Corporate Sustainability Trends

By Ellie Peters

DURHAM, N.C. --Jay Golden recently spoke to a group of Nicholas School alumni about the future of corporate sustainability.

Media Clip: Durham Man Pedals for the Planet

Jay Golden, director of the Duke Center for Sustainability & Commerce, was recently quoted in The Durham News

Expert Available to Comment on Release of Higg Index

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition, for which the Duke Center for Sustainability & Commerce is a member, released a protype of the Higg Index Thursday.

Journal Article: Creating the Future we Want

Durham, N.C. -- Jay Golden, director of the Duke Center for Sustainability & Commerce is among the authors of an article published in the latest edition of the journal Sustainability: Science, Practice and Policy.

Sense and Sustainability

Jay Golden, director of the Center for Sustainability & Commerce at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, is quoted in this article by Wearables magazine on sustainability efforts by the apparel industry.

Dialogue with the Director

Urban Sustainability Workshop Proceedings

During October 25-26, 2012 the Duke Center for Sustainability & Commerce hosted a workshop at EPA RTP on Urban Sustainable Systems Research.  This worhshop was co-hosted by the U.S. EPA Sustainable and Healthy Communities Research Program and the Institute for the Environment at the Univesity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Innovations

Nike, Inc.- Environmentally Preferred Rubber

In 1988, Nike assessed the chemicals used in rubber against a core set of human health and environmental criteria. By integrating more benign accelerators and vegetable oils and modifying the processing, Nike launched Environmentally Preferred Rubber in 2002.  Nike has shared this sustainable design among 400 of its other patents on the green product IP-sharing Web site, GreenXchange.

Green Facts for Consumers

How much do we waste daily?

The average person generates 4.3 pounds of waste per day. This is 1.6 pounds more than most produced back in 1960. Where does it all go?