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Engaging the Next Generation of Consumers with the Ecoviate App

Engaging the Next Generation of Consumers with the Ecoviate App

By Param Jaggi and Jonny CohenParam Jaggi (20 years old) and Jonny Cohen (19 years old) were first introduced to CEF members during a “rising stars” panel discussion at the 2013 Annual Meeting. The two have been designing and building ...

Resource Revolution: Uniting Good Business and Sustainability

Resource Revolution: Uniting Good Business and Sustainability

By Stefan Heck and Matt Rogers, Authors, Resource Revolution: How to Capture the Biggest Business Opportunity in a CenturyThe prophets of doom are wrong. They believe the rapid rise over the next two decades of a new 2.5-billion-person urban middle class—and ...

Bringing Enterprise Computing into the 21st Century: A Management and Sustainability Challenge

Bringing Enterprise Computing into the 21st Century: A Management and Sustainability Challenge

By Jonathan Koomey, Author, Cold Cash, Cool Climate: Science-based Advice for Ecological EntrepreneursInformation technology (IT) has been the catalyst for revolutionary change across modern companies, reducing costs, enabling rapid institutional transformation, and generating new products and services. The great irony is that ...

Environmental Sustainability at IBM: From Internal Operations to A Smarter Planet

Environmental Sustainability at IBM: From Internal Operations to A Smarter Planet

IBM has had a continual, unambiguous commitment to environmental leadership for decades. Former IBM Chairman & CEO Thomas J. Watson, Jr., put his stamp on it with a formal corporate policy statement back in May 1971. The reason is simple. ...

The 100/100 Plan to Create the $10 Trillion New Economy

The 100/100 Plan to Create the $10 Trillion New Economy

We have a worldwide challenge to solve climate change. We need the equivalent of 100,000 companies to sell $100 million worth of climate change solutions by 2020. The result: a new $10 trillion economy. We have named this the “100-100 ...

Six Habits of Leading Sustainable Enterprises

Six Habits of Leading Sustainable Enterprises

As the world grows smaller, the fates of people, governments, corporations and NGOs are becoming increasingly intertwined. We are citizens of one planet, and this interdependence places an increasing responsibility on each of us to not only take ownership for ...

Meet Microsoft’s Carbon Counter: TJ DiCaprio

Meet Microsoft’s Carbon Counter: TJ DiCaprio

Microsoft is taking real steps toward becoming a “green tech” leader, thanks in large part to efforts by the company’s senior director of environmental sustainability, TJ DiCaprio. In 2012 DiCaprio led the charge to launch an internal carbon fee that ...

19-Year Old “Ecoviator” Launches CO2-Reducing Innovation on Kickstarter

19-Year Old “Ecoviator” Launches CO2-Reducing Innovation on Kickstarter

My name is Param Jaggi. I am 19 years old. And yes, I’m crazy enough to think I can change the world. When I was 12 my biology teacher told me the following true—yet inconvenient—reality of life that shook me up:   “We ...

Ecolab CEO Urges “Big Bang Catalyst” to Tackle Rising Water Scarcity: Internal Shadow Pricing

Ecolab CEO Urges “Big Bang Catalyst” to Tackle Rising Water Scarcity: Internal Shadow Pricing

With 45,000 employees serving 1 million customer facilities in 171 countries, Ecolab has a unique perspective on water trends across a wide spectrum of industries. In his keynote address at the 2013 CEF Annual Meeting, Ecolab CEO Doug Baker argued ...

Fortran Forward: Imagining Tomorrow’s Sustainability Innovations

Fortran Forward: Imagining Tomorrow’s Sustainability Innovations

By Mitch Jackson, VP for Environmental Affairs & Sustainability at FedEx. Show me someone who predicts the future and I’ll show you someone who’s generally correct some of the time, but specifically wrong all of the time When I was in college, my ...

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