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Business Sustainability

Is Fear Interfering With Corporate Climate Action?

GreenBiz Group | Posted 03.22.2017 | Business
GreenBiz Group

Yes, companies package up their sustainability commitment, they put information about it on their websites and they might even run some ads telling consumers to do a thing or to like their brands better because they're good to the planet -- but I'm not seeing much actual engagement.

Sustainability Conference in Seattle Shares That the Best Innovations in CSR Are the Simplest

Mark Horoszowski | Posted 05.13.2015 | Business
Mark Horoszowski

During his keynote, Vik Sahney, REI DVP of Strategy and Sustainability, shared that "CSR is not about doing less bad, it's about changing the way you do everything."

Toward Business Unusual: How Companies, Governments, and NGOs Are Taking on Deforestation

Forest Trends | Posted 02.01.2015 | Green
Forest Trends

Illegal logging in Ecuador Imagine walking down the supermarket aisle and plucking tropical trees from the shelves. Next to the milk, you throw in an...

What I've Learned About Putting Profits First

Josh Patrick | Posted 09.27.2014 | Small Business
Josh Patrick

I've written many times about why profits are more important than growth. It's funny how the people who respond negatively to these posts are advisors or people who used to be in business.

The Art of the Master Bridge-Builder: Interview With Nadine Hack

Cortney McDermott | Posted 10.14.2013 | Business
Cortney McDermott

Despite the marvels of modern technological connectivity, we are more disconnected than ever.

Sustainability Is Trite

Anca Novacovici | Posted 03.10.2013 | Business
Anca Novacovici

Sustainability is a starting point. As a concept it is extremely relevant in our world today and it is by no means trite in that sense. But dialogue about sustainability is crucial to raising awareness and spurring action, and key to transforming our current situation.

Sustainability Is Apolitical, So Republicans and Democrats Unite!

Anca Novacovici | Posted 10.16.2012 | Green
Anca Novacovici

If you are in an organization that believes that sustainability is anti-business, consider that those who support the free market believe in shareholder wealth maximization and in growing their business.

Midwife & CEO Karen Farrell Langevin on Becoming an Eco-Mom

Zoe Helene | Posted 12.02.2012 | Green
Zoe Helene

Environmental cluster cancers in the family led Karen to study herbalism, which then led to midwifery. She has assisted more natural births than she can count, including in Indonesia, just after the tsunami, and Haiti the week of the Earthquake.

GRI4 Increases Emphasis on Ethics, Emissions, Utility and Compatibility

John Friedman | Posted 10.20.2012 | Business
John Friedman

The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is preparing the latest version of their international sustainability and CSR Reporting Guidelines (G4).

Gambling, Entertainment... Sustainability?

Marc Stoiber | Posted 06.15.2012 | Business
Marc Stoiber

Sustainability provides a natural brand link in some categories. But casinos? It's hard to see how a happy planet could build the brand of the gambling, entertainment, and nightclub industry.

What Green Consumer Polls Should Really Be Asking

Jacquelyn Ottman | Posted 06.27.2012 | Green
Jacquelyn Ottman

Ever since the resurgence of environmentalism in 1990, consumer polls have attempted to measure awareness, attitudes and behaviors towards environment...

Skepticism of Green Marketing -- Big Trouble When Addressing Latinos

Graciela Tiscareno-Sato | Posted 06.17.2012 | Green
Graciela Tiscareno-Sato

The American Latino consumer community is a highly skeptical community, generally speaking, but one with deep cultural connections to the earth, to creative reuse and to conservation.

The Role of Business in a Global Society: Progress or Protect?

John Friedman | Posted 05.12.2012 | Business
John Friedman

It comes down to whether people see businesses as having a responsibility to follow the 'highest' standards and to serve as a driver for changes or whether businesses have a responsibility to be respectful and protective of the indigenous cultures wherever they do business.

How to Keep the Flame and Not Be Seen as a Torch Bearer

John Friedman | Posted 05.04.2012 | Business
John Friedman

Building a coalition of the passionate and idealistic people within the organization is not enough -- in fact, it can be detrimental if people see your cadre as a band of zealots rather than committed and dedicated business professionals.

The 10 Tech Companies Taking The Biggest Stand Against Climate Change

Posted 02.10.2012 | Green

How are some of the world's biggest IT companies taking a stand against a climate change? A list released by Greenpeace this week ranks some of the...

Sticking With Your New Year's Resolutions? Time to Think Bigger

Eddie Fernandez | Posted 04.04.2012 | San Francisco
Eddie Fernandez

In a year where the election and global economic crisis are at the forefront of our minds, let's also think outside our personal bubbles to some global trends that, when applied to key sustainability issues, are definitely resolution-worthy.

Occupying From The Inside

Reena De Asis | Posted 02.06.2012 | Impact
Reena De Asis

The role of business to address the word's social, economic and environmental problems is no longer simply a facade erected by public relations departments to boost the bottom dollar line.

Red Queen Sustainability

Gregory Unruh | Posted 09.27.2011 | Green
Gregory Unruh

Companies can differentiate themselves on sustainability performance, but the time before an issue becomes generic is short.