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Videos that inspire us
Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, explains why businesses giving back to the planet is not “philanthropy.” Tom Brokaw, former anchor of NBC Nightly News, contributes to the discussion.
Ray Anderson, CEO of Interface, embodies #CorporateCourage as he describes his paradigm shift towards sustainability.
TED talk by Allan Savory: How to fight desertification and reverse climate change. It takes courage to admit you were wrong.
It takes #CorporateCourage to let your CEO rap - but the message rings true. This is a favorite.
“Prudent investing and finance theory are not subordinate to sustainability, they’re compatible ... institutional investors are the X factor in sustainability.” This video is attributed to TED.
The original content may be found at http://www.ted.com/talks/chris_mcknett_the_investment_logic_for_sustainability
More thoughts on sustainability
In the middle of a dreary and cold February, I attended GreenBiz Forum ‘14 in beautiful Scottsdale, AZ. While it was nice to be in 84 degree weather, it was even nicer to be in the company of so many passionate and hard-working agents of change. As usual, the GreenBiz team put on a stellar event that convened leaders in sustainability and corporate citizenship.
For those who were unable to attend this year, here are my thoughts on the big themes that resonated for me. If you were in attendance, please share your comments as well!
Corporate Social Responsibility reports are enormous undertakings. They are months in the making, involve high-level strategic planning, and require complex logistical coordination. Companies spend valuable time and resources putting reports together. Yet broach "reporting" with many CSR executives, and their eyes float off into the distance and a fleeting smile wipes across their face.
Glacial melt, climate swings, floating continents of plastic waste; as we stop to recognize Earth Day it's easy to feel environmentally impotent. The scale of the issues we face is enormous. It's bigger than all of us, yet it's composed of the seemingly minor decisions we make each day.
Emerge is happy to announce some new additions to our creative team! Tamara Crawford has stepped into the role of Creative Director, bringing with her a wealth of experience from agencies of varying size. She's worked with brands in retail, athletics, music, beauty, and technology-a great complement to our portfolio of clients
Emerge is excited to be sending Scott Rich, our resident Sustainability Client Services Manager, to San Francisco for GreenBiz Forum 2013, one of the first sustainability conferences of 2013. We believe corporations have the power to make sustainability a truly innovative force - environmentally, socially, and economically, and we excel at helping brands realize and communicate this vision.
The Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment is the central hub of Stanford University's environment and sustainability research, where experts across sectors and disciplines find solutions to critical and complex environmental and sustainability challenges throughout the world.
Emerge Interactive is proud to report that we had an amazing time participating in this September's BTA's Bike Commuter Challenge! Out of our 20 person staff, 7 riders participated by riding to work and logging miles at least once during the month, for a total of 810 miles in the entire month of September! The average commute rate was 69.7% and there were 89 total commutes.
Oh Earth, how we love you so. Let us count the ways- we love your sun, your wind, and your sweet sweet beer and barbeques! It’s been three years to the date since we first announced our sustainability program, and today and every day we continue our efforts to be a carbon neutral company, by reducing energy consumption by maximizing efficiency, using renewable energy sources and recycled products; and purchase carbon offsets for the emissions that we can't reduce directly. We constantly look for “best in class” sustainability practices that we can incorporate into Emerge every day.