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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.