• 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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  • Business Action + Constructive Policy

    May 14, 2014

    Business Action + Constructive Policy: Achieving Positive Action on Climate Winter in the U.S. has been breaking all kinds of cold records lately, and talk of climate change has been heating up. Last month a fresh report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) came off the press, and the message is clear that […]

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  • Press Release: RRS Launches Sustainability Scorecard

    May 14, 2014

    RRS Launches Sustainability Scorecard® Version 3 May 14, 2014, Ann Arbor, Michigan – Sustainability and recycling consultancy, RRS, announces the launch of the Sustainability Scorecard® Version 3, a performance assessment tool that identifies key risks that are material to a sustainable business strategy, and provides an action plan to create more value from products and […]

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  • Press Release: RRS Supports Clients with Communications

    June 6, 2014

    RRS Supports Clients with Communication Outreach June 6, 2014, Ann Arbor, Michigan – Sustainability and recycling consultancy, RRS, is utilizing in-house experts from its Communications Team to further the messaging of its client, Carton Council. Carton Council is a group of carton manufacturing companies, including Elopak, Evergreen, SIG Combibloc, and Tetra Pak, that produce most […]

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  • Food Waste, Management, and Worms

    June 13, 2014

        Food Waste, Management, and Worms Last week’s College and University Recycling Coalition (CURC) Workshop at Michigan State University provided great discussion on organics waste diversion. I must say, there was quite the buzz about vermicomposting – using worms to create a nutrient-rich soil amendment and keeping it on campus to minimize costs and […]

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  • Sustainable Brands ’14 from Two Perspectives

    June 20, 2014

    SB’14 from Two Perspectives   Anne Johnson is a Principal and co-lead of the RRS Global Corporate Sustainability service sector. Anne brings over 20 years of multi-disciplinary experience in management consulting, environmental engineering, hydrology, and applied life cycle thinking. Hunt Briggs is a Consultant with RRS. Hunt brings a rich and diverse background working with […]

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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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  • Tweet to Risk in 60 Seconds

    August 20, 2014

          Tweet to Risk in 60 Seconds According to Internet Live Stats, 6,000 tweets are tweeted on Twitter each second – that equates to approximately 500 million tweets per day. That simple statistic shows the power and speed of social media. Its viral nature spreads messages that can uplift, influence, annoy or destroy […]

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  • Food Waste in the Supply Chain

    August 26, 2014

          Food Waste in the Supply Chain Recently, I attended the Global Sustainability Summit hosted by the Grocery Manufacturers Association and the Food Marketing Institute in Boston. Food waste was a major topic at the three-day event. It’s a compelling topic for many reasons – the sheer magnitude of the problem, for starters. […]

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  • Evolving Packaging Designs Challenge Current Recycling System

    August 28, 2014

    While communities drive diversion and brands desire recycling for everything, we are clearly challenging our recycling systems. Lack of knowledge about designing for commodity value and inattention to fundamental best practices is leaving recycling systems vulnerable to expensive alternatives. On August 27th, Anne Johnson, RRS Principal and Vice President Global Corporate Sustainability, spoke to a […]

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