Business Sustainability

Environmental Sustainability Meets Business Sustainability: 7 Companies Bridging the Gap Through Smart Investments & Innovation


Environmental sustainability is simply part of doing business in a climate change world. From reducing energy usage and water waste to improving recycling and reuse efforts, companies large and small have implemented tactics and strategies to reduce their carbon footprints.

Our blog brings you some of those stories to not only honor their work, but also inspire your own efforts.

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WWF Launches Activation Hub to Help Prevent 10 Million Metric Tons of Global Plastic Waste

Principal Members, Keurig Dr Pepper, McDonald’s, Procter & Gamble, Starbucks, Tetra Pak and The Coca-Cola Company, with Thought Partners Ocean Conservancy and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation sign on to ReSource: Plastic to inspire action
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WASHINGTON, May 14, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The global plastic pollution crisis is threatening the natural environment on which we depend – impacting oceans, communities, wildlife, and people at an unprecedented rate. While many companies and organizations are committing to curb plastic pollution, some lack a roadmap to follow when implementing these commitments. Today WWF launched a new activation hub, ReSource: Plastic, to help solve this problem.

Erb Institute Partners With The Centre for Responsible Business (CRB) in India

By Terry Nelidov, Managing Director of Erb Institute | Business for Sustainability

Erb Faculty Director Joe Árvai and I took Erb on the road in November—to India!

India is one of the institute’s priority emerging markets for sustainability impact, and we’ve been working with the India Centre for Responsible Business (CRB) to develop a partnership for research, teaching and business-engagement opportunities. Erb sponsored CRB’s annual “India and Sustainability Standards” conference this year, and Joe and I were asked to speak at the November 14-16 event in Delhi.

Erb Institute | Business for Sustainability Faculty, Tom Lyon asks, "Do Millenials Have a Sense of 'Meh' When It Comes to the U.S. Auto Industry?"

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Erb Institute, faculty member, Tom Lyon along with A. Wren Montgomery and Kimberly S. Wolske, have recently completed research which considers differences between Millennial’s perceptions of automotive ownership versus prior generations and whether Millennials are exhibiting significantly different driving behaviors and attitudes. Interestingly, “changing emotional connections to and meanings around driving and ownership, and utility perceptions around vehicles” may be indicative of a general lack of interest by this generation, or more simply, ‘meh’.

Erb Faculty Member, Andy Hoffman Authors Chapter in State of the World’s 'EarthEd'


EarthEd: Rethinking Education on a Changing Planet (2017)

With global environmental changes locked into our future, what we teach must evolve. All education will need to be environmental education, but environmental education cannot focus solely on teaching everyone to live just a bit greener. Instead, it will need to both teach students to be bold sustainability leaders as well as equip them with the skills necessary to survive the turbulent century ahead.


Early Bird Discount Ends Soon for The Natural Step Level 1 Sustainability Course in Toronto

A Transformative Approach to Innovation, Strategy, and Results

The Natural Step Canada’s Level 1 Sustainability Course: Foundations in Strategy is an opportunity to apply the core concepts of sustainability.

Business Blogging for a Sustainable Purpose

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
How does the old adage go?  Two aspirin a day keeps the doctor away?  Well, we subscribe to the idea that blogging 2 posts a day, inspires eco action each day.  Truth be told, as sustainability consultants, we like to lead by example.  

Green Websites that Inspire Eco Action form the Inside Out

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
Does your website mirror your business sustainability values?  As viewed in our professional consulting, many websites succeed in presenting basic information about business sustainability programs and service offerings. However, we encourage clients to demonstrate sustainable leadership in a variety of innovative ways.  There are Companies with GREAT Sustainability Websites and what makes them so special?

Sustainability Professionals: How to Express Yourself with Social Media

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
“Social networks aren’t about Web sites. They’re about experiences.” – Mike DiLorenzo, NHL social media marketing director


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