In 2010, a little known and under-reported supply chain regulation was signed into law in California . Almost five years later, California’s Transparency in Supply Chains Act (SB 657) is influencing reporting regulations around the world, changing what it means for the private sector to manage and report what they are doing to eliminate human trafficking and forced labor within their global supply chains. Read More
Environmental campaigners have brokered a unique cross-party deal that will see Scottish politicians laying out detailed plans on battling global warming before the 2016 election. Read More
California's ongoing extreme drought must be a lesson for managing water in a warmer, more densely populated world, says a team of NOAA and University of California climatologists and hydrologists. Read More
IBM is testing a new way to alleviate Beijing’s choking air pollution with the help of artificial intelligence. The Chinese capital, like many other cities across the country, is surrounded by factories, many fueled by coal, that emit harmful particulates. But pollution levels can vary depending on factors such as industrial activity, traffic congestion, and weather conditions. Read More
Smart building solutions are a growing focus for companies as technology innovations create significant changes across the energy management industry landscape, according to a report from Research and Markets. Modular, low-cost IoT solutions will win in the short- to medium-term, while data-driven analytics will continue to propel the energy management market forward. Read More
Nike’s China Logistics Center — the country’s first LEED Platinum warehouse — is projected to reduce CO2 emissions by 4,200 tons annually, according to an article on the USGBC website. Read More
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