16 Jun '12, 5pm

New #UNEP report: Businesses transiting to #greeneconomy reaping rewards worth hundreds of millions of US$ #RioPlus20

New #UNEP report: Businesses transiting to #greeneconomy reaping rewards worth hundreds of millions of US$ #RioPlus20

Unilever's Sustainable Living Plan, which aims to integrate sustainability into business models, has led to savings of over US $10 million dollars annually. At the same time, their "one rinse" washing formulas, which save an average of 30 litres per wash, are now used across 12.5 million households worldwide - a 60 per cent increase over 2010. Siemens produces half of the installed capacity of offshore wind turbines worldwide (2,000MW), saving about 4 million tonnes of CO2 annually. It has recently announced investment of €150 million to offshore wind R&D and the expansion of its wind business. Grupo Bimbo in Mexico saved approximately US $700,000 and 338,400 m3 of water in 3 years through its water reduction programme. AVIVA, who launched its insurance product for Low-Carbon and Environmental Goods and Services in 2011, expects the sector to grow by an estimated UK £45 bi...

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