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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: Nov 17, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
While water is an abundant natural resource, less than three percent of all water on earth is fresh water, and of that amount, over two-thirds is frozen in glaciers and ice caps. Low investments in water infrastructure, rampant wastage and lack of private sector initiative have led to acute water shortages. About 663 million people in developing countries today do not have access to clean drinking water. According to WHO and UNICEF Joint Monitoring Program (2015), a child dies from a water-related disease every 90 seconds.
Posted: Nov 16, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
Energy, fashion, money: Part One of a series on the how-to questions to make sustainability and impact the main show in town.
Posted: Nov 12, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
Arguably, one of the biggest barriers when implementing and promoting ESG programs, regardless of size, is the lack of effective success metrics that can not only ascertain whether a company’s sustainability programs are working, but can also show whether or not ESG efforts are creating positive ROI and external stakeholder appreciation. This is precisely where cognitive computing comes in, allowing executives to dive deeper into the massive amounts of feedback the world is giving them in real time.
Posted: Nov 10, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation and its partners are working with local African governments, NGOs, water service providers and communities to build infrastructure that supplies clean drinking water and sanitation facilities across Africa. These efforts will help to minimize the spread of disease and empower local communities with educational opportunities and economic prosperity. Kelly Eisenhardt interviews Dr. Susan Mboya, President of The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation and the Group Director of the Eurasia Africa Group (EAG) for women’s economic empowerment at The Coca-Cola Company.
Posted: Nov 09, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
The movement is growing. Fast. 1,400+ B Corps worldwide. And, the community is partnering together in incredible ways. Sustainable Harvest, for example, a global coffee importer focused on building relationships with farmers, is selling a new coffee, using a 100 percent B Corp supply chain. (More on that story coming soon.) More and more business owners are realizing the value of the B Corp model.
Posted: Nov 05, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
As companies and other organizations continue to become more globally connected and complex in structure, the landscape is changing for employee- employer relationships.
Posted: Nov 04, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
As Corporate Sustainability has grown rapidly over the past years, key issues are dynamic and therefore create the need for new, innovative directions in the development and implementation of effective and integrated sustainability strategies.
Posted: Nov 03, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
Replenish Africa Initiative (RAIN), is working with communities and water service providers across Africa to help address the critical issues associated with lack of water access. RAIN is on pace to provide clean water access for over 2 million people by the end of 2015 and 6 million by the close of 2020.
Posted: Nov 02, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
Inked in September, the new sustainable development goals (SDGs) might just signal the start of something revolutionary.
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