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Growing your Brand Reputation from Renewable Roots

Growing your Brand Reputation from Renewable Roots

By Erin Decker, Senior Director, Strategic Renewables at Renewable Choice Energy In a crowded world of sustainability claims, select industry leaders including Google, IKEA, Proctor & Gamble, and Salesforce have earned exceptional public visibility by making high impact commitments to renewable ...

Understanding Food Price Spikes: Insights for Business and Policymakers

Understanding Food Price Spikes: Insights for Business and Policymakers

By Michael A. Levi & Lindsay Iversen, Council on Foreign Relations Introduction  Sudden, sharp increases in food prices have occurred more frequently in the last decade than in the previous thirty years, leading analysts to wonder whether a generation of relative stability ...

Working on What Matters: 6 Lessons in Corporate Water Stewardship

Working on What Matters: 6 Lessons in Corporate Water Stewardship

By Bob Reich, Manager, Global Environmental Stewardship at DuPont Over the past two decades, companies have taken a limited view on water stewardship programs by largely focusing their efforts on water use reduction within their manufacturing operations. Impactful corporate water stewardship must ...

Prahalad Award Postscript

Prahalad Award Postscript

By Former NRG Energy CEO David Crane Last May, the Corporate Eco Forum awarded me its C.K. Prahalad Award for Global Sustainability Business Leadership. A few days ago, I got a very generous note from M.R. Rangaswami praising me for living up ...

We’re Ready to Get to Work: Corporate Support Helps Close the Paris Climate Deal

We’re Ready to Get to Work: Corporate Support Helps Close the Paris Climate Deal

By Brandy Wilson, Global Sustainability Director at CH2MAbout 2 months ago, I celebrated with the rest of Paris as nearly 200 nations signed the climate deal.Today, people are still asking me why I was there. Why did our CEO sign ...

U.S. Materials Marketplace Wins Prestigious “Circulars” Award at World Economic Forum Annual Meeting

U.S. Materials Marketplace Wins Prestigious “Circulars” Award at World Economic Forum Annual Meeting

US BCSD, Corporate Eco Forum and WBCSD partnership recognized for “disrupting business as usual by enabling the circular economy with data driven technologies”Selected from an impressive group of more than 200 entrants, the U.S. Materials Marketplace was recognized with a ...

Climate Action: Accountability and Opportunity for Businesses

Climate Action: Accountability and Opportunity for Businesses

By Owen Smith, Director of Energy Policy and Strategy for Ingersoll Rand’s Center for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Put simply, the role of businesses in addressing climate change is paramount. Regardless of size or type, there is urgency for businesses to ...

The Difficult Task of Changing Consumers’ Outlook on the Sustainability of a Brand

The Difficult Task of Changing Consumers’ Outlook on the Sustainability of a Brand

By Helio Mattar, President & CEO, Akatu Institute for Conscious Consumption Expectation by most companies is that more sustainable versions of their products should be valued by consumers and hence be immediately preferred over the less sustainable versions of competing ones. That ...

Lessons from Patagonia National Park

Lessons from Patagonia National Park

Last month, nine outstanding leaders from CEF member companies were chosen from a highly competitive field of applicants to embark on a sustainability leadership development trip to Chile to witness the launch of a new national park in the Aysén region with renowned ...

Adapting to Climate Change with Intelligence

Adapting to Climate Change with Intelligence

By Shruthi Rao, CEO & Co-Founder of Adapt ReadyI returned from COP 21 in Paris last month with great excitement. As a former sustainability consultant who had closely watched (and expressed frequent frustration with) the negotiation’s lack of progress for ...

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