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Executive Brief - August 25, 2016 - Apple Becomes a Green Energy Supplier, With Itself as Customer
NAEM Executive Brief August 25, 2016

"Never let your success go to your head, Never let your failures go to your heart" - Andre de Grasse (1994-), Bronze and Silver medalist, 2016 Olympics

Apple Becomes a Green Energy Supplier, With Itself as Customer
Like other big companies before it, Apple recently received a federal designation for its energy subsidiary that allows it to become a wholesale seller of electricity from coast to coast. In effect, Apple is creating its own green utility company, although the main customer is itself. Read more...

Court Approves Social Carbon Price
A unanimous decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals has upheld the government's right to use a social carbon price to inform policymaking. This was the first time a court has considered the legality of the Obama administration's accounting of the costs of greenhouse gas emissions. The social cost of carbon is estimated at $36 per metric ton of carbon dioxide in 2015. Read more...

Sustainable Procurement Standard Coming Soon
ISO 20400, Sustainable procurement – Guidance, has just reached a second draft international standard stage, meaning interested parties can submit feedback on the draft before final publication in 2017. Read more...

Integrated Reporting As A Strategic Initiative
Organizations often spend a huge amount of time focused on publishing an integrated report rather than on the more difficult considerations that will make the report a reflection of the way a company ethically and responsibly delivers superior financial performance. Here's why that should change. Read more...

Why Do So Many Women Who Study Engineering Leave the Field?
Engineering is a male-dominated field, with women making up only 13% of the engineering workforce. Although women make up 20% of engineering graduates, nearly 40% of those women either quit or never enter the profession. Why? Culture. Read more...

UK Lawmakers Push For Ban On Plastic Microbeads
A group of British lawmakers says that companies' voluntary efforts to phase out plastic microbeads were not enough. Many large companies such as Procter & Gamble and Unilever, have either stopped using microbeads or are in the process of phasing them out, but other companies will not complete the process until 2020. Read more...

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