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Electric Utilities: Embracing Change Faster Than You’d Think

Electric Utilities: Embracing Change Faster Than You’d Think

By Shawn Heath, VP and Chief Sustainability Officer, Duke Energy A few years ago, a Duke Energy critic said the company was not paying enough attention to renewable energy and was unwilling to embrace change.Since then, the company has invested $4 ...

Power for All

Power for All

By Kristina Skierka, Campaign Director, Power for All Power is fundamental to human and economic development: the greater a country’s electricity consumption, the greater the well-being of its people. Today, more than 1 billion people are without access to the health, ...

Meet the Winner of the 2015 C.K. Prahalad Award for Global Business Sustainability Leadership

Meet the Winner of the 2015 C.K. Prahalad Award for Global Business Sustainability Leadership

From Left to Right: William Reilly, CEF Chair P.J. Simmons, Sir Rober Swan, CEF Founder MR Rangaswami, and CEF Director Amy O’Meara with 2015 CK Prahalad Award winner David Crane of NRG Energy. The winner was recognized by the Corporate Eco ...

Transforming Transportation: Embracing the Disruption

Transforming Transportation: Embracing the Disruption

By David Tulauskas, Director of Sustainability, General Motors Today’s auto industry, quite frankly, is not sustainable. There are macro trends and complex challenges that are shaking up the status quo and we need to be proactive in responding. Climate change, congestion, ...

Three Tips to Gain Employment Mindshare on Sustainability

Three Tips to Gain Employment Mindshare on Sustainability

By Scott Tew, executive director for the Center for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability at Ingersoll Rand At this point, the “sustainability” movement is no longer a passing trend. Cities require it. Hotels request it. Grocery stores reward it. Universities measure it. You can ...

Redressing the Fashion Industry for a Greener Future

Redressing the Fashion Industry for a Greener Future

By Ava Ho, Director of Marketing, UPS North Asia This post was originally featured in the UPS Longitudes blog. There’s no doubt that retail is booming, particularly in the fashion industry. Retail sales worldwide reached US$22.492 trillion in 2014.The global retail market ...

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 ...

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