Weekly Highlights February 13, 2014

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Winter Olympics 2014: a missed opportunity to advance sustainability      
(Wednesday - February 05, 2014)
Source: The Guardian - The Sochi Winter Olympics, which opens 7 February, was meant to be the greenest Olympics ever. The budget was certainly there: Russia has doled out more than $51bn, an all-time record, to make the event happen. Yet reports of...

Sustainability in Focus

Firms are struggling to make progress on sustainability, says new report
(Friday - February 07, 2014) Associated Profiles : TruCost
Source: - Trucost chief executive Richard Mattison added: According to the World Bank, we expect global economic growth ... The 2014 report includes the launch of the Natural Capital Leaders Index, a new...  

IKEA's Aggressive Approach To Sustainability Creates Enormous Business Opportunities
(Friday - February 07, 2014)
Source: Forbes - IKEA released its 2013 Sustainability Report this week, and the results in the energy arena are pretty impressive. The company continues to follow through on its commitment to develop and own renewable electricity supplies...

Striving for Sustainability: Commercial Properties Go Green
(Thursday - February 06, 2014)
Source: Environmental Protection - Over the past few years, LEED certification has become a hot topic, especially when large buildings, such as the Empire State Building or the George W. Bush Presidential Center, announce LEED achievements. With...

McDonald’s Plans to Supersize Sustainability Efforts
(Thursday - February 06, 2014)
Source: AGWeb - It was announced last month that McDonald’s is going to invest in sustainable beef. While a clear definition has not been entirely outlined attendees of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Cattlemen’s College got a...

More Corporations See Sustainability as a Boon, Not a Burden
(Wednesday - February 05, 2014)
Source: The Motley Fool - Sustainability: Investors aren't always keyed in to this factor as an investing catalyst. However, corporations are increasingly recognizing it as a sound business practice. After all, increasing efficiency and reducing waste are...

In Venture Capital, Sustainability Is the New Buzzword
(Tuesday - February 04, 2014)
Source: Sustainable Business - Investors who have shied away from cleantech companies for the past two years haven't lost interest, they're broadening their scope into more areas of sustainability, according to a report by Cleantech IQ.

This is just a sample of some of the articles from this weeks SustainabilityHQ Highlights.  You can view the full Highlights by using the following links. Sustainability | ESG, Highlights for the Week of February 13, 2014