• Corporate Sustainability: Benchmark Report

    November 7, 2013

    This Report is intended for use by global companies seeking information on sustainability strategies that deliver business value – economic, social, and environmental performance improvement. It was prepared by Susan Graff and a team of researchers for presentation at The Conference Board: The Promise and Challenge of Sustainable Development conference held in New York June […]

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  • Measuring Sustainability: Best Practices

    December 16, 2013

    Measuring sustainability performance is top of mind for many business executives. Companies across industries struggle to get accurate data and define indicators that drive performance improvement in ways that are meaningful to business objectives and stakeholders. 2011 sustainability reports from benchmark companies such as Timberland and Nike attest to this, as carbon measurement is fraught […]

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  • Responsibility Strategies – Engaging a Vision for the Future

    January 31, 2014

    This article appeared in the January/February 2003 issue of Green@work Magazine. A hot topic, corporate responsibility embraces the most dynamic set of business issues facing leadership today. Living daily under heightened scrutiny from consumers, investors and communities that question business practices, global companies are now seeking to manage the social, human and natural capital of […]

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  • Sustainability Practices: An Indicator of Risk

    April 23, 2014

      The insurance industry faces increasing complex challenges. The nature of risk has changed significantly over the past decade, due to emerging sustainability risks that carry big economic, environmental and societal consequences. Accounting for these risks is critical for enterprise risk managers and insurers to be successful. According to UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Executive Director […]

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  • Ready to Respond to Emerging Sustainability Risks

    May 7, 2014

    I write this having just returned from the Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS) conference, along with 10,000 risk management professionals. As I engaged in conversations, I was struck by the dedication and expertise of this group – and their ability to have the backs of their executive teams as they steer company strategy towards […]

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  • Committed to “Prosper”

    August 13, 2014

            Committed to “Prosper” I predict SAB Miller, best loved for their beer, will now be loved for their leadership in the circular economy.  In their recently published 2014 sustainability report, SAB announced their new Prosper strategy, and it is an excellent example of how vision, focus, engagement and collaboration achieve results. […]

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  • Engaging Management

    October 2, 2014

                Engaging Management How do you get people at the top of your organization to engage on sustainability? Ask them what your customers expect today. Sustainability is a marketplace driven imperative; it is not about compliance. A big myth is that corporate sustainability is another cost center, like EHS compliance […]

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  • Slide Deck: Circular Economy and Business Case Paws2Recycle

    November 21, 2014

    EHSS Roundtable, Washington DC, Nov 2014 Susan Graff, RRS Vice President, recently presented on the need for a circular economy and the four key requirements to build it during the Environmental, Health, Safety and Sustainability (EHSS) Roundtable in Washington, D.C. In addition, RRS’s Anne Johnson presented Paws2Recycle, an example of industry action that will support […]

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  • Corporate Sustainability: The Value of Collaboration

    December 15, 2014

    Corporate Sustainability: The Value of Collaboration A Look Back and a Glimpse Forward Where did the leaders in corporate sustainability invest their time and resources in 2014 to create value? Outside their property boundaries: leveraging social capital to address shared sustainability risks, improving resource efficiencies, and creating market pull for new products. Greening the Supply […]

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  • A Meeting of the Minds

    February 17, 2015

    A Meeting of the Minds Public Discussion of Private Sector Recovery             In late January several of RRS’ private sector recovery and sustainability experts gathered around a video conference to chat about current trends, hotspots, and opportunities. Here are a few highlights of that conversation. Q: Which sustainability topics are […]

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