OSRAM: GUIDING LIGHT

OSRAM Licht AG is a multinational lighting manufacturer based in Munich, Germany. They are currently undergoing a transformation to a high-tech photonics company. Photonics is technology that uses light –it is at the center of everything they do, and a key technology component of the information age.   Their products cover the full spectrum of… Continue reading OSRAM: GUIDING LIGHT

ENEL: A BRIGHTER FUTURE

The world’s largest private power company does well by doing good. Enel SpA is headquartered in Rome, Italy. They are the largest private distributor of electricity in the world – with about 74 million end-users worldwide. They are the leading private operator in renewable energy with a capacity of 46GW, and they employ over 68,000… Continue reading ENEL: A BRIGHTER FUTURE

AMERICAN WATER: DEEP RESILIENCE

“The devil is in the details” is an idiom that refers to initiatives which might seem simple at a first look. However, on closer examination, these promising projects often demand a significant amount of thought and work to complete. The phrase is widely attributed to German-born architect Ludwig Miles van der Rohe.   This focused… Continue reading AMERICAN WATER: DEEP RESILIENCE

ING: BANKING ON SUSTAINABILITY

ING is a global bank with a strong European base. Their 53,000 employees serve over 38 million customers, corporate clients and financial institutions in over 40 countries. Their stated purpose is “To empower people to stay a step ahead in life and business.”   Making the connection between banking and sustainable business practices may seem… Continue reading ING: BANKING ON SUSTAINABILITY

ALGONQUIN: CLEAN AFFORDABLE ENERGY

Climate change is a big problem. Humans are increasingly affecting the world’s weather. We are raising the earth’s temperature by burning fossil fuels, cutting down rainforests and farming livestock.   Our activities add enormous amounts of CO2 to the atmosphere, increasing the greenhouse effect and global warming.   Canada-based Algonquin Power & Utilities Corporation has… Continue reading ALGONQUIN: CLEAN AFFORDABLE ENERGY

UNILEVER: SUSTAINABLE LIVING

After water, tea is the world’s most popular drink, so the global tea market is enormous – valued at over $55 billion USD. Consumer goods giant Unilever sells more tea than anyone else, controlling nearly 30% of the global branded tea business (including Lipton), and buying 12% of the world’s tea.   The Problems with… Continue reading UNILEVER: SUSTAINABLE LIVING

ORSTED: WORLD LEADING SUSTAINABILITY

Who is the world’s most sustainable company? What sector are they in? How do you even achieve sustainability? And how long does it take to become so sustainable?   There’s a lot to unpack here. But the best way to answer these questions is to think about why we need companies to be more sustainable… Continue reading ORSTED: WORLD LEADING SUSTAINABILITY

IBERDOLA: POWERING AHEAD

For most of 2020, companies across the globe have been pulling back on investments in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, Iberdola has sought sustainability-oriented growth opportunities. While retrenchment has been the order of the day, few firms have attempted to make major acquisitions. The notable exception to this pattern is Spanish energy giant,… Continue reading IBERDOLA: POWERING AHEAD

ACCENTURE: WALKING THE TALK

It’s hard to conceive how a professional services company with over $40 billion in revenues and 506,000 employees, operating in more than 120 countries, can be viewed as an innovative leader in sustainable business practices. The good news is that mammoth management consultants, Accenture, fits the bill as a sustainability leader on several levels.  … Continue reading ACCENTURE: WALKING THE TALK

METSO OUTOTEC: CRUSHING IT

Is it possible for a big company that manufactures heavy equipment for crushing and screening aggregates, minerals processing, metal refining, chemical processing as well as metal / waste recycling – to have a truly sustainable business model?   This counter-intuitive proposition warrants further investigation. Back in July of 2020 Metso and Outotec merged. Metso was… Continue reading METSO OUTOTEC: CRUSHING IT