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National, State Policy Drivers Drive Circular Economy

This content was originally published by The Environmental Forum. By Mathy Stanislaus, Senior Advisor to the World Economic Forum and Senior Fellow at World Resources Institute First, a quick primer of why a circular economy approach matters: the extraction of raw materials grew ...

Reflections from Mashpi Forest, Ecuador

Reflections from Mashpi Forest, Ecuador

Last month, nine outstanding leaders from CEF member companies — chosen from a highly competitive field of applicants — attended the CEF Sustainability Leadership Development Program, "Meeting Sustainability Challenges with Transformational Leadership,” led by Jon Foley, CEF Advisory Board Member and ...

Advancing Multi-Disciplinary Research with Real World Impact

Advancing Multi-Disciplinary Research with Real World Impact

Image credit: Tayloright Editor's note: This piece was originally published by GreenBiz.  Coauthored by Dr. Neil C. Hawkins, Chief Sustainability Officer and Corporate Vice President of Environment, Health and Safety for The Dow Chemical Company, and Dr. Andrew Hoffman, Holcim (US) Professor ...

When Buildings Talk: The Story of Microsoft’s Energy-Smart-Buildings Initiative

When Buildings Talk: The Story of Microsoft’s Energy-Smart-Buildings Initiative

By Mohan Reddy Guttapalem, Senior Facilities Manager, Microsoft Every business has a story it tells about itself—a story that doesn’t typically involve its HVAC systems. As building technicians know—in part, so other execs don’t have to—a company’s heating, ventilation, and cooling (HVAC) ...

Meet the Winners of CEF’s 2017 Sustainability Leadership Development Challenge

Nine outstanding leaders from CEF member companies have been chosen from a highly competitive field of applicants from around the world to attend the CEF Sustainability Leadership Development Program, "Meeting Sustainability Challenges with Transformational Leadership,” led by Jon Foley, CEF ...

Resiliency is Preparedness — and It’s Best Made with Partners

Resiliency is Preparedness — and It’s Best Made with Partners

By Scott Tew, Executive Director, Center for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability at Ingersoll Rand Cities across the globe are already experiencing a great deal of change – and stress – associated with the rise of urbanization. In fact, according to the ...

Meet the Winners of the 2017 C.K. Prahalad Award for Global Business Sustainability Leadership

Meet the Winners of the 2017 C.K. Prahalad Award for Global Business Sustainability Leadership

CEF honored three winners at their 10th Anniversary Leadership Retreat, for exemplifying the fundamental connection between sustainability, innovation and long-term business success in a globalizing world. CEF presented the 2017 C.K. Prahalad Awards in two categories, with honors for sustainability leadership ...

A Letter from CEF Founder, MR Rangaswami to our Members

A Letter from CEF Founder, MR Rangaswami to our Members

A decade ago, CEF co-founder P.J. Simmons and I set out to answer a simple question: Could we do something meaningful to help accelerate business innovation and problem solving around the greatest sustainability challenges of our time? As big believers ...

A Business Case Your CFO Will Love

A Business Case Your CFO Will Love

By Bob Willard I just released the Sustainability ROI Workbook. It is a self-published, free, open-source Excel workbook with the most comprehensive business case for sustainability so far. My “mission impossible” goal is that by the end of 2018, the global legions ...

Cities, States, and Business: Our True Climate Leaders

Cities, States, and Business: Our True Climate Leaders

(Editor's note: This article was first published on Medium. You can also track Andrew's ongoing and growing list of non-national groups in the U.S. that remain committed to Paris-level carbon reductions here.) By Andrew Winston, Author and Founder of Winston Eco-Strategies A couple of ...

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