Partners

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2018 Partners

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  • Kohler
    Kohler
  • United
    United
  • TD Bank
    TD Bank
  • Ecolab
    Ecolab
  • Eco-Business
    Eco-Business
  • G&A
    G&A
  • VF
    VF
  • Skanska
    Skanska
  • Thompson Reuters
    Thompson Reuters
  • MedImmune
    MedImmune
  • SusAllies
    SusAllies
  • censible
    censible
  • SFAS
    SFAS
  • Tennaxia
    Tennaxia
  • ealliance
    ealliance
  • aadapts
    aadapts
  • broward Country Florida
    broward Country Florida
  • C02Logic
    C02Logic
  • Destination Better
    Destination Better
  • MaxImpact
    MaxImpact
  • CCLobby
    CCLobby
  • Walgreens
    Walgreens
  • ISSP
    ISSP
  • ClimateSPeakersNetwork
    ClimateSPeakersNetwork
  • Earths
    Earths
  • Susatainability-Management-Association-
    Susatainability-Management-Association-
  • CoO
    CoO
  • CCapitalism
    CCapitalism
  • ASBC
    ASBC
  • Future500
    Future500
  • BluePractice
    BluePractice
  • Presidio Graduate School
    Presidio Graduate School
  • Carbon Free Group
    Carbon Free Group
  • BftB
    BftB
  • New_nav
    New_nav
  • CDP
    CDP
  • dsm
    dsm
  • NatureConservancy1
    NatureConservancy1
  • WHarton
    WHarton
  • CaelusC
    CaelusC
  • Ethical Markets
    Ethical Markets
  • Carbon Credit Capital
    Carbon Credit Capital
See 2017 partners
  • Mars
    Mars
  • SusAllies
    SusAllies
  • IceEnergy
    IceEnergy
  • Cmomentum
    Cmomentum
  • censible
    censible
  • SFAS
    SFAS
  • Tennaxia
    Tennaxia
  • ealliance
    ealliance
  • CSR wire
    CSR wire
  • aadapts
    aadapts
  • IngersollRand
    IngersollRand
  • Autodesk
    Autodesk
  • Tripleppp
    Tripleppp
  • SalterBoxter
    SalterBoxter
  • HellyHansen
    HellyHansen
  • Rescore Group
    Rescore Group
  • Terra Cycle
    Terra Cycle
  • broward Country Florida
    broward Country Florida
  • C02Logic
    C02Logic
  • Arbor Day Foundation
    Arbor Day Foundation
  • Greenstory
    Greenstory
  • Center for substainability
    Center for substainability
  • Destination Better
    Destination Better
  • MaxImpact
    MaxImpact
  • 3BL Media
    3BL Media
  • CCLobby
    CCLobby
  • Ford
    Ford
  • TDBank
    TDBank
  • Walgreens
    Walgreens
  • Wyndham
    Wyndham
  • AMD
    AMD
  • ULLogo
    ULLogo
  • Walmart
    Walmart
  • ISSP
    ISSP
  • ClimateSPeakersNetwork
    ClimateSPeakersNetwork
  • Earths
    Earths
  • TheClimateRealityProject
    TheClimateRealityProject
  • Susatainability-Management-Association-
    Susatainability-Management-Association-
  • CoO
    CoO
  • CCapitalism
    CCapitalism
  • ASBC
    ASBC
  • Future500
    Future500
  • AA
    AA
  • BluePractice
    BluePractice
  • Presidio Graduate School
    Presidio Graduate School
  • EDF_Logo
    EDF_Logo
  • Carbon Free Group
    Carbon Free Group
  • Danone
    Danone
  • smithfield
    smithfield
Kohler

At Kohler, we believe that the path to a better place is a constant endeavor—that better business and a better environment go hand in hand. It is our responsibility to work in harmony with nature and, in everything we do, stay mindful of our responsibility to future generations. This is the foundation of Kohler Co.’s Believing In Better® philosophy, and it drives our thinking and action around our stewardship and environmental sustainability.

We are working hard to reduce our environmental impact. We have committed to a goal of sending no solid waste to landfills, reducing or offsetting 100% of our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and reducing our water usage – a program we call Net Zero 2035. We’re driving growth and innovation by developing products that have lower environmental impacts over their entire life cycle and are systematically incorporating sustainability into the product development process itself.

In September 2015 the United Nations introduced a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. As we look to the future, we are working to align our sustainability practices with these bold goals. We are learning as we go, but we believe more firmly than ever that integrating business and environmental practices is undeniably better—for our company, our associates, our customers and the environment. We believe, for us, it’s the only way forward.

United

United Eco-Skies

At United, we’re committed to operating sustainably and responsibly. This commitment means that we minimize the environmental impacts associated with our operations and that we continuously look for ways to reduce our footprint in the air, on the ground, and at our facilities.

In 2013, we were recognized for our environmental accomplishments and named Air Transport World magazine’s Eco-Aviation “Airline of the Year” Gold Winner, and in 2014, we received the Global Business Travel Association Foundation’s Sustainability Outstanding Achievement Award as well as the ICARUS Gold Award for Sustainability Excellence. We’ve built a corporate track record that we are proud of. We have improved aircraft fuel efficiency by 33 percent since 1994, advanced sustainable alternative fuels and worked to mitigate our impact on the environment through reduced energy use and waste generation. We’re not stopping there because there’s more to do.

TD Bank

Eco-Efficiency

In 2010, we became the first North American-based financial institution to achieve carbon-neutral status. Since then, we have continued to meet our commitment to carbon neutrality.

How we meet our carbon neutral commitment:

Step 1

Reduce energy use. We do this by improving the energy efficiency of our operations, from the way we design and operate our buildings to green IT and employee engagement initiatives.

Step 2

Generate renewable electricity from our facilities and purchase certified EcoLogo or Green-e renewable energy credits (RECs) to add the equivalent amount of electricity we use back into the grid.

Step 3

Offset remaining GHG emissions with innovative North American-based carbon offsets, with a significant portion generated through impact investing projects undertaken with social partners such as schools, institutions, and Aboriginal communities.

As TD continues to grow, our environmental challenge is to reduce our environmental impact despite rapid business expansion. Our key areas of focus in managing the environmental footprint of our business operations are:

Reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions
Improving energy efficiency
Reducing paper use
Reducing waste volumes and water use
Greening our supply chain

Ecolab

Ecolab offers water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that provide and protect clean water, safe food, abundant energy and healthy environments for food, energy, healthcare, industrial and hospitality markets.

Our Approach to Sustainability

At Ecolab, we and our customers are united by our powerful purpose to make the world a better place. Doing Better Together. Our team of 48,000, in partnership with more than 1 million customer locations around the world, brings our best efforts forward every day to help address the world’s most pressing global challenges. Collectively, we are working to help meet growing demand for goods and services while at the same time reinventing the way businesses operate to be less reliant on the world’s limited natural resources.

Operating with care for people and the environment

Across every industry we serve, we strive to deliver the best results at the lowest total cost while reducing waste, energy and water use. From how we operate and develop solutions to the way we work with customers and support communities, we are working to deliver a more sustainable future for everyone. Through our unparalleled service, industry-leading innovation and real-time data and insights, we help our customers do more with less.

WATER STEWARDSHIP

We actively seek to improve the use of water resources within our own operations and within the watersheds in which we operate. Our commitment extends beyond our operations to partnerships with thought leaders and leading organizations that support the advancement of responsible use of the world’s limited freshwater resources to the benefit of nature, communities, and business.

Advancing Global Water Stewardship Standards

Global Commitments and Partnerships

Through partnerships with leading global non-governmental organizations (NGOs), we strengthen our understanding and our ability to impact global challenges facing our business, customers, and communities. We are a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact and the CEO Water Mandate, and an active member of the Corporate Eco Forum. Our partnerships with the World Wildlife Fund and The Nature Conservancy help advance water conservation and stewardship initiatives in priority regions including China, Mexico, and the United States.

Advancing Global Water Stewardship

Ecolab is a founding partner of the Alliance for Water Stewardship’s (AWS) International Water Stewardship Standard, a globally consistent and locally adaptable framework to inform decisions and encourage collective action to promote sustainable freshwater use. In April 2014, Ecolab joined nearly 30 leading organizations from across industries to launch the Standard.

In 2014, we initiated programs to implement the framework at our own facilities. Our Taicang, China, plant, located in the Yangtze Taihu basin, outside of Shanghai, was a pilot location for the Standard. In September 2015, our Taicang plant became the first facility in the world to be certified under the AWS Standard.

We expanded implementation to our Carson and City of Industry manufacturing plants in California, where extreme drought is impacting all water users. As a leading adopter of the Standard in this region, we partnered with AWS and the WWF to provide training to other local water users. We also collaborated with companies in the watershed to implement the Standard within their facilities and to identify ways to work together to further reduce our collective impacts.

 

To learn more about the AWS Standard, visit www.allianceforwaterstewardship.org.

 

Water Stewardship is the use of water that is socially equitable, environmentally sustainable and economically beneficial, achieved through a stakeholder-inclusive process that involves site and catchment-based actions. Good water stewards understand their own water use, catchment context and shared risk in terms of water governance, water balance, water quality and important water-related areas; and then engage in meaningful individual and collective actions that benefit people and nature.

Eco-Business

Eco-Business is an independent media company serving Asia Pacific’s responsible business and sustainable development community. Eco-Business owns and operates the award-winning platform http://www.eco-business.com/ which attracts more than 100,000 high-level visitors every month. Our online marketing tools deliver local and international brand building, lead generation, and thought leader positioning. We offer research and consulting services that help businesses gain a deeper understanding of their markets and the issues most relevant to them. We also provide content consultancy for sustainability-related events and organize bespoke high-level roundtables for our clients.

G&A

Why Understanding & Knowing More About This Is Important

Corporate ESG performance is rapidly growing in importance to institutional investors as a proxy for the quality of management. The financials are key, of course, but as much as 80% of the valuation of a public company may be found in the many non-financial / intangible metrics.

These are now bundled as “ESG” evaluation and analysis approaches and utilized in assessing the performance of management and boards and to assess the ongoing and long-term viability of the corporation.

Our Bench Strength

G&A Institute’s strengths are based on deep experience in corporate disclosure and reporting on risk management, issues management, sustainability, responsibility, and ESG performance.

Navigating the Sustainability Journey

No matter where your enterprise may be in its sustainability journey, G&A Institute services and resources are designed to help clients skillfully navigate their sustainability journey.

We help to position the business enterprise for greater success in the disruptive, ever-changing 21st Century business environment, where companies are expected to be more transparent, more accountable, more engaged with stakeholders, more innovative, and more broadly disclosing and reporting a wider range of ESG performance factors. Telling the story of the company’s sustainability journey is becoming a top priority for corporate boards and C-suite.

Our Big Data / Value-Add for Client Work

The work in our client engagements is anchored in the significant research and analysis capabilities of our team. We are the exclusive data partners for the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) in the U.S.A., United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland. Each year we analyze hundreds of corporate sustainability, responsibility and citizenship reports. Our “Big Data” is a one-of-of-kind resource that benefits our corporate and institutional client base.
We monitor the major global ESG third party service providers and track the increasing influence they have in the capital markets and corporate sector in all major geographic markets. Our services help executives, managers and boards understand the motivations, expectations and unique approaches of the third party players and assist in engagement with ESG capital market players.
The Institute resources support such organizational functions as: Sustainability; Corporate Responsibility; Marketing; Corporate Communications; EHS; Legal; Investor Relations; Stakeholder Engagement; and Public Affairs. Our resources are designed to assist internal staff in their respective functional areas, as key members of the corporate sustainability & responsibility team. Wherever your organization is in its quest for greater sustainability, G&A Institute resources are designed to help make your sustainability journey more effective, with greater ROI, and to attain and project global sustainability leadership.

Most likely, your industry and investment peers are embarked on their sustainability journey. Odds are that some have achieved global leadership and enjoy clear competitive advantage. For example, our research shows that 75% of the S&P 500 companies now report on their sustainability journey. What about the other 25%…the laggards? What is happening among your peers? Do their activities create obstacles or opportunities for your company? What are you and your company doing?

Call or email us today to discuss how the G&A Institute approach can help your organization.

VF

At VF, we possess the ability to create new value and make a positive impact by changing our business and the apparel industry itself. We can create a sustainable future and ensure the apparel and footwear industry realizes its full potential as a force for positive change. The changes we make will define the future of our business and our industry because there is no limit on the market for making the world a better place, or for brands and products that make life better for people.

https://www.vfc.com/powerful-platforms/sustainability

Skanska

Through the many important projects we undertake and the innovative, sustainable solutions we use to deliver them, Skanska builds for a better society. Our values guide what we do and how we work, and this dual focus helps ensure a sustainable future for our people, customers and communities.

We focus on the sustainability areas where we can make the most significant positive contributions: Safety, Ethics, Green, Community Investment, and Diversity and Inclusion. All of these areas relate to our core business and expertise, and are interconnected.

Ultimately, our goal is to grow from being a leader in each area to being an industry leader and authority within sustainability as a whole. Our sustainability leadership is also a business advantage, contributing to delivering profit and creating shareholder value as outlined in our overall strategy and Profit with Purpose business plan.

https://group.skanska.com/sustainability/

 

Thompson Reuters

Questions around sustainability are increasingly impacting how communities, businesses, financial markets and governments operate. The core issues concern how our planet thrives economically while at the same time promoting healthy people and ecosystems as defined in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

At Thomson Reuters, our Sustainability site focuses on climate, finance, energy, health, law, diversity and corporate governance, and we examine these topics with a group of trusted partners and industry leaders.

We combine news, perspectives, and expertise from across the world in real time.  Our partnership model brings insight and balance from experts across the global private and public sectors:

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Report is released quarterly. It utilizes Thomson Reuters ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) research data and the perspectives of our partners to track global greenhouse gas emissions.

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MedImmune

We lead in the development of first-in-class medicines. But we’re also setting an industry example through our sustainability program —including environmental and community outreach, such as STEM education and volunteering. The impact is local, national and, ultimately, global.

While everyone here at MedImmune is focused on the development of first-in-class medicines, our goal is to lead in other areas as well. In fact, we’re bringing in the New Year with a few other “firsts” that have a powerful impact on sustainability—locally, nationally and, ultimately, globally.

At the close of 2014, we received certification under the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Superior Energy Performance™ (SEP) program. That makes us the first biotech company in the United States—and the first in any industry in Maryland—to earn this important status. As part of that certification process, we also obtained our first certification for International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 50001 standard for energy management systems.

The fact that we’re the first biotech company in the country to achieve SEP certification speaks volumes about our business and our people, and what we believe our responsibility is to the environment.

But there’s more. We also received certification from the Montgomery County Green Business Certification Program, which recognizes regional organizations that are taking steps to preserve and improve the environment, and who have demonstrated a commitment to environmental stewardship. And, finally, we were honored with AstraZeneca’s 2014 Global SHE Excellence Award. This one is given annually through AstraZeneca’s global Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) function, which is dedicated to leading, managing and monitoring a commitment to managing environmental impact and promoting the safety, health and wellbeing of employees.

These considerable accomplishments are the result of a strong company-wide commitment to sustainability efforts and significant improvements that we’ve made to our overall energy performance at our Gaithersburg site. What makes each of these certifications and recognitions significant is that they demonstrate how we’ve gone above and beyond basic green measures to reduce our ecological footprint. SEP-certified facilities, for example, are frontrunners in energy management and efficiency improvement, and this makes us part of an innovative leadership movement focused on long-term energy conservation and a sustainable—yet competitive—future.

The business impact of our efforts can’t be understated. We reduced energy consumption by 10 percent with annual savings of $1.2 million, even with significant site growth, and our Water Conservation Plan will reduce annual water consumption by up to 6 percent. Some additional noteworthy initiatives include:

The installation of eight electric vehicle charging stations

Implementation of commuter van service between campus and metro station

Purchase of 10 percent of our electricity from renewable energy sources

A recycling rate that exceeds 50 percent, with less than 0.2 percent sent to landfill

We’re proud of these achievements and the fact that what made and continues to make them possible is the passion and dedication of our employees. The goal that we all have is to make the way we work sustainable—for everyone.

Take a look here to learn more about what we’re doing to ensure a sustainable future.

https://www.medimmune.com/

SusAllies

Sustainability Allies is on a mission to improve the connection between sustainability professionals, helping them get inspired, learn best practices, share ideas and find solutions to sustainability challenges. Our focus is on creating compilation reports of sustainability success stories of specific topics. These reports highlight successful sustainability initiatives that organizations are implementing. Sustainability professionals are learning from each other’s experiences and getting inspired by success stories included in the reports. We believe we need to work together, we need to share knowledge and resources in order to achieve bigger and better results.

censible

Censible is an online investment advisor that’s simplifying and personalizing responsible investing. We use an award-winning investment strategy* with a 25-year history. Now we’re combining it with third-party corporate responsibility data to build custom stock portfolios designed to reflect our clients’ financial goals and personal values. Align your investments with your values: www.censible.co

SFAS

South Florida Audubon Society, based in Broward County, fosters conservation through local, regional, national, and global environmental advocacy and activities throughout South Florida focusing on birds, other wildlife and their habitats, for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity.

Tennaxia

Tennaxia, solutions for your sustainable performance

To keep expanding your business, you need to manage ongoing risks and opportunities, and engage meaningfully with prospects while maintaining quality relationships with all your stakeholders: customers, suppliers, employees, shareholders, and more.

There’s also the need to manage resources, energy consumption, waste, and regulatory compliance, which in effect, means better Corporate Responsibility. Managing all this sustainability performance is a challenge for many companies around the globe.

That’s why Tennaxia has developed leading cloud-based solutions to help businesses increase their sustainability performance. Specifically, Tennaxia provides:

 
Tennaxia has been chosen by numerous corporations because its cloud-based solutions are easy to use and to implement thanks to proactive innovation principles.

ealliance

The Energy Alliance Group (EAG) is an energy solutions and cost recovery company. We provide energy-saving products, technologies and services for commercial, industrial, multi-family and non-profit buildings, as well as for a number of agricultural applications. EAG takes a “holistic” approach to reducing a company’s energy, water and operating costs. This is accomplished through our “Four Cores” of Services, Technologies, Incentives and Financing – all critical elements to insuring the highest return on investment (ROI) for EAG clients.

Unlike many competitors, EAG is technology neutral. We do not represent or distribute any particular product or technology. The client is provided with the optimal solution – not one in which EAG has a vested financial interest. In addition to energy savings, EAG identifies a number of operational savings through its Services offering. These include niche engineering based tax incentives, specialized cost recovery programs, utility choice programs, telecommunication expense management and other services that complement our holistic approach to energy solutions and cost recovery. For all projects we define the total cost of ownership – most often for a 20 year outlook period.

EAG’s capabilities and areas of expertise have positioned us well to take advantage of the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing program. PACE is a new and innovative way to finance 100% of the costs for energy efficiency upgrades, on-site renewable energy projects and water conservation measures. PACE loans are repaid by a voluntary special property tax assessment with fixed interest rate terms of 20 years and greater. The loans are non-recourse and “run with the land”, meaning upon sale of the property, the subsequent owner is responsible for continuing the payments. PACE will undoubtedly be a game changer for the energy efficiency and water conservation industries.

The Energy Alliance Group is an approved PACE project developer. We assume “cradle to grave” responsibility for energy or water efficiency upgrades – including new construction – as well as PACE refinancing projects. And as a PACE project developer, we guarantee the resultant energy savings.

aadapts

A rapidly changing climate leaves no choice but for humanity to adapt. On the American Adapts podcast, we explore the challenges presented by adapting to climate change and the approaches that the field

broward Country Florida

How It All Started

Climate change has been a key focal area for Broward County for the past eight years. In 2008, Broward County passed a resolution which establishes a community- wide greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction target of 80 percent below 2007 emissions by 2050.

It Began With a Plan

In 2009, our Climate Change Task Force engaged hundreds of local experts and citizens to draft our first Climate Change Action Plan. It was published in 2010, and we have been actively implementing the 126 recommended actions across all agencies. In 2015, the plan was updated through a similar process for the next five years – so we can continue to make progress!

The Climate Change Action Plan 2015 has nearly 100 actions to be implemented by 2020.

If you are interested in attending the next Task Force meeting, or learning more, visit the Task Force page.

Regional Climate Action

We are a proud partner of the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact. The Compact is a joint commitment of Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe, and Palm Beach Counties to partner in mitigating the causes and adapting to the consequences of climate change.

In 2014, the Compact was designated a Climate Action Champion by the White House.

The Compact hosts an annual Regional Climate Leadership Summit. Learn more and download materials and recordings from the 2015 Summit. The 8th Annual Summit will be hosted by Palm Beach County.

Integrating Climate Action

Broward County became the first local government to create a stand-alone climate change element as part of our Comprehensive Plan. The Climate Change Element is a coordinated initiative consisting of 82 environmental policies which consider how the community will best adapt to and mitigate for the economic, environmental, and social effects of climate change.

It was so innovative it won the National Planning Excellence Award for Environmental Planning by the American Planning Association. To learn more, watch the Award Video .

C02Logic

CO2logic has extensive experience in calculating, reducing, and offsetting the carbon footprints of large organizations. Not only does CO2logic help organizations reduce their carbon footprint, they help them do it in a way that benefits the international community by developing and sustaining social programs in areas that are in the greatest need. CO2logic has won public tenders to become the carbon consultant to the European Investment Bank, the European Parliament, the City of Brussels, etc. Large corporations like Levi’s, Dow Corning, Baltimore Aircoil, Le Pain Quotidien and Mars have also trusted CO2logic’s expertise. CO2logic works with the highest quality standards and has the best consultants in the field.

Destination Better

Destination Better provides customized services which identify and advance the management of social and environmental risks and opportunities for any size business, organization or destination. Whether starting from scratch or working with mature organizations, we develop short-term and long-term structures most valuable to the organization and respectful of its culture – resulting in same company, just better.

Areas of Expertise

  • Triple Bottom Line
  • Future impacts of macro trends on an organization
  • Industry-specific trends inside and outside the U.S.
  • Sustainability drivers, costs, benefits of action and risk of delayed action
  • Risks and opportunities in areas of social, environmental, economic and wellness
  • How sustainability adds value and supports collaboration, new products and services
  • C-Suite and leadership roles and responsibilities
  • Corporate giving, foundation giving, and how to balance the two to generate maximum value for company goals
  • Corporate volunteering: program creation, measurement, skills-based, alignment with company objectives
  • Operationalizing sustainability: the interdependence of governance, management approach, web-based tracking platforms, staffing, goals and incentives
  • Reporting frameworks and protocols:
    • GHG Protocol
    • CDP
    • Global Reporting Initiative
    • EcoVadis
    • Ecodesk
  • Sustainability data management (energy, waste, water, emissions)
  • Sustainability communications and sustainability reports

 

More at www.Destinationbetter.com

MaxImpact

Maximpact Ecosystems is a unique platform offering comprehensive development and support services to the circular, impact and sustainability sectors.

We cater to communities which include:

  • Businesses / projects / funds
  • NGOs / foundations / non profit organisations
  • Experts / consultants / mentors
  • Incubators / accelerators
  • Investors / intermediaries
  • Bilateral / multilateral / government bodies

 

We provide a marketplace in which a unique network of like-minded people focus on creating good impact and a more sustainable future. This offers unlimited opportunities to work with one another. By Sharing Our Global Resources we will accelerate the rate at which we can do good for our planet and it’s inhabitants.

CCLobby

Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a non-profit, non-partisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change.

In order to generate the political will necessary for passage of our Carbon Fee and Dividend proposal we train and support volunteers to engage elected officials, the media and the public.

What we do…

We lobby in support of our Carbon Fee and Dividend proposal by building friendly relationships with our federally elected representatives. We do so with respect, appreciation and gratitude for their service.

We write letters to the editor and op-eds, and meet with editorial boards to gain their editorial endorsement.

We facilitate presentations and table at events to promote CCL and introduce others to our Carbon Fee and Dividend proposal.

We support our volunteer chapters with monthly conference calls, and we support the leaders of those chapters with weekly conference calls.

What we believe…

Politicians don’t create political will, they respond to it. We believe citizens who are well-trained, organized by Congressional district and with a good system of support can more than influence the political process.

In respect for all viewpoints, even for those who would oppose us.

Based on what climate scientists and economists tell us, we believe that Carbon Fee and Dividend is the best first step to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to mitigate the impacts of a changing climate.

Walgreens

Walgreens is committed to be a global leader in supporting people and the planet. We are proud of the impact our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives have on the health and wellness of people in our communities and around the world as well as the work we do to protect the environment, doing our part to ensure it flourishes for future generations.

Our business values and the nature of our day-to-day operations, which are rooted in supporting communities and connected to healthcare, inform and shape our approach to CSR.

As a global company inheriting the significant historical CSR contributions of our legacy companies, we are in a position to make a profound impact. For the first time during the year that ended 31 August 2016, Walgreens collected data from all our global operations, on community contributions, carbon emissions, waste disposal and employee retention. The data will serve as a baseline to show our future progress.

ISSP

The International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) is the world’s leading professional association for sustainability professionals. ISSP is a member-driven association committed to moving the profession of sustainability forward by leading the design and delivery of ISSP Sustainability Professional Certification, and by building strong networks and communities of practice. Webinars, online courses, a sustainability educational certificate, sustainability professional’s body of knowledge, special reports, resource directories and salary surveys are just a sampling of the rich content offered to members. Formed in 2007, ISSP boasts almost 1000 members from every region of the world. For more information, please visit www.sustainabilityprofessionals.org

ClimateSPeakersNetwork

WHEN IT COMES TO BIG ISSUES LIKE CLIMATE CHANGE, IT IS IMPORTANT TO GET THE FACTS FROM A VOICE YOU TRUST. SOMEONE WHO UNDERSTANDS HOW THIS PRESSING ISSUE IMPACTS YOUR FAMILY, YOUR TOWN, AND YOUR COMMUNITY.

The Climate Speakers Network is here to help. The Climate Speakers Network is a group of over 3,000 Americans from a broad array of backgrounds who share their knowledge about climate change and how to solve it with their peers, neighbors, and networks. By engaging groups in the vocabulary that defines their core values, Climate Speakers are transforming the narrative on climate change into a story of opportunity and expanding the chorus of voices calling for action.

Earths

WHO WE ARE
EarthShare was founded in 1988 by America’s leading national environmental and conservation organizations with a clear mission: connecting workplaces to environmental causes. Today, EarthShare is your 501(c)(3) partner working at the intersection of the environmental community and corporate America to amplify sustainability efforts by galvanizing the power of employees. With an established member network of nearly 600 of America’s most respected nonprofits behind us, we help channel the passion for purpose in an evolving workforce to ensure a sustainable future.

WHAT WE DO
Our employee engagement solution employers meet employees where they are, guide them toward sustainability commitments, and unleash their entrepreneurial spirit to achieve action-oriented results. EarthShare creates customized programs to help its partners educate, inspire, and empower their workforce while advancing environmental initiatives.

Employees want to change the world and EarthShare can help. The EarthShare Corporate Alliance is a new turnkey program that gives employers a simplified way to engage and educate employees about the topic of our changing climate—to help create a well-informed, activated, and engaged workplace culture.

Susatainability-Management-Association-

The Sustainability Management Association’s members are transforming leadership. As of March 2018, our 2,300+ members are located in 30 states across America and 12 international countries. We believe that sustainability management simply incorporates economic performance, social responsibility, and environmental stewardship—to include all three in strategy, decision-making, function, and process.

Sustainability Management simultaneously optimizing the efficiency of resources to include human, natural, and financial is well-known as managing the Triple Bottom Line. The bottom line is that sustainability management reduces cost and risk, and creates opportunities for innovation and revenues to develop a strong brand reputation. Sustainability management absolutely creates long-term value for stakeholders.

The SMA serves two main purposes:

– To provide certification and education for managers who are learning or practicing Triple Bottom Line sustainability management in any type of organization. Learn how to manage for sustainability from strategy to project management. Learn the language of sustainability, how to measure and report project outcomes, and how to build a culture around sustainability.

– To certify professionals with an accreditation that attests to exposure to a body of knowledge (the study guide) to learn the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities of sustainability professionals. Obtain your credential with an online exam and give yourself, or your organization, a competitive advantage.

Certification can be obtained in two separate tiers:

– Sustainability Management Certified Professional (SMCP) – the premier designation reserved for professionals with significant experience and exposure to a body of knowledge

– Sustainability Management Certified Associate (SMCA) – the designation for students or professionals who wish to certify their general knowledge of sustainability management frameworks and methodologies

You are invited to join as a member and begin networking with the best. SMA members strive for organizational efficiency through fostering talent and conserving natural resources.

Innovation and collaboration are the powerful drivers that transform leadership. Education and commitment to long-term responsibility and integrity are the answers to sustainable growth. An exciting rejuvenation of ingenuity is underway due to combining innovation and designing products for the environment. Entrepreneurship and ingenuity is the solution. The journey is well underway, so join us today.

CoO

Mayor Dyer launched Green Works Orlando in 2007 to transform Orlando into one of the most environmentally-friendly, economically and socially vibrant communities in the nation. Green Works Orlando represents our commitment to utilize the City’s regional leadership position to build partnerships and share resources that foster positive environmental changes.

Since 2007, the City has led by example, achieving more than $1 million in annual energy savings. The foundation of Green Works Orlando was built on the concept of promoting environmental stewardship, educating people about “environmentally conscious lifestyles” and encouraging others to incorporate a concern for the environment into the everyday workings of government and private business.

Some Green Works Orlando successes include:

– Expanded the Downtown LYMMO bus circulator and completed SunRail

– Launched car-sharing with bike-sharing

– Performed energy efficiency retrofits to 1,200 houses

– Completed ten LEED-certified municipal buildings, plus two more currently under construction

– Completed or approved $19 million in energy efficiency investments to municipal buildings electric, hybrid, or compressed natural gas

– Planted 10,000 trees and established five community gardens

– Increased recycling collection by 35%

Adopted the 2012 Municipal Operations Sustainability Plan and the 2013 Green Works Orlando Community Action Plan The ultimate beneficiaries of our work will be our children and grandchildren. We are continuing our efforts to guide Orlando on a course toward long-term sustainability. Working together, we can make a cleaner, greener and better Orlando for generations to come.

CCapitalism

Conscious Capitalism Florida Chapter’s purpose is to seek out and connect the role models of Florida’s conscious business community.

We accomplish this by identifying businesses and leaders that operate with a higher purpose making wise business decisions that take into account the needs of all stakeholders.

When companies operate in this manner, their employees become team members, their vendors become partners, their customers become advocates, and they operate sustainability within the environment and community – simultaneously providing healthy long-term returns their shareholders.

We believe that capitalism is the most powerful force for human cooperation, value creation and social good the world has ever seen.

Conscious Capitalism Florida Chapter is an affiliate of the global Conscious Capitalism Community.

We invite you to celebrate with us!

ASBC

American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) is a powerful coalition of business networks committed to building a vibrant, just, and sustainable economy. We represent over 250,000 companies across the U.S. ASBC promotes policy change at the federal and state level by educating and informing the business community, policy makers, and the media about the business case for change, and by engaging the leaders of businesses and enterprises in building broad support for a sustainable economy. We work on a range of policy areas, including: climate change, financial reform, health care, agriculture, chemicals policy, clean energy, small business financing and business taxes. Our work includes lobbying and advocacy.

Future500

MISSION
To engage and align diverse stakeholders in support of systemic solutions to urgent global problems.

VISION
Finding common ground between uncommon allies.

HISTORY
Future 500 is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that began in 1995 in Aspen, Colorado. Over the years, we have established our main office in San Francisco with affiliate offices in Portland, Oregon; Washington D.C.; Beijing and Tokyo. We are supported by an extensive network of correspondents, advisers, and senior fellows worldwide.

SUCCESS STORIES
Since our inception, Future 500 has fostered the capacity for corporations and NGOs to engage one another in unique and meaningful ways. Here are just a few of our successes to date:

California’s Bottle Bill
We built a corporate-NGO coalition that crafted California’s innovative “Bottle Bill” – arguably the most cost-effective in the world – using economic incentives to drive the recycling of more than 100 billion beverage containers and a host of packaging materials and products.

Sustainability Procurement Standards for Timber
We forged a partnership between Mitsubishi companies and Rainforest Action Network, developing simple, practical procurement specifications, now adopted by over 400 companies, to save over four million acres of Old Growth forest.

Carbon Tax
Since 2009, we have been building support for a price on carbon. Through our engagement with industry, NGOs, SRIs, climatologists and policy makers we have crafted two core policy principles. We believe that they encompass the necessary ingredients to garner bipartisan support. We currently have over 200 signatories, including James Hansen and Lester Brown to name a few.

Extended Producer Responsibility
From 2011-2012, Future 500 led a four part multi-stakeholder “Dialogue” series to address what Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) policy might mean for the United States. As a result of these discussions, new momentum was injected into the waste issue, leading to efforts across the country around voluntary and regulatory approaches from industry and recycling advocates alike.

BluePractice

Whether we’re supporting CIRCULAR ECONOMIES, introducing BREAKTHROUGH PRODUCTS, or accelerating BEHAVIOR CHANGE CAMPAIGNS we create stories that propel change. From crafting comprehensive media strategies, to content creation and messaging development, our practice is communications, and our passion is making a difference.

To learn more, please visit www.bluepractice.com.

Presidio Graduate School

Presidio Graduate School educates and inspires a new generation of skilled, visionary and enterprising leaders to transform business and public policy and create a more just, prosperous and sustainable world. Through innovative MBA and MPA and research programs, PGS activates students and professionals across a range of disciplines, industries and sectors to bridge the gap between commerce and the common good.

Contact:
Kari Dorth | Director of Admissions
Presidio Graduate School,
San Francisco, CA
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Carbon Free Group

Carbon Free Group is an innovative model for developing new solutions in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction Sector. We bring together corporations, SMEs, industry experts, communities and local people to:

  • Solve persistent industry problems
  • Facilitate collaborative working
  • Develop commercially viable solutions
  • Deploy solutions to the market
  • Create circular economy models
  • Establish funds to support R&D

We reduce risks by analysing each step of the Technology Readiness Level (TRL) process to identify the major hurdles and mitigating where possible the risks associated with each phase. We manage projects, products, process and policy to drive impact. The Carbon Free Group is built on the spirit of interdependence. We believe that collaboration is better than competition. Becoming a member of the Carbon Free Group can be done by making a donation to the group’s nominated charity. Your donation will be ring-fenced and used by the Carbon Free Group in accordance with the charity’s objectives. Your donation will be subject to corporation tax relief. Hence your membership fee can be claimed back against your organisation’s taxable profits.

Our History

With 10 years experience the Carbon Free Group has come far and learnt much. Who we were and how we did things before went only so far in delivering solutions and was frustrated by barriers and risk. Our learning and your feedback is exactly why we have re-thought who we are, re-branded our look and feel and re-designed our whole approach. If you appreciate the innovative approach we now offer, then engage with us to speed through Carbon Free Solutions.

BftB

Businesses for the Bay Mission Statement

The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay’s Businesses for the Bay (B4B) Membership Association encourages businesses within the Chesapeake Bay watershed to take voluntary and measurable actions to support protection and restoration of the Chesapeake Bay and help the public understand the valuable role of the business community in sustaining the health of the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed.

Why Businesses for the Bay?

Businesses throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed can play a critical role in protecting and restoring the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed, rivers, and streams.

Businesses for the Bay is an Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay membership association designed by businesses for businesses. It provides businesses with a forum where they can make their voices heard, share best practices, facilitate environmental stewardship volunteer opportunities for employees, save money, reach social and sustainability goals, and promote environmental efforts that are important to them, their customers, and their communities.

The Chesapeake Bay is the largest estuary in the United States. 17.5 million people live in the watershed and it filters over 75% of the drinking water for people in the watershed. It’s where we work, live, and play. Its health is inextricably linked to our own. However, our impact on the Chesapeake Bay watershed has been tremendous. The Bay and its rivers and streams are dangerously out of balance and the long term health of the Chesapeake Bay is in question. Improving the health of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries is a top priority for everyone in the Watershed. Businesses for the Bay provides the Chesapeake business community with a unique opportunity to take recognized action.

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Navigant Research is a market research and consulting team that provides in-depth analysis of global clean technology markets. The team’s research methodology combines supply-side industry analysis, end-user primary research, and demand assessment, and deep examination of technology trends to provide a comprehensive view of these industry sectors.

For more information, please visit Climate & Energy.

CDP

CDP is an international non-profit that drives companies and governments to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, safeguard water resources and protect forests. Voted number one climate research provider by investors and working with institutional investors with assets of US$100 trillion, we leverage investor and buyer power to motivate companies to disclose and manage their environmental impacts. Over 5,800 companies with some 60% of global market capitalization disclosed environmental data through CDP in 2016. This is in addition to the over 500 cities and 100 states and regions who disclosed, making CDP’s platform one of the richest sources of information globally on how companies and governments are driving environmental change. CDP, formerly Carbon Disclosure Project, is a founding member of the We Mean Business Coalition. Please visit www.cdp.net or follow us @CDP to find out more.

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Climate Change

Paving the way for a low-carbon future

It is now widely accepted that human activity is responsible for global warming, resulting in climate change. Our planet is on track to break through the “1.5 to 2 degree ceiling”: the global average temperature rise defined by the United Nations as the upper limit to avoid a devastating impact on people and their ability to live on this planet. To stay below this limit, significant cuts on the release of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases are needed.

To create a global policy framework for this, 195 countries adopted the Paris Agreement at the UN Climate Change Conference in 2015. Now that the long term goal of a net zero economy by the second half of this century has been set, the transition to a thriving and low-carbon economy will be accelerated. For example, the Paris Agreement states that all national climate action plans must be reviewed and improved every five years.

According to DSM’s CEO, Feike Sijbesma, who attended the Conference, “With the Paris Agreement – which has now entered into force – world leaders collectively embrace an accelerated transition to a low-carbon economy. Royal DSM is deeply committed to continuing to combat climate change: by reducing the impact of our own operations, by enabling our customers through providing low-carbon products and solutions and by advocating and raising our voice on, amongst other things, renewable energy and carbon pricing. The longer we fail to address climate change, the higher the costs of adaptation for future generations.”

At DSM, we believe that effectively tackling climate change is both a responsibility and a business opportunity. We are therefore focusing on:

  • Reducing our own carbon footprint
  • Enabling the low-carbon economy
  • Advocating climate action

Impact on people and planet

Climate change affects both people and the planet. That is why DSM is not only involved in the UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) #13: Climate Action, but also in other key SDGs where we can contribute.

Global warming has already had a major impact on nature, including biodiversity loss, ocean acidification and more frequent extreme weather events such as droughts and floods. This environmental damage, in turn, affects human needs as defined in several other SDGs such as clean air, access to water, food production, the availability of productive land and consequently health. At DSM we understand the strong link between the environment and social development. That is why we engage in the broader United Nations sustainable development agenda and work with our global partners to improve nutrition.

Bio Renewable Age

A shift from the current fossil fuel based energy system, to what we call the “(Bio-) Renewable Age” is needed. We aspire to a low carbon economy, where goods and services are produced, traded and used in a sustainable manner. The world needs competitive alternative energy systems, which increasingly include sustainable biomass, solar, wind and hydro. Collaboration between businesses, scientists, governments and civil society is needed to enable and fast-track this needed transition.

NatureConservancy1

The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.

We address the most pressing conservation threats at the largest scale. Thanks to the support of our more than 1 million members, we’ve built a tremendous record of success since our founding in 1951:

  • We’ve protected more than 119 million acres of land and thousands of miles of rivers worldwide
  • and we operate more than 100 marine conservation projects globally.
  • We are impacting conservation in 72 countries
  • protecting habitats from grasslands to coral reefs, from Australia to Alaska to Zambia. See where we work.
  • We address threats to conservation involving climate change, access to clean water, ocean health, and everything in between. Learn how we’re responding.
WHarton

The Wharton-led, Penn-wide Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership (IGEL) promotes knowledge for business sustainability through world-class research, transformative teaching and constructive dialogue between top alumni, academic, corporate, government, and non-government organizations. IGEL is a hub for business and sustainability, connecting and leveraging academic capital at Penn to help business leaders of today and tomorrow to create more sustainable industries.

Click here to learn more

CaelusC

Would you like to green your business but you are not sure where to begin? Caelus can help.

Caelus provides a range of consulting services including the CurrentState™ Sustainability Audit, VendorCheck™ Green Supply Chain services, SustainTrain™ On-Line Courses and a range of Sustainability Reporting support for CDP, GRI, LEED and other standards.

All Caelus services are based on our Sustainability Management Framework™ (SMF). Our framework provides an organization a complete view of sustainability and all services exist inside this structure. SMF has three main categories (Green IT, Facilities and Business) and over 20 more specific sub-categories. SMF sets our firm and services apart from other consulting firms.

Ethical Markets

Ethical Markets Media (USA and Brazil) is a micro-multinational social enterprise with the mission of reforming markets and metrics while helping accelerate and track the transition to the green economy worldwide with the Green Transition Scoreboard®, Ethical Biomimicry Finance®, Transforming Finance TV Series and research and daily news at www.ethicalmarkets.com.

Carbon Credit Capital

We are a carbon credit offset company established since 2006. When you buy carbon credits from us, you help protect the environment, balance your carbon output, and support poor local communities.

Your purchase will keep the only Earth that we have green and healthy for generations to come.

With our services, we can assist you or your business, big or small, to offset and green your products, services or operations. With us, you or your business can have a more positive impact to the world, and become a part of the solution to carbon pollution.

Mars

Mars is a family-owned business with more than a century of history making diverse products and offering services for people and the pets people love. With almost $35 billion in sales, the company is a global business that produces some of the world’s best-loved brands: M&M’s®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, MILKY WAY®, DOVE®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, IAMS®, EXTRA®, ORBIT®, 5™, SKITTLES®, UNCLE BEN’S®, MARS DRINKS and COCOAVIA®. Mars also provides quality, accessible veterinary health services through its BANFIELD® Pet Hospitals, Blue Pearl®, VCA® and Pet Partners™. Headquartered in McLean, VA, Mars operates in more than 80 countries. The Mars Five Principles – Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom – inspire its more than 100,000 Associates to create value for all its partners and deliver growth they are proud of every day.

For more information, please visit www.mars.com

SusAllies

Sustainability Allies is on a mission to improve the connection between sustainability professionals, helping them get inspired, learn best practices, share ideas and find solutions to sustainability challenges. Our focus is on creating compilation reports of sustainability success stories of specific topics. These reports highlight successful sustainability initiatives that organizations are implementing. Sustainability professionals are learning from each other’s experiences and getting inspired by success stories included in the reports. We believe we need to work together, we need to share knowledge and resources in order to achieve bigger and better results.

IceEnergy

Ice Energy was founded in 2003 with the vision that thermal energy storage could transform inefficient and polluting air conditioners, which are a burden on the grid, into efficient and clean cooling systems that are an asset for the grid. In 2005, Ice Energy launched Ice Bear, an award-winning ice battery. Since then, Ice Bear has been providing utilities cost-effective and reliable energy storage, lowering electric bills for businesses and homeowners, and reducing CO2 emissions.

Cmomentum

A community of ideologists and entrepreneurs generating smart ideas and opportunities to solve the world’s problems.

censible

Censible is an online investment advisor that’s simplifying and personalizing responsible investing. We use an award-winning investment strategy* with a 25-year history. Now we’re combining it with third-party corporate responsibility data to build custom stock portfolios designed to reflect our clients’ financial goals and personal values. Align your investments with your values: www.censible.co

SFAS

South Florida Audubon Society, based in Broward County, fosters conservation through local, regional, national, and global environmental advocacy and activities throughout South Florida focusing on birds, other wildlife and their habitats, for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity.

Tennaxia

Tennaxia, solutions for your sustainable performance

To keep expanding your business, you need to manage ongoing risks and opportunities, and engage meaningfully with prospects while maintaining quality relationships with all your stakeholders: customers, suppliers, employees, shareholders, and more.

There’s also the need to manage resources, energy consumption, waste, and regulatory compliance, which in effect, means better Corporate Responsibility. Managing all this sustainability performance is a challenge for many companies around the globe.

That’s why Tennaxia has developed leading cloud-based solutions to help businesses increase their sustainability performance. Specifically, Tennaxia provides:

  • Internal and Supplier Sustainability Reporting,
  • Performance Reporting,
  • Greenhouse Gas Reporting,
  • Regulatory Compliance Management,
  • And, Environment, Health & Safety Risks Management.

 
Tennaxia has been chosen by numerous corporations because its cloud-based solutions are easy to use and to implement thanks to proactive innovation principles.

ealliance

The Energy Alliance Group (EAG) is an energy solutions and cost recovery company. We provide energy-saving products, technologies and services for commercial, industrial, multi-family and non-profit buildings, as well as for a number of agricultural applications. EAG takes a “holistic” approach to reducing a company’s energy, water and operating costs. This is accomplished through our “Four Cores” of Services, Technologies, Incentives and Financing – all critical elements to insuring the highest return on investment (ROI) for EAG clients.

Unlike many competitors, EAG is technology neutral. We do not represent or distribute any particular product or technology. The client is provided with the optimal solution – not one in which EAG has a vested financial interest. In addition to energy savings, EAG identifies a number of operational savings through its Services offering. These include niche engineering based tax incentives, specialized cost recovery programs, utility choice programs, telecommunication expense management and other services that complement our holistic approach to energy solutions and cost recovery. For all projects we define the total cost of ownership – most often for a 20 year outlook period.

EAG’s capabilities and areas of expertise have positioned us well to take advantage of the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing program. PACE is a new and innovative way to finance 100% of the costs for energy efficiency upgrades, on-site renewable energy projects and water conservation measures. PACE loans are repaid by a voluntary special property tax assessment with fixed interest rate terms of 20 years and greater. The loans are non-recourse and “run with the land”, meaning upon sale of the property, the subsequent owner is responsible for continuing the payments. PACE will undoubtedly be a game changer for the energy efficiency and water conservation industries.

The Energy Alliance Group is an approved PACE project developer. We assume “cradle to grave” responsibility for energy or water efficiency upgrades – including new construction – as well as PACE refinancing projects. And as a PACE project developer, we guarantee the resultant energy savings.

CSR wire

A trusted voice since 1999, CSRwire is a digital media platform for the latest news, views and reports in corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability. CSRwire has helped to pave the way for new standards of corporate citizenship, earning the international respect of thought leaders, business leaders, academics, researchers, activists and the media. The CSRwire team works on a wide range of traditional and social media services and solutions to support its members’ marketing and communications strategies. Through our expansive traditional and social media network, our members reach a diverse audience – media, bloggers, CSR and sustainability professionals, marketing and PR professionals, investors, IR professionals, thought leaders and consumers. Members also have the opportunity to engage in real time dialogue, seek instant feedback and launch long term partnerships. News is streamed across leading websites including Google, Reuters and Yahoo! News, reference portals such as LexisNexis and Bloomberg, distributed through the CSRwire Daily News Alert directly to our readers’ inbox, fed through customized feeds by category to the media, promoted through targeted media distribution as well as contextualized through our social media channels.

aadapts

A rapidly changing climate leaves no choice but for humanity to adapt. On the American Adapts podcast, we explore the challenges presented by adapting to climate change and the approaches that the field

IngersollRand

At Ingersoll Rand we have great opportunities for growth through customer focused innovations that improve the quality of life and our environment, including many that advance sustainable business practices. We provide products and services that help customers reduce their energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, and therefore help minimize the effects of climate change. At the same time, we are working to reduce the energy footprint of our own operation.

Our climate commitment increases energy efficiency and reduces the greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) related to our operations and products, including:

  • 50 percent reduction in direct greenhouse gas potential of our products by 2020, and incorporating alternatives with lower global warming potential across the company’s product portfolio by 2030; and
  • $500M investment in product-related research and development over the next five years to fund the long-term reduction of GHG emissions
  • 35 percent reduction in greenhouse gas footprint of our own operations by 2020.
Autodesk

Autodesk makes software for people who make things.

Across the manufacturing, architecture, building, construction, media, and entertainment industries, Autodesk gives you the power to make anything.

COMMITMENTS

Autodesk believes that our biggest opportunity to improve our shared future is through the designers who use our software—but we also embrace our responsibility to reduce our direct impact on the planet. We have made several public commitments to tackle the pressing global challenges of climate change, including the following. See a full list of commitments in our Fiscal Year 2016 Sustainability Disclosures

Targets

Science-based greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction targets:

We are committed to following our Corporate Finance Approach to Climate-Stabilizing Targets (C-FACT) methodology through 2020, which aims to reduce GHG emissions in line with an 85% reduction by 2050. Learn more about C-FACT.

LONG-TERM TARGET:

Reduce carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) emissions across our value chain by an estimated 43% between fiscal year 2009 and fiscal year 2021.

SHORT-TERM TARGET:

Reduce CO2e emissions across our value chain by 32% between fiscal year 2009 and fiscal year 2016, and by 35% by fiscal year 2017.

Power our facilities and cloud services with 100% renewable energy by fiscal year 2021.

Report climate change information in mainstream financial reports.

Conduct responsible corporate engagement in climate change policy.

Set an internal price on carbon by fiscal year 2017.

Progress in FY2016

Since fiscal year 2009 (our baseline), we have decreased absolute GHG emissions by 33%, exceeding our goal for FY2016 of a 32% reduction.

Achieved for facilities

Achieved (see Autodesk FY2016 Annual Report)

We continued to demonstrate leadership in this area. (see Public policy)

Achieved; in 2016, we designed a program in this area, which we formally launched in fiscal year 2017.

PUBLIC POLICY

Every policymaker can be a catalyst for action on climate change and other sustainability issues by advancing policies that are good for people and for the planet. At Autodesk, we participate in public policy debate to advance innovation, sustainability, and economic growth.

During fiscal year 2016, we engaged with government officials, nonprofit organizations, think tanks, and other entities to advance sustainability principles. We were proud to support climate change legislation at the local, state, federal, and global levels, including the groundbreaking Paris Agreement at COP21. See more policy actions Autodesk has taken in our Fiscal Year 2016 Sustainability Disclosures.

Make sustainability a no-brainer with Autodesk’s software and services.

We’re driven to help our customers easily uncover recurring benefit from energy, water, and materials stewardship in buildings, infrastructure, and manufacturing.

Available Solutions Triple Bottom Line Analysis (Autocase)

Reveal economic, social, and environmental value to secure financing and buy-in for sustainable projects.

Rapid Energy Modeling for Existing Buildings (REM)

Screen an entire building portfolio to identify the best candidates for retrofits, quickly and remotely.

Green Stormwater Infrastructure

Green Stormwater Infrastructure

Mobility Simulator

Model a multi-modal transit network that efficiently moves people from point A to B

Factory Environmental Management

Integrate plant and HVAC layouts with BIM and Simulation CFD to lower capital investments and operating costs.

Science-Based Climate Targets (C-FACT)

Set greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets for cities using a business-friendly, science-driven and transparent approach.

Tripleppp

TriplePundit, a Certified B-Corporation, is a global media platform covering the intersection of people, planet and profit. We believe business can be a force for good. With over 10 million unique annual page views, we cover topics ranging from global water and energy challenges to social justice and economic equality, sustainable food to corporate social responsibility, and much more! TriplePundit’s mission is to further the conversation on the Triple Bottom Line in business.

Our Philosophy

The philosophy of TriplePundit is based on the “triple bottom line” or — three Ps — of sustainability – People, Planet, Profit. Triple Bottom Line advocates argue that economy, environment and society are inseparably related, and an understanding of all three is critical to society’s ability to flourish long term. With this in mind, we write with critical optimism – our authors will call companies out when we think they deserve it, but also give credit where credit is due. Sustainability is hard work and incremental change almost always deserves a round of applause.

Our Conversations

The front page: Written by staff authors and guest contributors, TriplePundit.com publishes around ten breaking news stories, industry items of note, and op-eds daily. You can find these stories every day at TriplePundit.com or by subscribing to our daily newsletter.

The Podium is our paid content service where organizations can share press releases, announcements, conference news, and more.

Live, online engagements in the form of Twitter Chats and Google Hangouts have becoming increasingly popular in recent years. We offer regular events with our sponsors and partners and welcome you to take part.

We partner to promote and send staff members to dozens of in-person conferences annually. Let us know where we can find you!

Our social media community is always buzzing. Join us on: LinkedIn, Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Vine, This, Medium, Periscope, Tsu, and more!

Our Community

Our half a million active monthly readers are a diverse group. From corporate executives to social entrepreneurs, MBA students to consultants, most of our readers are dedicated to using the power of business for good.

SalterBoxter

We are the leading international sustainability strategy and communications consultancy. We help companies and brands Step Up to the changing relationship between business and society. We combine smart strategy, sharp insights and creativity to help businesses succeed.

HellyHansen

Helly Hansen announces that it has joined the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) and will use the group’s sustainability measurement tool, the Higg Index, to drive environmental responsibility across its supply chain.

With its membership in the SAC, Helly Hansen joins over 180 global brands, retailers and manufacturers, as well as government, non-profit environmental organizations, and academic institutions, which are collectively committed to improving supply chain sustainability in the apparel and footwear industries.

In its relationship with the SAC, Helly Hansen will contribute both data and resources to support the Higg Index, which gauges environmental sustainability and drives supply chain decision-making to better efficiency and sustainability impact. The Higg Index is an open source, indicator-based tool that allows suppliers, manufacturers, brands and retailers to evaluate materials, products, facilities and processes based on environmental and product esign choices.

“We are pleased to be joining the SAC confident it will have a positive impact on product sustainability over time, and become a model for how industries can collaborate in making a positive impact on value chain performance”, said Richard Collier, Chief Product Officer at Helly Hansen.

“We welcome the addition of Helly Hansen to the Coalition, and look forward to their participation in this industry-wide effort in sustainability, “ said Coalition CEO Jason Kibbey. “Having Helly Hansen as part of the Coalition widens the scope of our impact within the apparel industry and accelerates the change we’re making towards responsible industry actions.”

Rescore Group

The ReScore research team was founded by recent graduates from Columbia University’s Sustainability Management program. Now the team is composed of two active members Juliette Barre and Deborah Stern. They are sustainability experts with diverse backgrounds and a solid interest in sustainability metrics. They share a common goal: improve sustainability data management.

Terra Cycle

TerraCycle is Eliminating the Idea of Waste® by recycling the “non-recyclable.” Whether it’s coffee capsules from your home, pens from a school, or plastic gloves from a manufacturing facility, TerraCycle can collect and recycle almost any form of waste. We partner with individual collectors such as yourself, as well as major consumer product companies, retailers, manufacturers, municipalities, and small businesses across 20 different countries. With your help, we are able to divert millions of pounds of waste from landfills and incinerators each month.

broward Country Florida

How It All Started

Climate change has been a key focal area for Broward County for the past eight years. In 2008, Broward County passed a resolution which establishes a community- wide greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction target of 80 percent below 2007 emissions by 2050.

It Began With a Plan

In 2009, our Climate Change Task Force engaged hundreds of local experts and citizens to draft our first Climate Change Action Plan. It was published in 2010, and we have been actively implementing the 126 recommended actions across all agencies. In 2015, the plan was updated through a similar process for the next five years – so we can continue to make progress!

The Climate Change Action Plan 2015 has nearly 100 actions to be implemented by 2020.

If you are interested in attending the next Task Force meeting, or learning more, visit the Task Force page.

Regional Climate Action

We are a proud partner of the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact. The Compact is a joint commitment of Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe, and Palm Beach Counties to partner in mitigating the causes and adapting to the consequences of climate change.

In 2014, the Compact was designated a Climate Action Champion by the White House.

The Compact hosts an annual Regional Climate Leadership Summit. Learn more and download materials and recordings from the 2015 Summit. The 8th Annual Summit will be hosted by Palm Beach County.

Integrating Climate Action

Broward County became the first local government to create a stand-alone climate change element as part of our Comprehensive Plan. The Climate Change Element is a coordinated initiative consisting of 82 environmental policies which consider how the community will best adapt to and mitigate for the economic, environmental, and social effects of climate change.

It was so innovative it won the National Planning Excellence Award for Environmental Planning by the American Planning Association. To learn more, watch the Award Video .

C02Logic

CO2logic has extensive experience in calculating, reducing, and offsetting the carbon footprints of large organizations. Not only does CO2logic help organizations reduce their carbon footprint, they help them do it in a way that benefits the international community by developing and sustaining social programs in areas that are in the greatest need. CO2logic has won public tenders to become the carbon consultant to the European Investment Bank, the European Parliament, the City of Brussels, etc. Large corporations like Levi’s, Dow Corning, Baltimore Aircoil, Le Pain Quotidien and Mars have also trusted CO2logic’s expertise. CO2logic works with the highest quality standards and has the best consultants in the field.

Arbor Day Foundation

60 MILLION TREES That’s how many we’ve planted in our nation’s forests since 1990. These trees are national treasures

  • a legacy we leave for future generations. It’s a milestone we’re proud of, but we’re just getting started. The next 60 million trees are already underway.
Greenstory

Green Story is an online platform committed to providing impactful marketing and consumer engagement solutions specialized for socially and environmentally responsible companies. Our quick and intuitive platform allows companies to create engaging visuals and marketing material to showcase their positive impact in a clear, credible and eye-catching manner.

Center for substainability

Why have over 100 organizations from Europe, North America and Middle East trusted CSE for their Sustainability (CSR) journey? CSE is a leading boutique firm specialized in global sustainability (CSR) consulting, coaching and training. Since 2004, early entry into the international sustainability (CSR) services market, CSE has been assisting clients to achieve higher performance, build brand loyalty and innovate through the continuous integration of sustainability principles into their culture, products and/or services. Public and private sector clients benefit from CSE expertise in serving diverse sectors, markets and organizational cultures in the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Destination Better

Destination Better provides customized services which identify and advance the management of social and environmental risks and opportunities for any size business, organization or destination. Whether starting from scratch or working with mature organizations, we develop short-term and long-term structures most valuable to the organization and respectful of its culture – resulting in same company, just better.

Areas of Expertise

  • Triple Bottom Line
  • Future impacts of macro trends on an organization
  • Industry-specific trends inside and outside the U.S.
  • Sustainability drivers, costs, benefits of action and risk of delayed action
  • Risks and opportunities in areas of social, environmental, economic and wellness
  • How sustainability adds value and supports collaboration, new products and services
  • C-Suite and leadership roles and responsibilities
  • Corporate giving, foundation giving, and how to balance the two to generate maximum value for company goals
  • Corporate volunteering: program creation, measurement, skills-based, alignment with company objectives
  • Operationalizing sustainability: the interdependence of governance, management approach, web-based tracking platforms, staffing, goals and incentives
  • Reporting frameworks and protocols:
    • GHG Protocol
    • CDP
    • Global Reporting Initiative
    • EcoVadis
    • Ecodesk
  • Sustainability data management (energy, waste, water, emissions)
  • Sustainability communications and sustainability reports

 

More at www.Destinationbetter.com

MaxImpact

Maximpact Ecosystems is a unique platform offering comprehensive development and support services to the circular, impact and sustainability sectors.

We cater to communities which include:

  • Businesses / projects / funds
  • NGOs / foundations / non profit organisations
  • Experts / consultants / mentors
  • Incubators / accelerators
  • Investors / intermediaries
  • Bilateral / multilateral / government bodies

 

We provide a marketplace in which a unique network of like-minded people focus on creating good impact and a more sustainable future. This offers unlimited opportunities to work with one another. By Sharing Our Global Resources we will accelerate the rate at which we can do good for our planet and it’s inhabitants.

3BL Media

Founded in 2009, 3BL Media is a leading news distribution and content marketing company focused on niche topics including sustainability, health, energy, education, philanthropy, community and other social and environmental topics. The company works with organizations including multinational corporations, SME’s, and non-profits to distribute multi-format media assets through social, traditional and new media channels. 3BL Media leverages its expertise in communications, technology and social media to enable organizations to more effectively communicate about their initiatives to the press, investors, consumers and other critical stakeholder groups.

CCLobby

Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a non-profit, non-partisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change.

In order to generate the political will necessary for passage of our Carbon Fee and Dividend proposal we train and support volunteers to engage elected officials, the media and the public.

What we do…

We lobby in support of our Carbon Fee and Dividend proposal by building friendly relationships with our federally elected representatives. We do so with respect, appreciation and gratitude for their service.

We write letters to the editor and op-eds, and meet with editorial boards to gain their editorial endorsement.

We facilitate presentations and table at events to promote CCL and introduce others to our Carbon Fee and Dividend proposal.

We support our volunteer chapters with monthly conference calls, and we support the leaders of those chapters with weekly conference calls.

What we believe…

Politicians don’t create political will, they respond to it. We believe citizens who are well-trained, organized by Congressional district and with a good system of support can more than influence the political process.

In respect for all viewpoints, even for those who would oppose us.

Based on what climate scientists and economists tell us, we believe that Carbon Fee and Dividend is the best first step to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to mitigate the impacts of a changing climate.

Ford

Ford’s sustainability strategy goes beyond reducing CO₂ emissions. From water usage to worker rights, we’ve made sustainability an integral part of our business.

TDBank

TORONTO, May 12, 2015 /CNW/ – TD Bank Group today published its 2014 Corporate Responsibility Report.

“This year we focused on providing readers with a concise story, dedicated to sharing the important environmental and social impacts that our stakeholders value most,” said Teri Currie, Group Head, Direct Channels, Corporate Shared Services, Marketing and People Strategies.

“We recognize that our employees, customers and communities have high expectations of TD and this report demonstrates how we embed corporate responsibility throughout our business.”

TD named to 2015 CDP Climate Disclosure Leadership Index – top scoring Canadian financial institution.

TD’s Chief Environment Officer named one of Canada’s 2014 and 2016 Clean16 for outstanding contributions to clean capitalism.

TD named Best Green Bank North America 2015 by Capital Finance International.

2014 highlights of social and environmental performance include:

  • First commercial bank in Canada to issue a green bond
  • First financial institution to track all owned corporate and retail buildings in Canada and U.S. using the ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager®
  • 52% increase in women in executive leadership roles, from 2005 to 2014
  • Raising financial awareness with 294,000 participants in a TD-sponsored financial education program
  • More than 96,000 hours volunteered by TD employees in their local communities
  • More than 50,000 trees planted across North America and the U.K. through TD Tree Days
  • $82 CAD million donated to support community organizations across North America and the UK
Walgreens

Walgreens is committed to be a global leader in supporting people and the planet. We are proud of the impact our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives have on the health and wellness of people in our communities and around the world as well as the work we do to protect the environment, doing our part to ensure it flourishes for future generations.

Our business values and the nature of our day-to-day operations, which are rooted in supporting communities and connected to healthcare, inform and shape our approach to CSR.

As a global company inheriting the significant historical CSR contributions of our legacy companies, we are in a position to make a profound impact. For the first time during the year that ended 31 August 2016, Walgreens collected data from all our global operations, on community contributions, carbon emissions, waste disposal and employee retention. The data will serve as a baseline to show our future progress.

Wyndham

Since the Company’s launch in 2006, it’s been guided by its core values, and consistently aligning its business and financial performance with the responsible way it operates. By holistically integrating Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) into the business, Wyndham Worldwide has grown as a responsible corporate citizen that consistently delivers results as one of the best performing hospitality companies in the world.

In the Company’s sixth year of formal sustainability reporting, its 2015-2016 Corporate Social Responsibility Report details its strong, industry-leading commitment to socially and environmentally responsible business practices. Throughout the report, the great success achieved by the teams in each of the CSR focus areas – Sustainability, Diversity and Inclusion, Philanthropy, Human Rights, and Responsible Business Practices – are highlighted. While each of the CSR areas continue to excel, Wyndham Worldwide launched an initiative in the past year to take a deeper look at how it can build on this success and take its efforts to the next level. The Company is further defining what CSR means, increasingly aligning its strategies and efforts, and challenging its thinking of what success looks like in the years ahead.

AMD

AMD has a long history of environmental responsibility and transparency. We set ambitious, science-based environmental goals and publicly report our progress. Our goals and programs are designed to minimize environmental impacts in supply chain, across our global building operations, and even to our employees’ actions. We have a robust system to manage risks to the environment, and we engage suppliers, customers, investors, and employees worldwide to participate in our sustainability efforts.

AMD designs and integrates technology that powers millions of intelligent devices, including personal computers, game consoles and cloud servers that define the new era of surround computing.

ULLogo

UL EHS Sustainability (‘UL EHSS’) is a division of Underwriters Laboratories (‘UL’), the premier global independent safety science company that has championed progress for 120 years. UL EHS Sustainability empowers organizations to protect the well-being of workers, reduce risk, improve productivity, enhance compliance, and drive measurable business improvement through its EHS, occupational health, environmental, supply chain, sustainability, and corporate social responsibility platforms. More than 2,000 organizations in over 20 major industries including manufacturing, healthcare, and construction & energy, trust UL’s tools to meet their expanding needs. In 2016, UL EHS Sustainability acquired cr360, a leader in Sustainability and EHS management software.

Walmart

Environmental sustainability has become an essential ingredient to doing business responsibly and successfully. As the world’s largest retailer, our actions have the potential to save our customers money and help ensure a better world for generations to come. At the same time, it sets the stage for a more financially stable and responsible Walmart.

ISSP

The International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) is the world’s leading professional association for sustainability professionals. ISSP is a member-driven association committed to moving the profession of sustainability forward by leading the design and delivery of ISSP Sustainability Professional Certification, and by building strong networks and communities of practice. Webinars, online courses, a sustainability educational certificate, sustainability professional’s body of knowledge, special reports, resource directories and salary surveys are just a sampling of the rich content offered to members. Formed in 2007, ISSP boasts almost 1000 members from every region of the world. For more information, please visit www.sustainabilityprofessionals.org

ClimateSPeakersNetwork

WHEN IT COMES TO BIG ISSUES LIKE CLIMATE CHANGE, IT IS IMPORTANT TO GET THE FACTS FROM A VOICE YOU TRUST. SOMEONE WHO UNDERSTANDS HOW THIS PRESSING ISSUE IMPACTS YOUR FAMILY, YOUR TOWN, AND YOUR COMMUNITY.

The Climate Speakers Network is here to help. The Climate Speakers Network is a group of over 3,000 Americans from a broad array of backgrounds who share their knowledge about climate change and how to solve it with their peers, neighbors, and networks. By engaging groups in the vocabulary that defines their core values, Climate Speakers are transforming the narrative on climate change into a story of opportunity and expanding the chorus of voices calling for action.

Earths

WHO WE ARE
EarthShare was founded in 1988 by America’s leading national environmental and conservation organizations with a clear mission: connecting workplaces to environmental causes. Today, EarthShare is your 501(c)(3) partner working at the intersection of the environmental community and corporate America to amplify sustainability efforts by galvanizing the power of employees. With an established member network of nearly 600 of America’s most respected nonprofits behind us, we help channel the passion for purpose in an evolving workforce to ensure a sustainable future.

WHAT WE DO
Our employee engagement solution employers meet employees where they are, guide them toward sustainability commitments, and unleash their entrepreneurial spirit to achieve action-oriented results. EarthShare creates customized programs to help its partners educate, inspire, and empower their workforce while advancing environmental initiatives.

Employees want to change the world and EarthShare can help. The EarthShare Corporate Alliance is a new turnkey program that gives employers a simplified way to engage and educate employees about the topic of our changing climate—to help create a well-informed, activated, and engaged workplace culture.

TheClimateRealityProject

OUR MISSION IS TO CATALYZE A GLOBAL SOLUTION TO THE CLIMATE CRISIS BY MAKING URGENT ACTION A NECESSITY ACROSS EVERY LEVEL OF SOCIETY.

With seas rising, global heat records falling, and storms becoming more and more devastating, the reality of climate change has never been clearer. But with clean energy solutions like wind and solar getting more affordable, batteries getting better, and buildings becoming more efficient every year, neither has the way forward.

The good news does not end there. Because now, thanks to 195 countries signing the historic Paris Agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions planet-wide, the world is united in working for a safe and sustainable future with net zero carbon emissions by the second half of this century.

At Climate Reality, we are here to ensure it gets there. We are working to accelerate the global shift from the dirty fossil fuels driving climate change to renewables so we can power our lives and economies without destroying our planet.But we can only do it together. That is why we are uniting millions from all corners of the globe and all walks of life – factory workers and farmers, teachers and taxi drivers, students and shop clerks, and more – to make our leaders honor and strengthen their commitments to climate action that they made in the Paris Agreement.

Stopping climate change is the challenge of our time. But we know how and thanks to the Paris Agreement, we have the tools to do it. The sustainable future we want is finally in our hands. And at Climate Reality, we will not let it slip away.

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The Sustainability Management Association’s members are transforming leadership. As of March 2018, our 2,300+ members are located in 30 states across America and 12 international countries. We believe that sustainability management simply incorporates economic performance, social responsibility, and environmental stewardship—to include all three in strategy, decision-making, function, and process.

Sustainability Management simultaneously optimizing the efficiency of resources to include human, natural, and financial is well-known as managing the Triple Bottom Line. The bottom line is that sustainability management reduces cost and risk, and creates opportunities for innovation and revenues to develop a strong brand reputation. Sustainability management absolutely creates long-term value for stakeholders.

The SMA serves two main purposes:

– To provide certification and education for managers who are learning or practicing Triple Bottom Line sustainability management in any type of organization. Learn how to manage for sustainability from strategy to project management. Learn the language of sustainability, how to measure and report project outcomes, and how to build a culture around sustainability.

– To certify professionals with an accreditation that attests to exposure to a body of knowledge (the study guide) to learn the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities of sustainability professionals. Obtain your credential with an online exam and give yourself, or your organization, a competitive advantage.

Certification can be obtained in two separate tiers:

– Sustainability Management Certified Professional (SMCP) – the premier designation reserved for professionals with significant experience and exposure to a body of knowledge

– Sustainability Management Certified Associate (SMCA) – the designation for students or professionals who wish to certify their general knowledge of sustainability management frameworks and methodologies

You are invited to join as a member and begin networking with the best. SMA members strive for organizational efficiency through fostering talent and conserving natural resources.

Innovation and collaboration are the powerful drivers that transform leadership. Education and commitment to long-term responsibility and integrity are the answers to sustainable growth. An exciting rejuvenation of ingenuity is underway due to combining innovation and designing products for the environment. Entrepreneurship and ingenuity is the solution. The journey is well underway, so join us today.

CoO

Mayor Dyer launched Green Works Orlando in 2007 to transform Orlando into one of the most environmentally-friendly, economically and socially vibrant communities in the nation. Green Works Orlando represents our commitment to utilize the City’s regional leadership position to build partnerships and share resources that foster positive environmental changes.

Since 2007, the City has led by example, achieving more than $1 million in annual energy savings. The foundation of Green Works Orlando was built on the concept of promoting environmental stewardship, educating people about “environmentally conscious lifestyles” and encouraging others to incorporate a concern for the environment into the everyday workings of government and private business.

Some Green Works Orlando successes include:

– Expanded the Downtown LYMMO bus circulator and completed SunRail

– Launched car-sharing with bike-sharing

– Performed energy efficiency retrofits to 1,200 houses

– Completed ten LEED-certified municipal buildings, plus two more currently under construction

– Completed or approved $19 million in energy efficiency investments to municipal buildings electric, hybrid, or compressed natural gas

– Planted 10,000 trees and established five community gardens

– Increased recycling collection by 35%

Adopted the 2012 Municipal Operations Sustainability Plan and the 2013 Green Works Orlando Community Action Plan The ultimate beneficiaries of our work will be our children and grandchildren. We are continuing our efforts to guide Orlando on a course toward long-term sustainability. Working together, we can make a cleaner, greener and better Orlando for generations to come.

CCapitalism

Conscious Capitalism Florida Chapter’s purpose is to seek out and connect the role models of Florida’s conscious business community.

We accomplish this by identifying businesses and leaders that operate with a higher purpose making wise business decisions that take into account the needs of all stakeholders.

When companies operate in this manner, their employees become team members, their vendors become partners, their customers become advocates, and they operate sustainability within the environment and community – simultaneously providing healthy long-term returns their shareholders.

We believe that capitalism is the most powerful force for human cooperation, value creation and social good the world has ever seen.

Conscious Capitalism Florida Chapter is an affiliate of the global Conscious Capitalism Community.

We invite you to celebrate with us!

ASBC

American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) is a powerful coalition of business networks committed to building a vibrant, just, and sustainable economy. We represent over 250,000 companies across the U.S. ASBC promotes policy change at the federal and state level by educating and informing the business community, policy makers, and the media about the business case for change, and by engaging the leaders of businesses and enterprises in building broad support for a sustainable economy. We work on a range of policy areas, including: climate change, financial reform, health care, agriculture, chemicals policy, clean energy, small business financing and business taxes. Our work includes lobbying and advocacy.

Future500

MISSION
To engage and align diverse stakeholders in support of systemic solutions to urgent global problems.

VISION
Finding common ground between uncommon allies.

HISTORY
Future 500 is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that began in 1995 in Aspen, Colorado. Over the years, we have established our main office in San Francisco with affiliate offices in Portland, Oregon; Washington D.C.; Beijing and Tokyo. We are supported by an extensive network of correspondents, advisers, and senior fellows worldwide.

SUCCESS STORIES
Since our inception, Future 500 has fostered the capacity for corporations and NGOs to engage one another in unique and meaningful ways. Here are just a few of our successes to date:

California’s Bottle Bill
We built a corporate-NGO coalition that crafted California’s innovative “Bottle Bill” – arguably the most cost-effective in the world – using economic incentives to drive the recycling of more than 100 billion beverage containers and a host of packaging materials and products.

Sustainability Procurement Standards for Timber
We forged a partnership between Mitsubishi companies and Rainforest Action Network, developing simple, practical procurement specifications, now adopted by over 400 companies, to save over four million acres of Old Growth forest.

Carbon Tax
Since 2009, we have been building support for a price on carbon. Through our engagement with industry, NGOs, SRIs, climatologists and policy makers we have crafted two core policy principles. We believe that they encompass the necessary ingredients to garner bipartisan support. We currently have over 200 signatories, including James Hansen and Lester Brown to name a few.

Extended Producer Responsibility
From 2011-2012, Future 500 led a four part multi-stakeholder “Dialogue” series to address what Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) policy might mean for the United States. As a result of these discussions, new momentum was injected into the waste issue, leading to efforts across the country around voluntary and regulatory approaches from industry and recycling advocates alike.

AA

Sustainability at Alaska Airlines

Our objective is to be one of the most respected U.S. airlines by our customers, employees, and shareholders. We believe our success depends on our ability to provide safe air transportation, develop relationships with customers by providing exceptional customer service and low fares, and maintain a competitive cost structure to compete effectively. It is important to us that we achieve our objective as a socially responsible company that values not just our performance, but also our people, our community, and our environment.

While aircraft and technology enable us to provide air transportation, we recognize this is fundamentally a business about people. Our employees maintain and strengthen our relationships with our customers, and our success depends on our employees working together to successfully execute on our strategy.

BluePractice

Whether we’re supporting CIRCULAR ECONOMIES, introducing BREAKTHROUGH PRODUCTS, or accelerating BEHAVIOR CHANGE CAMPAIGNS we create stories that propel change. From crafting comprehensive media strategies, to content creation and messaging development, our practice is communications, and our passion is making a difference.

To learn more, please visit www.bluepractice.com.

Presidio Graduate School

Presidio Graduate School educates and inspires a new generation of skilled, visionary and enterprising leaders to transform business and public policy and create a more just, prosperous and sustainable world. Through innovative MBA and MPA and research programs, PGS activates students and professionals across a range of disciplines, industries and sectors to bridge the gap between commerce and the common good.

Contact:
Kari Dorth | Director of Admissions
Presidio Graduate School,
San Francisco, CA
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#1 Ranked MBA in Social
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Environmental Defense Fund’s mission is to preserve the natural systems on which all life depends.

Guided by science and economics, we find practical and lasting solutions to the most serious environmental problems.

What distinguishes Environmental Defense Fund is the combination of what we protect and how we protect it.

We work to solve the most critical environmental problems facing the planet. This has drawn us to areas that span the biosphere: climate, oceans, ecosystems and health. Since these topics are intertwined, our solutions take a multidisciplinary approach. We work in concert with other organizations — as well as with business, government and communities — and avoid duplicating work already being done effectively by others.

Our Core Values

These values allow us to experiment courageously in our work, while staying true to who we’ve been as an organization for 50 years.

Results — Create environmental solutions that make a lasting difference in the world

Respect — Welcome diverse perspectives, talents and contributions

Innovation — Design and use a wide range of problem-solving tools

Optimism — Embrace ambitious environmental goals while taking into account real-world dynamics

Integrity — Uphold a commitment to science, rigorous analysis, intellectual honesty and ethical action

Carbon Free Group

Carbon Free Group is an innovative model for developing new solutions in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction Sector. We bring together corporations, SMEs, industry experts, communities and local people to:

  • Solve persistent industry problems
  • Facilitate collaborative working
  • Develop commercially viable solutions
  • Deploy solutions to the market
  • Create circular economy models
  • Establish funds to support R&D

We reduce risks by analysing each step of the Technology Readiness Level (TRL) process to identify the major hurdles and mitigating where possible the risks associated with each phase. We manage projects, products, process and policy to drive impact. The Carbon Free Group is built on the spirit of interdependence. We believe that collaboration is better than competition. Becoming a member of the Carbon Free Group can be done by making a donation to the group’s nominated charity. Your donation will be ring-fenced and used by the Carbon Free Group in accordance with the charity’s objectives. Your donation will be subject to corporation tax relief. Hence your membership fee can be claimed back against your organisation’s taxable profits.

Our History

With 10 years experience the Carbon Free Group has come far and learnt much. Who we were and how we did things before went only so far in delivering solutions and was frustrated by barriers and risk. Our learning and your feedback is exactly why we have re-thought who we are, re-branded our look and feel and re-designed our whole approach. If you appreciate the innovative approach we now offer, then engage with us to speed through Carbon Free Solutions.

Danone

FOOD CAN CHANGE THE WORLDEach time we eat and drink, we can vote for the world we want to live in. This powerful idea is at the heart of the Alimentation Revolution. A revolution led by Danoners, together with consumers, retailers, farmers, suppliers, and NGOs all designing, producing, marketing and consuming food in a new way – a way to protect and nourish health of the people and health of the planet.

We’ve chosen this path because, at Danone, we want to be a change agent – a catalyst of this revolution. We want to make the Alimentation Revolution a reality for as many people as possible, all across the world. Why? Because we believe in a food and water ecosystem that works in harmony with people, communities and the environment.Where our relationship with the 900 million people who buy our brands is a force for good. We believe a healthy body needs healthy food. And healthy food needs a healthy planet. All with healthy ecosystems and strong, resilient social structures. We simply can’t have one without the others.

That’s what our new signature, “One Planet One Health”, encapsulates. It’s a rallying call to everyone to join the Alimentation Revolution. To join us in unleashing the power of food and drink to change our lives and the world.

This “One Planet. One Health” signature marks a new endeavor for Danone. But it comes from the same pioneering spirit we’ve always had. In 1972, Antoine Riboud said: “There is only one Earth. We only live once”. Those words kick-started a vision that lives on today: to bring health to our company and its ecosystem, to our planet, and to generations of people, now and in the future.
And we work to make these words a reality every day.

smithfield

Our Mission

We are passionate about producing good food the right way. Our business depends on the humane treatment of animals, stewardship of the environment, producing safe and high-quality food, the vitality of local communities, and creating a fair, ethical, and rewarding work environment for our people.

Our Vision

We will further transform Smithfield Foods into a world-class consumer packaged goods and protein company—one that consumers feel good about buying from—and a partner of choice for our customers.