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Biggest and Smartest Corporations Already Accounting for Carbon Pollution in Business Plans

December 10, 2013 by Frances Beinecke

Corporations and Carbon

Twenty-nine corporations, including five major oil companies, are starting to account for coming carbon limits in their business plans, according to a new report by CDP. They recognize the era of unlimited pollution will soon end, and it’s time to rein in their share of global warming emissions.[read more]

Sustainability: Past, Present, and Future

March 16, 2013 by Tom Schueneman


A variety of factors are coalescing to make 2013 a pivotal year in the growth of sustainability. While implementation was once fraught with risk, it's now seen as a way to reduce risk and establish competitive positioning.[read more]

Why Telecommuting Is An Energy Win-Win

May 12, 2011 by Marc Gunther

 Where are you working, right now? If you’re in the office, would you rather be at home? Verizon sent me this infographic on tele-commuting, which the company calls telework: They also sent along this comment from a Verizon worker named Nena Faulkner who is part of their sustainability team.  I really appreciate the flexibility...[read more]

Ellen Weinreb: In search of the Chief Sustainability Officer

March 27, 2010 by Marc Gunther

Today’s guest post comes from Ellen Weinreb, who is the  CEO of Sustainability Recruiting, a  search firm based in Berkeley (where else?) focusing on sustainability, corporate social responsibility (CSR) and corporate citizenship jobs. Ellen got interested in fair trade issues as an undergrad at Wellesley College (she sold...[read more]

100 Best Corporate Citizens? What a CROck!

March 23, 2010 by Marc Gunther

Google challenges Internet censorship in China. It invests in solar power, electric cars, geothermal energy and the smart grid, and runs an array of programs to help its employees become more “green.” It’s consistently voted one of the best places to work. And it has an inspiring mission: to organize all of the world’s information. Yet...[read more]

Alice Pays a Carbon Tax in Wonderland

March 22, 2010 by Dave Rochlin

By Dave Rochlin - originally posted on Alice, the Mad Hatter, and the Red Queen aren't waiting around for the climate bill. According to a recent piece in the Wall Street Journal, Disney is making the company’s business units pay an internal tax based on how much carbon they use. Alice in Wonderland's filmmakers needed to...[read more]

Can corporate social responsibility affect your company’s bottom line?

March 19, 2010 by Tom Raftery

Your company’s share price can be negatively affected if you fail to behave responsibly in your business practices. I have written here a couple of times about environmental risks companies could potentially face. This first time I wrote about this it was in reference to FaceBook’s decision to source the power for their new data center...[read more]

Ford Takes a Not-so-Small step Toward Responsibility

February 15, 2010 by JeffWeinberger

Yesterday, The Detroit Free Press reported that Ford dealers are taking part in a pilot program offered by the company to help those dealers reduce their environmental impact. The report highlighted the reductions in energy use and the resulting cost decrease that the dealers are likely to see from adopting this program, but at the same...[read more]

Drivers of Preference: Why Consumers Will Buy Green

February 3, 2010 by Joseph Romm

This Huffpo repost is by Richard Seireeni Brand, Architect, and author of “The Gort Cloud: The Invisible Force Powering Today’s Most Visible Green Brands” Seventh Generation may be the market leader in eco-friendly household cleaning products and is unquestionably dedicated to environmental and social responsibility, but these are not...[read more]

In Boston for the Summit

December 3, 2007 by James Farrar

I just arrived in Boston for the SAP Influencer Summit. I’m especially pleased to host a session on CSR on Tuesday afternoon. We have invited some really top notch thinkers including: Graham Baxter from the International Business Leaders Forum in London. Until this past summer Graham was the long time head of CSR at BP and served as...[read more]