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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 ...

Higher Tides, Greater Risks, New Rewards: The Business Case for Caring About the Coast

Higher Tides, Greater Risks, New Rewards: The Business Case for Caring About the Coast

By Dr. Alexander Dale, Senior Officer for Sustainability at MIT Solve Why should companies care about coasts affected by climate change? Whether through rising seas, stronger storms, new markets, or risks to our own homes, every business is connected to the coast. ...

4 Ways Companies Can Price Carbon: Lessons from India That Can Work Anywhere

4 Ways Companies Can Price Carbon: Lessons from India That Can Work Anywhere

This blog piece was originally published by World Resources Institute (WRI). By Chirag Gajjar, Senior Manager & Lead Mitigation, Climate, WRI India The Indian government has adopted some of the world’s most ambitious renewable energy targets, which are a centerpiece of its strategy to ...

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, ...

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