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Businesses say climate change ‘delay is not an option’

December 7th, 2009

By Barbara Kessler

While environmental activists raise banners and bullhorns demanding action on climate change, the movement to quell climate change has quieter advocates in all corners of society.

CopCommuniqueSome of these advocates have big names Americans will surely recognize: Addidas, Coca-Cola Company, L’Oreal, Procter & Gamble, Johnson and Johnson, Chevron Ltd., Alcoa Alumnio, Ericsson, Nike Inc., General Electric, Levi Strauss, KPMG International, Gap Inc., Fairmont Hotels and Resorts, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Starbucks and Yahoo! Inc..

These are not companies that one normally associates with strong environmentalism, and some have carbon footprints that scare the bejesus out of environmental groups. (Though a closer look would reveal that many also have significant green initiatives underway. Fairmont has built green hotels. General Electric is invested in green energy.)

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Venture capitalists still expect growth in green tech

March 12th, 2009

From Green Right Now Reports

Venture capitalists are still bullish on the green tech sector, although less than they were six months ago, according to a newly released survey by audit, tax and advisory firm KPMG LLP.

In a poll of 304 venture capitalists, corporate executives, entrepreneurs and bankers in the green tech space, 53 percent of respondents said they expect venture capital investment in the sector to increase in 2009 compared to 2008, while 26 percent expect investment to decrease. That optimism is down significantly from a similar poll in September 2008 when 93 percent expected investment to increase and just one percent anticipated a decline.

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Groom Energy plans enterprise carbon accounting seminar in Boston

February 2nd, 2009

From Green Right Now reports

Groom Energy, a provider of renewable and energy efficiency solutions, will hold an Enterprise Carbon Accounting seminar that will address the challenges in defining, accounting and reporting an organization’s Greenhouse Gas emissions. The day-long seminar in Boston on Feb. 25 will feature presenters from Ceres, Climate Disclosure Project, Genzyme, Millipore, Sun Microsystems, the World Resource Institute and others.

The seminar will feature panel discussions and case studies from leading environmental authorities and large companies that are currently defining or managing the GHG emission accounting process.

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