Author Archive | Eric Block

Ceres: Sustainability Leadership and Responsibility Starts at the Top

  “In some cases, companies have substantially accelerated and broadened their sustainability efforts. These companies are providing real leadership and demonstrating that sustainability isn’t a luxury, but rather an essential strategy for building long-term shareholder value.”     In a new research tracking the progress of more than 600 corporations worldwide on broad ranging sustainability […]

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WHO: 1 in 8 Global Deaths Linked To Air Pollution

The World Health Organization reports that in 2012 around 7 million people died – one in eight of total global deaths – as a result of air pollution exposure.  This finding more than doubles previous estimates and confirms that air pollution is now the world’s largest single environmental health risk. Reducing air pollution could save […]

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Survey: Most Executives Believe In Sustainability, But Half Fail To Act.

In a new survey, nearly two-thirds of respondents rate social and environmental issues, such as pollution or employee health, as “significant” or “very significant” among their sustainability concerns. Yet only about 40% report that their organizations are largely addressing them. Even worse, only 10% say their companies fully tackle these issues. Interestingly, the survey shows […]

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The Aspirational Consumer: 2.5 Billion People Redefining Responsible Consumption

A new global consumer study confirms the rise of nearly 2.5 billion consumers globally who are uniting style, social status and sustainability values to redefine consumption. According to the report by BBMG, GlobeScan and SustainAbility : The 2013 Aspirational Consumer Index – more than one-third of consumers globally (36.4%) identify as Aspirationals, defined by their love of […]

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CDP Report: World’s Largest Companies Doing Little On Climate Change

“As countries around the world seek economic growth, strong employment and safe environments, corporations have a unique responsibility to deliver that growth in a way that uses natural resources wisely. The opportunity is enormous and it is the only growth worth having.” – Paul Simpson, Chief Executive Officer, CDP Fifty of the 500 largest listed […]

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Levi’s: 501 WasteLess Jeans Made With Recycled Plastic.

[youtube 70tRz9tXn3c 320 240] For 140 years, the Levi’s® brand has made its 501® jean with the same care, craftsmanship and attention to detail.  To that, they’ve added recycled plastic. The Levi’s® 501® WasteLess™  jean is limited-edition and made exclusively for EKOCYCLE™. That’s the social movement founded by legendary musician and producer will.i.am in partnership […]

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U.S. Business Leaders Urge Strong Policy Action on Climate Change

As the President unveils his budget for the coming year, 33 major U.S. companies, including eBay Inc., Nike and Limited Brands signed a “Climate Declaration,” urging federal policymakers to take action on climate change, asserting that a bold response to the climate challenge is one of the greatest American economic opportunities of the 21st century. […]

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