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Which Companies Lead at Integrating Sustainability into Business Strategies?

Which Companies Lead at Integrating Sustainability into Business Strategies?

Unilever does the best job integrating sustainability into its business strategy, a position the company has held for the past six years, according to a survey by global consultancies GlobeScan and SustainAbility.

Why Leading Global Companies Are Using a New Food Waste Standard to Reduce Waste

Why Leading Global Companies Are Using a New Food Waste Standard to Reduce Waste

Food loss and waste costs businesses billions of dollars each year and it generates about 8 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, accounting for the carbon footprint of food produced and not eaten. This means if food waste was a country, it would be the third-largest greenhouse gas emitter on … Read more »

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How Nestlé Waters’ New CSO Balances Resource Management, Consumer Demand

These are tough times to be a chief sustainability officer of a bottled water company in the US, operating in many regions facing water scarcity and drought, making water an increasingly limited — and valuable — resource. This is the situation that Nelson Switzer finds himself in, as the newly … Read more »

How to Best Manage Corporate Water Risk

Water has a place on the risk agenda for every business, either as a direct operational issue or in the supply chain. And the risks continue to grow, be it too much or too little water, or water that’s too dirty or too expensive. Some leading companies are already changing … Read more »

Walmart, Coke, Nestle, Pepsi Support Flint Crisis with Water Donations

Walmart, Coca-Cola, Nestlé and PepsiCo will add their support to Flint, Michigan, by contributing about 176 truckloads of water to help people affected by the Flint drinking water crisis, including enough water to meet the daily needs of over 10,000 school children for the balance of the calendar year, the companies announced. In addition to the water … Read more »

Davos: Nestlé, Unilever CEOs Join Food Waste Reduction Coalition

Davos: Nestlé, Unilever CEOs Join Food Waste Reduction Coalition

A coalition to reduce food waste made up of CEOs of major companies, government officials, heads of nonprofits and others formed today at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland. The coalition, called Champions 12.3, aims to accelerate progress toward meeting Target 12.3 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals … Read more »

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Businesses Using Carbon Pricing to Manage Climate Risks

Carbon markets are booming, according to two new reports, and business is playing a key role. Global carbon markets’ total value increased 9 percent to €48.4 billion ($52.6 billion) in 2015, boosted by North American markets, which grew 121 percent in terms of volume and 220 percent in terms of … Read more »

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Businesses Can Save Billions by Cutting Food Waste

Food waste is the single largest component of US municipal solid waste, it accounts for a major portion of the nation’s methane emissions — and it costs businesses billions. The US Department of Agriculture estimates the food retail industry lost almost $47 billion in 2010 (the most current figures) from … Read more »

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Road to COP21 Climate Talks: US Feds Pledge Emissions Cuts, CEOs Unite on Climate Deal

The COP21 climate talks are less than a week away and we’re seeing a flurry of low-carbon commitments from governments and industry as both groups gear up for Paris. US federal agencies will cut emissions to 41.8 percent below 2008 levels by 2025. The White House made the commitment on … Read more »

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CDP Reveals 2015 Climate A List

Apple, Microsoft and Google made the CDP 2015 Climate A List, which includes companies that received an A grade for their actions to mitigate climate change. CDP published the list as part of its annual Climate Change Report. The A List features brands from around the world including BMW, Nissan, … Read more »

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Nestlé to Use How2Recycle Label on Packaging

Nestlé is the newest member of the How2Recycle Label Program, which provides on-package recycling information to keep recoverable materials out of landfills. Selected Nestlé USA and Purina brands will use the How2Recycle label to help communicate to the public how to recycle their packaging. The How2Recycle label is a project … Read more »

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