5 Ways to Become a Sustainability Ambassador

Although many of us recognise the importance of making small changes at work to contribute to sustainability, we sometimes overlook the potential value in sustainability to create new core products or processes at our companies. Moreover, we often lack the skills to transform these individual actions into a corporate-wide sustainability culture. As a result, companies can miss out on areas of…

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Upcoming Shanghai Forum: Becoming a Sustainability Ambassador

While we all can contribute to sustainability by making small behavioral changes every day at work, turning your passion for sustainability into a core product or establishing a new process at your company often proves much more challenging. At this Beyond Business As Usual event, we have invited several champions of sustainability to share their success stories on how they overcome their perso…

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Sustainable Urbanization in China

While COP21 delegates are still on their way home from Paris, the work to develop China's sustainable cities continues. In this interview we speak with LendLease China's Managing Director David Nieh to learn more about the need for sustainable cities in China, the challenges they face, and the lessons they can teach others. We hope you enjoy his insights, and feel free to let us know you…

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Five Lessons For Engaging Suppliers on Sustainability

This month, Collective Responsibility was invited to take part in a supplier CSR forum with Groupe Rocher, the French cosmetics firm.  An event where our founder, Rich Brubaker, spoke about CSR trends in China, and where Charlie Mathews, Director of Corporate Advisory, moderated a workshop. Suppliers from across China and South Korea attended, with a diverse range of knowledge and application of s…

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Developments and Changes in CSR Reporting

As the modern consumer and regulator place greater emphasis on good sustainable practice, corporate social responsibility is no longer just a philanthropic exercise for companies. It is now an area of intensive scrutiny from a wide range of actors and stakeholders, and an ever-growing area of business opportunity. In recognition of this, companies striving to be top of the game in sustainable p…

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Bringing Sustainability to the Board

This Tuesday, we continued our Beyond Business as Usual luncheon series by hosting a discussion focusing on the challenges and methods to engage executives on sustainability. Leadership commitment is widely considered the most important factor for the success of sustainability and CSR programs. Whilst many leaders agree and verbally support sustainability, often their actions speak otherwise, and…

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Leadership in the Shared Economy

The presence of a visionary leader is vital to the embedding sustainability throughout an organisation, from political leaders at COP21 to CEOs of multinationals, without the  "tone from the top" there is little chance of a company embracing and succeeding in the area of sustainability. Dr. Philip Cochran, from Indiana University, has vast experience in the sphere of business, corporate res…

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Solving Community Problems Through Innovation

  Last Friday, we continued our Sustainability Speech Series by hosting a talk on “Solving Community Problems with Innovation” at Tongji University. Three speakers presented at the event: Leonard Milford, Associate Director and Chief Architect at Arup Associates; Kevin Chen, Co-founder of italki.com; and Nitin Dani, Director at Green Initiatives. Chuli Duan from Collective Responsibili…

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5 Insights Engaging University Students on Sustainability

Over the last month, we brought in eight industry experts to five leading Chinese universities across Shanghai, Jiangsu and Zhejiang, where they shared their experiences and had discussions with over 160 students on a variety of sustainability-related topics. At East China Normal University thirty Bachelor, Master and PhD students majoring in environmental engineering joined a discussion with spea…

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Ethics v.s. Business Goals

This Thursday, we hosted another talk on “Ethics versus Business Goals” at Donghua University as we continued with the Sustainability Speech Series. Two speakers were invited to give a presentation: Richard Brubaker, Founder of Collective Responsibility and an Adjunct Professor of Sustainability at the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS); and Amy Sommers, Chief Representative of…

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