Category: Corporate Leadership

sustainable cities and global warming

Businesses Leading Cities Toward Resiliency Floods. Droughts. Hurricanes. Tornadoes. Heat waves. Energy shortages and food shortages. Climate change is impacting every region of the globe. Extreme weather is taking an extreme toll on cities, communities and businesses around the world. The battle against global warming and climate change isn’t just about energy efficiency, it’s also […]

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cities and global warming and climate change

Global Warming Threatens Commerce Six major U.S. banks are urging world leaders to adopt a strong agreement to slash carbon emissions and tackle climate change. The coalition warned in a letter Monday that warming global temperatures and related effects, including sea level rise and severe drought, threaten to upend the global economy and jeopardize future […]

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cities and global warming and climate change

Vatican Supports Climate Science For a 2,000-year-old institution hardly known for its mutability, there was a sense of urgency at the Vatican on Tuesday when scientists, diplomats and religious and political leaders discussed climate change and its impact on the world’s poor. “We are the first generation that can end poverty, and the last generation […]

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cities and global warming and climate change

Global Warming Gaining Speed With every year that passes, we’re getting further away from averting a human-caused climate disaster. That’s the key message in this year’s “Low Carbon Economy Index,” a report released by the accounting giant PricewaterhouseCoopers. The report highlights an “unmistakable trend”: The world’s major economies are increasingly failing to do what’s needed […]

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cities and global warming and climate change

Green Giants In India Microsoft India has announced the launch of Microsoft CityNext in the country. CityNext is an initiative to enable city residents and city leaders to use technology to build a foundation for sustainable city growth and prosperity. Microsoft has identified more than 40 solution areas across eight city domains that help address […]

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cities and global warming and climate change

Sustainable Cities More Livable At the close of its second think-tank event called the Networked Society Forum (NEST), Ericsson announced its commitment to promoting industry-wide collaboration to improve city life. The theme of NEST was “Reinventing Urban Life,” and for two days, a range of leaders from government, planning, public opinion, and telecommunication, including Don […]

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cities and global warming and climate change

India Could Be Green Giant By Cisco’s CEO, John Chambers In a fast-urbanizing world, India is setting the pace. Over the next ten years, more than one hundred million Indians will move from villages to cities, seeking schools for their children, health care for their families, and jobs for themselves. With more than 833 million […]

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cities and global warming and climate change

Investing In Solar Energy The gambling capital of the world soon will be home to one of the world’s largest rooftop solar systems. NRG Energy will install a 6.2 megawatt (MW) installation on top of the Mandalay Bay Resort Convention Center. At peak production, the array should produce enough electricity to meet around a fifth […]

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cities and global warming and climate change

Climate Change Demands Teamwork By Allen Hershkowitz As I listened to President Obama present his important plan to meaningfully reduce the carbon we spew into the atmosphere each day, (and stimulate new jobs in doing so), I was struck by how far along on this issue the sports industry already is. According to Scott Jenkins, […]

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cities and global warming and climate change

Conservation Through Collaboration Several corporate leaders, including Kohl’s, HEI Hotels and Resorts, Staples and Walgreens, have volunteered to reduce energy use 20 percent by 2020 as part of a challenge initiated by President Barack Obama. But that’s not the big deal. The big deal is that they have agreed to publicly disclose how they’re doing […]

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