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The World's Most Sustainable Company: Hot off the Griddle

By Eric Roston

Good afternoon, and welcome back to the Griddle, a menu of fortified items for the busy person's media diet. Novo Nordisk, the world's biggest maker of insulin, is also the most sustainable corporation in the world. That's the conclusion of Corporate Knights magazine, which ranks companies annually based on 11 metrics, including carbon productivity (sales per greenhouse gas pollution) and taxes paid. A new category appeared this year: Employee Turnover. Sustainability is many things, and a pathway to a healthy organization is one if them. Companies often wave the green flag less to save the planet than to save themselves.

And now the news:

The Way We're Working Isn't Working: Schwartz (Harvard Business Review)
Footprinting Walks a Fine Line (GreenBiz)
How Kenya Is Building a Sustainable Banana (Bloomberg)
Sustainability = On the Agenda = Profits (Bloomberg)
Power Plant Emissions Regulations Still Far off (Politico)
Harper Links Oil to China After Obama ‘Slap’ (Bloomberg)
Turn on the Server. It’s Cold Inside (NY Times)
Obama Pushing Chef Salad for Kids Hands School Districts $3.2 Billion Tab (Bloomberg)
Capitalism Seen in Crisis by Global Investors Citing Widening Inequalities (Bloomberg)
U.N. Sustainable Development Summit Shifts From Climate Change (Reuters)
Should Red and Blue States Be Green and Black? (Midwest Energy News)

Visit www.bloomberg.com/sustainability for the latest from Bloomberg News about energy, natural resources and global business.

-0- Jan/25/2012 20:46 GMT

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