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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 ...

Meet the Winners of the 2014 Leadership Development Challenge

Meet the Winners of the 2014 Leadership Development Challenge

Thirteen 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 to Mexico City and Chiapas, Mexico, led by FEMSA Foundation Director Vidal Garza. The winners ...

HP Living Progress Exchange: Coming Together to Solve the World’s Problems

HP Living Progress Exchange: Coming Together to Solve the World’s Problems

By Gabi Zedlmayer, Vice President and Chief Progress Officer, HPWhat does it look like to create a better future? At HP, it’s a question we ask ourselves every day as we create innovations to address the greatest problems faced by ...

Reflections on Climate Week: Taking on the Greatest Challenge of our Generation

Reflections on Climate Week: Taking on the Greatest Challenge of our Generation

By Leah Seligmann, Chief Sustainability Officer, NRG EnergyThis week, people from around the world will focus their attention on climate change as global leaders convene in New York City for the UN Climate Summit 2014. There will be marches, week-long ...

Water and the New Normal: Reflections from Stockholm World Water Week

Water and the New Normal: Reflections from Stockholm World Water Week

By William Sarni, Director and Practice Leader, Enterprise Water Strategy, DeloitteThe very successful 2014 Stockholm World Water Week (SWWW) has come to a close. The event broke attendance records with over 3,000 participants from industry, academia, nongovernmental organizations, and governmental ...

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