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Do You Need a Chief Resources and Energy Officer? The Case for Elevating the Management of Energy, Water, and Other Critical Natural Resources to the C-Suite

Do You Need a Chief Resources and Energy Officer? The Case for Elevating the Management of Energy, Water, and Other Critical Natural Resources to the C-Suite

By Gil Forer, Global Cleantech Leader, Ernst & YoungCommodities and natural resources drive roughly 10% of global GDP and underpin the performance of most industries. Perhaps even more significant to GDP, however, would be the impact from constraint on the availability of ...

Environmental Sustainability at IBM: From Internal Operations to A Smarter Planet

Environmental Sustainability at IBM: From Internal Operations to A Smarter Planet

IBM has had a continual, unambiguous commitment to environmental leadership for decades. Former IBM Chairman & CEO Thomas J. Watson, Jr., put his stamp on it with a formal corporate policy statement back in May 1971. The reason is simple. ...

How to Start Using SASB Standards

How to Start Using SASB Standards

How can companies start using Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) standards to disclose material sustainability information in the Form 10-K?As described in previous Eco Innovator blog posts, SASB is a 501c3 organization that provides sustainability accounting standards designed for use ...

Diana Glassman: Banking on the Environment

Diana Glassman: Banking on the Environment

This interview originally appeared in Ensia magazine here.The connection between banking and the environment may not seem obvious at first, but it runs deep. To learn more, Ensia recently spoke with Diana Glassman, head of Environmental Affairs for TD Bank, a ...

Breakthrough Collaboration: By Combining Individual Strengths in our Respective Disciplines and Focusing on the Collective Results, we Can Accelerate and Amplify our Success

Breakthrough Collaboration: By Combining Individual Strengths in our Respective Disciplines and Focusing on the Collective Results, we Can Accelerate and Amplify our Success

This article originally appeared in Ensia magazine here.Ninety-five percent of all manufactured products have one thing in common: chemistry. And there’s a bit of “magic” that makes commercial chemistry possible — accelerating chemical reactions to make innovation more economical. That magic is ...

“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, ...

Being-Centered Leadership and Sustainable Business

Being-Centered Leadership and Sustainable Business

The great challenge of sustainable business is that even as global sustainability trends for climate change and ecosystems loss become more alarming, changes in corporate practices have not scaled at the required rate. Many senior executives seem to share this ...

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 ...

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