17 May '11, 5pm

3 Sustainability Lessons from the Ceres Conference

3 Sustainability Lessons from the Ceres Conference

Last week in Oakland was the annual Ceres conference. Among the many announcements were the awards for best sustainability reports. The Ceres-ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) North American Awards for Sustainability Reporting went to Nike for Best Sustainability Report, followed by first runner-up American Electric Power (AEP). Anvil Knitwear , a small, private B2B-focused apparel manufacturer, was recognized for best first-time report and SAP AG recognized for innovative use of web and social media. While the awards alone might not be big news, the story behind them reveals some great advice for companies at the beginning of the sustainability journey. 1. D on’t Leave Money on the Table In conversation with two of the winners last week, both enterprise software leader SAP AG and smaller, green apparel company Anvil Knitwear had similar advice. If you ...

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