So I think changes that I’ve seen in the sustainability arena, especially in the corporate sustainability arena, are that sustainability has stopped being some sort of exotic kind of adjunct to the business. Increasingly, it’s becoming part of how the business makes decisions, how it decides where to invest in the kinds of policies that it adopts. And I think business leaders increasingly are beginning to understand that the role of business is as far more than just, you know, the quarterly financial returns.
As a sustainability practitioner I have often come across the perception that addressing environmental or social challenges is a nice-to-have and something that often will come as a cost to the company. But is this really the case? Or do we perhaps need to become better at aligning our corporate sustainability programs and activities towards addressing some of the issues that are truly critical for our companies’ future success?
All members to gather in San Diego, CA at SB’13 for multi-stakeholder collaboration initiatives
SAN FRANCISCO, May 28, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Sustainable Brands® announces the addition of six new members to its Corporate Member Group. Disney, Del Monte, SAP, Mattel, L’Oréal and BASF join over two dozen companies already committed to leveraging their unique role in business and society by aligning multiple stakeholders along a path towards a sustainable future.
Applications Now Available: 2014 Excellence Awards
May 9, 2013 /3BL Media/ - CECP, where Fortune 500 CEOs turn to achieve societal progress and sustainable business performance, released the applications for its 2014 Excellence Awards. These awards are among the most distinguished awards in the field of effective corporate societal engagement.
Thirty One Companies Participated in Unique Look at Global Giving
April 11, 2013 /3BL Media/ - CECP, a valued partner to leading CEOs and companies that prioritize community engagement, found through its pilot Global Guide study that leading companies around the world, sharing data on their 2011 contributions, designated 44% of their total giving to international recipients. Median overall giving for Global Guide respondents was US$39 million.
A new study by GreenBiz finds that while corporations are adopting more environmentally sustainable practices, their impacts on ecosystems continue to increase. It shows that despite the rapid rise of sustainability on companies' agendas, progress is lagging, particularly in light of the resource and weather risks many sectors are facing.