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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 ...

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 ...

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