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European Commission Releases New Clean Energy Package, But Is It Enough?
European Commission Releases New Clean Energy Package, But Is It Enough?

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Yesterday, the European Commission (EC) announced it will begin phasing out coal subsidies and reduce carbon emissions by 40 percent by 2030 under a new clean energy package.

Experts Gather to Discuss Financial Benefits of Sustainability at New Metrics ‘16
Experts Gather to Discuss Financial Benefits of Sustainability at New Metrics ‘16

PRESS RELEASE - SAN FRANCISCO, November 14, 2016 – Members of the Sustainable Brands® community gather in Boston, MA to kick off the 6th annual New Metrics conference. Nearly 300 global senior executives across diverse sectors are convening today through Nov 16th to unveil cutting-edge corporate practices that measure and quantify environmental and social impacts and tie them to financial and business value. Conversations are focusing on Corporate Strategy & Operations, Customer Insights & Engagement, Investor Trends & Relations, as well as Supply Chain Impact & Management.

GM Commits to 100 Percent Renewable Energy by 2050
GM Commits to 100 Percent Renewable Energy by 2050

PRESS RELEASE - DETROIT – General Motors plans to generate or source all electrical power for its 350 operations in 59 countries with 100 percent renewable energy — such as wind, sun and landfill gas — by 2050. “Establishing a 100 percent renewable energy goal helps us better serve society by reducing environmental impact,” said GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra. “This pursuit of renewable energy benefits our customers and communities through cleaner air while strengthening our business through lower and more stable energy costs.”

Adding Value, Sustainability to the Supply Chain by Recycling the Unrecyclable
Adding Value, Sustainability to the Supply Chain by Recycling the Unrecyclable

WASTE NOT - One of the most significant challenges that manufacturers and major brands face today is maintaining high sustainability standards across their entire supply and production chain. It’s no new idea that consumer brands that have not embraced sustainability and CSR initiatives are at risk on many fronts, but integrating more environmentally sound and socially responsible processes requires sweeping infrastructure changes that many businesses may have difficulty implementing and sustaining.

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Top 4 Ways Virtual Reality Can Deliver ROI for your Purpose-Driven Brand
Top 4 Ways Virtual Reality Can Deliver ROI for your Purpose-Driven Brand

MARKETING AND COMMS - The first time I watched virtual reality, I knew that it was going to become an incredibly powerful medium for doing good. At Matter Unlimited, we're in the business of doing good by amplifying the power of brands and organizations to drive positive change in the world. Immediately I recognized the opportunity for us to tell stories in VR that bring people closer to understanding a wide array of social issues.

New Understanding Around the ROI of a Sustainable Supply Chain
New Understanding Around the ROI of a Sustainable Supply Chain

SUPPLY CHAIN - When it comes to developing sustainability programs, most brands begin by adding: by introducing “green” practices to their workplace or a recycling component to their manufacturing process. But to truly have impact, sustainability practitioners should create purpose that is built-in, not bolted-on, across both business and brand strategy. How do we shift from bolting on sustainability to building it into the business? And what inspires this shift in the first place? To truly build in sustainability, we must look at the back-end of product creation: the supply chain.

Sustaining Earth Day: Renewables Investment Hits a New High
Sustaining Earth Day: Renewables Investment Hits a New High

PRESS RELEASE - Earth Day marks the official signing of the Paris Climate Agreement at the United Nations (U.N.) New York headquarters. The Paris deal paves the way for a new era of clean energy growth, providing crucial momentum for the push toward net zero emissions — a goal that requires the near-ubiquitous use of renewables. The good news: There’s been ample progress to that end. And it appears to be the tipping point for widespread adoption. Renewable energy has spread across the globe

Regenerative Business: Diving Into the History, Etymology and Practice of 'Regeneration'
Regenerative Business: Diving Into the History, Etymology and Practice of 'Regeneration'

LEADERSHIP - Forty years ago, I meet a cadre of business designers and developers who called what they did Regenerative Business Design. They had led a revolution with extraordinary success in Procter & Gamble, which gave the business world a state of the art approach in producing Return on Investment with people and assets. They delivered earnings for the consumer products giant that were the envy of all industries, in an industry whose margins were collapsed to below 5 percent.

How to Calculate SROI for Traditionally Overlooked Social Impacts
How to Calculate SROI for Traditionally Overlooked Social Impacts

NEW METRICS - While quantifying and valuing the true costs and benefits of environmental impacts has matured, doing the same for social impacts remains elusive.

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First Round of Plenaries at #NewMetrics '15 Tackles ROI, Reporting, Multiple Capitals, Science-Based Goals
First Round of Plenaries at #NewMetrics '15 Tackles ROI, Reporting, Multiple Capitals, Science-Based Goals

NEW METRICS - The main-stage program of New Metrics ’15 kicked off Wednesday with a simple, yet powerful reminder: This set of conversations is all about upside potential, smarter risk management and long-term resilience. Our focus this week — New Metrics — are metrics that allow business leaders to quantify previously ignored ESG impacts, or capture entirely new forms of business value based on new opportunities along those dimensions.

ROSI: JetBlue's Unique New Metrics for Assessing the ROI of Sustainability
ROSI: JetBlue's Unique New Metrics for Assessing the ROI of Sustainability

NEW METRICS - In a whitepaper released this summer, JetBlue explores how building wider purpose into brands yields competitive advantage. “The Matter with Metrics: Measuring the ROI of Sustainability” presents a four-pronged framework to creating and measuring authentic sustainability programs and consumer messaging.I spoke with Nancy Elder, VP of Communications at JetBlue and co-author of the paper, about how to bake sustainability into business models and reap its multiple financial benefits.

Citibank: Tackling Climate Change Would Create Positive ROI for the Global Economy
Citibank: Tackling Climate Change Would Create Positive ROI for the Global Economy

NEW METRICS - Taking action to mitigate climate change by investing in a low-carbon energy mix will save more money in the long run than inaction, even before accounting for savings from avoided climate damage costs, according to a new report by Citi Global Perspectives & Solutions (GPS), a division within Citibank.

5 Evolving Reasons Every Business Should Care About #NewMetrics
5 Evolving Reasons Every Business Should Care About #NewMetrics

NEW METRICS - If you are a regular or even semi-regular reader of Sustainable Brands, you are likely familiar with our New Metrics (#NewMetrics) events and publications.

The Implications of an Emerging Corporate Conscience for Business Metrics: Part 15
The Implications of an Emerging Corporate Conscience for Business Metrics: Part 15

NEW METRICS - In 14 earlier parts of this series, Claire Sommer and I developed 26 pitfalls in the sustainable business metrics field, based on the experiences of many mostly non-business fields (Find them here.)

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A Lamp That Collects Energy, Sells It Back to the Grid, and Invests Your Earnings for You? Aspirational, Indeed
A Lamp That Collects Energy, Sells It Back to the Grid, and Invests Your Earnings for You? Aspirational, Indeed

CLEANTECH - Welcome the latest innovation that might up the ante for “smart” in-home electronics: The Aspirational Lamp is a solar-powered desk lamp that, in addition to shining light, aims to generate its own return on your investment. The truly smart lamp has the ability to twist toward the sun to gather — and store — the maximum amount of energy; when not in use, it then sells excess energy back to the grid, and invests earnings in the stock market, with the goal of earning itself enough money over time to pay for upgrades and new parts for itself (but not enough to enable early retirement).

The Matter with Metrics: Measuring the ROI of Sustainability
The Matter with Metrics: Measuring the ROI of Sustainability

PRESS RELEASE - JetBlue whitepaper: The Matter with Metrics - Measuring the ROI of Sustainability from Sustainable Brands

Criteria That Positively Affect the ROI of Sustainable Tourism
Criteria That Positively Affect the ROI of Sustainable Tourism

NEW METRICS - Ireland has made positive strides in sustainable tourism in the last decade, including the development of a globally recognized tourism eco-certification program and the Wild Atlantic Way touring route filled with agritourism food trails, naturalist-guided adventure activities and environmentally conscious boutique hotels.

For Leaders, the Return on Investment on Humility Is Huge
For Leaders, the Return on Investment on Humility Is Huge

LEADERSHIP - If there is one aspect of coaching executive leaders that few truly understand well, it is the nature of humility. If you have been born and bred as an alpha-adult - commanding, controlling, dominating - and this is your leadership style, the very word itself can be perceived as a form of weakness, an undesirable quality in a world where lunch is for wimps.Fine, but for those who have this attitude, there are massive returns on investment for both the individual and their businesses that stand there screaming, while the executive hears and sees nothing.

New ROI Tool Helps Building Designers Make Biz Case for Triple Bottom Line
New ROI Tool Helps Building Designers Make Biz Case for Triple Bottom Line

CLEANTECH - Impact Infrastructure has unveiled AutoCASE, a new cloud-based tool that enables triple-bottom line business case analysis to become an integrated part of a Building Information Modeling (BIM) project design workflow.The analysis tool goes beyond exploring only the engineering aspects of a design to embrace an accounting framework with three parts: social, environmental and financial. This makes triple bottom line business case analysis more affordable, easier to produce and more accessible to infrastructure professionals around the world.

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Thai Pulp Company Creating High-Quality Paper from Palm Oil Waste
Thai Pulp Company Creating High-Quality Paper from Palm Oil Waste

WASTE NOT - Pulp Green Tech Holding (PGT), an R&D-focused company that owns Thai Gorilla Pulp Ltd., announced this week that it has successfully achieved a high-grade paper pulp made from empty palm fruit bunches, which are most often treated as waste material from the palm oil extraction process.The company estimates that roughly 95 percent, or 300 million tons, of this raw material is currently discarded per year.PGT says the process is highly cost-efficient and will enable investors, palm oil producers and paper pulp mills to achieve ROI of over 100% in the first year of operation, assuming the pulp is sold at a price of comparable non-wood materials.

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