Sustainability encompasses the practice of maintaining the well‐being of the natural world and the responsible use of natural resources as well as how you sustainably grow, staff, and profit from your work. The practice of Sustainability includes a rapidly‐evolving set of disciplines that differ significantly from organization to organization, depending on the organization’s business. Sustainability‐related job functions and titles include:
- Environment, Health and Safety (EHS). Originally a function designed to satisfy compliance with early 20th century workplace safety, the EHS professions evolved into the core of many organizations’ sustainability and environmental regulatory reporting functions, especially in manufacturing environments.
- Climate Change. As scientific evidence has conclusively shown that greenhouse gas (GHG) emission‐caused climate change is largely the result of human and business activities, companies have started deploying executives tasked with limiting GHG emissions.
- Carbon, Water, and Energy Accounting and Data Verification. Driven by rapidly‐increasing investor and regulator interest in disclosure of GHG, water, and energy‐related costs and risks, the ranks of practitioners and service providers skilled in accounting for and verifying the costs and risks have started to swell.
- Sustainability Systems Management (IT/IS). Integrating the ability to track environment, climate change and supply chain impact data into organizations’ enterprise data processing capabilities has become a significant area of focus within IT/IS functions.
- Sustainable Supply Chain and Procurement. As stakeholder concerns for sustainability impacts, costs and risks throughout an organizations’ supply chain have grown, so have company functions in managing the sustainability of the supply chain and procurement.
- Sustainable Marketing and Production. Since the majority of large‐cap and mid‐cap companies now have at least one product or brand with a sustainability‐related value proposition1, a subset of marketing and production professionals are today identifying themselves with the new practices.
Presentations from CRO Summit Spring 2010 in Boston, MA
- Global Sustain Presents Its First Sustainability... - CSRwire.com (press release)
- Sustainability Watch - Timothy Venverloh, Archer Daniels Midland - just-food.com (subscription)
- Pushing for Continuous Improvement - A Special Announcement on Corporate ... - 3BL Media (press release)
- i.d.e.a. Acquires Rappaport Communications, Expands Offerings to Include ... - PR Web (press release)
- How Fortune 500 CEOs Can Drive Corporate Responsibility - Forbes
- Hikma Takes its Corporate Reporting to the Next Level With CRedit360 ... - MarketWatch
- Mandatory corporate responsibility reporting favoured in poll - Blue & Green Tomorrow
- Forget corporate responsibility. Corporate disruption is king. - Treehugger
- Ericsson helps reunite long lost brothers - The Local.se
- Firstbank Promotes Financial Independence, Introduces “FutureFirst” Initiative - CHANNELS
- Braking systems firm opens plant at Hinjewadi - Indian Express
- Target Launches Sustainable-Supplier Push in Bid to Catch Walmart - brandchannel.com
- ATOS : enters the Dow Jones Sustainability Index World - 4-traders (press release)
- Is 'natural capital' the next generation of corporate social responsibility? - The Guardian (blog)
- The Mining Association of Canada and Stratos Inc. Recognized with a Joint ... - CSRwire.com (press release)
- Responsibility Requires a Change of World View from Companies - Science Daily (press release)
- MWV Outlines Commitment to Sustainability in 2012 Corporate Responsibility ... - Business Wire (press release)
- First Capital Realty issues its third Corporate Responsibility and ... - Wall Street Journal
- Hilton Worldwide Releases Annual Corporate Responsibility Report - Hotel News Resource
- Dell Releases Ambitious Plan for Corporate Responsibility Goals through 2020 ... - DailyFinance