Sustainability

Bringing Profits to Purpose: 6 Pointers from Interface CEO Jay Gould

Interface recruited Jay Gould as the CEO because of his track record of financial turnarounds and brand globalization. He also has to balance the company’s strong commitment to corporate purpose, and the importance of that attribute to its millennial workforce, with its need to boost returns to shareholders.

European CEOs See Opportunity in Trump’s Climate Stance, but not Everyone’s Cheering

The heads of Shell and Virgin say U.S. companies could now be at a competitive disadvantage, though the recent actions of European steelmakers show enthusiasm for emissions reductions has its limits.

From Carbon Cuts to Class Rooms, 155 CEOs Outline their Sustainability Goals

The heads of some of America's biggest companies are setting ambitious targets as they look to balance "people, planet and profit".

GE CEO Challenges Trump on Climate Change

Jeff Immelt said climate change science is "well accepted" and called on business leaders to keep dealing with the issue themselves, whatever happens in Washington.

Trump’s Early Actions Set New Energy-Policy Era in Motion

With President Trump at the helm, we can expect the future energy landscape to be shaped somewhat differently than it is today.

How Google, Facebook and other Energy-Intensive Companies are Purchasing Renewable Energy

Nearly half of Fortune 500 companies have made renewable, greenhouse gas and/or energy efficiency commitments as part of their operational goals. Do you know which states are the easiest to partner with to obtain renewable energy?

ENERGY: CEOs Favor Several Market-Driven Approaches and Infrastructure Upgrades

One of the signature themes of President Donald Trump’s candidacy was to support the domestic oil and gas industry.

CEOs Reveal Their 2017 Sustainability Priorities

Some companies would like nothing better than to have the federal environmental restrictions that are cutting into their bottom line loosened. Yet customers and employees want companies to be more sustainable or they will go elsewhere. So whom does a CEO listen to?

Why are so Many Companies Missing their Own Sustainability Targets?

While an increasing number of companies are successfully implementing sustainability policies, some of their employees remain skeptical that management really cares.

A Risky Business? Ex-Walmart Chairman Makes Case for Going Green

While everyone ponders what a Trump administration will mean for U.S. energy policy, at least some business leaders are continuing to take matters into their own hands.
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President Trump's trade policies are dividing CEOs.
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EDITOR'S PICKS

President Trump's trade policies are dividing CEOs.

TrumpTrade: How Trump’s Trade Policies Divide CEOs

CEOs across the nation may be near-uniformly thrilled with the GOP tax cuts and regulatory rollback. President Trump’s trade policies are another story.

CEO Guidelines For Speaking Out On Controversial Issues

When it comes to successfully extolling your purpose or speaking out on politics, there’s a right way and a wrong way. Here are six guidelines to get you started.

It’s Time For The CEO To Own AI As A Strategic Imperative

To ensure companies achieve the full potential of AI – and to mitigate its potential risks – CEOs cannot relegate AI strategy to IT departments.

CEO Pay: It Has Little to Do With What the 200 Best-Paid CEOs Earn

The problem is that looking at CEO pay by looking through the lens of the top 200 best-paid CEOs tells you nothing about most CEO pay.