Two Unintended Consequences of Your Supply Chain Assessment, and How to Avoid Them

By James Barsimantov

Regularly, you work to prepare a comprehensive supply chain assessment. Hours are spent building a robust questionnaire for your tier 1 suppliers. The goal is a 100% response rate, so that you have valuable intelligence to manage and improve your supply chain. Maybe the focus of your assessment is traceability and mapping, or perhaps calculating GHG emissions.  You send the questions and it takes the suppliers about two hours to complete. Two hours of work isn’t too much to ask, right? Or is it?

100x35JetBlue: Join Us in Caring for Puerto Rico and the Caribbean

By Icema Gibbs

The stories of devastation and desperate need coming out of Puerto Rico are heartbreaking. With a massive emergency response urgently needed and recovery efforts expected to take months (if not years), JetBlue has established a new program to help our crewmembers, customers and neighbors in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean: 100x35JetBlue.

Why 'Boring' is Important to Sustainability

By Brian Macnamara

Let’s talk about why sustainability needs to be boring.

System Change Opportunity in the Corporate Sector

By Frank Dixon

System change is by far the most important sustainability issue in the corporate sector. Climate change and virtually every other major environmental and social issue only can be resolved through systemic changes at the sector and overarching system levels. Companies proactively involved in system change are the true sustainability leaders. Like current sustainability leaders, they will attain many financial and competitive benefits. This article summarizes the system change opportunity in the corporate sector and how companies can capitalize on it.

Growing Sustainable Business Leaders

By Mac Macartney

Business leaders across all sectors are feeling the tug, the dip and pull of something deep beneath their feet. A future so uncertain they can no longer ignore it. It is not the erratic, unpredictable and irascible vagaries of the new US president, a resurgent Russia, a fractured European Union or the growth of disaffected communities around the world. It is the quaking of our earth on the brink of exhaustion.

TCR – A Paradigm Shift in Corporate Sustainability

By Frank Dixon

A paradigm shift is needed in business. Whole system thinking shows that two foundational business ideas are reductionistic, irrational and unintentionally destructive. The first is that it is acceptable for businesses to focus primarily on their own financial well-being without regard for the larger economic, social and environmental systems that enable business existence and success.

Six Companies Who Go Global and Local With CSR

By Megan Wild

What are your reasons for supporting or withholding support from specific companies?

Does Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) sound familiar? Whether you’re aware of it or not, people often align with an organization's values or implementation of social responsibility in the workplace or community — locally and globally.

Top Three Communications Skills of Sustainability Influencers

By Shannon Houde

Communication comes up again and again in analyses of key competencies for sustainability leadership.  Being able to build bridges between science and business, between the finance department and the sales department, between NGO concerns and board-level strategy, and then, get everyone moving forward across the bridge in sync.  These are the tasks of a Sustainability Influencer, and they don’t come easily!

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.


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