Tag Archives: sustainable business

How Businesses Can Keep Sustainability Goals

The path to sustainability. How Business can meet their CSR goals

Sustainability is becoming an increasingly important business objective, and growing numbers of companies are setting sustainability goals. Making commitments is one thing, but actually keeping them has proven to be a challenge. A recent survey found that a disappointing two percent of companies meet or achieve their corporate sustainability goals, as compared to 12 percent for other company objectives. What can businesses learn from …

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Climate Savers: Companies Build a Framework for Progress

Climate Savers

A roadmap and a call to action WWF launched the Climate Savers Program in 1999 as a platform for corporate leadership in climate action. Partnering with leading companies within their sectors, Climate Savers guides and supports these leaders as they develop effective climate action plans. Now collaborating with more than 30 companies worldwide across a broad spectrum of industrial and corporate sectors, this unique …

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5 Industries Moving Toward Sustainability

Sustainable industry becomes more mainstream - photo by Jason Blackeye

Although the air quality throughout the United States has seen consistent improvements since 1980, we still have a long way to go in the fight against global warming. Couple this with some of the unhealthy and hazardous conditions of third-world countries and foreign entities around the world, and it’s easy to see why some would call recent sustainability activities a moot effort. However, some …

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Why the World Needs More Corporate Transparency

The world needs more corporate transparency

There are powerful social, environmental and economic implications associated with transparency. Corporations are not the only ones that should be concerned about transparency; governments, employees, consumers and the whole of civil society all have a stake. Transparency is about open access to an organization’s activities and this has implications for everything from climate change to the bottom line. Starbuck’s CEO Howard Schultz effectively communicated the importance of transparency when …

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Why Small Businesses are Engaging Sustainability

Small businesses are engaging a green agenda to satisfy increasing customer demand and provide and healthier bottom line

The size of the market opportunities is driving small businesses to engage environmental sustainability, as are concerns about survival and long term success. In addition to improving profits, reducing costs and mitigating against risk, engaging sustainability affords opportunities for collaboration and innovation. While big corporate sustainability initiatives steal headlines, the small business community is also going green. For example, operational efficiency practices are increasingly …

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How Sustainable is Amazon?

Amazon is a leader in building a sustainable operation, but still has room to improve

Amazon sustainability – Amazon is the leading online retailer, and while they appear to be making strides to lessen their environmental impacts, they are vulnerable to a wide range of criticisms. From products to packaging and shipping initiatives, Amazon appears to be getting greener. According to Adobe Holiday Data Amazon is the top retailer of holiday gifts in terms of social media buzz in …

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Get Inspired to Start your Business Sustainability Journey in 2014

The future depends on leaders taking the journey of business sustainability

Featured guest post by James Lewis –  Stay ahead of the curve in the new year by being environmentally conscious, building a greener business, and producing lasting benefits for your business and employees. The motivation to act is integral to getting started and comes in a variety of forms, broadly: environmental, cultural and business. To provide inspiration, we have listed three reasons to take action …

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