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  Threading the Needle: How BT Integrates Climate Stabilization with Economic Prosperity
Kevin Moss considers himself a "rudder" at BT, a crewmember whose contributions help steer the ship toward sustainability. Guest editor Bill Baue recently interviewed Moss about the company's innovative CSI methodology, which set precedent by linking greenhouse gas reduction targets to climate stabilization scenarios from the scientific community.
Survey Finds Brands Can Impress with Wind Power
Sixty-two percent of consumers say they would be more willing to buy products from brands using wind energy, according to a study commissioned by wind turbine maker Vestas. Additionally, 74 percent said they would have a more positive perception of a brand if wind energy were the primary energy source used in its production.

New Chain of Custody Standard Promises Greater Supply Chain Transparency
A new supply chain tool, created by the nonprofit group Textile Exchange, aims to help companies accurately and confidently label the content of their products. The Content Claim Standard (CCS) sets requirements to ensure the identity and integrity of 'claimed' materials are protected as material flows from source to finished product.

Retail Brands Lead in On-Site Solar
Walmart, Costco, Kohl's, IKEA and Macy's are the U.S. companies with the most on-site solar power, according to a new report. Combined, the top 20 corporate solar users' installations generate an estimated $47.3 million worth of electricity each year, and the top 10 companies have individually deployed more solar energy than most electric utilities in the U.S.
Carbon Disclosure's S&P 500 Rankings Show Improved Reporting; Pepco, NYSE, Wells Fargo Lead
Pepco Holdings, NYSE Euronext and Wells Fargo received the highest scores in the CDP's annual carbon performance and disclosure ratings for the S&P 500. The CDP S&P 500 Climate Change Report states that S&P 500 companies are making "significant strides" in both transparency and progress towards carbon goals when compared to the Global 500.

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