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Green taxes on brown energy: governments target fossil fuel use

Green taxes on brown energy: governments target fossil fuel use

May 28, 2012. Tags: , , , , ,

Whether by carrot or stick, many governments worldwide are trying to push businesses toward climate change transformation.

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Tax and sustainability [VIDEO]

December 20, 2011. Tags: , , ,

Ernst & Young´s Josephine Bush and James Close share their insights on the role and impact that tax is having on corporate sustainability.

Water: the next competitive battleground

Water: the next competitive battleground

December 19, 2011. Tags: ,

In the coming decade, water scarcity will drive firms to rethink their operations and supply chains, and force countries to consider how they compete.

Tracing the origins of sustainability

Tracing the origins of sustainability

December 8, 2011. Tags: ,

Although the sustainability movement has only gathered significant momentum in recent decades, its history can be traced back further than most executives realize.

A sporting approach to sustainability

A sporting approach to sustainability

November 23, 2011. Tags: , , ,

Masato Mizuno, Chairman of the Japanese sports manufacturer Mizuno Corporation, is strongly committed to environmental protection – in sports as well as in business.

Australia: high pace of change requires close attention of taxpayers

Australia: high pace of change requires close attention of taxpayers

November 16, 2011. Tags: , , , ,

The pace of change in Australia shows no sign of abating; we report on a range of issues, including an update on the Reportable Tax Positions strategy.

Proposed changes to EU rules on taxation of energy products

Proposed changes to EU rules on taxation of energy products

September 20, 2011. Tags: , ,

On 13 April 2011, the European Commission presented its proposal to update the EU’s indirect taxation framework for energy products so that it will become more compatible with current energy and climate change policies.

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The role of tax in tackling climate change [VIDEO]

September 4, 2011. Tags: , , , ,

ANIMATION: Tax is now forming an increasingly important part of international efforts toward more sustainable business practices.

Sustainability takes on central role in business strategy

Sustainability takes on central role in business strategy

September 2, 2011. Tags: ,

Sustainability is a key strategic imperative and a potential source of competitive advantage.

Shaping Spain’s green energy policy

Shaping Spain’s green energy policy

September 2, 2011. Tags: , , , , , ,

Teresa Ribera Rodríguez, the Spanish Secretary for Climate Change, on the importance of an energy policy incorporating a strong commitment to smart energy use.

Textile manufacturers answer the call for greener jeans

Textile manufacturers answer the call for greener jeans

September 2, 2011. Tags: ,

Fashion firms like Pepe Jeans are changing their methods of production to better address the environmental concerns of customers.

Sustainable sources for supplies result in high yields

Sustainable sources for supplies result in high yields

September 2, 2011. Tags: ,

Sourcing strategies that minimize the environmental and social impact on communities and ecosystems are becoming increasingly widespread.

Sustainability is alive and well at Dachser

Sustainability is alive and well at Dachser

September 2, 2011. Tags: , ,

Bernhard Simon, CEO of international logistics firm Dachser, tells T Magazine how the company combines environmental awareness with a focus on economic and social goals.

Higher oil prices spur production of renewable energy sources

Higher oil prices spur production of renewable energy sources

September 2, 2011. Tags: , , ,

Alternative energies and clean technology have seen a boom in spending over the past decade. Although much more is needed in the future, the sector is gathering momentum.

New role for tax directors to take on sustainability

New role for tax directors to take on sustainability

September 2, 2011. Tags: , , , , , ,

Cleantech is often seen as the next frontier for cost reductions and revenue growth. Key is ensuring tax directors and CFOs fully understand these potential opportunities and impacts.

The search for a global, legally binding climate change agreement

The search for a global, legally binding climate change agreement

September 2, 2011. Tags: ,

In fact, it looks increasingly likely that there will be no legally binding replacement for Kyoto by the time it expires.

Sustainability reporting comes of age

Sustainability reporting comes of age

September 1, 2011. Tags: ,

In the face of mounting pressure to be transparent, a growing number of companies are choosing to report on sustainability. Data-rich reports can help firms improve stakeholder trust and increase operational efficiency.

The missing pieces: feed-in tariffs and the price of carbon

The missing pieces: feed-in tariffs and the price of carbon

September 1, 2011. Tags: ,

Continued uncertainty over feed-in tariffs and the price of carbon may be slowing investment in renewable energy projects, as investors await greater clarity.

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