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New Metrics
by Dimitar Vlahov, September 25, 2014
It is no secret that markets are starting to demand a more complete picture of businesses' interactions with environmental and social realities of the world — a new, expanded set of success factors...
New Metrics
by Tamay Kiper, September 25, 2014
The third morning workshop on Wednesday, day one of New Metrics ’14, at MIT Sloan School of Business, gave us a closer look at the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), its process and...
New Metrics
by Sarah Andersen, September 25, 2014
There is a disconnect between what we are doing for the environment and how we are treating our people, and four thought leaders in integrating the two gathered Wednesday at New Metrics ‘14 to share...
New Metrics
by Hilary Fischer-..., September 25, 2014
At a conference on New Metrics, it seems fitting to begin with a discussion of the current state of life cycle analysis (LCA), one of the earliest quantitative tools that practitioners had for...
New Metrics
by Sarah Andersen, September 25, 2014
In the world of CSR, tools enable practitioners to extend capabilities; when we think differently, we can do differently. In the new and ever evolving world of sustainability, understanding how we...
Cleantech
by Mike Hower, September 25, 2014
Over the next decade, investments in clean technologies in emerging markets are estimated to exceed $6 trillion, of which $1.6 trillion represent business opportunities for small and medium...
Collaboration
by Mike Hower, September 25, 2014
Unilever and the United Kingdom government are launching a joint initiative to use new social business models to improve health, hygiene and livelihoods for 100 million people by 2025. They will also...
Leadership
by Chris Oestereich, September 25, 2014
My first big CSR/sustainability event was the 2010 Net Impact Conference - I had been invited there to speak on a panel on intrapreneurship, which gave me the opportunity to sit in on a number...
Marketing and Comms
by Sheila Shayon, September 25, 2014
Recognizing the power of film as an educational tool, two contests — both geared towards highlighting the importance and complexity of the world’s food system — through short films are accepting...
Organizational Change
by Hannah Ritchie, September 25, 2014
In the spirit of this week, which has seen global leaders convening in New York City for the UN Climate Summit and more than 400,000 citizens filling the City’s streets for the People’s Climate March...
Leadership
by Sustainable Brands, September 25, 2014
As part of ongoing efforts to lower its carbon footprint across all phases of its business, HP has announced a goal to reduce the emissions intensity of its product portfolio(1) by 40 percent by...
Chemistry and Materials
by Sustainable Brands, September 24, 2014
On Monday, at a press conference to mark the end of Milan Fashion Week, six of Italy’s biggest textile suppliers made landmark Detox commitments to eliminate hazardous chemicals.The suppliers...
Stakeholder Trends and Insights
by Sustainable Brands, September 24, 2014
The floodgates have opened: Hot on the heels of Google’s Monday announcement that it was severing ties with controversial conservative lobbying group the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)...
ICT and Big Data
by Sustainable Brands, September 24, 2014
SAP SE announced today that SAP technology is helping The Global Fund — an international financing organization fighting AIDS, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria — to better understand how its financial...
Behavior Change
by Mike Hower, September 24, 2014
S&P 500 industry leaders that are actively managing and planning for climate-change are generating 18 percent higher return on equity (ROE) than peers and 67 percent higher than companies that do...
Cleantech
by Mike Hower, September 24, 2014
Cisco, 3M, Kimberly-Clark and Jackson Family Wines have announced commitments to deploy onsite solar energy and improve energy efficiency as part of an Obama Administration call to action.In total,...
Supply Chain
by Alisha Staggs, September 24, 2014
This post is our second in a series on how companies can reduce deforestation from their supply chains. Read the first post here.What do companies, governments, civil society organizations and...
Chemistry and Materials
by Sustainable Brands, September 24, 2014
BASF, Cargill and Novozymes have announced the achievement of another milestone in their joint development of technologies to produce acrylic acid from renewable raw materials. The team has...
Waste Not
by Sustainable Brands, September 23, 2014
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company announced Monday it will begin using ash left over from the burning of rice husks to produce electricity and an environmentally friendly source of silica for...
ICT and Big Data
by Sustainable Brands, September 23, 2014
Google chairman Eric Schmidt admitted on Monday that his company had made a mistake in funding the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a political group that opposes U.S. action on climate...
Collaboration
by Aida Greenbury, September 23, 2014
The world’s forests have today been given what we can only hope is a realistic reprieve. The New York Declaration on Forests marks a watershed in the global effort to contain, then halt deforestation...
Collaboration
by Mike Hower, September 23, 2014
AkzoNobel, The Nature Conservancy, Risk Management Solutions and Veolia have joined the Rockefeller Foundation's 100 Resilient Cities initiative (100RC) to provide critical tools to help cities...
New Metrics
by Mike Hower, September 23, 2014
More than $100 trillion in cumulative public and private spending, and 1,700 megatons of annual carbon dioxide (CO2) — a 40 percent reduction of urban passenger transport emissions — could be...
Packaging
by Sustainable Brands, September 23, 2014
Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) Group chairman Teguh Ganda Wijaya today joins a number of companies, governments and NGOs to sign the New York Declaration on Forests at the UN Climate Summit 2014. The...
Brand Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, September 23, 2014
On Monday, Barclays reaffirmed its commitment to the Green Bonds sector by announcing it will invest a minimum of £1bn (US$1.64) by November 2015 to form part of its liquid asset buffer — one of the...
Collaboration
by Sheila Shayon, September 22, 2014
More than 400,000 people turned out in NYC yesterday for the US edition of the People's Climate March, the largest protest in the history of the issue, joined by more than 2,000 events in 166...
The Next Economy
by Sustainable Brands, September 22, 2014
Nearly 350 global institutional investors representing over $24 trillion in assets have called on government leaders to provide stable, reliable and economically meaningful carbon pricing that helps...
Organizational Change
by Hannah Ritchie, September 22, 2014
Thousands of workers took to the streets of Phnom Penh, in Cambodia, last week to protest for a near-doubling of the minimum wage for retailer workers there to US$177 (£110) a month. It seems their...
Behavior Change
by Mike Hower, September 22, 2014
The number of sea ports using ship evaluation systems to decrease carbon emissions will expand from two to 10 in the next year, according to Virgin Group founder Richard Branson, Bloomberg reports....
Leadership
by Mike Hower, September 22, 2014
Kellogg Company has joined the Business for Innovative Climate & Energy Policy (BICEP), committing to expand its global sustainability efforts by working with businesses and policymakers to enact...

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