04 Sep '11, 8pm

The Fundamentals of a Corporate Sustainability Program

The Fundamentals of a Corporate Sustainability Program

Recently Xerox, Waste Management (WM) , and Arizona State University hosted the Executive Sustainability Summit, a conference for managers in the private and public sectors working on environmental and social issues. I was asked by Xerox to attend and give my thoughts on what I heard and saw. The day kicked off with some big picture thoughts on sustainability from WM SVP Duane Woods and Xerox’s global vice president of Environment, Health and Safety, Patty Calkins . As a long-standing sustainability exec and thought leader , Calkins has a good perspective on what it takes to implement a successful environmental strategy. She laid out four “critical fundamentals to any sustainability program.” Calkins’ four principles are: Take a quantitative approach . As she said, even though we’re sick of hearing it, the old saying “what gets measured gets done” has proved to be true eve...

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