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The eco-labeling organization's CEO is leaving after 24 years. Here's what he learned about what it takes to nudge buyers toward greener products.
October 2, 2017 by Joel Makower
An upstart standard aims to make the oil and gas industry more accountable on social and environmental issues. Can it work?
January 19, 2015 by Joel Makower
This week, the eco-labeling group Green Seal celebrates 25 years of trying to transform the marketplace. It’s been a long road, with lots of twists and turns, and more than a few detours.
October 6, 2014 by Joel Makower
Can a small group of professionals embed sustainability into mainstream accounting systems? Here's a progress report.
October 10, 2013 by Joel Makower
An emerging standard for sustainability standards aims to tame corporate survey fatigue while giving investors the tools to recognize true excellence in corporate sustainability. Can it work?
April 29, 2013 by Joel Makower
Running the Sustainability Consortium is not for the faint of heart. Here's a status report on how its new CEO is faring.
October 8, 2012 by Joel Makower
After nearly five years of deliberations, the Federal Trade Commission has finally issued <a href='http://www.ftc.gov/os/2012/10/greenguides.pdf'>revised “Green Guides.”</a>
If a company's sustainability impacts showed up on its 10K reports, would it make a difference? A small but influential new group thinks it would level the playing field between leaders and laggards.
A conversation with the head of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board, a new organization aimed at requiring material sustainability issues to be integrated into 10K forms by publicly traded U.S. companies.
The latest skirmish in a decade-old battle broke out this week, as chemical and plastics groups challenged the LEED green building rating system. It's déjà vu all over again.
July 19, 2012 by Joel Makower
Until now, it's been a truism about sustainable business that there are too many standards and not enough metrics; but a number of organizations are stepping up to fill in the gaps.
February 10, 2011 by Joel Makower
Today marks another significant milestone in the development of ULE 880 – Sustainability for Manufacturing Organizations, the company-level standard we’ve been developing in partnership with UL Environment.
January 12, 2011 by Joel Makower
We've just reached the halfway point in the public comment period for ULE 880 -- Sustainability for Manufacturing Organizations -- the company-level sustainability standard my colleagues and I helped develop -- so it's a good time to take stock.
August 23, 2010 by Joel Makower