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Five Ways Businesses Can Embrace Clean Air and Reap the Benefits

Five Ways Businesses Can Embrace Clean Air and Reap the Benefits

By Jane Burston, Executive Director, Clean Air Fund Corporate social responsibility strategies, greenhouse gas emission reduction targets, reducing use of single use plastics – there is a lot going on for the average head of sustainability. Air quality is important but ...

Meet the Winners of CEF’s 2019 Sustainability Leadership Development Program

Meet the Winners of CEF’s 2019 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, “Harnessing Collaborative Leadership to Achieve Sustainability at Scale” led by Bruno ...

2019 C.K. Prahalad Award for Global Business Sustainability Leadership Honors TerraCycle’s Loop Shopping Platform, with posthumous honors to former Duke Energy CEO, Jim Rogers

2019 C.K. Prahalad Award for Global Business Sustainability Leadership Honors TerraCycle’s Loop Shopping Platform, with posthumous honors to former Duke Energy CEO, Jim Rogers

Award recognizes two winners for exemplifying the fundamental connection between sustainability, innovation and long-term business success in a globalizing world. Park City, UT — June 11, 2019 – CEF presented the 2019 C.K. Prahalad Award in two categories: leadership by a ...

Why Morgan Stanley Is Focusing on Plastic Waste

Why Morgan Stanley Is Focusing on Plastic Waste

This article was originally featured here.  By Audrey Choi, Chief Sustainability Officer and CEO of the Morgan Stanley Institute for Sustainable Investing In many ways we all benefit from the innovative products and services that plastics enable throughout our lives, from our ...

Congress is Missing the Business Case for Climate Action: Here’s How Your Company Can Help

Congress is Missing the Business Case for Climate Action: Here’s How Your Company Can Help

By Cynthia Curtis, Senior Vice President for Sustainability at JLL Leaders in the Corporate Eco Forum understand and appreciate the need for government action on climate. While our goals and initiatives are vital, we know that in isolation they’re not as ...

Flawed Forecasts: How to Fix the Clean Energy Crystal Ball

Flawed Forecasts: How to Fix the Clean Energy Crystal Ball

This article was originally featured on Corporate Knights. By Paul Mainwood, former consultant for McKinsey & Company The World Energy Outlook is the flagship report issued annually by the International Energy Agency, which coordinates the energy policies of industrial nations. The IEA boasts ...

Developing Business Leaders for Sustainability

Developing Business Leaders for Sustainability

By Alice Korngold, President & CEO, Korngold Consulting Investors are focusing on companies that are growing long term value by finding innovative solutions to social, economic, and environmental challenges. Companies are recognizing that in order to achieve their greater potential, they must ...

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 ...

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