Seven Ways to Introduce Innovation Into Your Company

By Steven L. Blue

The reason innovations fail is not because of technology. It’s never about the technology. Innovations fail because of people. The people who might employ a new technology may not be sold on it. Or they might be afraid of it. Or they might feel threatened by. Welcome to the dark side of innovation.

Making Packaging Do More for the Environment: Trends to Watch for in Food and Beverage Packaging

By Elisabeth Comere

The food and beverage industry is evolving rapidly, as are available packaging options. Innovation and adaptation have become a top priority as companies strive to provide greater product value and meet consumers’ evolving demands for packaging that is convenient to use, fit for purpose, and environmentally friendly. Some of the expected packaging trends and innovation we can expect to see in 2017 are described below.

Enjoying the Career Journey While Keeping an Eye on the Summit

By National Association for Environmental Management (NAEM)

In 2006 Sophia Danenberg, a corporate EHS leader and recreational mountaineer, became the first African-American to reach the summit of Mount Everest.  For this edition of CSRwire’s Talkback, we spoke with her about how her experiences in the mountains have influenced her career path and how she approaches her work. 

Q: What inspires you about your EHS career?

The Future of Business is About Being Regenerative

By Giles Hutchins

In the conference halls, corporate boardrooms and corridors of power that I walk, I sense winds of change.  There is a metamorphic shift unfolding in terms of how we view our organisations – in terms of ‘how’ they operate and in terms of ‘why’ they operation.

Twelve Trillion Reasons to Be a More Sustainable Company

By Bob Willard

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) define a world that promises a flourishing future for human civilization on spaceship Earth. Some companies already embrace the SDGs as their aspirational environmental and social goals. Other companies hesitate, in case attaining some or all the goals’ 169 associated targets by 2030 would be at the expense of company success. There are 12 trillion reasons why their hesitation is unjustified.

Charting a New Course in Sustainability Reporting

By Sophia Mendelsohn

There’s currently a debate brewing among sustainability and corporate responsibility professionals about the best way to report CSR and environmental information. Is a sustainability report the proper time for storytelling or do readers just want the facts? Truth is, we are often trying to reach multiple (and different audiences) with one report. This year, JetBlue decided to revisit how we report our environmental, social and purpose-driven initiatives. 

Cultivating a Meaningful Career through Passion, Professional Development and Perseverance

By National Association for Environmental Management (NAEM)

As the Director of Global Retail Environmental Health & Safety at The Estée Lauder Companies, Drena Howard’s passion for her work and leadership savvy have made her a rising star in the EHS&S profession. We spoke with her for this edition of CSR Talkback to learn more about the skills in her toolbox and how she invests in her professional development to advance her effectiveness.  

Economics of Soil Health: Key to Adoption

By C. Wayne Honeycutt, Ph.D.

The current world population of approximately 7.4 billion is projected to increase to approximately 9.7 billion by 2050.  Growing enough food, while also sustaining and improving our natural resources, is one of the greatest challenges of our time.

Like Water for… Soil

By Deborah Bossio

We often think of soil health and water security as distinct conservation issues, but in fact they are inseparable. A new study from The Nature Conservancy (TNC) underscores how good soil management is not only foundational to safeguarding water supplies, but also generates additional benefits on local to global scales.

Soil Health: Critical for Farmers, the Environment and Global Food Security

By Congressman Tim Walz

Spanning across southern Minnesota from the South Dakota border in the west to the Wisconsin border in the east, Minnesota’s First Congressional District is home to some of the most productive agricultural land in America. Here you’ll find fertile soil, rich with nutrients that support the growth of a wide variety of crops.

In my district, like many others throughout the United States, farmers are the backbone of our economy. There are no better stewards of the land than those who depend on it for their livelihoods and the livelihoods of their families.


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