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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 ...

41 Global Companies Aim to Spur Corporate Action with New Online Platform Linking Nature with Business Benefits

41 Global Companies Aim to Spur Corporate Action with New Online Platform Linking Nature with Business Benefits

New Natural Capital Business Hub offers a searchable database of case studies and resources to help companies evaluate the business case for action on natural capital. Phoenix, AZ – February 19, 2014 – Unveiled at the 6th Annual GreenBiz Forum, The Natural ...

Sustainability Around the World: Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games

Sustainability Around the World: Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games

By Neil Hawkins, Corporate Vice President, Sustainability, Dow Chemical; and George Hamilton, Vice President, Olympic Operations, Dow ChemicalThe Olympic Games. Every two years, nations around the world come together to watch their most elite athletes battle it out to prove who ...

Rethinking Possible

Rethinking Possible

By Roz Savage, Author, Stop Drifting, Start Rowing: One Woman’s Search for Happiness and Meaning Alone on the PacificAs we start the New Year, I’d like to challenge you to think bigger about what you can achieve in 2014 to green ...

Being-Centered Leadership and Sustainable Business

Being-Centered Leadership and Sustainable Business

The great challenge of sustainable business is that even as global sustainability trends for climate change and ecosystems loss become more alarming, changes in corporate practices have not scaled at the required rate. Many senior executives seem to share this ...

Lessons from the Middle Fork Salmon River

Lessons from the Middle Fork Salmon River

Last month, nine outstanding leaders from CEF member companies were chosen from a highly competitive field of applicants from around the world to embark on a life-changing sustainability leadership development rafting trip along the Middle Fork of Idaho’s Salmon River with Jib Ellison, a ...

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