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Category: Sustainable Business Trends

Building a Sustainable Purchasing Super-Sector

Building a Sustainable Purchasing Super-Sector

By Sam Hummel, Director of Outreach & Operations, Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council Sourcing raw materials, components, and goods-for-resale (GFR) has received the lion’s share of sustainable supply chain attention in the corporate world to-date. Increasingly, however, companies are capturing opportunities to ...

Why Advancing the Circular Economy for IT Matters

Why Advancing the Circular Economy for IT Matters

By Trisa Thompson, Vice President of Corporate Responsibility, Dell Today, we live in a mostly linear economy, one in which we take, make, consume and dispose of natural resources daily. The end result? Trash and diminishing natural resources. This model is not sustainable.Over ...

Moving Beyond the Tip of the Iceberg and into Supply Chain Sustainability

Moving Beyond the Tip of the Iceberg and into Supply Chain Sustainability

By Steven Swartz, McKinsey & Company For most companies, direct operations represent only the tip of the iceberg in terms of sustainability impacts – at the base of the iceberg are the complex global supply chains that power most large companies ...

HP Living Progress Exchange: Coming Together to Solve the World’s Problems

HP Living Progress Exchange: Coming Together to Solve the World’s Problems

By Gabi Zedlmayer, Vice President and Chief Progress Officer, HPWhat does it look like to create a better future? At HP, it’s a question we ask ourselves every day as we create innovations to address the greatest problems faced by ...

Reflections on Climate Week: Taking on the Greatest Challenge of our Generation

Reflections on Climate Week: Taking on the Greatest Challenge of our Generation

By Leah Seligmann, Chief Sustainability Officer, NRG EnergyThis week, people from around the world will focus their attention on climate change as global leaders convene in New York City for the UN Climate Summit 2014. There will be marches, week-long ...

How Hospitals Can Heal the Planet

How Hospitals Can Heal the Planet

By Kathy Gerwig, VP, Employee Safety, Health and Wellness and Environmental Stewardship Officer, Kaiser PermanenteA healthy and sustainable environment is a necessary foundation for human health. On that most people agree. But there is an interesting paradox in health care: ...

License to Optimize

License to Optimize

By Mitch Jackson, Vice President, Environmental Affairs and Sustainability, FedEx"Nobody can give a good performance unless the authors and composers have written a good part" -Judy HollidayThe license to operate is a familiar concept for most—if not all—sustainability-minded professionals. It essentially involves ...

A Better World, Inc.: How Companies Profit by Solving Global Problems

A Better World, Inc.: How Companies Profit by Solving Global Problems

By Alice Korngold, author, A Better World, Inc.: How Companies Profit by Solving Global Problems…Where Governments CannotSocial, economic, and environmental challenges threatening our world are likely to increase exponentially in the coming decades. In my latest book, A Better World, ...

Business and Human Rights: The End of the Beginning

Business and Human Rights: The End of the Beginning

By Christine Bader, author, The Evolution of a Corporate Idealist: When Girl Meets OilAttention to business’ impacts on and responsibilities for human rights continues to grow, with front page stories like the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, the role of ...

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 ...

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