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How to Grow Revenue 90%

General Electric, Dow and other top companies are using enterprise-wide targets to drive topline growth from sustainability initiatives, according to research conducted by The Conference Board in collaboration with the Investor Responsibility Research Center Institute. Revenue targets for portfolios of sustainable products and services are helping sample companies grow these … Read more »

Addressing Supply Chain Risk, Sustainability in Strategic Plans

Addressing Supply Chain Risk, Sustainability in Strategic Plans

Although two of the biggest concerns in supply-chain management are risk and sustainability, they are often viewed separately when they should be addressed concurrently in strategic and operational plans, according to a report by The Conference Board. The report goes on to warn that keeping the two areas separate may … Read more »

Corporate Disclosure of Non-financial Metrics on the Rise, but Still Has a Ways to Go

Corporate disclosure of non-financial metrics has come a long way since the first environmental reports of the 1980s. Data from the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), which oversees the most widely recognized framework for non-financial reporting, show that in 2012 there were almost 2,500 GRI reports – about three times the … Read more »

Environmental Executive Moves: Clean Harbors, NAED, Green Innovations

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. Clean Harbors: The environmental, energy and industrial services company has promoted Jerry E. Correll to president of Safety-Kleen Environmental Services. Correll replaces Robert Craycraft, who has resigned to pursue other opportunities. Correll joined Clean Harbors in 2002 in … Read more »

Sustainability Reporting Slowly Increases in China, Report Finds

Sustainability Reporting Slowly Increases in China, Report Finds

One-third of  companies surveyed  in China share their sustainability initiatives with the outside world, illustrating some progress in the country to promote non-financial reporting, according to a report released by The Conference Board. Potential regulatory changes requiring the presentation of certain sustainability metrics and a movement among companies towards greater … Read more »

US Companies ‘Lag in Disclosing Environmental Practices’

Only 16 percent of US-based Russell 1000 companies have adopted formal climate-change policies, compared to 39 percent of their global counterparts, according to a new study by The Conference Board, Bloomberg and Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Focal Point USA. The report, Sustainability Practices: 2012 Edition, also says US companies lag … Read more »