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Tim Greiner

Managing Director
Pure Strategies

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

Tim Greiner, a Pure Strategies Co-founder and Managing Director, has pioneered approaches to building environmental and social integrity into products, brands, and businesses. His experience spans the spectrum from developing sustainability strategy, drafting sustainability goals, designing product sustainability programs, creating approaches to transform sustainable supply chains and fostering collaborative mechanisms to lift the sustainability performance of entire industries. He is currently working with several progressive businesses on developing science-based targets and comprehensive climate strategies. He is a co-founder of the Chemical Footprint Project and has guided sustainable chemicals management strategies for companies across diverse industries. He has also led regenerative agriculture projects with food brands and retailers. Current and former clients include Annie’s, Walmart, Seventh Generation, Ben & Jerry’s, The North Face, Stonyfield Farm, MilliporeSigma and U.S. EPA.

Tim holds Masters’ degrees in Environmental Policy and Business from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Bachelor's degree in Materials Science Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is a founding member of the Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Planners Association and a former Board member and President. He is also founder of the Cape Ann Climate Change Network and is a Research Associate at the Lowell Center for Sustainable Production. Tim has experience in industry as a Process Engineer for Fairchild Semiconductor. He also worked for the Massachusetts Office of Technical Assistance as Project Director and Chief Engineer.

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Introducing the Natural Next Step for Science-Based Targets
Introducing the Natural Next Step for Science-Based Targets

The Next Economy / Setting science-based targets for nature — as Seventh Generation and other leading companies are doing — can bolster climate targets while also helping to protect and restore water, oceans, land and biodiversity. - 7 months ago

2020 Begins the Decade of Benefit Corporations
2020 Begins the Decade of Benefit Corporations

Business Case / What are the benefits of benefit corporations and certified B Corporations? Can they really help to lead toward meaningful change for society and the environment? We explored these questions with corporate sustainability expert Tim Greiner, Pure Strategies’ co-founder and Managing Director. - 1 year ago

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. - 2 years 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. - 3 years ago

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#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 - 3 years ago

Q&A: Tim Greiner on the Transformational Role of Chemical Footprinting
Q&A: Tim Greiner on the Transformational Role of Chemical Footprinting

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / Sustainable chemical management is a critical component of a healthy and circular future. In its second annual report, the Chemical Footprint Project (CFP) revealed encouraging advances across industries towards the use of safer materials and greater transparency. - 3 years 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. - 4 years ago

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. - 5 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. - 6 years ago

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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 - 6 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. - 7 years ago

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