In The News2022-05-29T19:42:09-04:00

Find and see the best corporate environmental sustainability news, posts and stories here, at Edenark Group’s “IN THE NEWS.” Let us know if you have environmental sustainability news you would like us to add.

Please welcome our new Intern, Pascal Shuro, of Zimbabwe

Edenark Group is excited to welcome its newest intern – Pascal Shuro, of Harare, Zimbabwe.

Pascal holds a BS, with honors, in Geography and Environmental Studies, from Midlands State University. 

He also holds over a dozen certifications, including the Climate Change Science and Negotiations certificate from Colombia University, the Environmental and Social Risk Management certificate from the World Bank, and the Gender, Biodiversity and Environment certificate from the UN.

Besides being an intern for Edenark Group, Pascal serves as an Operations Associate for SGE Initiative, which Edenark Group has a partnering agreement with.

Within days of becoming an intern for Edenark Group, Pascal was presenting sustainability certification services to businesses in Harare.  His energy and passion will serve him well throughout his career.

In this video, Pascal introduces himself and explains why he has chosen his career path.

We are fortunate to have him with us and ask that you welcome him and wish him a wonderful and exciting internship!

March 31st, 2023|

UES Renews its Edenark Group ISO 14001 Sustainability Certification Through 2023

UES, the fastest growing engineering and consulting firm in America, with +3,400 professionals across +70 locations, has renewed its Edenark Group ISO 14001 sustainability certification through 2023.

Here is the UES press release.

March 30th, 2023|

Have You Wondered?

Have you wondered….

     – Why would financial fund managers risk getting caught in a lie and say their funds are “ESG Funds”? – link
     – Why are companies firing their vendors, who are not certified sustainable? – link
     – Why has the the US SEC created a task force specifically to address exaggerated claims of sustainability attainment? – link
     – Why does the world’s largest asset manager, with +$9 trillion under management, ask “Will your company lead or follow?” – link 
The answer, of course, is money.  Certified sustainable companies are desired by consumers, can differentiate from their peers, and they make significantly more money.
Further, +90% of all large organizations have sustainability programs; yet under 1% of SMEs (small to mid-sized enterprises) have sustainability programs.
Large organizations are mandated to use certified sustainable vendors, when available…but they seldom do…. because so few SMEs are certified.
However, if a SME becomes certified, and promotes same, they stand out, as so few of their peers can make the claim….impacting the larger client’s decision process.
Sustainability Magazine published an article on this point.  –  article
For the large company, point is – There are programs available, so you can satisfy your mandate.
For the SME, point is – Here is a way to stand out and win new business.
March 29th, 2023|

Long Covid Symptoms

The Edenark Group ISO 14001 sustainability certification program includes a ‘people piece’ that helps individuals and corporate employees become happier, healthier and more productive.

This part of our business is named A Better World Starts With Me and includes a retail high-altitude oxygen gym, named Gym For The Brain.

This article talks about Long Covid symptoms.

We are serving a significant number of clients suffering from Long Covid symptoms at our gym.

The purpose of this post is to let you know that if you are experiencing symptoms similar to those listed in the above article, you are not alone.  Schedule an appointment with your doctor and get a check-up.  This is not something you want to ignore.

March 29th, 2023|

Are You Telling a Story about Your Company that 90% of your Prospects Want to Hear?

This article, titled “Making Sense of ESG: One of the Biggest Storytelling Opportunities of the Next Decade”, talks about the need for companies to incorporate their ESG efforts into their corporate storytelling as it will positively impact performance and valuation.

What stories are you currently telling?

Given that 9 out of 10 consumers want your company to be environmentally certified sustainable, and 7 out of 10 will move their business when they find a certified sustainable option, when you are spending time and money on marketing/advertising, are your stories what your prospects most want to hear you say?

March 28th, 2023|

Renewable Energy Farms Outperform Coal Plants

Per a study discussed in this article, it is cheaper to build solar panels or cluster wind turbines than to keep operating coal plants.

On average, solar is a third cheaper than coal.

Coal is not going away in the short term.  But, if it is more cost-effective to operate wind and solar, it will be harder for investors to justify investing money for upgrades to coal plants versus putting that same money against alternative energy options.

This is not news, as we have seen this for a number of years.  But, any new study that confirms prior studies, add validity to the trend data.

March 26th, 2023|

The beginning of Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanisms (CBAMs) Video

As economies around the world set regulations for carbon emissions….and with those regulations come taxes for carbon producing companies….there is the natural tendency for heavy carbon emission producers to move manufacturing to less stringent countries.

This is called Carbon Leakage.

But it might not be so easy for companies to avoid the tax after all.

Per this video, the EU is developing a Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) that will add a carbon tax on the finished product as it comes back into the EU.

The United States is working on its own CBAM.

Other countries will follow.

The “Pay me now or pay me later” approach of the CBAM is to deter manufacturers from incurring the cost of relocation; and to use that money to reduce carbon emissions in their existing plants.

March 25th, 2023|

Global Temperature Chart – 1850 to 2021

Per a new UN report discussed in this article and video, we are running out of time, as ‘The climate time-bomb is ticking’.


This chart gives you a visual of how global temperature has changed since 1850.


Via our posts, you have seen the names of many companies that have chosen to be part of the solution. 


100% of those companies have renewed their sustainability certification commitment every year. Is that just because they care and have money to burn (pardon the pun) or, as we continually report, is there financial value to being certified sustainable? 


What is your downside of joining us versus your downside of not?   

March 24th, 2023|

Would you like to grow 2.7x faster than your competitors?

Per this article discussing a study by NYU/Stern and the IRI/NPD Group data firm, if you want to grow 2.7x faster than your competitors, you might want to think about your company becoming verifiably (ie, certified) sustainable.  If you want a guide on what to look for in a program, try this PPP.

The study says sustainability “has become a lasting priority for consumers” as 93% of consumers have either increased or maintained their sustainable purchase habits over the past year.

77% of consumers believe sustainability is an important factor in deciding which products to purchase (up from 69% the year before).

When shopping online, the above 77% goes to 84%.

Think about the impact on your attempt to differentiate from your competitors by promoting on your website and your marketing materials that you are a certified sustainable business. 

We know what NYU/Stern says will happen.

March 23rd, 2023|

Paint Away Air Pollution!

We are often asked, “What are some of the things you help clients do, to become certified under the Edenark Group ISO 14001 program?”

Item #49 from the Edenark Group Green Team Guide – Paint Away Air Pollution!

Knowing that newly painted walls lift the mood and energize your team, you will, at some point, repaint your organization’s interior and exterior walls.   Why not use a non-toxic, zero-VOC, odor-eliminating, non-animal-tested, Green-certified, Eco-friendly, paint, that absorbs CO2 and also reduces up to 95% of indoor air pollutants?

Edenark Group is a distributor of Smog Armor paint products and we recommend these products to our clients as part of their sustainability certification, carbon neutral and ESG program, as they help you achieve your goals.

It is an easy, fun, smart and safe way to improve a work environment’s visual, emotional, environmental and human-health appeal.

March 22nd, 2023|

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