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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 ...

Meet the Winners of CEF’s 2013 Sustainability Leadership Contest

Meet the Winners of CEF’s 2013 Sustainability Leadership Contest

Nine outstanding leaders from CEF member companies have been chosen from a highly competitive field of applicants from around the world to embark on a life-changing leadership development journey along the Idaho Salmon River led by corporate sustainability expert and CEF Advisory ...

Scenarios: How Could Ecosystem Services Concepts Play Out by 2025?

Scenarios: How Could Ecosystem Services Concepts Play Out by 2025?

By Sissel Waage and Kit Armstrong, Business for Social Responsibility. Intro: As part of the Corporate Eco Forum’s Valuing Natural Capital Initiative, we are making an effort to showcase other key organizations working with business to elevate the concept of natural capital and facilitate ...

Is Sustainable Business Making a Difference?

Is Sustainable Business Making a Difference?

By Joel Makower, Chairman and Executive editor of GreenBiz Group. In the world of sustainable business, there is a tried-and-true litany of reasons why companies take proactive measures. You hear them recited at conferences and read them in books and articles, as ...

Materiality Matters: Sustainability Standards for the Form 10-K

Materiality Matters: Sustainability Standards for the Form 10-K

By Jean Rogers, Founder and Executive Director, the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB). Materiality: what does it mean in relation to sustainability, and how can an improved understanding of it change how companies manage and investors invest? To create next-generation sustainability standards for ...

Zipcar Sale a Watershed Moment? I Beg to Differ

Zipcar Sale a Watershed Moment? I Beg to Differ

By Lee Broughton, Head of Corporate Sustainability, Enterprise Holdings. TheCityFix.com website – a highly respected online resource for sustainable transport news, research and “best practice” solutions – recently suggested that the just-announced acquisition of Zipcar represents a watershed moment for car sharing.  I beg to differ. Don’t get ...

Why Bold Sustainability Targets Make Good Business Sense

Why Bold Sustainability Targets Make Good Business Sense

By Teri Shanahan, Vice President of Sustainability, International Paper. Trees are International Paper’s primary raw material, so sustaining healthy, abundant forests is critical to our business success and we have been doing this for more than 100 years.  Growing trees is ...

Fortran Forward: Imagining Tomorrow’s Sustainability Innovations

Fortran Forward: Imagining Tomorrow’s Sustainability Innovations

By Mitch Jackson, VP for Environmental Affairs & Sustainability at FedEx. Show me someone who predicts the future and I’ll show you someone who’s generally correct some of the time, but specifically wrong all of the time When I was in college, my ...

The Power of 1 Trillion: Mobilizing Global Companies to Value Natural Capital

The Power of 1 Trillion: Mobilizing Global Companies to Value Natural Capital

On September 23rd, the Corporate Eco Forum announced a major new commitment to action at the Clinton Global Initiative: "The Power of 1 Trillion: Mobilizing Global Companies to Value Natural Capital." As CEF Chair P.J. Simmons describes in this video, ...

Lessons from the Amazon Rainforest

Lessons from the Amazon Rainforest

Earlier this year, ten outstanding leaders from CEF member companies were chosen from a highly competitive field of over 150 applicants from around the world to embark on a life-changing sustainability leadership development program in the Amazon Rainforest this summer with world-renowned ecologist Dr. ...

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