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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 ...

Lessons from the Middle Fork Salmon River

Lessons from the Middle Fork Salmon River

Last month, nine outstanding leaders from CEF member companies were chosen from a highly competitive field of applicants from around the world to embark on a life-changing sustainability leadership development rafting trip along the Middle Fork of Idaho’s Salmon River with Jib Ellison, a ...

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 ...

Meet Microsoft’s Carbon Counter: TJ DiCaprio

Meet Microsoft’s Carbon Counter: TJ DiCaprio

Microsoft is taking real steps toward becoming a “green tech” leader, thanks in large part to efforts by the company’s senior director of environmental sustainability, TJ DiCaprio. In 2012 DiCaprio led the charge to launch an internal carbon fee that ...

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 ...

19-Year Old “Ecoviator” Launches CO2-Reducing Innovation on Kickstarter

19-Year Old “Ecoviator” Launches CO2-Reducing Innovation on Kickstarter

My name is Param Jaggi. I am 19 years old. And yes, I’m crazy enough to think I can change the world. When I was 12 my biology teacher told me the following true—yet inconvenient—reality of life that shook me up:   “We ...

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 ...

Andrew Winston Interviews Kurt Kuehn, Hannah Jones, and Vidal Garza – Winners of 2013 Prahalad Award

Andrew Winston Interviews Kurt Kuehn, Hannah Jones, and Vidal Garza – Winners of 2013 Prahalad Award

Watch the fascinating, candid interview with the 2013 winners of the Corporate Eco Forum's C.K. Prahalad Award for Global Sustainability Leadership: Kurt Kuehn, Chief Financial Officer at UPS; Hannah Jones, VP for Sustainable Business & Innovation at Nike; and Vidal Garza Cantú, ...

Meet the Winners of the 2013 C.K. Prahalad Awards for Global Business Sustainability Leadership

Meet the Winners of the 2013 C.K. Prahalad Awards for Global Business Sustainability Leadership

CEF Chair P.J. Simmons (far left) and CEF Founder MR Rangaswami (right) with 2013 CK Prahalad Award winners Vidal Garza Cantú of FEMSA Foundation, Hannah Jones of Nike, and Kurt Kuehn of UPS. The winners were recognized by the Corporate Eco ...

The Business Case for Nature

The Business Case for Nature

Why is an investment banker trying to save nature? Unlike many conservationists, especially leaders of environmental nonprofits, I didn’t spend my childhood in the late 1960s and early 1970s roaming the great outdoors.  I wasn’t a backpacker, hiker, kayaker, tree climber, ...

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