Eco – Business: ”Transparency drives sustainability”

”There are several motivations for companies to make sustainability a business priority.

In some instances, it is a fundamental part of a company’s business model. In others, companies are driven by economic imperatives, or are reacting to adverse events that have already affected the firm negatively, such as allegations of child labour or toxic spills.

But whatever an organisation’s disposition towards sustainability may be, there is a growing demand coming from several quarters for companies to be more transparent in their environmental, social, and corporate governance – known as ESG –  practices.

”Exxon Mobil must allow climate change vote: SEC”

Cary Krosinsky: “The Future of Air Travel – Efficiencies and Business Success Taking Off”

Since most of an aircraft’s lifetime GHG emissions occur in service, Boeing feels it is critical to design and build products and systems with sustainable technologies to reduce the environmental footprint while reducing cost. Boeing’s engineers look to make design decisions considering environmental performance measures that:

Cary Krosinsky: “The Future of Electric Utilities – Calls For Change Proving Disruptive”

There is also clear connectivity between Utilities and Cars and their footprint, as Electric Cars will only be as 'green' as the electricity input is.

Tesla can and will design and sell electric cars, and consumers can buy them as a badge of honor of sorts, but if the car is being charged with electricity sourced from a utility that is mostly burning coal, then electric cars are likely worse for the environment than driving a car, and filling up at your local gas station.

Cary Krosinsky: “The Future of Cars – The Sustainable Investing Sector Series Begins”

As seen years back when GM didn't act fast enough to change with the times while Toyota became dominant through its Prius success and focus on quality, sustainability is in many ways now the most important trend to consider in the Auto sector. GM used to be one of the largest companies in the world, and they faded in value while Toyota became dominant. The performance of this sector has arguably directly been tied to sustainability focus and success over the last 20 years, and this is likely to reoccur in future. At minimum, sustainability considerations need to be directly in the mix of investor considerations. Watch for future pieces across all sectors where sustainability has become increasingly critical to ongoing investment success.

Full article:

http://socialinvesting.about.com/od/Sustainable-Investing-Strategy/fl/The-Future-of-Cars.htm