What is a sustainable product? What is a sustainable business? The answer depends on how sustainability is defined for any given industry or product type. What makes a tomato sustainable is inherently different from what makes a smart phone sustainable because the originate from very different materials in very different environments. These definitions, often used to create certifications, rating systems, or benchmarks, are quickly evolving as society grapples with evolving economic and resource constraints. EcoShift specializes in industry-specific sustainability, combining the best of metrics consulting, strategy insight, and change management to move businesses toward their goals. Rather than taking a one-size fits all approach, EcoShift considers the unique goals of each industry and the specific challenges each clients faces in realizing sustainability goals. EcoShift understands that while the underlying meaning of sustainability will never change, the approach to realizing it needs to be tailored. In this blog we will look at some of parameters that make industries unique, including existing metrics tools guiding industry change. The blog will also focus on what makes the EcoShift team unique, such as Dustin Mulvaney’s recent research paper for the UN Human Development Report. by Erica Reuter
A new UNDP Human Development Report on equitable clean energy was co-authored by EcoShift’s Dustin Mulvaney. Read the report here.
The Associated Press reports that this year the rate of greenhouse gas emissions is the highest ever, and higher than even the worst case scenario predictions. It’s really time to do something about this.
EcoShift’s Dustin Mulvaney was quoted in a recent Greentech Media article about solar PV and LCA.
EcoShift’s Dustin Mulvaney will be speaking at SRI in the Rockies, Oct. 2-5, 2011 in New Orleans
James Dixon, the vice president for Legal & Compliance Services at Con Edison Energy and chairman of the National Association of Energy Service Companies has published a great op-ed on the value of green jobs, specifically in energy, to the US economy and job creation. Read here
The New York Times has an excellent editorial on the climate change stance of the Republican slate of presidential hopefuls here.
Carbon and water footprinting is becoming more and more common. This Economist article discusses where this type of action is happening most and why.
What is the best way to address the environmental impact of your supply chain? This Harvard Business Review blog posting is right on track.