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A Company’s Best Asset: Three Ways to Create an Engaging Employee Sustainability Program

A Company’s Best Asset: Three Ways to Create an Engaging Employee Sustainability Program

By Gretchen Digby, Director of Global Sustainability Programs at Ingersoll Rand’s Center for Energy Efficiency & Sustainability It’s no secret that when it comes to your business, people are your biggest asset. And in the ever-changing marketplace, retaining engaged employees can ...

The Push for 100 Percent Renewables: Tallying Corporate Progress

The Push for 100 Percent Renewables: Tallying Corporate Progress

This post was originally featured on GreenBiz.  By Bryn Baker (WWF), Devon Edwards (CEF), and Joshua Kaplan (WWF) It's been a big month for climate action. Enough countries joined the Paris Agreement for it to enter into force, an amendment was approved to the ...

Reflections from Cody, WY and Yellowstone National Park

Reflections from Cody, WY and Yellowstone National Park

Last month, nine outstanding leaders from CEF member companies -- chosen from a highly competitive field of applicants -- joined wildlife ecologist Arthur Middleton and CEF Leadership Council Member Jean Sweeney, for a trip to Cody, WY and Yellowstone National Park to ...

Water’s Role in the “Biggest Opportunity in the History of Capitalism”

Water’s Role in the “Biggest Opportunity in the History of Capitalism”

By Monica Ellis, CEO, Global Water Challenge Water is the essential ingredient not only for our own individual wellbeing but also that of our families, communities, nations and economies. We’ve seen time and time again that when there is no water, ...

Kalundborg — The World’s First Fully Functional Industrial Symbiosis

Kalundborg — The World’s First Fully Functional Industrial Symbiosis

By Neelabh Singh, Partner, Quercus Group Industrial Symbiosis engages diverse organizations in a network to foster eco-innovation and long-term culture change. Creating and sharing knowledge through the network yields mutually profitable transactions for novel sourcing of required inputs and value-added destinations for ...

Why a Carbon Tax Alone Isn’t a Miracle Cure for Climate

Why a Carbon Tax Alone Isn’t a Miracle Cure for Climate

By Hal Harvey, CEO, Energy Innovation  Momentum is growing for a carbon tax to help solve climate change—and for good reason: Properly designed, it induces energy-efficient equipment; balances renewable energy with fossil incumbents; and shows consumers the societal cost of pollution, ...

WAPRO: Enhancing Water Productivity by Using a “Push-Pull-Policy” Approach

WAPRO: Enhancing Water Productivity by Using a “Push-Pull-Policy” Approach

By Gisela Keller Managing Director, HELVETAS USA Water productivity, or the ratio of agricultural output per unit of water input, is as an important leverage point for increasing food security. More than two-thirds of human water consumption is used for agriculture, ...

Why Investing in “Bleeding Edge” Technology Isn’t the Answer to Climate Change

Why Investing in “Bleeding Edge” Technology Isn’t the Answer to Climate Change

By Jigar Shah, co-founder and President, Generate Capital In clean energy investing, there has been a widespread push around the need for “game changing” innovation to solve climate change. From Bill Gates to Silicon Valley’s richest, we hear about how incremental improvements won’t ...

Meet the Winners of our 2016 Sustainability Leadership Development Challenge

Meet the Winners of our 2016 Sustainability Leadership Development Challenge

Nine outstanding leaders from CEF member companies have been chosen from a highly competitive field of applicants from around the world to join wildlife ecologist Arthur Middleton and CEF Leadership Council Member Jean Sweeney, for a trip to Cody, WY and Yellowstone National Park ...

The “Great Work” of Business Sustainability

The “Great Work” of Business Sustainability

By Andy Hoffman, Holcim (US) Professor of Sustainable Enterprise, University of Michigan The responsibility we face as individuals and as a society to steward our planetary ecosystem represents the great challenge of today’s generation, and possibly the greatest challenge of any generation. ...

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