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Jeni Centner

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Incorporating the Value of Life Cycle Assessment in Your Business

Posted by Jeni Centner on Apr 23, 2014 9:00:00 AM


For quite some time, firms in the financial and food products sectors have reaped the benefits of investing in Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) to achieve their sustainability goals. Industrial companies have also begun to realize the challenges and opportunities of LCA in the environment where they operate and in the stages of their products’ lifecycle.

Sustainability in Action: Going Green in the Food Sector

Posted by Jeni Centner on Apr 2, 2014 9:43:00 AM


Greening is good! As sustainability and population growth continue to shape the global corporate realm, businesses coming from various industries are also expected to adjust with the trend. In particular, the food sector can make significant contributions in reducing resource consumption, wastage and carbon footprint.

SMEs Can Win Over Supply Chain Challenges

Posted by Jeni Centner on Mar 25, 2014 8:42:00 AM


In recent years, we have seen how supply chains played an important role in many large corporations’ wider sustainability strategies. As these big businesses now thrive and reap the fruits of their sustainability efforts, small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are now at the receiving end of increasing supply chain pressures triggered by issues like resource depletion. The stakeholders of these SMEs also have a growing concern over corporate ethics and policies. Moreover, SMEs bear the brunt of external pressures from customers who now “demand” to know more about their business, products, services and even corporate social responsibility initiatives.

More Time Means More Money: Why Every CDP Point Matters

Posted by Jeni Centner on Jan 29, 2014 9:04:00 AM


Over the past two years, I have had the privilege of speaking with hundreds of companies who have participated in the CDP (formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project) Supply Chain program, and providing advice on how to improve CDP scores. Depending on a company’s situation, improving its score could be as simple as including more details, or it could be as intensive as implementing new strategies and processes. Regardless of the extent, improving a CDP score means spending extra time, and as the saying goes “more time means more money”.  In my experience, many companies are reluctant to spend the additional costs upfront, but what they don’t know is improving their score pays off in the long term.