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Higher Tides, Greater Risks, New Rewards: The Business Case for Caring About the Coast

Higher Tides, Greater Risks, New Rewards: The Business Case for Caring About the Coast

By Dr. Alexander Dale, Senior Officer for Sustainability at MIT Solve Why should companies care about coasts affected by climate change? Whether through rising seas, stronger storms, new markets, or risks to our own homes, every business is connected to the coast. ...

A Business Case Your CFO Will Love

A Business Case Your CFO Will Love

By Bob Willard I just released the Sustainability ROI Workbook. It is a self-published, free, open-source Excel workbook with the most comprehensive business case for sustainability so far. My “mission impossible” goal is that by the end of 2018, the global legions ...

Thriving in a Low-Carbon Economy: Look for the Opportunities

Thriving in a Low-Carbon Economy: Look for the Opportunities

By Karen Clarke-Whistler, Chief Environment Officer, TD Bank Group Since the Paris climate talks, terms like the "low-carbon economy" and "carbon pricing" have moved front and centre into boardrooms and business discussions. If countries commit to the goals set out at ...

What’s the Value of Nature?

What’s the Value of Nature?

By Glenn Prickett, Chief External Affairs officer for The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and Neil Hawkins, Chief Sustainability Officer and Corporate Vice President, The Dow Chemical Company Marshes, mangroves, coral and oyster reefs can help protect people and businesses from destruction caused ...

Saving Water as a Business Imperative

Saving Water as a Business Imperative

By Justin Bakule, Executive Director, Shared Value Initiative Our water supply is depleting. In the next ten years, two-thirds of the world’s population may face water shortages. And more and more we’re finding that it’s not big technological innovation that will ...

CEF Launches New Marketplace to Help Members Reuse Undervalued Resources

CEF Launches New Marketplace to Help Members Reuse Undervalued Resources

By John Bradburn, General Motors and Kevin O’Donnell, NikeAt General Motors and Nike, we operate with the mindset that waste is merely a resource out of place. We work hard to reduce waste by improving material yields, reusing remaining scrap in ...

Restoring the Ganges River: An Enormous Business Opportunity

Restoring the Ganges River: An Enormous Business Opportunity

By Benedict Paramanand, editor, SustainabilityNextOn August 15, India’s new prime minister Narendra Modi gave an Independence Day speech that broke from tradition—it used “Clean India” as a slogan. Modi’s dream project is the rejuvenation of the Ganges, India’s most sacred ...

The Business Case for Water Stewardship: A Three-Step Process to Operationalize Effective Water Management Strategies

The Business Case for Water Stewardship: A Three-Step Process to Operationalize Effective Water Management Strategies

By Emilio Tenuta, vice president of corporate sustainability, EcolabThe dynamics of the world’s water situation are well understood: fresh water is increasingly scarce; it is diminishing in quality at an unacceptable rate; we do not have enough of it where ...

License to Optimize

License to Optimize

By Mitch Jackson, Vice President, Environmental Affairs and Sustainability, FedEx"Nobody can give a good performance unless the authors and composers have written a good part" -Judy HollidayThe license to operate is a familiar concept for most—if not all—sustainability-minded professionals. It essentially involves ...

A Better World, Inc.: How Companies Profit by Solving Global Problems

A Better World, Inc.: How Companies Profit by Solving Global Problems

By Alice Korngold, author, A Better World, Inc.: How Companies Profit by Solving Global Problems…Where Governments CannotSocial, economic, and environmental challenges threatening our world are likely to increase exponentially in the coming decades. In my latest book, A Better World, ...

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