Partners

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2019 Partners

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  • Environmental Defense Fund
    Environmental Defense Fund
  • Whirlpool
    Whirlpool
  • Etsy
    Etsy
  • Estee Lauder
    Estee Lauder
  • AB InBev
    AB InBev
  • FORESIGHT Climate & Energy
    FORESIGHT Climate & Energy
  • 3Degrees
    3Degrees
  • Arbor Day Foundation
    Arbor Day Foundation
  • USGBC
    USGBC
  • Kohler
    Kohler
  • United
    United
  • TD Bank
    TD Bank
  • Ecolab
    Ecolab
  • G&A
    G&A
  • SusAllies
    SusAllies
  • C02Logic
    C02Logic
  • CCLobby
    CCLobby
  • ISSP
    ISSP
  • Earths
    Earths
  • TheClimateRealityProject
    TheClimateRealityProject
  • CCapitalism
    CCapitalism
  • Future500
    Future500
  • BluePractice
    BluePractice
  • Presidio Graduate School
    Presidio Graduate School
  • dsm
    dsm
  • NatureConservancy1
    NatureConservancy1
  • Ethical Markets
    Ethical Markets
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  • Mars
    Mars
  • SusAllies
    SusAllies
  • IngersollRand
    IngersollRand
  • Autodesk
    Autodesk
  • Tripleppp
    Tripleppp
  • SalterBoxter
    SalterBoxter
  • HellyHansen
    HellyHansen
  • Rescore Group
    Rescore Group
  • Terra Cycle
    Terra Cycle
  • C02Logic
    C02Logic
  • Arbor Day Foundation
    Arbor Day Foundation
  • Greenstory
    Greenstory
  • Center for substainability
    Center for substainability
  • Destination Better
    Destination Better
  • 3BL Media
    3BL Media
  • CCLobby
    CCLobby
  • Ford
    Ford
  • TDBank
    TDBank
  • Wyndham
    Wyndham
  • AMD
    AMD
  • ULLogo
    ULLogo
  • Walmart
    Walmart
  • ISSP
    ISSP
  • Earths
    Earths
  • TheClimateRealityProject
    TheClimateRealityProject
  • CCapitalism
    CCapitalism
  • Future500
    Future500
  • AA
    AA
  • BluePractice
    BluePractice
  • Presidio Graduate School
    Presidio Graduate School
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    EDF_Logo
  • Danone
    Danone
  • smithfield
    smithfield
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    nikola_motor_logo
  • thg-logo
    thg-logo
  • Biogen
    Biogen
  • AmerisourceB
    AmerisourceB
  • dsm
    dsm
  • NatureConservancy1
    NatureConservancy1
  • Arcadis
    Arcadis
  • interface
    interface
  • GeneralMotors
    GeneralMotors
  • NSF
    NSF
  • Ethical Markets
    Ethical Markets
  • bechtel
    bechtel
Environmental Defense Fund

Guided by science and economics, we tackle urgent threats with practical solutions
EDF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Federal Tax ID: 11-6107128.

Our people: We’re one of the world’s largest environmental organizations, with more than two million members and a staff of 700 scientists, economists, policy experts, and other professionals around the world.

Our values: We believe prosperity and environmental stewardship must go hand in hand. We’re optimists, because we have seen smart ideas make a huge difference. And we build strong partnerships across interests to ensure lasting success.

Our focus: We address today’s most urgent environmental challenges. Working in partnership with others, we focus where we’re best positioned to help, based on our strengths.

Whirlpool

Our emphasis on resource efficiency has led us to develop Design for Environment tools to deliver more sustainable products that use more recycled content. These capabilities will help us fulfill our commitment to use 100 percent recycled content on major plastic components in our European products by 2025, as well as to use a majority of recycled-content steel. We are also increasing transparency by offering insight into all the substances of concern. A new full materials transparency system was piloted in 2018 and will go into full launch in 2019, beginning in our EMEA region.

OUR PRODUCTS. OUR PLANTS. OUR PRACTICES.
We have increased our energy-efficiency target by almost 50% compared to our 10-year average
Whirlpool has always viewed the social and economic prosperity of communities in which we operate, and where our more than 90,000 employees live, as central to our success. We want each of our global facilities to be not only good neighbors to their nearby communities – we want them to be models of efficiency and environmental stewardship, and to be strong partners in addressing community needs. We are maximizing our renewable energy deployed on-site, which has, on average, doubled each year for the last three years in accordance with our goal. Going forward, that commitment will continue to grow, aligned with aggressive internal targets. After achieving our energy and water intensity goals three years early, we continue to focus on energy and water efficiency measures, which are now integrated in our new Whirlpool Production System, based on World Class Manufacturing (WCM) principles. In fact, we have also increased our energy-efficiency target by almost 50 percent compared to our 10-year average.

Whirlpool is also committed to a zero-waste-to-landfill future, and eight of our global facilities have achieved zero-waste status. Additionally, we continue to make progress on our nonproduction facilities as well, having 14 of them at zero waste in 2018. From a social perspective, our partnerships with respected nonprofits such as Habitat for Humanity International are addressing needs like affordable housing. Over the last two decades, more than 100,000 families worldwide have benefited from our philanthropic and volunteer efforts on behalf of Habitat for Humanity programs.

OUR PRODUCTS. OUR PLANTS. OUR PRACTICES.

Integrating sustainability considerations into every aspect of how we design, source, manufacture, distribute, market and manage end-of-life for our products is a foremost objective for Whirlpool in 2019. We have restructured our approach to improve connections within our key internal teams, assigning executive owners for each of our six key initiatives in our plants, products and practices strategy. The aim is to not only continuously improve our process and execution but also to invest in a breakthrough performance. Whirlpool firmly believes sustainability is an avenue for continued growth, and we are determined to discover new ways to address the world’s pressing environmental challenges as we become a more efficient and effective organization.

Guided by a strong sense of purpose, we are committed to taking action to address climate change and the current, unsustainable rate of resource depletion. By driving product efficiency, reducing GHG emissions and improving efficiency throughout operations and our supply chain, we can make a meaningful contribution in addressing these profound global environmental challenges. We recognize that this commitment must be embedded in our standard business practices everywhere we operate in order to achieve the necessary scale of response.

Etsy

Etsy’s headquarters in Brooklyn has solar panels on the roof, and in 2018 the company partnered with Apple and two other companies to help build new wind and solar farms so that its operations could be fully powered by renewable energy. It migrated its data storage to Google’s cloud, which also runs on renewable power. Its office is zero waste. The company has a program to help its sellers get solar panels at a discount. But the biggest part of the company’s carbon footprint–98%–comes from shipping packages.

 

Today, Etsy became the first global e-commerce company to offset all of its emissions from shipping. Working with 3Degrees, a company that helps businesses address climate change, it will help protect a forest in Minnesota, build a wind and solar farm in India, and fund the development of a more sustainable method of making car parts. In total, the projects help reduce or capture the same amount of emissions created when Etsy’s sellers ship handmade jewelry or vintage furniture to customers.

 

“We continue to set targets to use less energy every year,” says Josh Silverman, CEO of Etsy. “But while we are doing that, we don’t need to wait for electric trucks and electric planes. We can get going on offsetting the carbon that is a result of our marketplace immediately.”

 

Initially, Silverman thought that the company might offer offsets as an option on the checkout page. But he learned that offsets would cost less than a penny per package. “Why would you ever make someone tick a box or not for something that’s less than a penny?” he says. “That’s ridiculous. It adds more friction than it’s worth.”

 

The company also learned in its research that only 10% to 20% of customers actually choose to pay for offsets. If the choice was left solely up to customers, “we would never get to a marketplace where we have full carbon neutrality,” says Chelsea Mozen, Etsy’s sustainability lead. “It was really important for us to take full responsibility and be able to say that footprint was completely neutralized.”

 

On February 28, the company plans to pay to offset the carbon footprint from all e-commerce in the U.S., including Amazon, eBay, and Overstock, for one day. It’s an attempt to demonstrate how easily all companies could be doing the same thing. “There’s a lot of projects out there waiting to be funded,” says Silverman. “Right now, the supply of offsets is solid. So it means that this is an affordable path forward. I think this problem can feel so intractable that people throw up their hands. The result is apathy, when in fact there’s a very viable path forward right in front of us that allows us to take action today.”

Estee Lauder

Beauty is about managing our business sustainably. Our long-term success depends on our ability to make conscious decisions to embed sustainable practices along our value chain. We are dedicated to understanding and managing our economic, environmental and social impacts throughout our value chain. By strengthening policies, establishing baselines for key data and working to identify future goals and targets, we are continuing to build on our heritage of responsibility while deepening our commitment to our many stakeholders.

Effectively addressing today’s global challenges requires collaboration between governments, civil society, local communities, and private enterprise. We work with many partners to strengthen the environments and communities in which our business operates. These stakeholders share their expertise, knowledge, and resources to help inform our company’s global sustainability strategy and vision, and they have helped us understand how we can support theirs.

 

AB InBev

Our Goal: By 2025, 100% of our purchased electricity will be from renewable sources and we will have a 25% reduction in CO2 emissions across our value chain.
Brewing our beers is reliant on a healthy, natural environment, as well as on thriving communities. That’s why we’re striving for a world where natural resources are preserved for the future. In March 2017, we committed to secure 100% of our purchased electricity from renewable sources by 2025.

We have made progress toward that goal with power purchase agreements (PPA) in several of our markets around the world. For example, in the United States, our agreement with Enel Green Power resulted in the construction of the Thunder Ranch Wind Farm in Oklahoma. Today, about 50% of our U.S operations’ purchased electricity comes from renewables — enough to brew more than 20 billion 12 oz. servings of beer each year.
In Mexico, home of our largest brewery in Zacatecas, our PPA with Iberdrola will allow us to meet all purchased electricity needs for production sites in the country. The electricity will be produced at a wind farm that is expected to begin operating in 2019, increasing the country’s wind and solar energy capacity by more than 5%.

Around the world, we have launched green logistics initiatives to reduce energy usage and emissions and have invested in low-emission transportation. In 2017, 96% of our global cooler purchases met the standards we set for eco-friendly coolers.
Now we are going further — with a science-based target for carbon reduction across our value chain. Achieving this target will be the same as taking more than a million and a half cars off the road every year. Through renewable electricity use, brewing efficiency, green logistics programs, and new innovation, we are already reducing our impact. In fact, between 2012 and 2017 we reduced our total absolute energy usage by 10%. As we look to the future, we will invest in new technologies for our operations and work closely with our suppliers to help them reduce their own emissions.

FORESIGHT Climate & Energy

FORESIGHT Climate & Energy is the essential read from Denmark on the global transition to a decarbonised energy economy — objective reporting on what really matters by expert journalists and writers from around the world.

Get in touch with FORESIGHT for advertising and partnership opportunities – email kasper@foresightdk.com. Get access to informed journalism and expert analysis at foresightdk.com/subscribe.

3Degrees

We make it possible for businesses and their customers to take urgent action on climate change.

At 3Degrees, we are passionate about addressing climate change. We help hundreds of organizations incorporate clean energy and greenhouse gas emission reduction strategies into their business operations. And we connect over 275,000 residential customers with renewable energy through our utility and community solar partnerships. How do we do it? Through our custom renewable energy and climate solutions that meet each client at every step of the way.

After all, solving the most significant challenge of our generation is a tall order. But it’s a challenge that energizes us. We hope you’ll join us.

Arbor Day Foundation

We inspire people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees.

This is the mission statement of the Arbor Day Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit conservation and education organization.

Founded in 1972, the centennial of the first Arbor Day observance in the 19th century, the Foundation has grown to become the largest nonprofit membership organization dedicated to planting trees, with over one million members, supporters, and valued partners.

The impact we make on our world is accomplished through our conservation and education programs.

USGBC

Better buildings are our legacy

We’re committed to transforming how our buildings are designed, constructed and operated through LEED.

Our vision at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is that buildings and communities will regenerate and sustain the health and vitality of all life within a generation. Our mission is to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy, and prosperous environment that improves the quality of life. Through our community network, continuous collaboration with industry experts, market research publications and LEED professional credentials, our global staff is working every day to help advance spaces that are brighter and healthier for us to live, work and play in.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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!

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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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:

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.

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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:

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.

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.

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:

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.

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

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
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.

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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

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.

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!

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.

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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
Apply Now!

#1 Ranked MBA in Social
Impact by Net Impact

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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

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.

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Nikola Motor Company designs and manufactures electric vehicles, vehicle components, energy storage systems, and electric vehicle drivetrains. NMC is led by its visionary CEO Trevor Milton (twitter: @nikolatrevor), who has assembled one of the most talented teams in the country to bring the Nikola products to market. The company is privately-held.

For more information, visit nikolamotor.com or Twitter: @nikolamotor.

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THG Energy creates cost-savings, conserves resources, and lowers client’s risk through actionable energy analytics, sustainability reporting, and automated energy management.

Biogen

Through cutting-edge science and medicine, Biogen discovers, develops and delivers innovative therapies worldwide for people living with serious neurological and neurodegenerative diseases.

Founded in 1978, Biogen is a pioneer in biotechnology and today the Company has the leading portfolio of medicines to treat multiple sclerosis, has introduced the first and only approved treatment for spinal muscular atrophy, and is at the forefront of neurology research for conditions including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Biogen also manufactures and commercializes biosimilars of advanced biologics.

With approximately 7000 people worldwide, we are truly a global organization, headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, which is also home to our research operations. Our international headquarters are based in Zug, Switzerland and we have world-class manufacturing facilities in North Carolina and Denmark. We offer therapies globally through direct affiliate presence in 30 countries and a network of distribution partners in over 50 additional countries.

For more information, please visit www.biogen.com

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AmerisourceBergen is driving innovative partnerships with global manufacturers, providers and pharmacies to improve product access and efficiency throughout the healthcare supply chain. As part of the largest global generics purchasing organization, the leading specialty pharmaceutical services provider and the partner with more community and health system pharmacy relationships than any other—we’re well positioned to help you capitalize on the dynamic changes in healthcare. From product commercialization and distribution to pharmacy, provider and manufacturer solutions, we’re working with you every day to enhance patient care.

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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.

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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.
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Vision and Values

Our vision has quickly become our passion; to improve quality of life and be recognized as the best.

When combined with our goals and values these statements provide the framework for our decision making and the development of our business strategy.

Our goals are to:

  • Create sustainable solutions
  • Deliver exceptional outcomes
  • Realize people’s potential
  • Enjoy the journey.

Our values:
Integrity
We perform business in an honest and responsible way, working to the highest professional standards.

Client focus
We are entrepreneurial and agile, passionate about creating value for our clients and achieving high performance. Please click here to know more.

Collaboration
We believe in diversity, the power of global teamwork and that by working as one we can deliver exceptional outcomes.

Sustainability
We own the responsibility to sustain our world and society in a balanced way, with the health, safety and well-being of people and stakeholders central to all we do.

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What drives us? A positive vision of the future and the determination to make it come true. The moral courage to do what is right, despite all obstacles. An abiding commitment to show that sustainability is better for business. We believe that change starts with us and is transforming Interface from a plunderer of the earth to an agent of its restoration. Through this process of redesigning ourselves, we hope to be a catalyst for the redesign of global industry.

GeneralMotors

General Motors plans to generate or source all electrical power for its 350 operations in 59 countries with 100 percent renewable energy — such as wind, sun and landfill gas — by 2050.

“Establishing a 100 percent renewable energy goal helps us better serve society by reducing environmental impact,” said GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra. “This pursuit of renewable energy benefits our customers and communities through cleaner air while strengthening our business through lower and more stable energy costs.”

This new renewable energy goal, along with the pursuit of electrified vehicles and efficient manufacturing, is part of the company’s overall approach to strengthening its business, improving communities and addressing climate change. GM is also joining RE100, a global collaborative initiative of businesses committed to 100 percent renewable electricity, working to increase demand for clean power.

NSF

Manufacturers, regulators and consumers look to NSF International for the development of public health standards and certification programs that help protect the world’s food, water, consumer products and environment. Our mission is to protect and improve global human health. As an independent, accredited organization, we develop standards, and test and certify products and systems. We provide auditing, education and risk management solutions for public health and the environment.

Founded in 1944 as the National Sanitation Foundation, we changed our name to NSF International in 1990 as we expanded our services beyond sanitation and into global markets. The letters in our organizations name do not represent any specific words today.

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.

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Bechtel Corporation (Bechtel Group) is the largest construction and civil engineering company in the United States, and the 9th-largest privately owned American company in 2016.

With every project we undertake, no matter the scale, we place a core focus on protecting people and the environment, promoting local economic development, and partnering with communities and society.