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Making Consumer Choices Easier: Learning from SC Johnson

Making Consumer Choices Easier: Learning from SC Johnson

By Christine Todd Whitman, President, Whitman Strategy GroupAs a former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, I am often asked what individuals can and should be doing to preserve our natural resources. My response is a reminder that individual actions have ...

We’re All Guests On This Planet

We’re All Guests On This Planet

By Denise Naguib, Vice President, Sustainability and Supplier Diversity Global Operations Services, Marriott InternationalAs our chairman, JW Marriott, Jr. says, “We believe the future of this business is green…because we’re all guests on this planet.”Indeed, the planet is the ultimate host ...

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 ...

41 Global Companies Aim to Spur Corporate Action with New Online Platform Linking Nature with Business Benefits

41 Global Companies Aim to Spur Corporate Action with New Online Platform Linking Nature with Business Benefits

New Natural Capital Business Hub offers a searchable database of case studies and resources to help companies evaluate the business case for action on natural capital. Phoenix, AZ – February 19, 2014 – Unveiled at the 6th Annual GreenBiz Forum, The Natural ...

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. ...

How to Start Using SASB Standards

How to Start Using SASB Standards

How can companies start using Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) standards to disclose material sustainability information in the Form 10-K?As described in previous Eco Innovator blog posts, SASB is a 501c3 organization that provides sustainability accounting standards designed for use ...

Breakthrough Collaboration: By Combining Individual Strengths in our Respective Disciplines and Focusing on the Collective Results, we Can Accelerate and Amplify our Success

Breakthrough Collaboration: By Combining Individual Strengths in our Respective Disciplines and Focusing on the Collective Results, we Can Accelerate and Amplify our Success

This article originally appeared in Ensia magazine here.Ninety-five percent of all manufactured products have one thing in common: chemistry. And there’s a bit of “magic” that makes commercial chemistry possible — accelerating chemical reactions to make innovation more economical. That magic is ...

“Zero-Based Design” and Eight Keys for Business to End Poverty

“Zero-Based Design” and Eight Keys for Business to End Poverty

The following is an excerpt from The Business Solution to Poverty: Designing Products and Services for Three Billion New Customers, a new book by businessman Paul Polak and social entrepreneur Mal Warwick. The book explains why business is better equipped ...

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