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Staples, Marriott Now Requiring Suppliers to Assess 'Chemical Footprints'
Staples, Marriott Now Requiring Suppliers to Assess 'Chemical Footprints'

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / Next Wednesday, June 17, U.S. businesses representing more than $50 billion in investment and purchasing power will require that their vendors, suppliers, and builders use a new assessment tool that measures usage of harmful chemicals in their products and production processes. - 5 years ago

How Can We Scale the B Corp Movement?
How Can We Scale the B Corp Movement?

Leadership / In an engaging session on Thursday morning, the final day of SB ’15 San Diego, a group of expert panelists discussed the obstacles and opportunities to growing the Certified B corporation movement, and faced some tough questions from the audience on its future. - 5 years ago

How to Successfully Engage Consumers Around Water Sustainability
How to Successfully Engage Consumers Around Water Sustainability

Marketing and Comms / A Wednesday afternoon session at SB ’15 San Diego explored compelling case studies on designing and implementing consumer-facing water campaigns. Representatives from Waste Management, Stella Artois and Water.org, the National Hockey League, and WhiteWave Foods described their efforts to engage consumers in their water conservation initiatives and offered tips on creating effective partnerships with NGOs. - 5 years ago

Cities and Corporations: How Do They Intersect on Sustainability?
Cities and Corporations: How Do They Intersect on Sustainability?

The Next Economy / What can cities do contribute to the sustainability revolution? A whole lot, according to a workshop today, opening morning of SB ’15, featuring Gil Friend, CSO of the City of Palo Alto, and Chris Guenther, Director of Research at think tank SustainAbility.The three-hour presentation and breakout discussion focused on leveraging municipal and corporate partnerships to advance sustainability goals around issues such as climate, water, utilities and mobility. - 5 years ago

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Want to Make an Impact? Invest in Women
Want to Make an Impact? Invest in Women

Product, Service & Design Innovation / Just 13 of the 200 highest paid CEOs in the U.S. are female, according to data published recently by the New York Times. While gender parity in the workplace is advancing worldwide and many women are heeding the call to ‘Lean in’, progress in changing outcomes is generally slow. - 5 years ago

Unilever, WWF, Germany Named Sector Leaders in Driving Sustainability Agenda
Unilever, WWF, Germany Named Sector Leaders in Driving Sustainability Agenda

Leadership / Globescan and SustainAbility released their 2015 Sustainability Leaders survey today, asking experts to assess the progress that various institutions have made in advancing sustainable development since the historic Earth Summit in 1992.Results drawn from 816 sustainability experts across 82 countries indicate a positive perception of non-state actors and lack of confidence in the leadership of national governments. NGOs’ sustainability contribution is ranked highest among those polled, followed by social entrepreneurs, independent academic organizations, social change movements, and multi-sector collaborations. - 5 years ago

Tennaxia-SASB Partnership Simplifies Sustainability Data for Companies, Investors
Tennaxia-SASB Partnership Simplifies Sustainability Data for Companies, Investors

New Metrics / A new partnership between data management company Tennaxia and the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) may make it easier for companies to measure, manage and report on the sustainability data most essential for financial performance and value creation.By integrating SASB standards into Tennaxia’s software platform, companies will be able to track industry-specific metrics material to financial performance, alongside a broad range of CSR data and reporting frameworks. C-suite management and investors can have access to a ‘total mix’ of information needed to make decisions. - 5 years ago

Elkington’s Dramatization of ‘The Stretch Agenda’ Aims to Help Execs Move Beyond ‘Change-as-Usual’
Elkington’s Dramatization of ‘The Stretch Agenda’ Aims to Help Execs Move Beyond ‘Change-as-Usual’

Organizational Change / “We pan in to a generously proportioned boardroom on the 33rd floor of an iconic skyscraper, soaring above London and the River Thames. … This is an Extraordinary Board Meeting.”So begins the opening scene in The Stretch Agenda, a ‘playper’ released by advisory firm Volans last week. Over three acts, the report enlivens the call for businesses to look beyond incremental change and focus strategy on the system dynamics that impact their longevity. - 5 years ago

Valuing the Invaluable: How WWF Is Helping Companies Protect the Ultimate Shared Resource
Valuing the Invaluable: How WWF Is Helping Companies Protect the Ultimate Shared Resource

Organizational Change / Water is essential to business of all kinds — from resource extraction to retail. Its scarcity poses collective risks; not just to a company’s facilities, but also to the municipalities in which it operates and the communities comprising its consumer base. - 5 years ago

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Regenerative Capitalism: 7 Questions with a Finance Exec Turned Systems Thinker
Regenerative Capitalism: 7 Questions with a Finance Exec Turned Systems Thinker

The Next Economy / Nearly 15 years ago, John Fullerton left a two-decade career at JP Morgan in pursuit of meaning. Fullerton was disillusioned with the direction of mainstream finance; he saw a once principled culture yielding to the ferocious competition in deregulated capital markets, where economic brawn increasingly trumped civility.In his search for a new path, Fullerton soon discovered the profundity of interrelated ecological, economic and social crises afflicting the world. His most startling realization, he writes, “was that the modern scheme of economics and finance — what Wall Street ‘geniuses’ (like me) practiced so well — formed the root cause of these systemic crises.” - 5 years ago

Trending: How Do We Compensate Contractors in the 1099 Economy?
Trending: How Do We Compensate Contractors in the 1099 Economy?

The Next Economy / Facebook announced new benefits for its contract workers this week; the company will require contractors to pay employees a $15 minimum wage and provide benefits, including 15 paid days off and $4,000 paid parental leave.“Taking these steps is the right thing to do for our business and our community,” COO Sheryl Sandberg wrote in the post.Facebook’s decision is indicative of two important trends affecting the modern workplace: the proliferation of the 1099 economy and the growing pressure on companies to better compensate contractors. - 5 years ago

Trending: Fossil Fuel Divestment Enters Primetime
Trending: Fossil Fuel Divestment Enters Primetime

Behavior Change / From universities and churches to prominent investment funds, fossil fuel divestment continues to gain traction among diverse groups around the world.80 percent of global fossil fuel reserves need to remain unburned to avoid global warming more than two degrees above pre-industrial levels, the internationally accepted target for climate policy. - 5 years ago

Project Everyone Aims to Engage 7 Billion People in the UN Development Goals in 7 Days
Project Everyone Aims to Engage 7 Billion People in the UN Development Goals in 7 Days

Marketing and Comms / In September, The United Nations will launch its post-2015 Development Agenda, which outlines ambitious targets that include ending extreme poverty, promoting equity within and among countries, and addressing climate change on a global scale by 2030. - 5 years ago

From Connected Homes and Cars to Socially Responsible Devices, AT&T's Out to Help You Live More Sustainably
From Connected Homes and Cars to Socially Responsible Devices, AT&T's Out to Help You Live More Sustainably

Product, Service & Design Innovation / AT&T sees vast opportunity for mobile technology to enable sustainable lifestyles and the efficient use of resources. Did you forget to turn off the heat when leaving the house? No problem; we are long past the days when the devices in our pockets were used primarily as phones.Ahead of his presentation at SB’15 San Diego next month, we asked John Schulz, Director of Sustainability Operations at AT&T, about the company’s sustainability goals, its new Eco-Rating system, and its millennial workforce. - 5 years ago

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Mobilizing Around Climate Action: BICEP's Anne Kelly on Helping Brands Flex Their Advocacy Muscle
Mobilizing Around Climate Action: BICEP's Anne Kelly on Helping Brands Flex Their Advocacy Muscle

Collaboration / Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy (BICEP) is the foremost coalition of companies advancing energy and climate legislation in the US. A project of Ceres, BICEP convenes 34 member companies that advocate a low-carbon economy as a path to create jobs and stimulate growth. - 5 years ago

Study: Does Corporate Social Responsibility Performance Affect Reputational Risk?
Study: Does Corporate Social Responsibility Performance Affect Reputational Risk?

Cleantech / You’re a Chief Executive. Why care about environmental impacts and employee wellbeing if the bottom line is improving? The business logic behind CSR contends that negligence of these issues increases reputational risks. Just as a positive image can endear a brand to consumers, a toxic spill or news of poor labor conditions may threaten its ‘social license to operate’ and worry investors about disruptions to business. History shows reputational damage can quickly translate into financial losses (case in point: the Deepwater Horizon spill.) - 5 years ago

The 'Quaint Economy' 2.0: Will Etsy Be Selling Its Soul Along with Its Shares?
The 'Quaint Economy' 2.0: Will Etsy Be Selling Its Soul Along with Its Shares?

Product, Service & Design Innovation / Etsy’s IPO begins trading tomorrow, Thursday, April 16th. The online craft marketplace will be the largest B Corp to go public.Etsy’s stated mission — “To reimagine commerce in ways that build a more fulfilling and lasting world” — is bold and decidedly social. Founder Rob Kalin launched the company in 2005 after struggling to find a place to sell his carpentry and artwork. He has been quoted as saying he started Etsy with sustainability and entrepreneurs, like himself, in mind, and that the enterprise would not become a ‘faceless corporation’ such as eBay or other online marketplaces. - 5 years ago

Bevy of Brands Partnering With NGOs to Fund Conservation During Earth Month
Bevy of Brands Partnering With NGOs to Fund Conservation During Earth Month

Marketing and Comms / April is Earth Month, and brands are announcing programs to inspire participation in environmental activities and funding campaigns. - 6 years ago

More Brands Than Ever Encouraging People Across the World to Use #YourPower for Earth Hour
More Brands Than Ever Encouraging People Across the World to Use #YourPower for Earth Hour

Marketing and Comms / 2015 marks the ninth year of Earth Hour, the WWF-led global event at which people and businesses turn off the lights to illuminate climate change awareness. Businesses, communities and individuals in nearly 170 countries will flip their switches for an hour this Saturday, March 28th at 8:30 pm local time. - 6 years ago

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Trending: Big Banks Bringing Sustainable Investing Further Into the Mainstream
Trending: Big Banks Bringing Sustainable Investing Further Into the Mainstream

Leadership / Investors of every stripe are increasingly using Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) data to design their portfolios. While pension funds, insurance companies and sovereign wealth funds have led early ESG integration, mainstream banks are following suit with significant commitments to sustainable finance. Last month, several prominent banks announced programs that indicate the further maturation of global environmental finance and the Green Bond market. - 6 years ago

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