Tim Greiner

Managing Director
Pure Strategies

Tim Greiner is Pure Strategies' co-founder and Managing Director.

He specializes in building environmental and social integrity into products, brands and businesses. He is currently working with businesses on corporate strategy, regenerative agriculture, materials health, and science-based targets. Tim advises corporate leaders on strategy and innovation on solving the leading environmental issues businesses face today. His work in this area goes back nearly 20 years, when he completed Stonyfield’s first value chain carbon footprint, one of the first companies to look upstream and downstream at GHG impacts. Since that time, Tim and Pure Strategies have worked on these topics with leading companies including Walmart, Ben & Jerry’s, The North Face, Organic Valley and more.

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Goals with Impact: How to Set the Next Generation of Sustainability Goals
Goals with Impact: How to Set the Next Generation of Sustainability Goals

New Metrics / With scores of companies embracing science-based climate targets, we look at what it takes to set these goals and apply the approach to the biggest environmental and social risks across the business. - 1 month ago

Climate Strategies Step Into Scope 3: Tips for Science-Based Scope 3 Climate Targets
Climate Strategies Step Into Scope 3: Tips for Science-Based Scope 3 Climate Targets

Walking the Talk / When Walmart announced its Project Gigaton goals in 2017, it raised the bar for corporate climate action. This ambitious commitment is aimed at reducing emissions from Scope 3 sources by one billion tons by 2030. - 1 year ago

#NewMetrics, Day 3: Digging Even Deeper Into Next-Generation Impact Metrics
#NewMetrics, Day 3: Digging Even Deeper Into Next-Generation Impact Metrics

New Metrics / Live Well San Diego: A visionary partnership to define and measure 10 quality-of-life metrics By Anna Shugoll - 1 year ago

Collaboration for Logistics Innovation: An IoT Pallet Designed for a Circular Economy
Collaboration for Logistics Innovation: An IoT Pallet Designed for a Circular Economy

Collaboration / Pallets, ubiquitous throughout our economy, have been an early example of the potential for a circular product system, with reusable, pooled pallets reducing waste in logistics. For decades, wood has been the dominant pooled pallet material. While a natural, renewable material, wood can break, is porous and can create worker safety issues from handling. With roughly 10 billion pallets in circulation, there remains a significant opportunity for improvements. - 1 year ago

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Ben & Jerry's and Ford Are Embracing Climate Disruption - and Your Company Needs to, as Well
Ben & Jerry's and Ford Are Embracing Climate Disruption - and Your Company Needs to, as Well

Product, Service & Design Innovation / Is your business embracing the disruptive forces of a low-carbon world as Ford and Ben & Jerry’s are? Over the next 10 years, climate change will drive industrial disruption at rates that previously seemed unimaginable. In response, policy makers must come to terms with the need to keep the mean global temperature rise to 1.5°C. - 2 years ago

More Than a Badge: What We Can Learn About Sustainability From the Boy Scouts
More Than a Badge: What We Can Learn About Sustainability From the Boy Scouts

Leadership / My recent meeting with the Boy Scouts of America and their suppliers radically shifted my view of what the Scouts are about. My impression of the Boy Scouts was stuck in my experience as a Scout back in the ‘70s. As a middle schooler, I joined the Scouts to hang out with my friends. I loved the outdoor activities and the pursuit of merit badges. - 3 years ago

Sustainable Supply Chains: Can Retailers Be the Rising Tide That Lifts All Boats?
Sustainable Supply Chains: Can Retailers Be the Rising Tide That Lifts All Boats?

Supply Chain / A whopping 97 percent of environmental impacts in the retail sector come from the product itself — from raw materials, transportation and product manufacturing. With impacts so heavily weighted in the supply chain, retailers are increasingly and creatively wading upstream to partner with their suppliers on their greatest impacts. The key to success lies in selecting the appropriate supplier engagement method and then using that approach as a vehicle to deeper collaboration. But can successful retailer approaches truly motivate meaningful supply chain improvements?The benefits of engagement - 4 years ago

Companies Need a New Game Plan for Chemical Management
Companies Need a New Game Plan for Chemical Management

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / Consumer products companies are faced with a new chemical agenda. The market expectation has shifted from outdated regulatory compliance to greater ingredient transparency and more stringent health and environmental protection. Companies have traditionally siloed their chemical policies and programs in legal or regulatory departments, but these teams can’t manage the new rules of the game on their own. They need a new framework with an overarching direction and purpose that engages the business to understand, assess, improve and disclose chemical information and hazards. In short, they need a new game plan for chemical management. - 5 years ago

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