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Move Over Smokey: We Need Innovation to Save Our Forests—and Corporate Sustainability Leaders Can Help Speed it Up

Move Over Smokey: We Need Innovation to Save Our Forests—and Corporate Sustainability Leaders Can Help Speed it Up

DroneSeed autonomous reforestation operations By Vincent Caruso and Nancy Pfund, DBL Partners Fire season is here in the northern hemisphere, and it is shaping up to be another gut-wrenching year with 53% of the contiguous U.S. experiencing drought conditions. To be blunt, 20th ...

Why Biodiversity May Be More Important to Your Business Than You Realize

Why Biodiversity May Be More Important to Your Business Than You Realize

Reprinted with permission. Originally featured here. Written by Alexis Gazzo, EY France Climate Change Leader; Partner, Climate Change and Sustainability Services, EY & Associés In brief Capital could be diverted away from businesses that deplete natural resources or cause adverse biodiversity impacts. Managing ...

Sustainable CPG Products Outpacing Conventional Counterparts

Sustainable CPG Products Outpacing Conventional Counterparts

By Tensie Whelan and Randi Kronthal-Sacco, NYU Center for Sustainable Business The NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business just-released analysis of IRI’s 2021 consumer purchasing data, The Sustainable Market Share Index, found sustainability marketed consumer packaged goods grew 2.7 times faster than ...

Special Focus: Corporate Responses to Russia-Ukraine War

Special Focus: Corporate Responses to Russia-Ukraine War

Platforms monitoring corporate responses: Yale School of Management tracks over 800 companies' responses to the war, organized into five categories and graded on a school-style letter grade scale of A-F for the completeness of withdrawal. MORE » Just Capital is tracking corporate ...

The Markets Institute @ WWF’s Top Issues, Trends, and Tools for 2022

The Markets Institute @ WWF’s Top Issues, Trends, and Tools for 2022

Photo by Anthony Cantin Reprinted with permission. Originally featured here. The Markets Institute at WWF identifies global issues, trends, and tools around the most pressing challenges of our time. Each year we release a list of what may be emerging developments for industry and ...

Life Lessons from Tom Lovejoy: A Force of Nature

Life Lessons from Tom Lovejoy: A Force of Nature

By P.J. Simmons, Co-Founder and Chair, CEF The world lost an environmental superhero on Christmas day. And I lost one of my best friends and mentors: Dr. Thomas E. Lovejoy III. Tom had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer earlier this year, but the ...

Time for Business Unusual: Why Only Just and Regenerative Approaches Will Get Us to Where We Need to Be

Time for Business Unusual: Why Only Just and Regenerative Approaches Will Get Us to Where We Need to Be

As we catch a breath after COP26, it’s clear that the role of businesses in tackling major global challenges must continue to evolve. Dr Sally Uren, Forum for the Future’s CEO, provides an overview of Forum’s new report on business ...

The Business Value of Biodiversity

The Business Value of Biodiversity

By Alison Taylor, Chief Sustainability Officer, ADM Biodiversity is integral for economic progress, and private sector actors hold influence and resources that are key to scaling innovative solutions that can help reverse biodiversity decline. As a global leader in the food and agriculture ...

2021 C.K. Prahalad Award for Global Business Sustainability Leadership Honors Team of Executive Leaders from Microsoft and Douglas M. Baker Jr., Board Chairman and former CEO of Ecolab

2021 C.K. Prahalad Award for Global Business Sustainability Leadership Honors Team of Executive Leaders from Microsoft and Douglas M. Baker Jr., Board Chairman and former CEO of Ecolab

Award recognizes winners for exemplifying the fundamental connection between sustainability, innovation and long-term business success in a globalizing world. Austin, Texas — October 12, 2021 – CEF presented the 2021 C.K. Prahalad Award in two categories: collaborative leadership by an executive ...

How US Companies Can Become Effective Climate Policy Advocates

How US Companies Can Become Effective Climate Policy Advocates

By Amy Meyer, Associate, WRI Center for Sustainable Business WRI will host a webinar on this topic on June 30, 2021. Register here to attend.   For the past few years, and especially over the past few months, the bar for corporate sustainability ...

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