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Get into the Game! Opportunities Abound to Integrate Natural Capital Considerations into Business

Get into the Game! Opportunities Abound to Integrate Natural Capital Considerations into Business

CEF is pleased to share this feature from member company CH2M HILL, as a preview of the expertise they will be showcasing in the upcoming Natural Capital Business Hub, coming in January 2014. To learn more about the Hub and ...

The Practice of “Greening” Products

The Practice of “Greening” Products

Many companies want to make “greener” products, either to establish leadership or in response to demand from customers, investors, stakeholders, or legislators. Across the product lifecycle, there are different ways to reduce a product’s impact through design, the materials used, ...

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 ...

From Supply Chain to Value Web: Saving $38 Billion in the European Food Industry

From Supply Chain to Value Web: Saving $38 Billion in the European Food Industry

At 2degrees, we have just finished an initial study with Oxford University’s Said Business School looking at our work with Asda-Walmart, Tesco and others. It showed that the European grocery industry alone could save up to $38.3 billion by simply ...

International Perspectives on Business & Sustainability

International Perspectives on Business & Sustainability

Juan José Dada of the International Finance Corporation, Stefan Heck of McKinsey & Co., Damien Ma of The Paulson Institute, Dow India CEO and Chairman Vipul S. Shah, and Ingersoll Rand India Chairman & President Venky Valluri reflect on sustainability-related business challenges and opportunities from the ...

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 ...

Andrew Winston Interviews Kurt Kuehn, Hannah Jones, and Vidal Garza – Winners of 2013 Prahalad Award

Andrew Winston Interviews Kurt Kuehn, Hannah Jones, and Vidal Garza – Winners of 2013 Prahalad Award

Watch the fascinating, candid interview with the 2013 winners of the Corporate Eco Forum's C.K. Prahalad Award for Global Sustainability Leadership: Kurt Kuehn, Chief Financial Officer at UPS; Hannah Jones, VP for Sustainable Business & Innovation at Nike; and Vidal Garza Cantú, ...

Is Sustainable Business Making a Difference?

Is Sustainable Business Making a Difference?

By Joel Makower, Chairman and Executive editor of GreenBiz Group. In the world of sustainable business, there is a tried-and-true litany of reasons why companies take proactive measures. You hear them recited at conferences and read them in books and articles, as ...

Zipcar Sale a Watershed Moment? I Beg to Differ

Zipcar Sale a Watershed Moment? I Beg to Differ

By Lee Broughton, Head of Corporate Sustainability, Enterprise Holdings. TheCityFix.com website – a highly respected online resource for sustainable transport news, research and “best practice” solutions – recently suggested that the just-announced acquisition of Zipcar represents a watershed moment for car sharing.  I beg to differ. Don’t get ...

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