• 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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  • 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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  • Interface, Inc.

    February 10, 2014

    This recognized leader in the commercial interiors market is committed to the goal of sustainability and doing business in ways that minimize the impact on the environment while enhancing shareholder value. To increase understanding and enable further progress, Susan Graff and her project team provided a benchmark report, designed a sustainability education program, and delivered […]

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  • Lafarge – Blue Circle

    February 10, 2014

    Lafarge sought to identify and address hidden costs and waste at its Blue Circle North America facility. Susan Graff and her project team employed a combined approach of total cost accounting and the Forum for the Future’s 5 Capital Model, which assesses the human, natural, social, manufactured and financial capital aspects of a system. The […]

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  • Skanska USA / Beers Construction

    February 10, 2014

    Skanska USA / Beers Construction came to Susan Graff and her project team for assistance with sustainability-related staff trainings, ISO 14001 EMS development, and guidance on reducing resource use and improving construction waste recycling. The team created an instructor training program on sustainable development awareness, which was designed to efficiently reach 2,500 employees. Graff also […]

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