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Green projects under threat, why Friedman was wrong and institutional investors driving corporate change

Green projects under threat, why Friedman was wrong and institutional investors driving corporate change

Fears for green projects as Liz Truss calls for cull of ‘white elephant’ capital spending – Business Green

After years of supporting and nurturing the "green economy", could the UK be about to turn its back? Micro energy producers have already been punished, so attention could turn to larger projects.

Source: Fears for green projects as Liz Truss calls for cull of ‘white elephant’ capital spending – Business Green

SO? builds prototype floating house for post-earthquake Istanbul – Dezeen

An effective response to natural disasters can save lives and make rebuilding simpler, cheaper and less impactful. Could a floating house be one solution for flood prone areas?

Source: SO? builds prototype floating house for post-earthquake Istanbul – Dezeen

Building a socially responsible company – The Star Online

From a green HQ to giving students real-world opportunities, Malaysian company PKT has been trying to pay something back to its local community. This interview with group Managing Director Datuk Michael Tio sets out some of the lessons learnt along the way.

Source: Building a socially responsible company – The Star Online

Milton Friedman was wrong: Corporations do have social responsibility | GreenBiz

Corporations have a responsibility beyond maximising profit and "just" adhering to regulations, argues Dariush Rafinejad.

Source: Milton Friedman was wrong: Corporations do have social responsibility | GreenBiz

Smithfield Foods Goes Big On Biogas – BioCycle BioCycle

"Manure-To-Energy" projects are turning waste from pork processing into a reliable form of power. It's the current stage in a long journey with renewables that started in the 90s.

Source: Smithfield Foods Goes Big On Biogas – BioCycle BioCycle

The supply chain behind turning unusual materials into textiles – Supply Chain Dive

Your spoilt milk can become a gown, unsold pineapple an alternative to leather. These are just some of the ways discarded products from one supply chain and fuel another.

Source: The supply chain behind turning unusual materials into textiles – Supply Chain Dive

Institutional investors drive corporate social responsibility, study shows – Folio

Although the "activist shareholder" is seen as the agent of change for corporations, Alberta School of Business suggests it's pension funds and finance companies demanding it.

Source: Institutional investors drive corporate social responsibility, study shows – Folio

Over 300,000 bottles recycled in Iceland reverse vending trial – OKCHEM

In March '18, the UK Government proposed re-introducing mandatory deposits for bottles. That hasn't materialised (yet), but a UK supermarket took the initiative and went ahead with it anyway.

Source: Over 300,000 bottles recycled in Iceland reverse vending trial – OKCHEM

Asia-Pacific to lead growth in wind turbine gearbox and direct drive markets – Power Engineering International

More wind power projects means more turbines. GlobalData thinks APAC is going to be bigger winners, with a $1.5 Billion industry expected to emerge.

Source: Asia-Pacific to lead growth in wind turbine gearbox and direct drive markets – Power Engineering International

Bill Gates has added a geothermal startup to his clean energy fund’s first bets – MIT Technology Review

Could fracking become a source of geothermal energy? The tech giant turned philanthropist seems to think so.

Source: Bill Gates has added a geothermal startup to his clean energy fund’s first bets – MIT Technology Review

Sun Box solar energy project: A light for Gaza – Qantara.de

Majd Mashharawi is bringing solar power to Gaza. The effects can be life changing.

Source: Sun Box solar energy project: A light for Gaza – Qantara.de

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