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Leadership on the Edge

Leadership on the Edge

By Robert Swan, Founder of 2041 Having experienced leadership implementation in some of the world’s most hostile environments, I’ve applied the lessons learned in polar exploration to business management practices. In today’s ever-changing world, an effective leader must embody traits and ...

Moving Beyond the Tip of the Iceberg and into Supply Chain Sustainability

Moving Beyond the Tip of the Iceberg and into Supply Chain Sustainability

By Steven Swartz, McKinsey & Company For most companies, direct operations represent only the tip of the iceberg in terms of sustainability impacts – at the base of the iceberg are the complex global supply chains that power most large companies ...

CEF Launches New Marketplace to Help Members Reuse Undervalued Resources

CEF Launches New Marketplace to Help Members Reuse Undervalued Resources

By John Bradburn, General Motors and Kevin O’Donnell, NikeAt General Motors and Nike, we operate with the mindset that waste is merely a resource out of place. We work hard to reduce waste by improving material yields, reusing remaining scrap in ...

HP Living Progress Exchange: Coming Together to Solve the World’s Problems

HP Living Progress Exchange: Coming Together to Solve the World’s Problems

By Gabi Zedlmayer, Vice President and Chief Progress Officer, HPWhat does it look like to create a better future? At HP, it’s a question we ask ourselves every day as we create innovations to address the greatest problems faced by ...

Water and the New Normal: Reflections from Stockholm World Water Week

Water and the New Normal: Reflections from Stockholm World Water Week

By William Sarni, Director and Practice Leader, Enterprise Water Strategy, DeloitteThe very successful 2014 Stockholm World Water Week (SWWW) has come to a close. The event broke attendance records with over 3,000 participants from industry, academia, nongovernmental organizations, and governmental ...

How Hospitals Can Heal the Planet

How Hospitals Can Heal the Planet

By Kathy Gerwig, VP, Employee Safety, Health and Wellness and Environmental Stewardship Officer, Kaiser PermanenteA healthy and sustainable environment is a necessary foundation for human health. On that most people agree. But there is an interesting paradox in health care: ...

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 ...

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 ...

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