Energy & Sustainability Publications

2012

  1. 2012 Citizenship and Sustainability Conference KeyNotes Report

    October 2012 | Conference KeyNotes

    The best way to ensure your organization’s operations meet society’s expectations is to embed corporate responsibility into your business practices

2013

  1. 2013 Summit on Sustainability Conference KeyNotes Report

    July 2013 | Conference KeyNotes

    Many firms no longer see a contradiction between doing good and making a profit, and are incorporating sustainability into their operations and business models.

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  1. Aggressive Energy Productivity Management Pays Big Dividends

    December 2003 | Executive Action Report

    Many companies have recognized that energy productivity is not a “nice to do” activity, but an important part of their business operations that can yield quantifiable cost savings and less directly-measurable general productivity improvements.

  2. Allianz SE

    June 2015 | Case Studies

    A company profile from the 2015 report Driving Revenue Growth through Sustainable Products and Services.

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  1. BASF

    June 2015 | Case Studies

    A company profile from the 2015 report Driving Revenue Growth through Sustainable Products and Services.

  2. Building Sustainable Integrity into Organizational Strategy and Operations

    April 2011 | Executive Action Report

    To protect a company's integrity, there must be a strong ethics, compliance, and integrity program in place—one that is fully integrated into the organization’s mission, strategy, and operations.

  3. Business and Sustainability in China: Company Responses to a National Priority

    December 2011 | Research Report

    What actions are companies taking in China to support the country's sustainable development imperatives?

  4. Bar Is Rising on Sustainability Leadership

    January 2013 | Director Notes

    In a reflection of ongoing corporate efforts to define and achieve sustainability goals, real performance on sustainability is rising. On the other hand, stakeholders’ perceptions about organizations’ performance are declining.

  5. Business Case for Corporate Investment in ESG Practices

    July 2015 | Director Notes

    This report reviews empirical analyses of the return on investment in environmental, social, and governance initiatives and discusses why the positive correlations found by some academics remain disputed by others.

  6. Business Case for Corporate Investment in Sustainable Practices

    May 2015 | Research Report

    A growing body of research based on quantifiable bottom-line results shows that investments in environmental, social, and governance initiatives produce a positive impact on financial market performance.

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  • China 1.0%
  • Euro Area 0.4%
  • France 0.2%
  • Germany 0.1%
  • India 0.0%
  • Japan 0.1%
  • Korea 1.2%
  • Mexico 0.4%
  • Spain 0.4%
  • U.K. 0.4%
  • U.S. 0.6%
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