Frances Beinecke is the president of NRDC. NRDC, one of the nation’s most influential environmental action groups, uses law, science and the support of 1.2 million members and online activists to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all living things. Under Ms. Beinecke’s leadership, the organization has launched a new strategic campaign that sharply focuses NRDC’s efforts on solving today’s biggest environmental challenges, including curbing global warming, stemming the tide of toxic chemicals, and accelerating the greening of China. Ms. Beinecke serves on the board of the World Resources Institute and the Energy Future Coalition and is on the steering committee of the U.S. Climate Action Partnership. She now co-chairs the Leadership Council of the Yale School of Forestry, is a member of the Yale School of Management’s Advisory Board and a former member of the Yale Corporation.
If you build itâ€”sustainable, energy efficient, low impact and with recycling, that isâ€”they will come
Making buildings greener saves money, helps the environment and generates enthusiasm in both business and government leaders
Frackingâ€”hydraulic fracturingâ€”is exempt from some safeguards, which concerns environmentalists and those who live near such operations
Businesses, from ranchers to retailers, are in many cases the ones responding to Extreme Weather stemming from climate Change
businesses join activists in addressing earthâ€™s Problemsâ€”even while government decisions lag
And how regulating new power-plant emissions are part of the answer
Clean Cars, Not Dirty Pipelines
clean energy isnâ€™t a job killerâ€”to the contrary, itâ€™s a job maker
studies show that regulations donâ€™t kill jobs, they make them
How we can really save money at the pump
A visit to China provides a lesson in the importance of legislation to preserve clean air
Climate talks in Copenhagen in 2009 may have garnered far more attention, but in the end, Cancun produced a more formal agreement.
As The Chinese government embraces clean energy, the U.S. falls behind
The latest enlistees in the green movement are not so surprising when you consider whatâ€™s at stake with energy innovation
Countries such as china have already realized the business potential of green industry and are moving forward at a swift pace
Careless stewardship of marine resources has an economic impact as well as an environmental one.
Todayâ€™s challenges require a new approach that will benefit business as well as the environment
Preparing your business for a carbon-constrained world is key to developing a competitive advantage.
Concern over the environment is translating into technological innovation, bringing with it the benefits of an entrepreneurial new industry.