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Archive for June 2015

High ROI for accommodations that implement sustainability into their businesses

Ireland has made positive strides in sustainable tourism in the last decade, including the development of a globally recognized tourism eco-certification program and the Wild Atlantic Way touring route filled with agritourism food trails, naturalist-guided adventure activities and environmentally conscious boutique hotels. While Fáilte Ireland (Ireland’s National Tourism Development Authority) has provided some information to…

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Lego Group invests $152M in the research, development and implementation of sustainable raw materials

LEGO Group announced an investment of US$152 million in the research, development and implementation of sustainable raw materials to manufacture LEGO® toys and packaging materials. “This is a major step for the LEGO Group on our way towards achieving our 2030 ambition on sustainable materials,” said CEO and president Jørgen Vig Knudstorp. “We have already…

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Ikea commits €1bn to sustainability

Ikea has committed to spending €1bn on renewable energy and sustainable manufacturing, rivalling the efforts of some developed countries to fighting climate change. “People want their leaders to lead. That includes companies like us”, said Peter Agnefjall, Chief Executive. Ikea’s announcement comes as senior officials from across the world meet in Bonn, Germany, to prepare…

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The 100 most sustainable corporations in the world

The Corporate Knights, a magazine about sustainability,  have been publishing for the last 10 years a global ranking of the 100 most sustainable corporations in the world. Every year at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, they release the annual list of the 100 most sustainable companies. They start all publicly traded companies in the world…

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Ford, an example of sustainability leadership for next era of driving

William C. Ford II’s best decision as chairman of Ford Motor Co. was to bring in Alan Mulally as CEO in 2007 and watch the former Boeing manufacturing chief transform Ford from an also-ran into a global industry leader before he left last year. But Ford Jr.’s “green” decision-making has been nearly as good. As CEO before Mulally’s tenure,…

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