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Sustainable Business Practices

Partner With a Virtual Assistant to Grow Your Business

M. Shannon Hernandez | Posted 02.13.2014 | Small Business
M. Shannon Hernandez

I knew that in order to grow my business, the way I envisioned from the very beginning, I needed a support team from the get go.

IPCC Report -- Economic Shock Therapy

Yvo de Boer | Posted 11.27.2013 | Green
Yvo de Boer

f a vaccine were 95 percent certain to have disastrous side effects, governments wouldn't require years of fruitless discussion before pulling it off the market. So how much certainty do we need before policymakers wake up and finally face the threat of climate change?

sustainABILITY simplicated (sAs) Step 7: Fail Faster

Cortney McDermott | Posted 11.16.2013 | Business
Cortney McDermott

Sustainability represents a multi-billion dollar revenue opportunity, along with a healthier and happier existence for us all. sAs offers 7 Simple Steps to Sustainable Business Growth.

sustainABILITY simplicated (sAs) Step 6: Tell It Like It Is

Cortney McDermott | Posted 11.05.2013 | Business
Cortney McDermott

Tell it like it is. Secrecy is out. Transparency is in. Transparency has two sides -- what's going well and what's not. So good communication requires open celebration of victories and courageous admission of failures.

Meeting Energy Needs And Improving Communities

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 09.10.2012 | Green

A new international initiative aims to unite leaders of the world's energy companies to meet global needs while improving living standards. The World ...

Environmental Ethics: Bernie Madoff's Pyramid Scheme Is an Important Lesson

Michael Zacka | Posted 10.01.2012 | Business
Michael Zacka

Many consumers assume that less packaging or no packaging is always the best answer for the environment. That may be true of most products, but there are reasons food packaging is different.

Green Leadership -- Learning It and Doing It

Douglas LaBier | Posted 09.29.2012 | Business
Douglas LaBier

With a green leadership mindset, leaders become equipped to create and act upon sustainable practices. And those are likely to generate larger-scale actions: support for public policies that will ensure long-term success, wellbeing, and security for all segments of society.

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.

6 Business Benefits of Sustainability

John Friedman | Posted 08.11.2012 | Business
John Friedman

For anyone to seriously accept the premise that 'sustainability' is a business strategy we must be able to define and quantify the business benefits that can be derived from adopting this model.

Once Upon a Time: Corporate Version

James M. Lynch | Posted 12.11.2011 | Business
James M. Lynch

This commitment-light management style is not only dis-empowering for the employee, it's debilitating for the owner or manager who, after promises aren't kept or tasks remain undone, feels like 'I'm the only one who cares around here.'

Sustainability Thought Leadership: Shift or Show?

Andrea Learned | Posted 11.13.2011 | Green
Andrea Learned

What if your thought leadership got you very little recognition today but contributed to an incredibly significant cultural shift that made a positive difference for generations to come?

The Secret of the Female Systems Thinker: Why Your Business Needs Her

Andrea Learned | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Andrea Learned

Let's face it. Sustainable business development is a complex pursuit that can seem a tad touchy-feely in its woo-woo focus on people, planet and profit. What's going on? Could you use a little help about now?

Small Business Tool to Reduce Carbon Footprint

Adele Israel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Adele Israel

At the 2010 Alliance for Sustainable Colorado Regional Sustainability Roundtable in Rifle last month, I was introduced to a very intriguing new ventur...

What's Wrong with Experts?

Dennis Whittle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dennis Whittle

There are many areas where there is no clear right answer or no clear best practice. And it is precisely in these fields that we must be careful of a "tyranny of the experts."

Greening Hollywood: Maggie Gyllenhaal Steps Out on L.A.'s (Eco-) Fashion Runway

Paige Donner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paige Donner

Maggie Gyllenhaal hosted The Eco-Fashion Runway show presented by Gen Art to kick off L.A.'s Fashion Week.