• 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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  • Reduction of Food Waste – Packaging Goals for the Industry

    December 16, 2013

    This article appeared in the October 2012 issue of El Empaque magazine.   A year ago, the FAO released a report Global Food Losses and Food Waste. Their key finding was that “roughly one-third of food produced in the world for human consumption every year – approximately 1.3 billion tonnes – gets lost or wasted.”  […]

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  • Innovation and Sustainability – A Combination to Unlock Value

    December 16, 2013

    This article appeared in the December 2012 issue of El Empaque magazine.   I recently attended the PDMA’S Product Innovation Management Conference and found the language of product innovation similar to what you hear at many sustainability conferences. The design processes that underlie much of product development and innovation are likewise similar to those that […]

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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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  • Thoughts on Extended Producer Responsibility for Packaging

    January 31, 2014

    This article appeared in the February/March 2013 issue of El Empaque magazine.   Recovery of packaging materials after they have fulfilled their purpose is one area that industry and consumers universally agree needs improvement. It could lead to improved economic outcomes through jobs, new business opportunities, reduced waste, remanufactured materials, enhanced environmental outcomes and improvements […]

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  • Busting Plastic Recycling Myths

    February 7, 2014

    What we all knew about plastic recycling just a few years ago may be very different today. The changes that come as the plastic recycling industry matures, grows and adds new technology is a sign that this industry is nimble and growth-focused. That’s a good thing.  But it also means that recycling officials have a considerable, ongoing […]

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  • Coca-Cola

    February 10, 2014

    Energy assessments of several of Coca-Cola’s plants were conducted to identify opportunities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption. This led to the development of an energy management guide that was used worldwide, providing an estimated savings of $75 million annually. The assessment process led to the implementation of Coca-Cola’s environmental management system, eKOsystem. […]

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  • Foodservice Packaging Institute

    February 10, 2014

    Foodservice Packaging Institute’s Paper Recovery Alliance and Plastic Recovery Group: Working with MRFS, composters and end markets to reduce existing barriers to the successful recovery of paper and plastic foodservice packaging.

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  • TetraPak

    February 10, 2014

    Strategic support for developing the carton recovery infrastructure, establishing cutting edge voluntary producer responsibility approaches, and supporting the client in achieving sustainability objectives.

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