Category Archives: Corporate Leadership

General Electric To Invest $1 Billion A Year In Renewable Energy Projects

More Solar, Wind In Pipeline General Electric Co.’s Energy Financial Services has invested about $10 billion in 17 gigawatts of renewable power since 2006, when the unit was formed. Now, GE has announced the unit plans to invest more than … Continue reading

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Sustainable City Strategists To Meet In Detroit

Meeting Of The Minds Tackles Sustainability Issues, Opportunities Meeting Of The Minds has become a premier global leadership summit focused on creating smarter and more sustainable cities. They will gather again next fall. From September 30-October 2, it will convene a … Continue reading

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The World’s Most Sustainable Companies Of 2014

Sustainability Leaders Driven By Efficiency, Responsibility Australian corporation Westpac Banking is the most sustainable company on earth this year, according to a new ranking from Corporate Knights. But what does sustainability mean, exactly? Doug Morrow, vice president of research at … Continue reading

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Schneider Electric Holds “Smart City” Event In Dubai

Green Infrastructure Showcased The annual Power to the Cloud conference and exhibition under the theme “Building Next-Generation Mission Critical IT Infrastructure” was inaugurated on Monday at Atlantis, Dubai by Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Chairman of the Supreme Council of Energy … Continue reading

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Microsoft To Collaborate With India On Sustainable Cities

Green Giants Tackle Sustainability 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 … Continue reading

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Ericsson Announces Collaboration With UN Habitat To Improve Cities

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 … Continue reading

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John Chambers Says Sustainability Revolution Imperative For India

India Could Become Green Giant By Cisco’s CEO, John Chambers (as it appeared in the Business Standard this week). In a fast-urbanizing world, India is setting the pace. Over the next ten years, more than one hundred million Indians will … Continue reading

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Business Must Collaborate With Local Government To Expedite Sustainability

 Bottom-Line Partnerships Critical To Success Many cities have a vision for what a sustainable and resilient urban environment and community look like, but openly acknowledge shortages of capital, employee bandwidth and political cover to pull it off alone.  “What unites us … Continue reading

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World Mayors Summit To Discuss Financing Climate Change Solutions This Month

Mayors from 30 countries will convene in Nantes, France Under the patronage of François Hollande, President of the Republic of France and with the support of the French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, over 100 mayors from 30 countries will convene … Continue reading

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Silver Spring Networks Lightens Load For LED Cities

 Energy Efficiency A Bright Move For Everyone By Joel Makower How many technologies does it take to change a city’s light bulbs? That’s a question being addressed, more or less, around the world as major metropolitan areas retrofit their street … Continue reading

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