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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 ...

The Role of Business in the Anthropocene

The Role of Business in the Anthropocene

By Andrew J. Hoffman, Holcim (US) Professor of Sustainable Enterprise at the University of Michigan Scientists have proposed that we have entered a new geologic epoch; we have left the Holocene and entered the Anthropocene – the Age of Humans. This shift ...

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 ...

Seize the opportunity: Designing a goal-setting process that maximizes value creation

Seize the opportunity: Designing a goal-setting process that maximizes value creation

By Ezequiel (Zeke) Hart, Director, Anthesis Consulting As the sophistication and profile of public sustainability goals have steadily risen over the past two decades, the goal-setting process has become increasingly daunting for corporate sustainability teams. Sustainability professionals face the prospect of asking ...

Direct Air Capture of Carbon Dioxide

Direct Air Capture of Carbon Dioxide

By David Sandalow, Julio Friedmann, Colin McCormick and Sean McCoy Concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere have reached their highest levels in roughly three million years. Those concentrations continue to climb, year after year. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns of extraordinary risks ...

Reflections from Mashpi Forest, Ecuador | 2018

Reflections from Mashpi Forest, Ecuador | 2018

Last month, ten outstanding leaders from CEF member companies — chosen from a highly competitive field of applicants — attended the CEF Sustainability Leadership Development Program, "Meeting Sustainability Challenges with Transformational Leadership,” led by Rob Bernard, former Chief Environmental Strategist ...

Meet the Winners of CEF’s 2018 Sustainability Leadership Development Program

Meet the Winners of CEF’s 2018 Sustainability Leadership Development Program

Ten outstanding leaders from CEF member companies have been chosen from a highly competitive field of applicants from around the world to attend the CEF Sustainability Leadership Development Program, "Meeting Sustainability Challenges with Transformational Leadership,” led by Rob Bernard, former ...

2018 C.K. Prahalad Awards for Global Business Sustainability Leadership Honors Apple’s Lisa Jackson and the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)

2018 C.K. Prahalad Awards for Global Business Sustainability Leadership Honors Apple’s Lisa Jackson and the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)

CEF presented the 2018 C.K. Prahalad Awards in two categories: sustainability business leadership by an individual to Lisa Jackson, Vice President of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives at Apple; and collaborative business leadership by the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial ...

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