Sustainable Growth Coalition

How Blue Cross is impacting racial and health equity through environmental sustainability

The devastation of dual public health crises, COVID-19 and racism are rooted in systemic inequities. This is true for the less talked about environmental crisis, which research shows is exacting a heavy toll on the health of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and people of color) communities. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of…

Valuing water: Showing principles through protection

This year, the theme of World Water Day—coming up on March 22—is valuing water. As the campaign says: “How we value water determines how water is managed and shared. The value of water is about much more than its price – water…

C-Suite leadership on equity within sustainability

For many, the urgency began after George Floyd’s killing. For others, May 2020 was another month in a long process of defining the relationship between racial equity and environmental sustainability. For all, a commitment to transparency and action…

Sustainable Growth Coalition: 2020 – a year of successes

As I reflect on 2020, I felt incredibly grateful for being able to work on issues core to making the world better for people and our well-being. I am fortunate to think about circularity, climate and sustainability daily and how…

Sustainable Growth Coalition testifies on business case for clean energy and climate at Minnesota Senate and House committees

On Thursday, Jan. 14, members of the Sustainable Growth Coalition testified about their organization’s commitments to climate and clean energy and the resulting benefits with legislators of the Minnesota House Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Division and the Minnesota Senate Energy and…

Sustainable Growth Coalition fosters collaboration to reach renewable energy goals

Last month, Uponor and Xcel Energy announced a new renewable energy agreement to use solar and wind power to reach nearly 100 percent renewable energy sourcing in Uponor’s Minnesota facilities. This collaborative effort is a big step forward that will help…

The case for circularity highlighted in Sustainable Growth Coalition webinar

In a year where we have faced significant challenges, companies are responding by accelerating measures to address environmental and social issues. At the Sustainable Growth Coalition, our members are taking a systems approach to achieve sustainability goals, while addressing equity, climate…

Celebrating the 5th Anniversary of the Sustainable Growth Coalition

This fall marks the 5th Anniversary of the Sustainable Growth Coalition, and we have so many exciting announcements and reasons to celebrate! First, at the end of October we officially unveiled our new logo and branding. Because of the…

Bettering your GHG and renewable energy reporting webinar: A Sustainable Growth Coalition case study

The Bettering Your GHG and Renewable Energy Reporting webinar hosted by the Sustainable Growth Coalition featuring a case study resulting from a pilot project we facilitated with members Xcel Energy and Target Corporation. The…

Circularity leadership in the moment: Sustainable Growth Coalition members highlight leadership in new webinar

Sustainable Growth Coalition leaders from Ever-Green Energy, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota, and Uponor shared their stories for a webinar Circularity Leadership in this Moment. As businesses, community leaders, and…