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Engaging Employees for Transformational Sustainability Results

Anca Novacovici | Posted 08.04.2012 | Business
Anca Novacovici

Put yourself in your staff's shoes (if you're not there already!). If you are told what to do, but aren't told why and what's in it for you, what is the impetus to do it? Why is this program worth the effort and why should you add more work to your already full plate?

Melding Lean with Green

Anca Novacovici | Posted 07.01.2012 | Business
Anca Novacovici

"Lean" refers to an approach of continuous improvement and the elimination of non-value-adding activities. "Green" refers to practices and actions that reduce negative impacts on the environment. Are "lean" and "green" principles complementary business practices?

Every Day is Earth Day in L.A.

Laura Berland-Shane | Posted 04.28.2012 | Los Angeles
Laura Berland-Shane

L.A.'s challenges (traffic, pollution, an aging infrastructure and electricity grid) are creating enormous opportunities for businesspeople who see an immense economic opportunity in clean technology.

Contributing to the Greater Good by Being Selfish

Ian Yolles | Posted 06.10.2012 | Green
Ian Yolles

If we're going to navigate our way toward a sustainable future, we're going to have to think and behave differently. It's not about doing good for the sake of doing good. It's really about self-interest.

Could This Be Coming To A Body Of Water Near You

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 01.20.2012 | Arts

Dutch architectural firm Waterstudio aims to create habitats that can't be disturbed by human populations, and they've captured the world's attention ...

The Greenest Companies In The U.S.

Posted 12.17.2011 | Green

This week, Newsweek released its 2011 Green Rankings of the greenest companies in the world and in the U.S. They say they looked past the "green ch...

Advancing the Conscious Business Paradigm of Cooperative Winning

Mitchell J. Rabin | Posted 10.25.2011 | Business
Mitchell J. Rabin

As business is currently done, there is a high probability of a few corporations aggregating most of the business to be done through rather cutthroat ...

In 2011, Sustainability Will Force the De-Gendering of Business Leadership

Andrea Learned | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Andrea Learned

As we move into 2011, I predict that diverse organizations will have a huge advantage. And mastering the context of sustainable business will be the greatest leadership benchmark.

"Dude...What Happened to my Mental Health?" - Part 1

Douglas LaBier | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Douglas LaBier

Contrary to popular belief, trying to manage or cope with stress isn't enough. Trying to "balance" work and life just creates constant stress because the world is in a chronic state of imbalance.

Venturing Green

Bob Giloth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bob Giloth

Are theses nonprofit ventures harbingers of bigger and better things to come? It's hard to scale these businesses or even to replicate them.

Ecopreneur: An Innovative Way to Attract Investors in a Recession

Kristin Boekhoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Kristin Boekhoff

I don't have to convince the Bangladeshis of the potential of their country. They are keen to change the world's negative perception of Bangladesh; a high-profile, luxury eco resort could do just that.

How the Green Community is Giving Birth to New Brands

Richard Seireeni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Richard Seireeni

In many cases, new green brands are entering and competing in markets that have been dominated by large multi-nationals for decades.

Putting Green in Arm's Reach of the Desire to Consume

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin Grandia

The environmental movement needs to start thinking more like Coca Cola.

Green Businesses That Do Right, Do Well

Treehugger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Corporate sustainability -- no longer just the latest collection of business buzzwords -- now is a required feature in the mission statement, annual r...

Calling All Eco-Entrepreneurs!

Tracy Metro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tracy Metro

The eco-entrepreneur is a rare bird that believes "making money" and "doing good" are not mutually exclusive; Eco-entrepreneurs live today to green the world of tomorrow.

Going Green Attracts Talent, Saves Companies Money

Wall Street Journal | DANA MATTIOLI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

More corporations are going "green" and discovering that helping the environment isn't the only payoff. Eco-friendly policies can also help companies ...

Fiji Water Leaks News Of Green Goals

New York Times | CLAUDIA H. DEUTSCH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Fiji Water, with annual sales of about $150 million, is but a drop in the bucket of the $15 billion domestic bottled-water industry. But little Fiji c...