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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 ...

Resource Revolution: Uniting Good Business and Sustainability

Resource Revolution: Uniting Good Business and Sustainability

By Stefan Heck and Matt Rogers, Authors, Resource Revolution: How to Capture the Biggest Business Opportunity in a CenturyThe prophets of doom are wrong. They believe the rapid rise over the next two decades of a new 2.5-billion-person urban middle class—and ...

Making Consumer Choices Easier: Learning from SC Johnson

Making Consumer Choices Easier: Learning from SC Johnson

By Christine Todd Whitman, President, Whitman Strategy GroupAs a former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, I am often asked what individuals can and should be doing to preserve our natural resources. My response is a reminder that individual actions have ...

Managing Global Water Risks

Managing Global Water Risks

Interview with Will Sarni, Director and Practice Leader, Enterprise Water Strategy, DeloitteThis interview originally appeared in Ensia magazine here.From Fortune Brainstorm Green to SXSW Eco and beyond, Will Sarni is one of world’s most sought-after speakers on global water and sustainability issues — and with good ...

Bringing Enterprise Computing into the 21st Century: A Management and Sustainability Challenge

Bringing Enterprise Computing into the 21st Century: A Management and Sustainability Challenge

By Jonathan Koomey, Author, Cold Cash, Cool Climate: Science-based Advice for Ecological EntrepreneursInformation technology (IT) has been the catalyst for revolutionary change across modern companies, reducing costs, enabling rapid institutional transformation, and generating new products and services. The great irony is that ...

We’re All Guests On This Planet

We’re All Guests On This Planet

By Denise Naguib, Vice President, Sustainability and Supplier Diversity Global Operations Services, Marriott InternationalAs our chairman, JW Marriott, Jr. says, “We believe the future of this business is green…because we’re all guests on this planet.”Indeed, the planet is the ultimate host ...

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