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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How A Former Accenture CEO Turned A Failing Leadership Into Growth

This former CEO's first year was a disaster until he shifted everyone's focus to create a customer-centric organization. What happened after that went directly to the bottom line.

What P&G Learned About Marketing From Elon Musk

While Tesla was moving ahead of the competition without spending a dime, P&G's marketing machine was watching closely.

How to Follow a Great Leader: Honeywell’s Darius Adamczyk Moves Forward

Darius Adamczyk, Honeywell International’s CEO since April, has a tough act to follow, but his priorities are optimistic and leave him lots of room for stamping his own legacy.

Meet the ‘New-Collar’ Workers in Manufacturing

Modern manufacturing no longer thinks in terms of white or blue collar—the workers it needs now are “new-collar”.