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The Business Value of Biodiversity

The Business Value of Biodiversity

By Alison Taylor, Chief Sustainability Officer, ADM Biodiversity is integral for economic progress, and private sector actors hold influence and resources that are key to scaling innovative solutions that can help reverse biodiversity decline. As a global leader in the food and agriculture ...

2021 C.K. Prahalad Award for Global Business Sustainability Leadership Honors Team of Executive Leaders from Microsoft and Douglas M. Baker Jr., Board Chairman and former CEO of Ecolab

2021 C.K. Prahalad Award for Global Business Sustainability Leadership Honors Team of Executive Leaders from Microsoft and Douglas M. Baker Jr., Board Chairman and former CEO of Ecolab

Award recognizes winners for exemplifying the fundamental connection between sustainability, innovation and long-term business success in a globalizing world. Austin, Texas — October 12, 2021 – CEF presented the 2021 C.K. Prahalad Award in two categories: collaborative leadership by an executive ...

How US Companies Can Become Effective Climate Policy Advocates

How US Companies Can Become Effective Climate Policy Advocates

By Amy Meyer, Associate, WRI Center for Sustainable Business WRI will host a webinar on this topic on June 30, 2021. Register here to attend.   For the past few years, and especially over the past few months, the bar for corporate sustainability ...

Detroit’s Moment to Lead on Sustainability

Detroit’s Moment to Lead on Sustainability

By Paul Riser, Director of Detroit Urban Solutions at TechTown Detroit and Terry Nelidov, Managing Director of the Erb Institute at the University of Michigan On June 16, SBN Detroit comes alive with its inaugural event, Detroit’s Moment: Accelerating the Sustainable ...

A Look Inside the Waste-Free World

A Look Inside the Waste-Free World

Closed Loop Partners CEO Ron Gonen offers a glimpse into his new book, The Waste-Free World, in the following written interview with CEF Deputy Director Michael Rama. ________________ Michael Rama: What led you to write The Waste-Free World? Ron Gonen: I’ve written a ...

The Race to Net-Zero Emissions is One We Can’t Run Alone

The Race to Net-Zero Emissions is One We Can’t Run Alone

Reprinted with permission. Originally featured here.  By Kristina Kloberdanz I’m a marathon runner, not a sprinter, and there are a few principles I’ve embraced over the years. To run a marathon, you have to be willing to bet big and commit. You ...

How to Accelerate Corporate “Net Zero” Action

How to Accelerate Corporate “Net Zero” Action

Reprinted with permission. Originally featured here on The Instigator.  By Mark Tercek and Peter Ebsen Background: We recently put forth this submission to the Science-Based Targets Initiative (SBTi). We admire the SBTi, and we share their goal of “driving ambitious corporate climate action.”  ...

Building a Water-Resilient Future

Building a Water-Resilient Future

By Emilio Tenuta, SVP Corporate Sustainability, Ecolab How organizations can take action to avoid water-related risks and advance sustainability goals One of the many things we’ve learned in the past year is to expect the unexpected, starting with the disruptions from the ...

Management as a Calling

Management as a Calling

By Andrew J. Hoffman Ask any business student (or anyone for that matter) what the purpose of the corporation is, and they will likely parrot back that it is to “make money for its shareholders.” The prevalence of this belief ...

11 Top Impacts from The Davos Agenda

11 Top Impacts from The Davos Agenda

By Kirsten Salyer Opinion Editor, World Economic Forum The World Economic Forum's January meetings are at their heart working meetings focused on action. They bring together leaders from governments, businesses, and civil society to collaborate on solutions to the most pressing issues ...

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