Sustainability

More CEOs Try to Get Ahead of Climate Change

For most CEOs, “climate change” has been one of those far-off risk factors that must show up in a company’s shareholder documents for the Securities and Exchange Commission, a vague and pro forma threat like “geopolitical risks” and “acts of God” that read more like fine print than actionable possibilities.

Manufacturing Innovation is Needed to Support Clean Power

As new clean energy technologies are developed and refined, experts say problems in production are one of the biggest barriers to widespread adoption. With advances in additive manufacturing and a commitment to innovation, manufacturers may hold the key to the advancement of clean power technologies for everyone.

Leadership, Not Management

CEOs can only focus on the company’s purpose by effectively delegating management to their teams. Management is not the same thing as leadership.

Blowing in the Wind: Some Big Manufacturers Tap into Wind Power

Procter & Gamble and General Motors are leading a small but growing group of manufacturers beginning to embrace wind power, which so far has been among the least embraceable forms of alternative production of electricity.

Manufacturing CEOs Should Find Ways to Float Above the Oceans’ Plastic Waste Problem

Plastic waste floating in our oceans has become a significant problem, and it's important that manufacturers who use plastic in packaging and shipping materials should contribute to the solution.

Plastic Packaging Users Should Get Ahead of Environmental Concerns

Manufacturers have made huge progress in reducing their environmental footprints with everything from water husbandry to slashing carbon-dioxide emissions. But one area where factory chiefs can do much better is in recycling plastic packaging, according to environmental groups that increasingly have the ear not only of regulators but of American consumers.

4 Lessons for Building a Sustainable Manufacturing Plant

Method Products has opened the doors of its sustainability-oriented “South Side Soapbox” factory in the economically depressed south side of Chicago, and the move should boost the environmental chops of the “planet-friendly” brand of household, fabric and personal care products.

These Regions Are Making it Worthwhile for CEOs to Think Green

Besides recent efforts by many states to cut business and personal taxes recently, one of the most notable strains of economic-development policy has been the growing use by cities and states of tax incentives to drive their green economies.

Some CEOs Are Concerned About Green Organizations Capitalizing on Social Issues to Fuel Their...

Green groups have been expressing support for protesters of the Brown and Garner decisions, though there’s no direct connection to sustainability concerns, and CEOs themselves have expressed concern over the melding of the two.

Manufacturers Are Increasingly Committing to Building LEED Facilities

Manufacturing CEOs are making sustainability an increasingly important criterion in siting, constructing and operating their facilities today.
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July Survey Finds CEO Optimism On Economy Nearing Pre-Crisis Levels

Chief Executive’s July survey of 326 U.S. CEOs shows an increase in optimism about the 2021 economy. But the November election may be the monkey wrench.
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