BBC outlines further commitment to sustainable broadcasting with new strategy

The BBC has cut out more than half a million items of single-use plastic cutlery since April 2018; is piloting one of the world’s first electric broadcast vehicles as part of a drive to be more environmentally-friendly; and is now purchasing renewable electricity for all major sites. The BBC is today publishing a new sustainability strategy, Greener Broadcasting, which sets out the corporation’s ongoing commitment to environmental sustainability throughout the current charter period. The strategy concentrates on three areas where the BBC can add value, in: Helping audiences understand the…

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PAC Worldwide Adds Key Piece to the Sustainable Packaging Puzzle: Company to Launch “Rethink” Campaign

Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. Rethink. That’s the new mantra at PAC Worldwide, as the flexible protective packaging leader adds a fourth strategic pillar to the three “R’s of environmental sustainability.  And, to introduce its new 4-square model, the company is embarking on a major outreach initiative with employees, customers, vendors and related partners across its global supply chain. The impetus for PAC’s “Rethink Sustainability” program comes from increasing evidence that shows stakeholders across the spectrum struggling with how best to manage sustainability. While most embrace its virtues, dealing with the complexities…

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World Bank Group Commits $1 Billion for Battery Storage to Ramp Up Renewable Energy Globally

In a major announcement at the One Planet Summit, the World Bank Group committed $1 billion for a new global program to accelerate investments in battery storage for energy systems in developing and middle-income countries. The program is expected to help these countries ramp up their use of renewables – particularly wind and solar power – improve energy security, increase grid stability and expand access to electricity.  The $1 billion in World Bank Group financing is expected to mobilize another $4 billion in concessional climate financing and public and private…

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Facebook Pledge to Lower Emissions and Utilise 100% Renewable Energy

Facebook have stated their plans for their new sustainability plans in a post on their website: Today, we are committing to reducing our greenhouse gas emissions by 75% and powering our global operations with 100% renewable energy by the end of 2020. In a record-breaking year of corporate renewable energy purchases, Facebook is on track to be one of the largest corporate purchasers of renewable energy. Since our first purchase of wind power in 2013, Facebook has signed contracts for over 3 gigawatts of new solar and wind energy, that…

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New Ceres analysis reveals gap between what investors want and what companies disclose on sustainability

A new analysis of nearly 500 of the largest companies on the Forbes Global 2000 list finds that most companies are using comparable and industry-wide disclosure frameworks for reporting sustainability risks and opportunities.  However, the analysis finds that only a small percentage of companies  disclose the business relevance of these risks and opportunities, and only a handful provide third party assurance on these disclosures. The analysis, Disclose What Matters, released today by the sustainability nonprofit organization Ceres highlights the gap that must be bridged by companies in order for investors…

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