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  Why Regionality is Key to Accurate Resource Consumption Decision Making
The bottom line is that, in today’s competitive marketplace, businesses need to clearly communicate their resource consumption decisions– and more importantly– have in place the technology to accurately quantify the resulting environmental and financial impacts
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  PepsiCo, Walmart Join Ecosystem Services Initiative in Brazil
The Brazilian Business and Ecosystem Services Partnership, represents an effort by companies and non-governmental organizations to demonstrate how biodiversity and ecosystem services can enhance corporate performance in Brazil. The partnership aims to drive new business solutions to ecosystem degradation largely through local application of the Corporate Ecosystem Services Review (ESR), an assessment methodology developed by World Resources Institute (WRI) in cooperation with the World Business Council on Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the Meridian Institute.

  Energy Informatics and the Difference Between Green IT and Green IS
Many practitioners and scholars do not carefully distinguish between information technology (IT) and information systems (IS). For us, the terms are quite distinct, and we believe it is far more important to focus on systems than technology. Technology gains its value from being part of a system, and companies should be thinking about their investment in systems rather than technology. Let us clarify what we mean by IT and IS, and the implications for understanding the difference between Green IT and Green IS.
  Free Webinar: Harnessing Technology to Build Futureproof Brands
Leading up to Sustainable Brands 2012, Marc Stoiber has been gathering perspectives from many of our conference keynotes on how they are futureproofing their own businesses. His findings - from companies like HP, BMWi and BASF - illustrate how technology can help today's brands be the leaders of tomorrow. Join Marc as he discusses the role of technology in creating futureproof brands on May 23rd.
PCC Natural Markets Installs On-Site Composting System for Food Waste
PCC Natural Markets (PCC), the nation's largest member-owned grocery retailer, has deployed an on-site "harvester" to turn food scraps into natural fertilizer at its Issaquah, Washington, store. The companies say the goal is to produce an organic fertilizer that can compete with consumer-oriented synthetics, both in terms of cost and efficacy. The fertilizer also improves soil health, unlike petroleum-derived synthetics.
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