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Posted: Jun 26, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
Established companies like Walmart, Unilever, P&G, Coca Cola and PepsiCo are driving positive change in the food and beverage industry with aggressive environmental goals and sustainability priorities. But how are these large organizations able to reach such ambitious targets?
Posted: Jun 25, 2015 – 04:30 PM EST
The United Nations General Assembly Hall, the site of many historic events, today was the venue for another -- a projected heightened role for business in the forthcoming UN Sustainable Development Goals and the retirement of Georg Kell, the Global Compact's founding (2000) Executive Director.
Posted: Jun 24, 2015 – 04:30 PM EST
Leaders in CSR/sustainable development today generated major advances in Global Compact platforms on climate change and educating the next generation of business leaders.
Posted: Jun 23, 2015 – 04:30 PM EST
As the three-day conference opened, business and civil society set about demonstrating "how the private sector is taking action and partnering to advance societal priorities, with an emphasis on the United Nations global agenda for sustainable development to be released later this year (the Sustainable Development Goals - SDGs).
Posted: Jun 11, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
GRI believes that better business decisions can be made by leveraging sustainability reporting information. With four new strategic priorities to enable transparency, informed decision making and trust, GRI takes its next big leap forward as a leader in sustainability reporting.
Posted: Jun 08, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
Aware that the sustainability movement might be in danger of extinction as it remains largely co-opted by outmoded paradigms, founder of CSR International, Wayne Visser, sets himself to the task of rescuing business from an obsolete image – one painted in the name of endless extraction and one-dimensional short-termism. At the heart of his endeavour is presenting an alternative (and rather vivid) picture of what the business community should strive for.
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 27, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
As sustainability professionals, we're always telling people why doing good is good for business. But sometimes we forget that the same logic applies in our own lives too: doing good is good for our careers. Through mentoring others we can enhance our own job satisfaction and invigorate our sense of impact, we can advance our own personal development by honing our listening and interpersonal skills, and we can benefit the organisations we work for by opening to new insights and ideas from younger or fresher minds.
Posted: May 22, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
What are our customers really after when they do business with us, what is the feeling they crave? What purpose does our business serve beyond profit (our “Why”) and how we can translate that into a mobilizing manifesto for our people? It’s about problem solving through good design, and this demands we change our thinking.
Posted: May 18, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
Most experts agree that global population growth—expected to rise an estimated three billion over the next 20 years—and increased consumer consumption is putting more of a strain than ever on natural resources. For industry, stability and sustainability of these natural resources is necessary to help secure business growth, better manage and mitigate against geopolitical threats to supply, build brand equity and more. Sustainable sourcing and management of natural capital via a greener supply chain is increasingly not just a nice to have, but a must do.
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