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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 ...

Restoring the Ganges River: An Enormous Business Opportunity

Restoring the Ganges River: An Enormous Business Opportunity

By Benedict Paramanand, editor, SustainabilityNextOn August 15, India’s new prime minister Narendra Modi gave an Independence Day speech that broke from tradition—it used “Clean India” as a slogan. Modi’s dream project is the rejuvenation of the Ganges, India’s most sacred ...

Engaging the Next Generation of Consumers with the Ecoviate App

Engaging the Next Generation of Consumers with the Ecoviate App

By Param Jaggi and Jonny CohenParam Jaggi (20 years old) and Jonny Cohen (19 years old) were first introduced to CEF members during a “rising stars” panel discussion at the 2013 Annual Meeting. The two have been designing and building ...

The Most Important Sustainability Question at UPS

The Most Important Sustainability Question at UPS

By Rhonda Clark, Chief Sustainability Officer, UPSWhat is the most energy-efficient way to deliver a package from point A to point B? It’s a good question. And for the legion of engineers at UPS, it’s more than that—it’s a compelling ...

How Hospitals Can Heal the Planet

How Hospitals Can Heal the Planet

By Kathy Gerwig, VP, Employee Safety, Health and Wellness and Environmental Stewardship Officer, Kaiser PermanenteA healthy and sustainable environment is a necessary foundation for human health. On that most people agree. But there is an interesting paradox in health care: ...

The Business Case for Water Stewardship: A Three-Step Process to Operationalize Effective Water Management Strategies

The Business Case for Water Stewardship: A Three-Step Process to Operationalize Effective Water Management Strategies

By Emilio Tenuta, vice president of corporate sustainability, EcolabThe dynamics of the world’s water situation are well understood: fresh water is increasingly scarce; it is diminishing in quality at an unacceptable rate; we do not have enough of it where ...

License to Optimize

License to Optimize

By Mitch Jackson, Vice President, Environmental Affairs and Sustainability, FedEx"Nobody can give a good performance unless the authors and composers have written a good part" -Judy HollidayThe license to operate is a familiar concept for most—if not all—sustainability-minded professionals. It essentially involves ...

A Better World, Inc.: How Companies Profit by Solving Global Problems

A Better World, Inc.: How Companies Profit by Solving Global Problems

By Alice Korngold, author, A Better World, Inc.: How Companies Profit by Solving Global Problems…Where Governments CannotSocial, economic, and environmental challenges threatening our world are likely to increase exponentially in the coming decades. In my latest book, A Better World, ...

Business and Human Rights: The End of the Beginning

Business and Human Rights: The End of the Beginning

By Christine Bader, author, The Evolution of a Corporate Idealist: When Girl Meets OilAttention to business’ impacts on and responsibilities for human rights continues to grow, with front page stories like the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, the role of ...

Finding your Company’s Essence—and Using it for Growth

Finding your Company’s Essence—and Using it for Growth

By Carol Sanford, author, The Responsible Entrepreneur: Four Game Changing Archetypes for Founders, Leaders and Impact Investors (July 2014).DuPont sold its Fibers and Textiles business, which had been the heart and soul of its business—the operations that made such well-known products ...

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