerment of 5 million women entrepreneurs across the Coca-Cola value chain by 2020. The initiative, known as 5by20, is expanding beyond its pilot programs in four countries to launch and scale programs across a total of 12 countries: Brazil, China, Costa Rica, Egypt, Haiti, India, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, the Philippines, South Africa and Thailand. 5by20 is on track to reach 300,000 women by the end of 2012.

By providing access to business skills, financial services, assets and support networks of peers and mentors, 5by20 is helping women succeed as entrepreneurs, while also creating thriving, sustainable communities.

“Working with and investing in women is one of the most powerful ways to spur sustainable economic growth and development,” said Muhtar Kent, Chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company. “I’m excited by the progress we’re making toward our goal to empower 5 million women. We are transforming lives and communities, making a profound and lasting impact on global issues and also growing our business.” Continue reading

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