Climate

Question: How do we incent consumers to take meaningful, positive action on the issue of climate change?

Alisa Gravitz
Green America

"The most effective way for consumers to take meaningful, positive action on climate change is to vote with their dollars. As the green movement grows and the economy tightens, consumers are becoming more discerning about where they spend their hard-earned money."

Alisa Gravitz

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Product

Question: Can one label adequately compare products' sustainability?

Marc Gunther
Fortune Magazine

"It would be great if companies should aim for a one-size-fits-all label for their products, ideally certified by an independent third party. It should take into account the overall responsibility of the company and a science-based lifecycle assessment of the product."

Marc Gunther

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Factories

Question: Which NGOs and local community partners have an effective track record of helping companies scale their efforts to improve the lives of factory workers?

Racheal Yeager
BSR

"The most innovative partnerships depend on effective collaboration with impactful local organizations and individuals. BSR’s HERproject has worked with many local organizations, including women’s health and rights NGOs, international groups, universities’ Departments of Community Health, and local government bodies"

Racheal Yeager

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Service

Question: What is the real impact of tree planting?

Yoshio Kitaura
Green Net

"Reforestation presents opportunity for people around the world to interact with one another. Tree planting leaves a change within everyone’s heart - surpassing language and cultural distinctions and sharing a sense of accomplishment and oneness."

Yoshio Kitaura

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Latest Comments

james - Founder @ Black & White Ventures
Service

"It would be added brass on your shoulders if you could extent to some African countries where deforestation is heavily felt. I write from Guinea in West Africa. As you support Reforestation Projects, this part of the world could also be of interest to you. Business opportunities abounds as well if you take up the off-shore advantages in Africa as p ..."

12/17/2011 | Comment

Chhavi Ghuliani, Business for Social Responsibilit - Manager, Advisory Services @ BSR
Factories

"This is an important question. With supply chains extending throughout the developing world, companies can access the vast majority of the world’s working poor. As many people have rightly said there is no shortage of community organizations that are willing to partner with companies on improving the livelihoods of workers in the supply chain - ..."

8/19/2011 | Comment

Member Program team @ Association For Stimulating Know How
Factories

"Thanks Libby and Lydia for your comments and appreciation. ASK has been engaged in work with factories on the ground since 1998. One of our important learning’s has been that impact on the lives of the factory workers is a resultant of commitment from the brand, visioning of the factory management , a committed catalyst NGO or community partner ..."

7/29/2011 | Comment

Susie Hackler Conservation NH - Director of Development @ Conservation NH
Climate

"The best way for companies to encourage consumers to act on climate change is to live it themselves -- to act on climate change as a business, to make that action overt and public, and to encourage (e.g., through their packaging, advertising, etc.) their customers to do likewise. Businesses need to do so in two ways -- by reducing their own emi ..."

7/28/2011 | Comment

Libby Annat, Primark - Senior Ethical Trade Manager @ Primark
Factories

"Timberland poses a very interesting and valuable question about scalability and sustainability, particularly within the areas of microcredit / savings. Primark has been working on a financial inclusion programme with Geosansar in India, opening hundreds of bank accounts and providing financial education and awareness building for workers in garm ..."

7/28/2011 | Comment