The Copenhagen climate summit offers important lessons for businesses seeking to maintain and build green reputations, writes Gail Whiteman. Rather than merely pay lip service to sustainability issues, companies need to demonstrate a serious, long-term commitment to green values, she says.
The Minnesota Twins' stadium, Target Field, will receive a custom-designed rainwater recycling system that will slash the site's water consumption by 2 million gallons a year and set a new environmental standard for sports complexes, according to the team's CEO. The stadium will be the first sports center to capture, treat and reuse rainwater for irrigation and cleaning purposes, developers say.
Leo Johnson, PricewaterhouseCoopers' sustainability and climate-change partner, discusses the effects of sustainability issues on the accounting industry with Rachael Singh in this video. Businesses will need to "de-carbonize" at an annual rate of 3.5%, Johnson warns.