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“Zero-Based Design” and Eight Keys for Business to End Poverty

“Zero-Based Design” and Eight Keys for Business to End Poverty

The following is an excerpt from The Business Solution to Poverty: Designing Products and Services for Three Billion New Customers, a new book by businessman Paul Polak and social entrepreneur Mal Warwick. The book explains why business is better equipped ...

Get into the Game! Opportunities Abound to Integrate Natural Capital Considerations into Business

Get into the Game! Opportunities Abound to Integrate Natural Capital Considerations into Business

CEF is pleased to share this feature from member company CH2M HILL, as a preview of the expertise they will be showcasing in the upcoming Natural Capital Business Hub, coming in January 2014. To learn more about the Hub and ...

The Practice of “Greening” Products

The Practice of “Greening” Products

Many companies want to make “greener” products, either to establish leadership or in response to demand from customers, investors, stakeholders, or legislators. Across the product lifecycle, there are different ways to reduce a product’s impact through design, the materials used, ...

The 100/100 Plan to Create the $10 Trillion New Economy

The 100/100 Plan to Create the $10 Trillion New Economy

We have a worldwide challenge to solve climate change. We need the equivalent of 100,000 companies to sell $100 million worth of climate change solutions by 2020. The result: a new $10 trillion economy. We have named this the “100-100 ...

From Supply Chain to Value Web: Saving $38 Billion in the European Food Industry

From Supply Chain to Value Web: Saving $38 Billion in the European Food Industry

At 2degrees, we have just finished an initial study with Oxford University’s Said Business School looking at our work with Asda-Walmart, Tesco and others. It showed that the European grocery industry alone could save up to $38.3 billion by simply ...

Six Habits of Leading Sustainable Enterprises

Six Habits of Leading Sustainable Enterprises

As the world grows smaller, the fates of people, governments, corporations and NGOs are becoming increasingly intertwined. We are citizens of one planet, and this interdependence places an increasing responsibility on each of us to not only take ownership for ...

International Perspectives on Business & Sustainability

International Perspectives on Business & Sustainability

Juan José Dada of the International Finance Corporation, Stefan Heck of McKinsey & Co., Damien Ma of The Paulson Institute, Dow India CEO and Chairman Vipul S. Shah, and Ingersoll Rand India Chairman & President Venky Valluri reflect on sustainability-related business challenges and opportunities from the ...

Ecolab CEO Urges “Big Bang Catalyst” to Tackle Rising Water Scarcity: Internal Shadow Pricing

Ecolab CEO Urges “Big Bang Catalyst” to Tackle Rising Water Scarcity: Internal Shadow Pricing

With 45,000 employees serving 1 million customer facilities in 171 countries, Ecolab has a unique perspective on water trends across a wide spectrum of industries. In his keynote address at the 2013 CEF Annual Meeting, Ecolab CEO Doug Baker argued ...

Why Bold Sustainability Targets Make Good Business Sense

Why Bold Sustainability Targets Make Good Business Sense

By Teri Shanahan, Vice President of Sustainability, International Paper. Trees are International Paper’s primary raw material, so sustaining healthy, abundant forests is critical to our business success and we have been doing this for more than 100 years.  Growing trees is ...

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