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Better Business, Better World

Better Business, Better World

By Jeremy Oppenheim, Programme Director, Business & Sustainable Development Commission  2015 was a year filled with positive achievements for our collective future, with the adoption of both the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement. 2016 came as a stark ...

Renewables Thrive in Competitive Power Markets: Are Companies Ready to Advocate for Competition as a Critical Tool for Sustainability?

Renewables Thrive in Competitive Power Markets: Are Companies Ready to Advocate for Competition as a Critical Tool for Sustainability?

By Brian Marrs, Director, Policy & Strategy, NRG Energy Renewables are expanding from a niche to a core corporate sustainability product The RE100 is approaching nearly 100 commitments; it is clear that renewable energy is becoming a mainstay of corporate sustainability strategy. ...

The Sustainable Development Goals: Doing Business a World of Good

The Sustainable Development Goals: Doing Business a World of Good

By James McDonald, Director, Global Citizenship and Sophie Beckham, Global Forest Stewardship and Sustainability Manager at International Paper If you’re wondering who is trying to make the world a better place, look no further than the United Nations. Their 17 sustainable ...

Trash Talk: How to Get to Landfill-Free

Trash Talk: How to Get to Landfill-Free

  By John Bradburn, Global Waste Reduction Manager, General Motors GM achieved a record number of landfill-free facilities last year, exceeding our commitment four years early. We now have 152 global facilities that recycle, reuse or convert to energy all daily waste. ...

9 Sustainable Business Stories That Shaped 2016

9 Sustainable Business Stories That Shaped 2016

(This post first appeared at Harvard Business Review online and Andrew Winston's blog) By Andrew Winston, Author and Founder of Winston Eco-Strategies In 2015, the world pivoted in a historic way toward sustainability. Debates about climate change melted away. Every country committed to action ...

Sharpening Your Sustainability Edge

Sharpening Your Sustainability Edge

By Suhas Apte, President of Apte Consultants and Jagdish N. Sheth, Charles H. Kellstadt Professor of Marketing, Goizueta Business School at Emory University The challenges facing global business leaders today are not only increasing in numbers, but also in magnitude. This sentiment has ...

Trump, Carbon Neutrality and the Next Phase of Business Sustainability

Trump, Carbon Neutrality and the Next Phase of Business Sustainability

This piece was originally featured on The Conversation. By Andy Hoffman, Holcim (US) Professor of Sustainable Enterprise, University of Michigan The Trump administration appears to be moving in one direction on the issue of climate change with the appointment of climate skeptic Scott ...

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 ...

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