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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 ...

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 ...

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