Intelligent traffic solutions, green buildings, water management, and smart grid infrastructure are just a few of the technologies helping to steer today’s urbanization toward sustainability.
The challenges presented by sustainable urban development are immense. In 2010, 82 percent of Americans lived in cities; by 2050 it will be 90 percent. Cities are responsible for around two thirds of the energy used, 60 percent of all water consumed and 70 percent of all…Continue
ESG and Corporate Social Responsibility. So far exchanges comprising 44% of world stock market capitalisation have voluntary or mandatory ESG reporting requirements. The Johannesburg stock exchange and Bovespa of Brazil are leaders at embedding reporting standards, but the biggest game changer would be if the US and European exchanges mandated disclosure. While codes of conduct are emerging in both regions it is just a matter of time before this becomes legally binding, driven by investor…Continue
Up to 33 million people living in poverty in Africa and Asia will gain access to low-cost solar energy by 2016 following a commitment made by solar power provider ToughStuff to the Business Call to Action (BCtA) today. The BCtA is a global initiative that encourages private sector efforts to fight poverty, supported by several international organizations including the UN Development Programme (UNDP).
With headquarters in Mauritius and…Continue
Sustainable Communities are not easy, here are some tips:
1. Restore the streetcar city
“Streetcar cities are characterized by easy access to transit, a wide variety of house types, and services and job sites very close at hand -- the exact elements of a sustainable city.”
2. Design an interconnected street system
“Fine-grain interconnected street networks ensure that all trips are as short as possible, disperse congestion and are compatible with walking, biking…