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Mining & Faith: Unexpected Partnerships for Prosperity

Mining & Faith: Unexpected Partnerships for Prosperity

By Peter Bryant, Senior Fellow, Kellogg Innovation Network, Kellogg School of Management In 2013, I visited the Vatican and in 2014 the Church of England with over 25 mining CEOs and business leaders. These days were created to be “Days of Refection.” ...

Why Advancing the Circular Economy for IT Matters

Why Advancing the Circular Economy for IT Matters

By Trisa Thompson, Vice President of Corporate Responsibility at Dell Today, we live in a mostly linear economy, one in which we take, make, consume and dispose of natural resources daily. The end result? Trash and diminishing natural resources. This model is not ...

Think the U.S. is achieving energy independence? Think again.

Think the U.S. is achieving energy independence? Think again.

By Bruce Jones, Deputy Director for Foreign Policy, The Brookings Institution As global oil prices slump towards $50/barrel, we are hearing more voices in the United States argue that the U.S. is now shielded from global energy dynamics. The implication of ...

Carbon Onsetting as an Alternative to Offsetting

Carbon Onsetting as an Alternative to Offsetting

By Daniel Greenberg, Founder and CEO, Earth Deeds How can businesses meaningfully respond to their unavoidable CO2 emissions? Traditionally, the only option has been to purchase carbon offset credits on the Voluntary Carbon Market (VCM). These credits represent the CO2 mitigation ...

Lessons from Chiapas

Lessons from Chiapas

Last month, as part of CEF’s annual Leadership Development Challenge, thirteen outstanding leaders from CEF member companies were chosen from a highly competitive field of applicants from around the world to embark on a life-changing journey to Mexico City and Chiapas, ...

As Goes China, so Goes Global Business and Sustainability

As Goes China, so Goes Global Business and Sustainability

By Jib Ellison, Founder and CEO, Blu Skye On November 11, 2014, while President Obama was meeting with President Xi and hammering out the details of a bilateral carbon reduction declaration, former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson and former Vice Premier of China ...

Entrepreneurship, a Vehicle for Sustainability

Entrepreneurship, a Vehicle for Sustainability

By Francisco Suárez, Corporate Affairs Director, FEMSA On February 27, 2014 at the TEDxCamelinasAve in the city of Morelia, Mexico, Coca-Cola FEMSA’s Corporate Affairs Director, Francisco Suárez, former Sustainability Director of FEMSA, gave a talk entitled “Entrepreneurship, a vehicle for sustainability.”TEDxCamelinasAve was launched ...

Leadership on the Edge

Leadership on the Edge

By Robert Swan, Founder of 2041 Having experienced leadership implementation in some of the world’s most hostile environments, I’ve applied the lessons learned in polar exploration to business management practices. In today’s ever-changing world, an effective leader must embody traits and ...

Moving Beyond the Tip of the Iceberg and into Supply Chain Sustainability

Moving Beyond the Tip of the Iceberg and into Supply Chain Sustainability

By Steven Swartz, McKinsey & Company For most companies, direct operations represent only the tip of the iceberg in terms of sustainability impacts – at the base of the iceberg are the complex global supply chains that power most large companies ...

CEF Launches New Marketplace to Help Members Reuse Undervalued Resources

CEF Launches New Marketplace to Help Members Reuse Undervalued Resources

By John Bradburn, General Motors and Kevin O’Donnell, NikeAt General Motors and Nike, we operate with the mindset that waste is merely a resource out of place. We work hard to reduce waste by improving material yields, reusing remaining scrap in ...

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