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The Next Phase of Business Sustainability

The Next Phase of Business Sustainability

By Andrew J. Hoffman, Holcim (US) Professor of Sustainable Enterprise at the University of Michigan Sustainable business is reaching the limits of what it can accomplish in its present form. It is slowing the velocity at which we are approaching a crisis, ...

Is Sustainability Sustainable in the Age of Trump?

Is Sustainability Sustainable in the Age of Trump?

By Tensie Whelan and Michael Greenhouse Let’s face it. This is now a legitimate question. GreenBiz Chairman Joel Makower spoke to the issue very directly in a February 2017 tweet: "Let's face it folks, Donald Trump is sustainability's stress test. We weren't prepared for ...

Better Business, Better World

Better Business, Better World

By Jeremy Oppenheim, Programme Director, Business & Sustainable Development Commission  2015 was a year filled with positive achievements for our collective future, with the adoption of both the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement. 2016 came as a stark ...

Climate Action: Accountability and Opportunity for Businesses

Climate Action: Accountability and Opportunity for Businesses

By Owen Smith, Director of Energy Policy and Strategy for Ingersoll Rand’s Center for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Put simply, the role of businesses in addressing climate change is paramount. Regardless of size or type, there is urgency for businesses to ...

The Difficult Task of Changing Consumers’ Outlook on the Sustainability of a Brand

The Difficult Task of Changing Consumers’ Outlook on the Sustainability of a Brand

By Helio Mattar, President & CEO, Akatu Institute for Conscious Consumption Expectation by most companies is that more sustainable versions of their products should be valued by consumers and hence be immediately preferred over the less sustainable versions of competing ones. That ...

10 Sustainable Business Stories That Shaped 2015

10 Sustainable Business Stories That Shaped 2015

By Andrew Winston, Founder, Winston Eco-Strategies The year 2015 was a pivotal time when humanity turned more decisively toward building a thriving and sustainable world. On our largest shared challenge, climate change, most of the major hurdles to action — ...

Cutting the crap: 8 things you may not know that Google is doing to reduce waste

Cutting the crap: 8 things you may not know that Google is doing to reduce waste

By Jim Miller, VP of Worldwide Operations, GoogleHumankind is using up natural resources at an astonishing rate. Each year, our economy consumes far more than what the planet can naturally provide. Recent data shows that in 2015, society’s demand for ...

The Internet of Things, the Pope, Trump, Lessig and VW – The Case for Optimism

The Internet of Things, the Pope, Trump, Lessig and VW – The Case for Optimism

By Toby Redshaw, CEO, Kevington Advisors The next generation of the Internet, including the Internet of Things, bodes well for the environment.Timing is everything and now Volkswagen has just aided the cause tremendously. Then we have Donald Trump, His Holiness the ...

Welcome to the Eco-Patent Commons

Welcome to the Eco-Patent Commons

By Wayne Balta, Vice President, Corporate EnvironmentalAffairs, IBM CorporationCompanies are increasingly realizing the value of partnering and sharing expertise on sustainability issues. The Eco-Patent Commons provides an opportunity for business to share intellectual property that can further sustainable development. The Eco-Patent Commons was designed ...

Corporations as Stewards: Getting Beyond the Starting Blocks

Corporations as Stewards: Getting Beyond the Starting Blocks

By Susan Albers Mohrman, James O’Toole, and Edward E. Lawler III Stewardship entails a profound understanding and acceptance of the organization's interdependence with the societal and ecological contexts in which it operates and becoming a force for building a viable future. The ...

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