Industry Action and Case Studies


How can big businesses save billions?

Carbon Trust, Market: UK, Year: 2016

This white paper examines the key drivers of supply chain risk and opportunity for companies through the perspective of energy and climate change. We propose a comprehensive approach to addressing this challenge by looking at supplier-focused actions, as well as re-thinking products and business models.Get the solution from this report to know how to save billions for your business


The Circular Economy Awards: 2015 Finalists

The Circulars, Market: Global, Year: 2016


The circular economy is a resource efficient alternative to the traditional wasteful linear economy. It decouples growth from scarce resource use allowing economic development within natural resource limits and allowing companies to innovate to enable customers and users to do ?more with less’. The Circulars is an award program offering recognition to all individuals and organisations from commerce and civil society across the globe that have made a notable contribution to driving circular economy principles. Discover the fantastic array of Winners, Runners Up and Finalists that were selected across the seven categories



Advancing Sustainable Packaging Technologies

Brynn W.Mcnally, Sustainable Brands, Market: US, Year: 2015

The Coca-Cola Company and Liquid Light, a technology company focused on converting carbon dioxide into major industrial chemicals, have come together to accelerate production of mono-ethylene glycol (MEG) – a component used to make Coca-Cola’s plant-based PET PlantBottleTM. The core technology is its low-energy catalytic electrochemistry, which converts CO2 to multi-carbon chemicals. This technology has the potential to reduce both the environmental footprint and the cost of producing MEG… Read more



Momentum for Change

UNFCCC, Market: Worldwide, Year: 2015

Momentum for Change is an initiative spearheaded by the UN Climate Change secretariat to shine a light on the enormous groundswell of activities underway across the globe that are moving the world toward a highly resilient, low-carbon future. Momentum for Change recognizes innovative and transformative solutions that address both climate change and wider economic, social and environmental challenges… Read more


The Rise of the Circular Economy in Asia

EcoBusiness, Market: Asia Pacific, Year: 2015

It seems criminal, when you think about it, that across the world tonnes of waste are generated and sent to landfill daily even as we face mounting challenges of resource scarcity, rising commodity prices, and environmental degradation. This is why the circular economy is such an exciting proposition… Read more

2degrees Sustainability Leader of the Year Awards 2015

Two Degrees Market: Global, Year 2015

The 2degrees Champions Awards were established to recognize the individuals and companies driving innovation and pushing the boundaries of sustainable business, as voted for by their peers. The entrants and their stories are inspirational.To view the full list of 2degrees Award winners and shortlist click here. Past winners can be found here

Zayed Future Energy Prize 2015 winners

Zayed Future Energy Prize, Market: Global, Year: 2015

The world is in desperate need of innovative solutions to create a new, sustainable energy future. No one knows who or where the next great energy solution will come from. Solutions and technologies that could change the world are being developed globally, and the $4 million Zayed Future Energy Prize is here to recognise and reward these innovators of our time… Read more


Radar Issue 06 Spring 2015

SustainAbility, Market: Australia, Year: 2015

Sustainability at times can feel pretty abstract, yet the challenges we are dealing with are far from abstract. Whether protecting biodiversity, reducing emissions, lessening inequality or improving health, the issues that sustainability encompasses are very real, tangible and touch us all in many different ways. This Spring Issue of Radar looks at how issues and approaches are shaped by the real experience and knowledge of an area, culture or community – the ?place’ of sustainability… Read more


Campaign Launches to Bring Electricity to Hundreds of Millions

Jrichardson, Zayed Future Energy Prize, Market: Global, Year: 2015

Over one billion people in the world lack access to electricity. You can easily imagine how difficult life is without electric lights, or basic appliances like a refrigerator, television, or computer. A new campaign called “Power for All” aims to increase electricity access to those in need… Read more


Momentum for Change 

UNFCCC, Market: Worldwide, Year: 2015


Momentum for Change is an initiative spearheaded by the UN Climate Change secretariat to shine a light on the enormous groundswell of activities underway across the globe that are moving the world toward a highly resilient, low-carbon future. Momentum for Change recognizes innovative and transformative solutions that address both climate change and wider economic, social and environmental challenges… Read more


Adidas, North Face, Levi’s on what’s next for sustainable apparel

Heather Clancy, GreenBiz, Market: Australia, Year: 2015

Levi Strauss & Co. and Puma are financing factories and suppliers that don’t have the wherewithal to invest in best practices for sustainable resource management or worker well-being. Both companies support a program offered through the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, that lends working capital to suppliers based on receivables… Read more


New business models and sustainable innovation

Ethical Corporation, Market: UK, Year:2015


Alexandra Palt, CSO of L’Oréal and Nigel Stansfield, Vice President & Chief Innovation Officer of Interface Inc. talk about the winding road towards being able to create entirely sustainable products, and what they’re doing to get there… Read more


‘No One Company Has All the Answers’: How Exchange of Ideas Has Helped HP Make Living Progress

Jennifer Elks, Sustainable Brands, Market: Australia, Year:2015

In its 2014 Living Progress Report, HP outlined the human, economic and environmental impacts it has made in its pursuit of Living Progress – the company’s framework for integrating sustainability into its business strategy. Chris Librie, Senior Director of HP’s Living Progress, talked about how the company’s holistic approach has informed the impacts made to date.

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Environmental Profit and Loss Account (E P&L)

Kering, Market: Australia, Year: 2015

Kering has found a way to unlock business potential and empower imagination. We have developed an innovative tool, the Environmental Profit & Loss (E P&L), which makes the invisible impacts of business visible, quantifiable and comparable… Read more


Responsible Business for Sustainable Development Forum – Outcome Statement & Recommendations

Global Initiatives, Market: Singapore, Year: 2014

Prosperity has often been defined purely in economic terms: growth in gross domestic product, success in business, or personal wealth. Today, prosperity includes greater equality of opportunity and incomes, stronger systems for health and education, preserving the environment and natural resources for future generations, and the freedom to pursue new ideas, innovations and entrepreneurship. In recent decades, prosperity has undeniably been on the increase. In Asia alone, hundreds of millions of people have been lifted out of poverty. But, far too many are still left out.Download Here

Sustainable Business Case Studies 2014

theguardian, Market: Global, Year: 2014

At a time when the corporate business-as-usual mentality will no longer suffice, it is inspiring that so many projects and initiatives are actively pursuing meaningful sustainability. This ebook profiles the winners and runners-up from a family dairy producing green cheddar to large companies working to integrate sustainability into their business model.Download Here


ICT Sustainability: Australian Benchmark 2014

Fujitsu, Market: Australia, Year: 2014

The 2014 Australian ICT Sustainability Benchmark Report has produced an interesting set of results for Australia. The 2014 ICT Sustainability Index is the emphasis that many industries are now placing on the innovative use of ICT to achieve greater efficiencies, and hence better emissions management to tackle climate change. Every industry sector has shown some improvement, some by a little, such as Heavy Industry and some by a great deal as is the case for the financial sector. Overall, the Enablement metric has improved by 118% on the 2012 result.Download Here


Ahead of the Curve: How the Circular Economy can unlock Business Value 

Corporate Citizenship, Market: Australia, Year: 2014

As the circular economy continues to be the latest buzzword in sustainability, this paper unravels the complexities around the topic and presents it in a compelling, easy to read language – packed with best practice and advice that companies can relate to… Read more

Action Partners 2014 Summit Report

Rethink Sustainability, Market: Canada, Year: 2014

This report provides an in-depth and chronological summary of key insights and decisions made by the participating leaders, entrepreneurs and experts on the Global Leadership and Innovation Summit.



The Growing Popularity of Pro Bono

Manuel Goepelt, CSRwire, Market: Australia , Year:2014

The Porto Alegre project is a prototypical example of the kind of mutually beneficial relationship that socially responsible enterprises are referring to when they talk about “social impact”. During their assignments, pro bono volunteers utilize precisely those skills that they are used to applying in their regular jobs back home: The difference is that they are working in a cultural and economic environment that is largely alien to them… Read more


New Patagonia Video Highlights Painful Truth Behind Conventional Down

Sustainable Brands, Market: Australia, Year:2014

Call it the veal-calf concern of this decade: The down in many winter coats and other apparel is obtained through oppressive animal-welfare practices, and Patagonia has taken the lead in trying to right that wrong with the introduction of its Traceable Down Standard – and an explanatory video to boot. The online video, “What the Pluck?,” depicts the awful and sometimes painful fate of the geese that yield conventionally harvested down… Read more


Towards a more sustainable way to Business

Interface. Market: Global

In 1994, Interface® Founder Ray Anderson challenged his company to pursue a bold new vision “Be the first company that, by its deeds, shows the entire world what sustainability is in all its dimensions: people, process, product, place and profits – and in doing so, become restorative through the power of influence” The Interface journey toward sustainability has been a momentous shift in the way they operate their business and see the world. Move through these pages for a closer look at their progress, and their Mission Zero® journey.

Or view this video on the The business Logic of Sustainability by Ray Anderson.

From Parisian catwalks to your home, 3D printing is democratising fashion

The guardian Market: Global, Year: 2014

While these industries have been radically transformed by the DIY ethos imbued in technology, the clothing retail model remains ‘undisrupted’. However, some designers and developers working in 3D printing are envisioning the day when consumers will download their favourite designer’s fall collection and print a tailored-fit piece in their home, rather than purchasing a standard size on the high street. Read more…

Seven fabrics inspired by nature: from the lotus leaf to butterflies and sharks

The guardian Market: Global, Year: 2014

With technology poised to change the way we dress in the future, here are seven examples of innovative fabrics that take their cue from the natural world.


Fashion meets renewable energy – clothes that charge your smartphone

The guardian Market: Global, Year: 2014

From fibres that convert sunlight into electrical energy, to uploading your kinetic energy to a green energy bank, the worlds of fashion and technology are merging

Discover how…

Expensive, toxic and carcinogenic cadmium used in solar can be replaced with milk / tofu ingredient!  Market: Global, Year: 2014

Scientists from the University of Liverpool have discovered that toxic cadmium chloride can be replaced using an ingredient which is cheap and innocuous enough to be employed in the manufacture of food products such as soy milk and tofu. Magnesium chloride was an ideal fit for the production process. The chemical is extremely safe and a mere three-hundredth the cost of cadmium chloride, retailing for around US$1 per kilo. Read more…

Pee Power. How going to the loo can recharge a smartphone.

The economist Market: UK, Year: 2014

The BioEnergy Team of the Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL) in Britain, are hoping to profit from working with urine and faeces. They have developed a new technique to turn urine into electrical power-or urine-tricity as they call it. Some may think this is very yellow – but it’s actually is VERY blue!

IT guru says every successful strategy is a people strategy

Jennifer Pahlka/ Market: Global, Year: 2014

The late leadership guru Peter Drucker once wrote, “In any organization, regardless of its mission, the CEO is the link between the Inside, i.e., ‘the organization,’ and the Outside – society, the economy, technology, markets, customers, the media, public opinion.”


Last year, Code for America executive director Jennifer Pahlka took those words to heart and headed to Washington, D.C., for a one-year “fellowship” as U.S. Deputy Chief Technology Officer in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Her goal: to better understand the public sector agency that the organization’s private-sector technology experts are trying to serve.Discover how every strategy needed to be a people strategy


We will let the sun shine.

The Australian Institute Market: Australia, Year: 2014

A new report by the Australian Institute shows jobs in the solar sector having recently eclipsed the coal-fired energy sector and is likely to become a huge job creator with another 8000 jobs expected to be created by 2018.

Sourcing Legally Produced Wood: A Guide for Businesses

World Resources Institute Market: Global, Year: 2014

/>This booklet provides an overview of key legality issues in the global wood trade that businesses should consider when purchasing wood and paper-based products. Topics covered include trade regulations (e.g., the Lacey Act, the European Union Timber Regulation, and the Australian Illegal Logging Prohibition), public and private procurement policies, trade bans, and resources for meeting legality requirements.

3 ways food and beverage companies can lead on sustainability

Andrea Moffat – GreenBiz Market: US, Year: 2014

To be successful in a warming and increasingly resource-constrained world, companies in the food and beverage sector need to embrace sustainability as a core corporate value and shape long-term strategic business decisions accordingly. Integrating sustainability principles isn’t just a matter of corporate social and environmental responsibility; it’s a survival strategy in a changing world.


Why American Eagle, H&M, Nike and Puma want your hand-me-downs

Heather Clancy – GreenBiz Market: US, Year: 2014

There’s only so far that community or family hand-me-downs can go to address the booming issue of textile waste, so I:Collect (aka I:CO) created a global collection network to keep discarded clothing and shoes out of landfills.Read more…

Sustainable Business Toolkit

Business in the Community Market: UK, Year: 2014

The Sustainable Business Toolkit provides practical guidance on how companies can create and test new innovative ideas that deliver commercial, environmental and social benefit.

Leadership insight

Business in the Community Market: UK, Year: 2014

Leadership insight is a new online resource which helps business leaders navigate the plethora of organisations, collaborations, metrics, reports and research, supporting you to create value in the long term.

International Benchmark Report

London Benchmarking GrouP (LBG) Market: global, year 2014

The first International Benchmarking Report details the global impact of it’s members around the world. The data and case studies in the report draws from the contributions of over 220 companies in the international network who support over 130 countries with community contributions.

A new guide to help cement & aggregate sector to better manage biodiversity

WBCSD Market: Global, Year: 2014

In collaboration with the Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) and other industry associations in the cement and aggregates sector, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), has launched a new guide to encourage companies to responsibly manage biodiversity throughout their operations.

Measuring social value creation at Saipem’s Karimun Island fabrication yard in Indonesia

WBCSD Market: Indonesia, Year: 2014

Saipem provides engineering, procurement, construction, and drilling services for onshore and offshore oil and gas industry. In 2007, the company started building a new facility for the fabrication of offshore structures like topsides, jackets, piles, and decks on Karimun Island in Indonesia. Recognizing the significance of the investment both for the company and for Karimun Island, Saipem decided to measure the socio-economic impact of the fabrication yard construction phase from 2007 to 2011.

This case study describes how Saipem, supported by DuPont Sustainable Solutions, applied the Measuring Impact Framework of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), in conjunction with a number of other specific tools.

Driving Performance and Transparency in Green Building Products

UL Environment, Inc Market: Global, Year: 2014

In just a few short years, the use of environmentally preferable products and materials has become an essential element in the development and construction of new commercial and residential building projects. However, questions remain among manufacturers and buyers about just how to evaluate and compare the lifecycle-based environmental profiles of similar building products and materials. Various mechanisms, from eco-labels and environmental product certifications to lifecycle assessments (LCAs) and environmental product declarations (EPDs), are available and act as an important part of a larger “toolkit.” This white paper provides an overview of the various ways in which building product manufacturers can demonstrate compliance with green building certification programs and codes, and how to best utilize each available mechanism in this toolkit.

Increasing Transparency of Environment and Health Claims for Cleaning Products

Source: UL Environment, Inc Market: Global, Year 2014

This white paper discusses the certification of more sustainable industrial and commercial cleaning products, and the value of multi-attribute environmental product certification and other verification methods based on industry protocols and other objective criteria.


Transition to low-emission HVAC&R: Issues and solutions

The Australian Institute of Refrigeration Air Conditioning and Heating, Market: Australia, Year: 2013


AIRAH undertook this project on behalf of the whole of industry to provide a forum or mechanism whereby the transition to low-­‐emission HVAC&R practices and technologies could be discussed openly and transparently. Download Here

5 case studies

Environment Defence Fund. Market: US, Year: 2013

Despite the ubiquity of digital communications, paper use and over-packaging is growing, and so are their impacts on the environment.

Producing and disposing of paper and other packaging has large and wide-ranging effects – from the forest to the manufacturing facility to the landfill. Discover 5 case studies from the US Environmental Defence Fund including how McDonald’s and EDF joined forces and eliminated more than 300 million pounds of packaging, recycled 1 million tons of corrugated boxes and reduced waste by 30 percent.


Case Study – In conversation with Nortel’s Rick Dipper

Market: Canada, Year: 2008

Differentiating yourself from your competitors is always a challenge. Nortel is successful in pulling market share from giant Cisco Systems by using green marketing. Here is a conversation with Nortel’s leader of corporate responsibility worldwide, Rick Dipper, discussing how its green advertising campaign fits in with the company’s culture. 


Discover how one man’s epiphany can change an entire industry…the story of Ray Anderson and his carpet company Interface.

Ray Anderson – Founder and Chairman Interface Inc (USA), Australia’s Inaugural CSR Summit, Year: 2005

As featured in the movie The Corporation, Interface Inc has a goal is to be the first fully sustainable corporation, with a zero foot print by 2020. But to reach its goal, Interface, which operates in 100 countries with more than 5,200 staff, had to completely rethink its business philosophy and redesign its entire production systems and processes globally. This is the vanguard of the future for the industrial world.

Business in the Community Case Studies

It’s the goal of many that every company prospers by offering products and services that make a known and proportional contribution to creating high-quality and sustainable lifestyles for everyone the business model touches. Business in the Community in the UK – offer a vast array of case studies across a broad cross section of industries to inspire business and industry. Download them here.


The Guardian UK 2013

Guardian Sustainable Business. has a great array of best practice case studies.

Categories include: Biodiversity, Built Environment, Carbon, Collaboration,

Communicating Sustainability, Consulting, Energy, Engaging Employees, Society,

Supply Chain, Waste and Recycling, Water, Work (health and happiness of employees).


Reduce Water Use = Reduced Costs and Reduced Risks

US Environmental Defense Fund and AT&T. Market: USA, Year: 2013

Water plays an important role in buildings: from faucets and fixtures to outside irrigation to cooling. Increasing water shortages and rising costs related to water use are causing companies to pay close attention to their water use. If your organization is ready to look at ways to address water-related risks, the tools that Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and AT&T have created can provide a framework for you to develop you own building-related water efficiency plan.


The Sustainability Yearbook 2013

KPMG RobecoSAM. Market: Global, Year: 2013

The Sustainability Yearbook assesses the sustainability performance of more than 2,000 companies worldwide across 58 sectors. It provides: An analysis of corporate sustainability covering multiple sectors and geographies; Highlights the economic, environmental and social dimensions that are relevant to each sector; provides insights into future sustainability trends and how sustainability strategies can help businesses to achieve a competitive advantage.


Case Study GoodYear – Zero waste to landfill

WBCSD. Market: Global, Year: 2013

Discover how one of the world’s largest tyre company’s has achieved its goal of zero waste to landfill and proven the business case for recycling. Discover how one of the worlds largest tyre companys has achieved its goal


Golden Book of the first European CSR Awards

CSR Europe. Market: Europe, Year: 2013

This publication showcases 63 winning CSR partnerships of the first pan-European CSR Award Scheme in two categories: SME’s and large companies. They all represent collaborative projects between business and at least one non-business partner, which bring both positive social and business impact.


LED Lighting for Cities

The Climate Group. Market: Global, Year: 2013

The Climate Group have conducted a range of pilot studies of LED street lighting under the global LightSavers project. Final technical reports for the cities that participated and a technical summary for lighting managers prepared by the Canadian Urban Institute and The Climate Group are now available. The full report for policymakers and Lighting the Clean Revolution, are available at,1QKFV,LURWN,66QWY,1


Stewardship and Sustainability Guide for U.S. Dairy: A voluntary framework for tracking and communicating progress 2013 

The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy. Market: USA, Year: 2013

The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy established under the leadership of America’s dairy producers – has launched the Stewardship and Sustainability Guide for U.S. Dairy identifying the most important indicators and metrics for assessing dairy sustainability and communicating sustainability performance.


Professional and Climate Change: How professional associations can get serious about global warming

West Coast Environmental Law. Market: Canada, Year: 2013

Climate change is a cross-cutting issue that affects advice and decision-making in many different professions. From architects and engineers advising in the construction of a factory that will produce greenhouse gases, to professional foresters or biologists advising on the longterm survival of a forest ecosystem type, professionals are advising clients on climatechange and its implications.


There are very real practical challenges involved in a professional body moving to require its members, many of whom currently have only limited training on climate change, to tackle the climate change implications of their decisions. This guide provides insight into activities associations can undertake for their members to address climate change.


Best Practice Exchange

The Guardian.  Market:UK  Year:2012

Guardian Sustainable Business has a great array of best practice case studies from 2012.

Categories include: Biodiversity, Built Environment, Carbon, Collaboration,

Communications, Energy, Engaging Employees, Innovation, Social Impact,

Supply Chain, Waste and Recycling and Water.

Best Practice Exchange


Designing a winning consumer goods organization

McKinsey & Company. Market: Global, Year: 2012

In this paper, they share the highlights of their research findings and elucidate them by drawing on their extensive experience working with CPG companies worldwide. Specifically, they call attention to six organizational design choices relating to scale; degrees of centralization and specialization in marketing, sales, and back-office functions; location of R&D resources; and investment in emerging markets. They believe these insights can help CPG companies evaluate their current organization design, examine how if at all it diverges from best practice, and determine whether their business strategies truly require different design choices.



Designing a winning consumer goods organization

McKinsey & Company. Market: Global, Year: 2012

In this paper, they share the highlights of their research findings and elucidate them by drawing on their extensive experience working with CPG companies worldwide. Specifically, they call attention to six organizational design choices relating to scale; degrees of centralization and specialization in marketing, sales, and back-office functions; location of R&D resources; and investment in emerging markets. They believe these insights can help CPG companies evaluate their current organization design, examine how if at all it diverges from best practice, and determine whether their business strategies truly require different design choices.



Global Outdoor LED Trials

The Climate Group. Market: Global, Year: 2012

LED outdoor products can cut energy consumed by lighting by more than half, LED products have now reached technological maturity for applications such as street lighting.

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How Unilever crowd sourced creativity to meet its sustainability goals.

Unilever. Market: Global, Year: 2012

After the global consumer goods company published its Unilevers Sustainable Living Plan laying out ambitious sustainability goals, company leaders realized meeting those goals was going to be tough. So they got creative. Discover How Unilever crowdsourced creativity to meet its sustainability goals

And how listening to others and learning from our stakeholders as a matter of course, informs their decision-making, strengthens their relationships and helps them deliver their commitments and succeed as a business.


How Walmart is using its sustainability metrics to drive productivity.

GreenBiz. Market: USA, Year: 2012

Whenever Walmart takes on a project, it creates ripples – if not tidal waves – throughout every industry it touches. So it’s somewhat surprising, looking back, to learn that when the retail giant first began tackling sustainability goals, it followed an anecdotal, aimless route, seeing an opportunity and going after it, without a system. Of course, Walmart measured its suppliers and products on “everything under the sun,” but it did not have a real framework until it launched the Sustainability Index in 2009.


The Sustainability Index, which is not proprietary to Walmart is open for use by any company, serving as a tool to improve the products its customers favor, integrate sustainability into the business, increase product quality, find supply chain efficiency and drive the productivity loop by reducing costs. Discover more…

Pathways to efficiency in South Asia Brickmaking Industry’s 

Carbon War Room. Market: Asia, Year: 2012

This report produced by the Carbon War Room with leading US university John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, identifies the technology and process opportunities that will drive emissions reductions.


The Sustainability Yearbook 2012

KPMG RobecoSAM. Market: Global Year:2012

The 2012 edition of The Sustainability Yearbook marks the beginning of a new global alliance between SAM and KPMG aimed at helping companies measure and enhance their corporate sustainability performance. It provides insights into the 58 sectors examined by the 13th SAM Corporate Sustainability Assessment, which determines the companies that are included in this reference guide to the world’s sustainability leaders. The leading companies in 58 sectors are classified into three categories-SAM Gold Class, SAM Silver Class and SAM Bronze Class-with special status awarded to Sector Leaders and Sector Movers.

The Sustainability Yearbook 2011

SAM & PWC. Market: Global Year:2011

The 2011 Sustainability Yearbook offers an overview of the results of SAM’s 12th annual assessment of corporate sustainability practices, which provides the basis for the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes. It contains sustainability insights into 58 sectors. The top performers in each sector qualify as SAM Sector Leaders. In addition, the companies that have achieved the most significant year-to-year improvement in their corporate sustainability performance in each sector are recognised as SAM Sector Movers. The key topic of water as a global sustainability issue is a focal point for 2011.

Sustainability index Version 1.0 Supplier Survey

GreenBiz Walmart. Market: Global, 2009

The Sustainability Product Index is a guide for rating the sustainability of products. The survey consists of 15 questions into 4 categories: energy and climate, material efficiency, natural resources and people and community. Walmart’s suppliers were asked to fill in the questionnaire. The survey is the first phase of project. Second phase involves the development of a Sustainability Index Consortium which measures the impact and resource use of products from raw materials through to end-of-life. The final phase is to develop a customer-facing rating system.


The Cement Sustainability Initiative

Market: Global, Year: 2009

The main objective of this report is to promote concrete recycling as an issue and encourage thinking in this area. It provides some discussion of key issues without going into significant technical details. The report ultimately promotes a goal of “zero landfill” of concrete. The report also recommends that all players adopt sustainable thinking when it comes to concrete. It also recommends a series of key indicators. There is a lack of reliable and consistent statistics. Improved reporting coupled with clear objectives will ultimately lead to improved performance and less concrete in landfills. CSI-RecyclingConcrete-FullReport.pdf


Key Statistics 2009 – European Pulp and Paper Industry

CEPI.Market: Europe, Year: 2009

The latest issue of CEPI’s Key Statistics covering data for 2009. This booklet contains the key statistics necessary to give a picture of the performance of the European Pulp and Paper Industry in 2009.

Key Statistics 2009 – European Pulp and Paper Industry


Cement Technology Roadmap – Carbon emissions reductions up to 2050

The European Cement Association. Market: Global, Year: 2009

This report calls for strong national policies to activate known CO2 mitigation actions that the cement industry can take now to reduce its emissions. It also issues a call to action to develop commercially-viable carbon capture and storage technologies as a method for further reducing global CO2 emissions from the cement industry.


Recycling Concrete

World Business Council for Sustainable development. Market: Global, Year: 2009

This report argues that recycling concrete reduces natural resource exploitation and waste going to landfill. It asks for an ultimate goal of “zero landfill” of concrete.

Full report

Summary Report


Cement Industry Energy and CO2 Performance “Getting the Numbers Right”

World Business Council for Sustainable development. Market: Global, Year: 2009

The Getting the Numbers Right (GNR) system is a sector-wide global information database that provides accurate, verified data on the cement industry’s CO2 emissions and energy performance. In addition to CSI members, CEMBUREAU, the European Cement Association, collects information from non-CSI cement plants in Europe, ensuring nearly complete coverage of all cement installations there.


A Sectoral Approach: Greenhouse Gas Mitigation in the Cement Industry

World Business Council for Sustainable development. Market: Global, Year: 2009

This economic and policy modeling project is designed to improve understanding of the impacts of different carbon policies on emissions reductions, global trade and regional market shares in the cement sector. The results of the study show that cement production is likely to more than double by 2030, based on current demand forecasts.


Industry Sustainability in Action: New Thinking and a Better Way

Market: US, Year: 2008

This is an article from Ray C. Anderson, founder of Interface, Inc., which is a billion dollar + global producer of carpet tiles and broadloom carpets, primarily for commercial and institutional interiors. As in the article, different stories are told to remind us being sustainable is not impossible. When you think it’s not possible, try to think in a new way and you will find nothing is impossible. Sustainability_in_Action_-_Ray_Anderson.doc


Managing End-of-life: Tires

World Business Council for Sustainable development. Market: Global, Year: 2008

Globally, an estimated 1 billion tires reach the end of their useful lives on vehicles each year. Disposal of these end-of-life tires (ELTs) in an environmentally sound and productive way continues to be a high priority of the tire business.



Smart 2020: Enabling the low carbon economy in the information age

Market: Global, Year: 2008

This report has identified many opportunities for the Information, Communications and Technology (ICT) industry, to replace goods and services with virtual equivalents and to provide technology to enable energy efficiency. It gives a clear picture of the key role that the ICT industry plays in addressing climate change globally and facilitating efficient and low carbon development. The role of ICT not only includes emission reduction and energy savings in the ICT sector itself, but also benefits from the adoption of ICT technologies to influence and transform the way our society works and the way people behave. Smart_2020_Report_low_res.pdf


ESD Design Guide

Department of the Environment and Water Resources, Australian Government, Market: Australia, Year: 2007

The ESD Operations Guide shows owners, managers, and tenants how to get started on more sustainable operation of office and public buildings. The challenge is now for each of these groups, across the diversity of Australia’s built environment, to implement local solutions.

There is also an ESD guide design book for government buildings


A Glimpse into the Future: A Survey of Food and Agriculture Industry Key Trends

Market: US, Year: 2007

This report reviews some of the key CSR trends emerging for the industry in the coming three to five years of 2007 and point to implications for company practices. Additionally, it will provide results from an annual member survey focused on how BSR members are currently addressing some of their most important CSR impacts. 


Action and engagement in the community.

Australia’s Inaugural CSR Summit. Market Australia, Year: 2007

Four community specialists, share their views and answer your questions on community engagement, corporate-cause partnerships with a focus on brand driven partnerships and corporate citizenship.

Wayne Burns – Director Allen Consulting and Australia Centre for Corporate Public Affairs.

Hailey Cavill – Director Cavill + Co, Australia’s most prolific cause partnership broker.

Jerry Marston – Director London Benchmarking Group and General Manager Melbourne Positive Outcomes.

Bill Hauritz – Director of Australia’s highly successful Woodford Folk Festival.

Wayne Burns

Hailey Cavill

Jerry Marston

Bill Hauritz


Environment Index 2006 Report

Business in the Community. Market: UK, Year: 2007

This report details the 2006 results of Business in the Community’s leading environmental benchmark. It contains an in-depth analysis of the environmental performance of the UK’s leading companies individually, universally and according to sector. Environment_Index_2006_Report.pdf


Grow me the money.

Australia’s Inaugural CSR Summit Market Australia. Year: 2007

Associate Professor Dr Suzanne Benn – UTS School of Management and co-author of Organisational Change for Corporate Sustainability.

Professor Dean Forbes – Deputy Vice-Chancellor (International), Flinders University.

We explore how corporations are growing market share, engaging employees and building sustainable businesses based on CR and Corporate Sustainability strategies and values and how universities, as large public-private hybrids (with nationally significant commercial and export interests), are building strategies to improve both environmental and broader sustainability, particularly in the way in which they seek to insert ?community engagement’ into their strategies and connect with broader government sustainability thrusts.

Dr Suzanne Benn and Professor Dean Forbes



How do we show leadership and survive in a carbon restricted world?

Australia’s Inaugural CSR Summit, Market Australia. Year: 2007

Tim Castree – CEO, Leo Burnett.

Carol Battle – Partnership Manager Climate Positive.

Damien Wigley – Director, Ecovantage.

In this segment we take a look at how to go Carbon Neutral (using the CSR Summit as an example). We also take a look at the effects from events such as Earth Hour and how you can influence change and take control of your environmental footprint moving forward.

How do we show leadership and survive in a carbon restricted world?






UK Parliamentary Group on CSR Vulnerable Customers Report

Market: UK, Year: 2007

Findings of the UK Parliamentary Group inquiry looking at how companies respond to the needs of vulnerable customers. The aim of this report is to identify certain common factors where the best practice in one area might be transferred successfully into other contexts to encourage a stronger focus on vulnerable customers across a range of sectors. UK_Parliamentary_Group_Vulnerable_Customers_Report_Jul07.pdf


Plough to Plate Report – The opportunities and challenges of running a responsible UK food and drink business

Market: UK, Year: 2007

The Plough to Plate Report provides a framework for the Food and Drinks Industry for identifying and prioritising the challenges of running a responsible business and highlights examples of best practice. Plough_to_Plate_Main_Doc_-_Final_5_Jun_071.pdf


The launch of Marks & Spencer’s “Plan A” £200m eco-plan

Market: UK, Year: 2007

In January 2007, Marks & Spencer Marks & Spencer announced the launch of its “Plan A”, a business wide £200m eco-plan which has an impact on every part of M&S operations over the next five years. Marks_and_Spencer_200_eco_plan.doc


Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation goes green

Market: UK, Year 2007

In May 2007, Rupert Murdoch announced that News Corporation would be carbon neutral by 2010. The following is the speech he made to employees of the company. News_Ltd_to_become_carbon_neutral.doc


What makes 3M one of the most sustainable innovators in the world?

3M. Market: Global, Year: 2006

3M has a history of producing innovative products that help their customers reduce their environmental impacts. Read the full case study to understand how this has impacted their business. 3M.pdf


Taking care of vulnerable customers Camelot.

Market: UK, Year: 2006

How does Camelot produce fun, engaging games, whilst also promoting responsible play? Learn how Camelot has developed a Game Design Protocol, where new games are tested for their potential impact on these vulnerable groups. The_Camelot_Games_Design_Protocol.pdf


How intimately understanding stakeholders and their values can build global companies.

Australia’s Inaugural CSR Summit. Year: 2006

Harry Hodge – Founder and Chairman Quicksilver Europe, Exec Advisor Quicksilver Inc, Director Quicksilver Foundation and SurfAID International, Chairman Better Energy Systems Inc shares how he as a former journalist and surfing enthusiast moved to the south west of France in 1984 to establish Quiksilver Europe. By matching his stakeholders values and caring for their communities, Harry created surf industry history by growing his company from one million dollars in 1984 to over $500 million in 2005. Today Harry lives back in Australia on Sydney’s northern beaches and divides his time between Australia, Europe and the USA acting as an Executive Advisor to Quiksilver and as a Director of the Quiksilver Foundation. He is also Chairman of Better Energy Systems, producers of solar energy products and is a Director of Surfaid International, the surf industries leading humanitarian organisation – their initiatives include: The Quiksilver Foundation, Surfaid International, United Nations Reef Check, Keep Abreast, The Sumba Foundation, the Surfrider Foundation

Harry Hodge-stakeholders values

Harry Hodge-stakeholders values


Environmental Case Study – Interface Inc.

Rob Coombs – President and CEO Interface Asia Pacific.

Australia’s Inaugural CSR Summit. Year: 2005

Industrialism developed in a different world from the one we live in today: fewer people, less material well-being, plentiful natural resources. What emerged was a highly productive, take-make-waste system that assumed infinite resources and infinite sinks for industrial wastes. So what’s the solution? Rob will show us in detail how Interface are working to becoming the first sustainable corporation, and eventually a restorative enterprise.



Environmental Case Study – GELITA Australia.

Cameron Smeal – Environmental Manager GELITA Australia.

Australia’s Inaugural CSR Summit. Year: 2005

GELITA Australia is considered to be the most water efficient gelatine manufacturing plant in the world. They treat all their own waste, producing valuable bi-products to support their agro-forestry / animal feeding programs, making themselves highly sustainable and self sufficient. They hold one of the first “outcomes based” environmental operating licences issued by the Queensland Environmental Protection Agency, is certified to the international standards of ISO9001 (quality systems), HACCP (food safety) and ISO14001 (environmental management). This case study is must attend session for all manufacturing environmental managers.



Global Case Study. How BT integrated CSR within the telecommunications industry globally.

Janet Blake – Head of Global CSR, British Telecom (UK), a global services division that concentrates on multi-site organisations which are headquartered in Europe but have global ICT and solutions requirements.

Australia’s Inaugural CSR Summit. Year: 2005

Janet shares how CSR can improve marketplace performance using quantified evidence and examples from BT’s experience in both the consumer and business markets. She highlights the challenges of a fast-changing business and explain show to implement global CSR practices whilst maintaining the balance between local and global business needs. BT has some 102,000 people across 49 countries including 90,000 employees in the UK where BT is one of the largest employers.


The complexities of CSR in IT.

Janet Blake – Head of Global CSR – British Telecom (UK), a global services division that concentrates on multi-site organisations which are headquartered in Europe but have global ICT and solutions requirements.

Australia’s Inaugural CSR Summit. Year: 2005

Janet Blake has responsibilities for a global services division that concentrates on multi-site organisations which are headquartered in Europe but have global ICT and solutions requirements Join Janet as she takes you through case studies and the complexities of CSR in IT.



Waste Electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE)

Journal of the European Union. Market: Europe, Year: 2003

This is a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council to make an official journal on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). Waste_Electrical_and_Electronic_Equipment_-_European_Parliament_directive.pdf