Tag Archives: Sustainability Report

General Motors’ Sustainability Journey

Back from bankruptcy, General Motors is now a leader in innovation and sustainable development for transportation

On Monday December 9, the US government sold its remaining stake in General Motors Co. (GM). While the automaker is doing well financially, it is also making progress in terms of sustainability. By most accounts the government bailout of the U.S. auto industry was a success. This view is convincingly communicated in a new study by the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) called ”The …

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Best Practices in Sustainability: Employee Engagement and Reporting

Sustainable business best practices: the triple bottom line

It is widely understood that adopting best practices in sustainability can offer a significant competitive advantage. There is ample incentive to get on board. In 2012, sales of sustainable goods and services reached $1 trillion globally and in 2013, it may double to reach $2 trillion. As early as 2017, the sustainable economy could be worth $10 trillion in annual global revenue. Almost three …

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Autodesk Walks Its Talk: Reduces Emissions 34 Percent Since 2009

Autodesk mission to a more sustainable world

Autodesk opened its doors 31 years ago with the now ubiquitous AutoCAD software, starting a revolution in computer-aided design and modeling. Since that time the company has changed the face of building and industrial design, infrastructure modeling, media production and more. There is likely not a movie you’ve seen lately that has not utilized Autodesk software, or some aspect of an urban landscape close by that was …

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Sustainability: Past, Present and Future

Sustainable business best practices: the triple bottom line

A variety of factors are coalescing to make 2013 a pivotal year in the growth of sustainability. Year after year, sustainability has gained ground as an increasing number of organizations are incorporating environmental and social concerns into their strategic planning. The corporate community cannot ignore the overwhelming logic of the business case for sustainability. The benefits include reduced input costs, increased risk mitigation, lower …

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