Kraft Heinz showing improvement in first CSR report | China joins world leader France in green-bond issuance | Context-based sustainability metrics becoming more popular
December 11, 2017
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Setting the Example
Kraft Heinz showing improvement in first CSR report
Kraft Heinz showing improvement in first CSR report
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The Kraft Heinz Co. is making progress on its sustainability goals, according to its inaugural corporate social responsibility report. It's reducing greenhouse gas emissions and energy usage, as well as improving the sustainability of its supply chain.
Environmental Leader (12/8) 
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China joins world leader France in green-bond issuance
China has joined France as the world's top issuer of ethically labeled bonds. Chinese banks hold an estimated $920 billion in loans qualifying for green-bond status.
Financial Times (tiered subscription model) (12/10) 
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Creating Accountability
Context-based sustainability metrics becoming more popular
Context-based sustainability measures corporate movement on various areas of impact as they interact with the "triple bottom line." Metrics are generated based on data from such areas as levels of greenhouse gas emissions or what constitutes a local living wage.
Sustainable Brands (12/11) 
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Green Marketing
Unilever plugging sustainability of new line
Unilever plugging sustainability of new line
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Love Beauty and Planet is the latest line of beauty products from Unilever, and it's built around sustainability. "We believe as a brand that we have a responsibility to the planet and we're really honest about the fact that we're at the beginning of a journey," said Molly Landman, global marketing director for the line.
Fashionista (12/11) 
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The Responsible Leader
Constructive, optimistic people are key to successful leadership
Fred Krupp has learned to value optimism as he's led the Environmental Defense Fund for 33 years, saying it "allows a certain creativity and imagination to flow." He believes optimism can lead businesses to be more aggressive with their sustainability goals, helping them embrace moonshot ideas like Walmart's Project Gigaton.
GreenBiz (12/11) 
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Private sector leaders can overcome government "solution aversion"
In the current political climate, business leaders have the flexibility to take action without government intervention, according to "Beyond Politics: The Private Governance Response to Climate Change," by Michael Vandenbergh and Jonathan Gilligan. Corporate pressure is spurring the development of clean energy, limiting emissions and generally acting as a sort of private governance.
GreenBiz (12/9) 
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Powering Tomorrow
Editorial: Revive Ohio wind industry by repealing setback rules
The Ohio legislature can attract wind-related investments and stimulate economic growth by repealing 2014 setback rules hindering the industry's progress, writes the editorial board of The Blade in Toledo, Ohio. "[T]he American Wind Energy Association and the Wind Energy Foundation, found Ohio has foregone roughly $4.2 billion in potential economic development since the 2014 rules took effect," it writes.
The Blade (Toledo, Ohio) (tiered subscription model) (12/8) 
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How to be of service to co-workers
How to be of service to co-workers
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Being of service is a mindset in which you look to make your co-worker's day better through acts of listening and kindness, notes John Baldoni in this blog post and video. Crucial to taking this action is knowing both your organizational role and that of your co-worker.
SmartBrief/Leadership (12/8) 
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