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The Plane Truth – Innovation and Corporate Sustainability

The Plane Truth – Innovation and Corporate Sustainability

By Sophia Mendelsohn, Head of Sustainability, JetBlue Airways Corporate sustainability by definition is innovation because of the sheer newness of the concept. As such, corporate sustainability has helped reinvent how publicly listed companies around the world “create value” for shareholders.The concept ...

Future Proofing Business and Finance against Natural Capital Risk

Future Proofing Business and Finance against Natural Capital Risk

By Dorothy Maxwell PhD, Director, The Sustainable Business Group The latest in the DōShorts Sustainable Business Collection, Valuing Natural Capital - Future Proofing Business and Finance (Dō Sustainability, 2015) written by Dorothy Maxwell provides the need to know facts on this emerging ...

Constant Innovation is Key to Energy-Saving Strategies

Constant Innovation is Key to Energy-Saving Strategies

By Bruce Lung and Clifton Yin, Better Buildings, Better Plants, U.S. Department of Energy As any energy manager can tell you, the more energy you save, the harder it can be to discover new efficiencies. This is why continuous innovation and setting long-term ambitious ...

Building a Sustainable Purchasing Super-Sector

Building a Sustainable Purchasing Super-Sector

By Sam Hummel, Director of Outreach & Operations, Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council Sourcing raw materials, components, and goods-for-resale (GFR) has received the lion’s share of sustainable supply chain attention in the corporate world to-date. Increasingly, however, companies are capturing opportunities to ...

Only Capitalism Can Save the Planet

Only Capitalism Can Save the Planet

By Matthew Fitzmaurice, CEO and Founder, EcoAlpha Asset Management This post originally appeared at Ensia. To say the world has changed a lot in the last century is a huge understatement. Industrial, medical and social progress has resulted in unprecedented growth in the world’s ...

Bridging the Gap between Design and Recyclability

Bridging the Gap between Design and Recyclability

By Tom Carpenter, Executive Director of Waste Management Sustainability Services Over the last few years, sustainability efforts in product and packaging design have led to some significant reductions in the environmental footprint of consumer goods. Using strategies like light-weighting, we’re seeing products with ...

Saving Water as a Business Imperative

Saving Water as a Business Imperative

By Justin Bakule, Executive Director, Shared Value Initiative Our water supply is depleting. In the next ten years, two-thirds of the world’s population may face water shortages. And more and more we’re finding that it’s not big technological innovation that will ...

Announcing the Future-Fit Business Benchmark

Announcing the Future-Fit Business Benchmark

This post originally appeared on Sustainability Advantage. By Bob Willard Ta-dah! As promised in my last blog, Public Draft 1.0 of the Future-Fit Business Benchmark is now available for use and feedback. This free, open-source resource defines science-based, aspirational, sustainability goals for a company that desires to be ...

The Cultural Schism of Climate Change: How science takes a back seat to identity politics in the U.S.

The Cultural Schism of Climate Change: How science takes a back seat to identity politics in the U.S.

By Andrew Hoffman, Director, Erb Institute at the University of Michigan This post originally appeared in the Stanford University Press blog.In January 2014, the Eastern and Southern United States were plunged into extraordinarily frigid temperatures that stranded air travelers, stressed power grids, ...

Collaborating for Sustainability: 8 Best Practices

Collaborating for Sustainability: 8 Best Practices

By Velislava Ivanova, PhD, Global Sustainability Practice Director, CH2M HILL Corporations, governments, and the non-profit sector are increasingly facing sustainability challenges that are too complex and too costly to be addressed by individual organizations. In the past few years, sustainability leaders ...

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