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30 Leading CEOs and Companies Join ‘CEO Force for Good’ in 2013
30 Leading CEOs and Companies Join ‘CEO Force for Good’ in 2013

10 years ago - Twenty-nine of the world’s leading CEOs and companies in 2013 joined CECP, a coalition of CEOs united in the belief that societal improvement is an essential measure of business performance, founded in 1999 by actor Paul Newman.These CEOs and companies work with CECP to elevate their societal investment strategies and connect them to their core business, as they are a direct line to employee engagement, innovation, customers, new markets, stronger brands and sustainability, as well as mitigating risk and building trust. CECP convenes and supports CEOs, whose companies committed $14 billion last year to solving pressing community challenges.In 2013, CECP welcomed the following 10 CEOs into its ranks:· Sheri McCoy, Avon Products, Inc.

UPS Cuts GHGs by 14,000 Tons Using Big Data
UPS Cuts GHGs by 14,000 Tons Using Big Data

10 years ago - UPS has announced the launch of its route optimization software known as ORION (On-Road Integrated Optimization and Navigation), which the company expects will save more than 1.5 million gallons of fuel and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by more than 14,000 metric tons by the end of the year.ORION has a team of 500 dedicated resources to move the U.S deployment forward as UPS nears its busy holiday season. The rollout of ORION will optimize 10,000 delivery routes by the end of the year, reduce miles driven and reinforce UPS's sustainability efforts. A reduction of just one mile each day per driver over the course of a year saves the company up to $50 million annually, UPS says.

Investors Achieve Strong Results on Climate, Supply Chains, Water Issues During 2013 Proxy Season
Investors Achieve Strong Results on Climate, Supply Chains, Water Issues During 2013 Proxy Season

10 years ago - Investors achieved notable victories during this year’s shareholder proxy season, with a near-record 110 shareholder resolutions filed with 94 U.S. companies on corporate sustainability challenges such as climate change, supply chain issues and water-related risks, according to Ceres.

UPS Travels Further, Emits Less Thanks to Alternative Fuels and Technologies
UPS Travels Further, Emits Less Thanks to Alternative Fuels and Technologies

10 years ago - UPS today released its 2012 Sustainability Report, which announces that, while the total number of packages shipped in 2012 increased, the company reduced its total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Other achievements included ground and air fuel savings, increased investments in alternative fuel vehicles, and retooled routes that shaved 12.1 million miles from ground deliveries.“The report’s theme, More of What Matters, sharpens UPS’s focus on how to make the most measurable positive impact through sustainability business practices and logistics expertise,” said Scott Wicker, UPS’s Chief Sustainability Officer. Highlights of the 2012 report, which earned an A+ rating from GRI, include:

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UPS Reports Reduction of Total Greenhouse Gas Emissions
UPS Reports Reduction of Total Greenhouse Gas Emissions

10 years ago - ATLANTA, July 25, 2013 – UPS (NYSE:UPS) today released its annual Sustainability Report announcing that while the total number of packages shipped in 2012 increased, the company reduced its total Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions.  Environmental achievements included ground and air fuel savings, increased investments in alternative fuel vehicles, and retooled routes that shaved 12.1 million miles from ground deliveries.“UPS also set a new alternative fuel goal,” said David Abney, UPS Chief Operating Officer.  “By 2017, the company will reach one billion miles driven by alternative fuel/advanced technology vehicles – more than double the previous 400 million mile goal.”

Paying It Forward: How DMV.org Is Taking Sustainability to the Streets
Paying It Forward: How DMV.org Is Taking Sustainability to the Streets

10 years ago - In the afterglow of the Sustainable Brands 2013 conference, many companies found themselves inspired to bring positive change back to their business and local communities. At DMV.org, we recognized a huge opportunity to reach a vast network of people and drive actionable change both through our online services and our local community.As first-time attendees to the conference, the entire team walked away inspired, hopeful and committed to becoming change-makers within our company, community and planet. But what can a company that simplifies DMV information online bring to the sustainability table?As it turns out, quite a bit.What We’re Doing

Toyota, Ford and Tech Companies Top List of ‘Best Global Green Brands’
Toyota, Ford and Tech Companies Top List of ‘Best Global Green Brands’

11 years ago - For the second year running, Toyota has topped Interbrand’s list of “Best Global Green Brands,” followed by Ford and Honda. Rounding out the rest of the top ten are Panasonic, Nissan, Johnson & Johnson, Volkswagen, Danone, Nokia and Dell. Overall, the technology sector clearly dominated.

Storytelling the Overriding Theme on Final Day of SB '13
Storytelling the Overriding Theme on Final Day of SB '13

11 years ago - There was hardly an empty seat in the house for Jonah Sachs’ “crash course in masterful storytelling.” Attendees learned the history of oral tradition and why humans have used stories to take in and share information for thousands of years. Sachs shared a five-part strategy to telling stories that get shared and let everyone in the room practice telling their own stories using characters and morals that illustrated underlying core values. The session concluded with examples of successful story-based marketing campaigns, brand gifts and an overview on brand archetypes.

UPS Debuts Winglets on 767 Aircraft To Save Fuel and Reduce Emissions
UPS Debuts Winglets on 767 Aircraft To Save Fuel and Reduce Emissions

11 years ago - UPS has unveiled a new look for its flagship Boeing 767 fleet by adding winglets as a part of its efforts to save fuel and reduce emissions.

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UPS Adding 700 Natural Gas-Powered Vehicles to Global Fleet By 2014
UPS Adding 700 Natural Gas-Powered Vehicles to Global Fleet By 2014

11 years ago - UPS on Tuesday announced an expansion to its alternative vehicle fleet with plans to purchase some 700 liquefied natural gas (LNG) vehicles and to build four refueling stations by the end of 2014.The company says an initial investment of more than $18 million to construct fueling stations will be supported by the purchase of the 700 LNG tractors and continued expansion of the natural gas fleet in the U.S.UPS already operates 112 LNG tractor trailers from fueling stations in Las Vegas, Phoenix, Beaver and Salt Lake City and has its own LNG fueling station on its property in Ontario, California. Once completed, the company’s LNG private fleet will be one of the most extensive in the U.S.

Sustainable Brands Releases Program Details for SB’13 Conference in San Diego CA, June 3-6, 2013
Sustainable Brands Releases Program Details for SB’13 Conference in San Diego CA, June 3-6, 2013

11 years ago - SAN FRANCISCO, California, April 17, 2013 – Sustainable Brands® recently announced program details and a list of confirmed speakers for its largest community gathering in San Diego, CA on June 3-6, 2013.

13 Hot Business Model Innovations to Follow in 2013
13 Hot Business Model Innovations to Follow in 2013

11 years ago - Last week we started a series of four "hot lists" outlining key developments worth following in our community this year. Our first installment highlighted 13 hot sustainable products; today we look at 13 hot business model innovations that are creating new markets or transforming existing ones. Here they are:

Oregon Startup Pedals To Cut GHG Emissions in Portland
Oregon Startup Pedals To Cut GHG Emissions in Portland

11 years ago - Portland-based startup-up B-Line says its small team of electrical-tricycle couriers has replaced 20,000 commercial truck and van deliveries since its inception in 2009.

Coca-Cola, Hershey Top CoreBrand 2012 BrandPower Rankings
Coca-Cola, Hershey Top CoreBrand 2012 BrandPower Rankings

11 years ago - Consumer-facing companies made up more than half of the Top 100 BrandPower Rankings Report released this month by CoreBrand.

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NASCAR Steers Towards Sustainability Through Biofuels, Recycling
NASCAR Steers Towards Sustainability Through Biofuels, Recycling

11 years ago - This story was updated on March 5, 2013.

Greyhound Installs Telematics to Increase Fuel Efficiency in 1,775 Buses
Greyhound Installs Telematics to Increase Fuel Efficiency in 1,775 Buses

11 years ago - Greyhound has begun integrating telematics program DriveCam across its entire fleet to optimize safety performance and increase fuel efficiency.

Herman Miller Ups the Sustainable Ante with Design for Environment 2.0
Herman Miller Ups the Sustainable Ante with Design for Environment 2.0

11 years ago - When Herman Miller engineers began using Cradle to Cradle thinking as part of their Design for Environment (DfE) process in 2001, the world of green design was less complicated than today.

Study Finds Increased Profits for Companies Embracing Sustainability
Study Finds Increased Profits for Companies Embracing Sustainability

11 years ago - Companies reporting a profit from their sustainability efforts rose 23 percent last year, to 37 percent of the total, according to a new global study called The Innovation Bottom Line, released yesterday by the MIT Sloan Management Review (MIT SMR) and The Boston Consulting Group (BCG).

‘Physical Internet’ for Logistics Could Boost U.S. Profits $100 Billion, Cut Emissions 33%
‘Physical Internet’ for Logistics Could Boost U.S. Profits $100 Billion, Cut Emissions 33%

11 years ago - Handling, storing and transporting goods in a shared network of manufacturers, retailers and transporters would benefit the U.S. economy and significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions, according to a study by engineers at the University of Arkansas and Virginia Tech University. If 25 percent of the U.S. supply chain operated with this so-called “physical internet” system, profits for participating firms would increase by $100 billion, carbon dioxide emissions from road-based freight would decrease by at least 33 percent and consumers would pay less for goods, researchers said.

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UPS Pledges $1.5 Million in Aid to Storm Recovery Efforts
UPS Pledges $1.5 Million in Aid to Storm Recovery Efforts

11 years ago - Atlanta, November 02, 2012 Delivery Operations in All Package, Freight and Logistics Facilities Have Been Restored to Provide Service Wherever Possible UPS (NYSE: UPS) today announced it has pledged $1.5 million in cash and in-kind support to aid in the recovery efforts following the devastation caused by Superstorm Sandy that struck the northeast corridor of the U.S. earlier this week.