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Finding your Company’s Essence—and Using it for Growth

Finding your Company’s Essence—and Using it for Growth

By Carol Sanford, author, The Responsible Entrepreneur: Four Game Changing Archetypes for Founders, Leaders and Impact Investors (July 2014).DuPont sold its Fibers and Textiles business, which had been the heart and soul of its business—the operations that made such well-known products ...

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 ...

Managing Global Water Risks

Managing Global Water Risks

Interview with Will Sarni, Director and Practice Leader, Enterprise Water Strategy, DeloitteThis interview originally appeared in Ensia magazine here.From Fortune Brainstorm Green to SXSW Eco and beyond, Will Sarni is one of world’s most sought-after speakers on global water and sustainability issues — and with good ...

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 ...

Mindsets and Money: Breaking the Grip of Distorted Economics

Mindsets and Money: Breaking the Grip of Distorted Economics

By Gil Friend, Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Palo AltoOver the course of my more than 40 years of work on sustainability issues in business, government, and the civic sector, one challenge has remained central, reappearing again and again as a make-or-break ...

Four Strategies for Successful Employee Engagement: Lessons from Caesars CodeGreen

Four Strategies for Successful Employee Engagement: Lessons from Caesars CodeGreen

By Gwen Migita, Vice President of Sustainability and Community Affairs, Caesars EntertainmentAt Caesars Entertainment Corporation (CEC), we set out to improve the company’s triple bottom line with our CodeGreen sustainability strategy. Since the inception of CodeGreen six years ago, employees at the property, ...

Rethinking Possible

Rethinking Possible

By Roz Savage, Author, Stop Drifting, Start Rowing: One Woman’s Search for Happiness and Meaning Alone on the PacificAs we start the New Year, I’d like to challenge you to think bigger about what you can achieve in 2014 to green ...

Do You Need a Chief Resources and Energy Officer? The Case for Elevating the Management of Energy, Water, and Other Critical Natural Resources to the C-Suite

Do You Need a Chief Resources and Energy Officer? The Case for Elevating the Management of Energy, Water, and Other Critical Natural Resources to the C-Suite

By Gil Forer, Global Cleantech Leader, Ernst & YoungCommodities and natural resources drive roughly 10% of global GDP and underpin the performance of most industries. Perhaps even more significant to GDP, however, would be the impact from constraint on the availability of ...

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. ...

Diana Glassman: Banking on the Environment

Diana Glassman: Banking on the Environment

This interview originally appeared in Ensia magazine here.The connection between banking and the environment may not seem obvious at first, but it runs deep. To learn more, Ensia recently spoke with Diana Glassman, head of Environmental Affairs for TD Bank, a ...

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