Category: Corporate Leadership

cities and global warming and climate change

Greener Cities Nice, the Mediterranean seaside resort and France’s fifth largest city, is embarking on a year-long smart city proof-of-concept. It’s partnering with Cisco and several companies involved with sustainable urban development through an alliance called Think Global. The project, “Connected Boulevard,” is testing multiple applications such as smart parking, waste disposal, lighting efficiency and […]

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Banks Back Sustainable Cities Citi has been involved in a project in Brazil that demonstrates how cities can be more sustainable. For three weeks in April, myself and Derek Rego, from transaction banking, worked in Porto Alegre, the capital and largest city in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul, with a population of […]

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cities and global warming and climate change

Bullitt Foundation Sets New Standard While its official opening is nearly three months away, the Bullitt Center is already being dubbed the greenest commercial building in the world, and the University of Washington’s Integrated Design Laboratory is getting in on the ground floor, literally. Currently located just west of campus on Northeast Northlake Way, the […]

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cities and global warming and climate change

Sustainable, Resilient, Responsible A new report from Canadian-based media company Corporate Knights ranks the country’s greenest cities, with Seattle, San Francisco and Portland tied with the highest score. The rankings, compiled in collaboration with Tufts University’s Kent E. Portney, sort the cities based on their implementation of programs and policies intended to make the city more sustainable. […]

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cities and global warming and climate change

Global Warming An Uphill Battle A study authored by University of New Hampshire researchers Elizabeth Burakowski and Matthew Magnusson and published last December warns that if winter temperatures continue to warm significantly, the winter tourism industry could disappear completely in many areas of the U.S. Legislators continue to drag their feet in addressing what is the greatest […]

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cities and global warming and climate change

Stakeholders Take Climate Action Kenneth Colburn: Many of you in the room know Stephen Heintz, the president of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund [RBF]. You know that he’s tall, handsome and articulate, so you know that I’m not him. I’m Ken Colburn from the Center for Climate Strategies, and I’m pleased to be here in his […]

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