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Challenging Ourselves to Act on Climate and Energy

Challenging Ourselves to Act on Climate and Energy

By James Newcomb (Managing Director) and Kieran Coleman (Manager), Rocky Mountain Institute The choice is now clearer than ever: either we take immediate action to mitigate climate change, or bear the consequences of abrupt and irreversible changes to the earth system on which ...

Reflections from the Peruvian Amazon | 2019

Reflections from the Peruvian Amazon | 2019

Last month, ten outstanding leaders from CEF member companies — chosen from a highly competitive field of applicants — attended the CEF Sustainability Leadership Development Program, “Harnessing Collaborative Leadership to Achieve Sustainability at Scale” led by Bruno Sarda, President, North ...

The “Great Work” of Business Sustainability

The “Great Work” of Business Sustainability

By Andy Hoffman, Holcim (US) Professor of Sustainable Enterprise, University of Michigan The responsibility we face as individuals and as a society to steward our planetary ecosystem represents the great challenge of today’s generation, and possibly the greatest challenge of any generation. ...

Context for Our Decisions & Actions

Context for Our Decisions & Actions

By Allan Savory, Founder & President, Savory Institute Many people confuse Holistic Management with a grazing scheme or something similar to rotational grazing. In reality, it is much more than that and is in actuality a decision-making framework that was developed ...

Only Capitalism Can Save the Planet

Only Capitalism Can Save the Planet

By Matthew Fitzmaurice, CEO and Founder, EcoAlpha Asset Management This post originally appeared at Ensia. To say the world has changed a lot in the last century is a huge understatement. Industrial, medical and social progress has resulted in unprecedented growth in the world’s ...

The Most Important Sustainability Question at UPS

The Most Important Sustainability Question at UPS

By Rhonda Clark, Chief Sustainability Officer, UPSWhat is the most energy-efficient way to deliver a package from point A to point B? It’s a good question. And for the legion of engineers at UPS, it’s more than that—it’s a compelling ...

“Zero-Based Design” and Eight Keys for Business to End Poverty

“Zero-Based Design” and Eight Keys for Business to End Poverty

The following is an excerpt from The Business Solution to Poverty: Designing Products and Services for Three Billion New Customers, a new book by businessman Paul Polak and social entrepreneur Mal Warwick. The book explains why business is better equipped ...

Four Keys to Leading-Edge Sustainability Engagement Initiatives

Four Keys to Leading-Edge Sustainability Engagement Initiatives

By Susan Stevens, Founder & CEO, Practically Green The Chief Sustainability Officer of one of the world’s largest companies recently told me how excited he was that 13,000 employees around the world had joined their green teams.  “That’s great,” I replied—because it ...

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