• 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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  • Caterpillar

    February 7, 2014

    Seeking to refine its corporate sustainability program, Caterpillar engaged Susan Graff and her project team to perform a strategic assessment and benchmarking study. Graff’s team used the Sustainability Scorecard™ to evaluate and compare Caterpillar to 28 high performing companies in industries including logistics, transportation, heavy equipment manufacture and finance. The results provided Caterpillar with an […]

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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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  • Cousa

    February 10, 2014

    Susan Graff and her project team conducted an environmental management system assessment for Cousa – the largest vegetable oil manufacturer in Montevideo, Uruguay. As a part of the work, Graff’s team developed an employee training program and a regional stakeholder engagement program.

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  • Delta Air Lines

    February 10, 2014

    Susan Graff and her project team conducted an independent assessment of the Delta Air Lines Environmental Management System (EMS). The team evaluated the existing EMS and recommended changes; gathered evidence of sustainable “beyond compliance” activities as a means for generating productivity gains; and evaluated how activities were measured, communicated and tied to Delta daily operations. […]

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  • FedEx Corporation

    February 10, 2014

    Susan Graff and her project team provided FedEx with corporate sustainable development awareness training and facilitation to support executive team business strategy development on sustainability reporting. They benchmarked marketplace developments on sustainable development and designed the executive training program.

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