REACHing IT

REACHing IT

Recently, environmental discussions seem to have shifted from carbon footprints to energy management. Many organisations are planning to supplement their ISO14001 Environmental Management standard with the Energy Management standard ISO50001. Even some governments, like South Africa, are implementing this new standard…

Making Our Voice Heard.  Making a Difference

Making Our Voice Heard. Making a Difference

There has been a subtle shift happening at CA recently towards making our voice heard in important national dialogues.  In an era of political polarization, 24 hour news cycles and economic and environmental uncertainty, it is becoming apparent that we…

Global Warming 2012 – Infographic

Global Warming 2012 – Infographic

It’s getting hot in here.  2012 was the warmest year on record in the United States.  Check out this infographic describing some of the most eye opening aspects of Global Warming 2012.

Converging at Verge

Converging at Verge

I recently attended the Verge Conference in San Francisco. Verge, short for convergence, was the brainchild of Joel Makower of GreenBiz, one of the more creative minds in the corporate sustainability space.  The idea is that there is a rapid convergence…

Signs of Recovery

Signs of Recovery

We talk a lot about climate change caused by greenhouse gases, but does anyone remember the Ozone hole and leaded petrol? These were real problems a couple of decades ago. Remarkably, both problems were created in the 1920s by the…

A little competition never hurts

When we recently received word that CA Technologies had moved up to Number 5 (from #9) on the Newsweek Greenest Companies list there was a lot of cheering and screaming in my office.  We weren’t just over the moon, we…

Don’t Throw The Vendor Out With The Bathwater

Recently, I had the opportunity to moderate a panel at the Green Initiatives Conference down in Peachtree City, Georgia.  I was joined in the session, titled Accelerate Sustainability Results with Visibility and Accountability across the Value Chain, by Jennifer Dolin…

Carbon Tax – What is it good for?

The annual reporting window for the UK Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRC) closed 31 July 2012. Out of the 2,779 or so eligible companies in the UK, the ones who submitted their carbon footprint in time will find out later in…