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Posted: Nov 18, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
A quiet, but potentially significant, shift is under way in how we understand business risk and opportunity. A systems thinking frame is clicking into business analysts lens’ in order to improve focus.
Posted: Oct 26, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
In a time when we see so much positive movement towards reducing fossil fuel usage, cleaning up our air, our water, and our planet overall, last week’s decision to overturn the NYC Foam Ban was both massively unexpected and entirely disappointing.
Posted: Jun 04, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
Approximately 12 million tons of textile waste go into landfills each year in the U.S. With its recently expanded program called Clothes the Loop, The North Face is making great strides to reduce textile waste by setting an ambitious goal of collecting 100,000 pounds of apparel and footwear in the year 2015.
Posted: May 14, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
Our history and our experience should teach us that what we’ve been doing isn’t working. When it’s clear that the status quo, the normal, the “way it’s always been,” isn’t good for the planet or we humans who live on her, we must look for new ways to thrive. If we value the world that we will give to our children and grandchildren, then we must innovate not only in areas such as energy and fuel efficiency but also in our perspective, our mindsets, and our consciousness.
Posted: Apr 27, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
The air pollution in northern China is so bad that residents can expect to die 5.5 years early. The country loses about 9 percent of gross national income each year to environmental problems. It seems laughable, then, for me to tell you that China is in fact the world’s leader in green manufacturing.
Posted: Mar 26, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
These days when we talk about water issues in the corporate sector, we’re usually discussing the growing scarcity of freshwater sources and how to overcome major challenges through innovative manufacturing practices and otherwise. But, let’s switch gears for a moment and discuss that huge source of water that we also depend on for life on earth: the ocean.
Posted: Mar 24, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
In April 2014, the Alliance for Water Stewardship officially launched its International Water Stewardship Standard. The announcement followed a four-year, multi-stakeholder collaborative process, and opened the door to an innovative framework for companies and other water users eager to address shared water challenges and risks at the catchment level
Posted: Mar 20, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
Challenges in managing water risks in corporate supply chains shed light on the ways that corporate risks overlap and interact. Activists’ and communities’ growing use of human rights language to protest corporate water impacts is an embodiment of this new reality.
Posted: Mar 12, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
Collaboration between business and academia holds the key to finding the commercial logic for safeguarding natural capital, which will make all the difference to CEOs in the boardroom.
Posted: Jan 26, 2015 – 11:00 AM EST
Many of the recent successes in development and climate change have been achieved through public-private partnerships with the power to mobilize finance, expertise and knowledge. A sustainable approach to business can also help create decent jobs, improve public health, empower women and protect the environment.
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