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Posted: May 23, 2018 – 08:39 AM EST
You’ve completed your Sustainability Report – good!
You have a vision statement positioning your company as a community steward, protecting human and environmental resources – great!
Can you now sit and wait for the next round of reporting? Is reporting just an exercise to appease a few key stakeholders?
Posted: Aug 11, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
A major opportunity exists for companies to position themselves as global sustainability leaders by focusing on system change. This is by far the most important sustainability issue. As a result, companies taking the lead on it can credibly claim that they have implemented the most advanced strategies. Like current sustainability leaders, they will gain many benefits, often including enhanced reputation, market share and stock market returns.
Posted: Aug 02, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
Many organizations advocate a perceptual change from one of exploitation to one of love. A nonprofit named Dream Change is taking a bold giant step in exactly that direction.
Posted: Jul 10, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
I just left the Astana (Kazakhstan) Economic Forum. I had the opportunity to continue the discussions begun in St Petersburg at the conference there that included Russian President Vladimir Putin and UN Secretary General António Guterres on the need to end old, exploitative, unsustainable systems and replace them with ones that are just beginning to evolve.
Posted: Jun 28, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
Communication comes up again and again in analyses of key competencies for sustainability leadership. Being able to build bridges between science and business, between the finance department and the sales department, between NGO concerns and board-level strategy, and then, get everyone moving forward across the bridge in sync. These are the tasks of a Sustainability Influencer, and they don’t come easily!
Posted: May 25, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
The food and beverage industry is evolving rapidly, as are available packaging options. Innovation and adaptation have become a top priority as companies strive to provide greater product value and meet consumers’ evolving demands for packaging that is convenient to use, fit for purpose, and environmentally friendly. Some of the expected packaging trends and innovation we can expect to see in 2017 are described below.
Posted: Apr 18, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) define a world that promises a flourishing future for human civilization on spaceship Earth. Some companies already embrace the SDGs as their aspirational environmental and social goals. Other companies hesitate, in case attaining some or all the goals’ 169 associated targets by 2030 would be at the expense of company success. There are 12 trillion reasons why their hesitation is unjustified.
Posted: Mar 27, 2017 – 07:00 AM EST
Sustainability training such as the foundation course offered by the Sustainability Academy offers these benefits and more. Training is of special interest to professionals who want to improve their skills and update their knowledge in Corporate Social Responsibility with practical information on the business case for sustainability; the importance of stakeholder engagement; the use of standards and guidelines to design and implement successful sustainability strategies organization-wide.
Posted: Mar 01, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
While talking on “The Daily Show,” the former President of Maldives Mr. Muhammad Nousheed, said:
"If carbon emissions were to stop today, the planet would not see a difference for 60 to 70 years. If carbon emissions continue at the rate they are climbing today, my country will be under water in seven years.”
Posted: Feb 22, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
Gone are the days when sustainability was a small part of Corporate Social Responsibility for business. Globally, sustainability challenges are becoming extremely material, reaching thresholds of importance to companies’ long-term strategies, to their customers, and external stakeholders. From increasing demand for natural resources to economic disparity to climate change, companies are facing a more complex array of trade-offs and risks across their value chains.
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