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17 Goals to Rule Them All: How the SDGs Can Benefit Organizations

Ultimately, the SDGs will affect organizations and institutions of all shapes and sizes, from the European Union to municipalities and corporations, and engagement…
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The Trends That Are Creating the Next Wave of Sustainable Business Models

Today’s focus? Sustainability. Below are a few of the trends that are creating the next wave of sustainable business models.

Long-Termism As a Near-Term Benefit

We must translate the vast horizon of sustainability into language that gets business to act in its interests today – sidestepping uncertainty and…

Lawyers See ESG Risks as Central to Clients’ Interests

From a toothless “laissez-faire” approach to a corporate must-have.

As Good As It Gets? Fortune’s ‘Change The World’ 2015 Ranking

Rankings are all about who’s on top, and who wants to be. The world needs every business to be a good corporate citizen.…

The $250 Trillion Green Economic Revolution

Climate change economics is emerging as a disruptive mega-trend driven by estimates that the cost of global climate change will reach a staggering…

Social Sustainability: How Well is Your Organization Doing?

Many organizations in the developed world struggle to understand what social sustainability has to do with them. Use this diagnostic, based on Max-Neef's…

Time for Snack Food Companies to Commit to Ethical Palm Oil

Rainforest Action Network (RAN) is calling out 20 laggards that are, by refusing to enact strong palm oil procurement policies, allowing for social…

The E-Waste Stream is Growing: What Can We Do?

Electronic waste is the fastest growing waste stream. How can recyclers, retailers and governments make it easier and simpler for consumers to recycle…
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How a Grocery Store Chain Collected Data, Saved Energy and Helped a Community

The grocery store industry has been making strides in setting and meeting sustainability goals, but Lisa Stanley, vice president of product management for…

Haute Couture Fabrics from Plastic Waste

What does it take to make a shift in sustainable fashion and turn a plastic bottle into gorgeous couture dresses? Dutch entrepreneur Monique…
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Why Your Sustainability Strategy Can Be Pivotal to Employee Engagement

A sense of purpose inspires confidence among employees which can translate into increased productivity, improved retention and decreased costs from reduced turnover rates,…
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Three Phases of Sustainability: Where is Your Organization?

There are three phases organizations go through when implementing sustainability as a business strategy. Is your organization poised to move up?
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Obama’s Carbon Emissions Plan is Good News for Business

By E. Freya Williams As President Obama unveiled his plan to curb carbon emissions from America’s power plants this week, opposition ranged from…
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Tiffany: Sustainable Mining and Stakeholder Collaboration

“At Tiffany, we believe that sustainability is a critical element of our business strategy, and that sustainable principles should be practiced in every…