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As Goes China, so Goes Global Business and Sustainability

As Goes China, so Goes Global Business and Sustainability

By Jib Ellison, Founder and CEO, Blu Skye On November 11, 2014, while President Obama was meeting with President Xi and hammering out the details of a bilateral carbon reduction declaration, former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson and former Vice Premier of China ...

Entrepreneurship, a Vehicle for Sustainability

Entrepreneurship, a Vehicle for Sustainability

By Francisco Suárez, Corporate Affairs Director, FEMSA On February 27, 2014 at the TEDxCamelinasAve in the city of Morelia, Mexico, Coca-Cola FEMSA’s Corporate Affairs Director, Francisco Suárez, former Sustainability Director of FEMSA, gave a talk entitled “Entrepreneurship, a vehicle for sustainability.”TEDxCamelinasAve was launched ...

Meet the Winners of the 2014 Leadership Development Challenge

Meet the Winners of the 2014 Leadership Development Challenge

Thirteen outstanding leaders from CEF member companies have been chosen from a highly competitive field of applicants from around the world to embark on a life-changing leadership development journey to Mexico City and Chiapas, Mexico, led by FEMSA Foundation Director Vidal Garza. The winners ...

HP Living Progress Exchange: Coming Together to Solve the World’s Problems

HP Living Progress Exchange: Coming Together to Solve the World’s Problems

By Gabi Zedlmayer, Vice President and Chief Progress Officer, HPWhat does it look like to create a better future? At HP, it’s a question we ask ourselves every day as we create innovations to address the greatest problems faced by ...

Engaging the Next Generation of Consumers with the Ecoviate App

Engaging the Next Generation of Consumers with the Ecoviate App

By Param Jaggi and Jonny CohenParam Jaggi (20 years old) and Jonny Cohen (19 years old) were first introduced to CEF members during a “rising stars” panel discussion at the 2013 Annual Meeting. The two have been designing and building ...

Business and Human Rights: The End of the Beginning

Business and Human Rights: The End of the Beginning

By Christine Bader, author, The Evolution of a Corporate Idealist: When Girl Meets OilAttention to business’ impacts on and responsibilities for human rights continues to grow, with front page stories like the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, the role of ...

Finding your Company’s Essence—and Using it for Growth

Finding your Company’s Essence—and Using it for Growth

By Carol Sanford, author, The Responsible Entrepreneur: Four Game Changing Archetypes for Founders, Leaders and Impact Investors (July 2014).DuPont sold its Fibers and Textiles business, which had been the heart and soul of its business—the operations that made such well-known products ...

Making Consumer Choices Easier: Learning from SC Johnson

Making Consumer Choices Easier: Learning from SC Johnson

By Christine Todd Whitman, President, Whitman Strategy GroupAs a former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, I am often asked what individuals can and should be doing to preserve our natural resources. My response is a reminder that individual actions have ...

Managing Global Water Risks

Managing Global Water Risks

Interview with Will Sarni, Director and Practice Leader, Enterprise Water Strategy, DeloitteThis interview originally appeared in Ensia magazine here.From Fortune Brainstorm Green to SXSW Eco and beyond, Will Sarni is one of world’s most sought-after speakers on global water and sustainability issues — and with good ...

We’re All Guests On This Planet

We’re All Guests On This Planet

By Denise Naguib, Vice President, Sustainability and Supplier Diversity Global Operations Services, Marriott InternationalAs our chairman, JW Marriott, Jr. says, “We believe the future of this business is green…because we’re all guests on this planet.”Indeed, the planet is the ultimate host ...

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