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The Climate Pledge: Achieving Net Zero Carbon by 2040

Are You Doing Your Part? We Can Help.

Earlier this summer, we learned of The Climate Pledge after reading this blog from Amazon discussing the internet giant’s intent to reach net zero carbon by 2040, a full decade ahead of the Paris Agreement. An ambitious goal for sure, but after we stopped to consider how swiftly the company rose from being an online bookstore to the megastore and distribution center it is today, we realized that the timeframe and goal may not be too lofty of a feat after all.

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“Full Cost” Sustainability Accounting – The Key to Growth for Greener Products?

screen-shot-2013-03-06-at-9-35-27-amThis morning Jeffrey Hollender, the Chairman of Seventh Generation, gave the keynote for our Green Enterprise 2010 Seminar.

One powerful concept he described was “full cost” sustainability accounting whereby companies are required to include their external environmental costs (ie. things like pollution or resource consumption) into their corporate earnings.

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Groom Energy’s April 15th Green Enterprise 2010 seminar

screen-shot-2010-09-28-at-2-29-02-pmWe’ve excited to announce our next Groom Energy seminar, entitled Green Enterprise 2010, which will be held April 15th at the Embassy Suites Hotel near Boston’s Logan Airport.

As with our previous seminars our target audience remains corporate energy and sustainability managers who wish to hear and discuss best practices, case study based observations.

Last year our first two seminars had a direct focus on the emerging market for Enterprise Carbon Accounting (ECA), a market we had identified and about which we published research.  Our February 25th Boston ECA event featured Mindy Lubber from Ceres who likened climate impact to an off balance sheet risk which should be disclosed by public companies.  Our follow-on May 14th San Francisco ECA event was highlighted by a practical case study panel with presentations from Applied Materials, HP, Intuit and Sony.

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What’s your time horizon for GHG reductions?

On Thursday I participated on a panel at the Northeast Campus Sustainability Consortium Conference in Burlington, VT.  Our panel hosted a discussion about how universities and colleges (650+ of whom have signed the  Presidential Climate Commitment (PCC)) should consider financing their efforts to become carbon neutral.

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Enterprise Carbon Accounting seminar in San Francisco

Yesterday we co-hosted our Enterprise Carbon Accounting (ECA) seminar at the San Francisco Airport Hyatt, bringing our successful Feb 25th Boston event to the Left Coast, this time with our new partner GreentechMedia.   As he had done for Boston event, Paul Baier did another great job at putting together a set of speakers and topics to be discussed.

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