sustainability


Message from Mars: How to institutionalize sustainability

Message from Mars: How to institutionalize sustainability Erica Hauver Monday, June 18, 2018 – 1:59am Mars has generated numerous headlines by committing $1 billion to achieve the company’s Sustainable in a Generation Plan. A billion dollars is a lot of money, even for Mars. But leaving aside the substantial funding, the announcement could be seen […]

Enlightened self-interest as a tool in sustainability leadership

Over the last couple weeks I have added several articles on different ways businesses are working on climate change. The running theme is you can’t go it alone. Consider the partnership of Proctor and Gamble teaming up with NGO TerraCycle to reduce waste “by creating the Ocean Plastic Bottle for P&G’s line of Fairy dish […]

How Mars and Walmart illustrate the future of sustainability

How Mars and Walmart illustrate the future of sustainability Peter Seligmann Tuesday, October 31, 2017 – 2:00am Sustainability carries a lot of buzz these days, whether you’re talking about choices in food, business plans or personal lifestyles. But when Mars Inc. uncovered a troubling flaw in its supply chain, sustainability became an imperative for the […]

Packaging’s role in Walmart’s Project Gigaton

Packaging’s role in Walmart’s Project Gigaton Tony Kingsbury Monday, October 16, 2017 – 1:26am Earlier this year, around Earth Day, Walmart announced an ambitious plan to work with its supply chain to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by one gigaton. I decided to run the numbers to see what role source reduction, specifically in Walmart’s […]

Unchecked Consumption is the Elephant in the Boardroom

Unchecked Consumption Is the Elephant in the Boardroom March 24, 2017 by Eliot Metzger , Lindsey Longendyke , Samantha Putt del Pino Many businesses measure growth by selling more stuff to more people, and consumer markets are expected to expand in the decades ahead. The world is on pace to exceed 9.5 billion people by […]

Our Legacy – A Human Story

Our Legacy – A Human Story When considering climate change and the many-sided arguments that accompany it, one must turn to the core of human values to define our ultimate goals. It has been addressed in every way possible; through art, film, documentary, short film, petitions, lobbying, lawmaking, media, social media, news – both print […]

Heineken Saved $84 Million by Using Less Water

Beer is made of water, barley, hops and yeast. But without the water you basically have beery tasting bread. The folks at Heineken know what they need to do to keep their doors open and that is to save water in their production. Plus they saved $84 million smackers doing it. They are indeed “Brewing […]

10 Critical Corporate Sustainability Trends

What trends are you following? I’m loving all the collaborations that include humor and unexpected creative connections. I think that’s the trend to follow. 10 Critical Corporate Sustainability Trends to Watch in 2015 and Beyond May 11, 2015 by Dimitar Vlahov   If the global business community is to thrive in the long term — […]

Beam Me Up

Beam Me Up By Adele Weder Ema Peter/courtesy of Michael Green Architecture Got wood? At 29.5 metres, WIDC, in Prince George, BC, is the tallest mass-timber building in North America. Michael Green likes to think big, talk big, and build tall. He schmoozes with government power brokers, innovative engineers, and audacious developers. In his Vancouver […]