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Sustainability-Marketed Products Are Responsible for Half the Category Growth in CPG

Sustainability-Marketed Products Are Responsible for Half the Category Growth in CPG

By Tensie Whelan, Director, NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business In my work over the years with hundreds of companies, a common refrain I hear is that consumers, for the most part, are not asking for or purchasing sustainable products. The ...

Toward an Architecture for Corporate Transformation

Toward an Architecture for Corporate Transformation

By Stuart Hart, University of Vermont, Enterprise for a Sustainable World, Kate Napolitan, Enterprise for a Sustainable World, and Priya Dasgupta, Enterprise for a Sustainable World When it comes to sustainability, the distance we’ve traveled over the past two decades will ...

Issues to Watch on Sustainable Business Agenda in 2019

Issues to Watch on Sustainable Business Agenda in 2019

By Aiste Brackley, Senior Manager and Think Tank Lead, SustainAbility, ERM Group company Every year, SustainAbility publishes an annual trends report that explores the key global trends impacting businesses as they transition toward a more sustainable economy. In our outlook for 2019, we ...

Warming Climate Politics Kicks Open Door for Business Voices

Warming Climate Politics Kicks Open Door for Business Voices

By Jeremy Symons, Principal at Symons Public Affairs The political winds are shifting on climate change. Public concern about climate change has grown stronger in 2018 in the wake of a dozen disasters, including wildfires and hurricanes, that took lives and each created ...

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 — ...

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