Construction managers’ success in recycling and repurposing materials/fixtures can make the difference on whether a construction project comes in on budget in today’s still-depressed construction industry. Two factors are driving this trend. The first is the increasing value real estate buyers and renters place upon green labeled buildings. In California a green labeled home sells … Continued
Category: Corporate Responsibility
This category is about corporate social responsibility (CSR), a form of corporate self-regulation integrated into a business model. The goal of CSR is to embrace responsibility for the company’s actions and encourage a positive impact through its activities on the environment, consumers, employees, communities, stakeholders and all other members of the public sphere.
The US wind energy market continues to be one of the largest and fastest growing in the world. That’s in jeopardy as politicians continue to wrangle over allowing key federal tax credits to expire.
Could Costco possibly be the most genuine leader when it comes to corporate social responsibility (CSR) and governance? While most big box retailers insist on paying low wages with the claim that thin margins require reduced labor costs, Costco for years has been breaking the mold. These shifts in business practices are great news for fish, pigs and of course, the environment and our health.
Recycling “correctly” has gotten more difficult than ever. Here’s a guide to the most common types of paper product found in office environments and what happens to them after you stick them in the blue bin.
Changing to become more sustainable as a society will take a long time while the planet we live on is undergoing its own rapid change. Uncovering Sustainable Potential should become the new USP because if we don’t start soon to get into the details of what needs to be done, then nothing will change.
In recent years, several food businesses like Costco, Shaw’s, Walmart, and Safeway have been knuckling down on sustainable seafood programs and product labeling in order to provide more (accurate) Earth-conscious options for consumers. In fact, a recent study conducted by non-profit Oceana suggested that seafood may be mislabeled as often as 31-58 percent of the … Continued
While Walmart has not given a deadline of when the retail giant plans on reaching that 100 percent renewables goal, the movement towards powering the company’s operations with clean energy continues to take baby steps. Walmart revealed another step with its wind power agenda by unveiling its first large-scale wind turbine project in Red Bluff, California.
Deloitte’s report ‘Towards Zero Impact Growth’ presents a new platform for zero impact growth, developed by John Elkington, one of the leading thinkers in the field of sustainable development.
A study of environmental advertising in National Geographic over three decades reveals that environmental advertising increases when the economy is strong.
Collaboration among sectors can revitalize the economy and improve people’s lives. And it’s happening now. Get inspired.
A year ago this week, Ray Anderson, founder of InterfaceFLOR and a leading sustainable business pioneers of this generation, passed away. We interviewed the CEO of one of the company’s suppliers for some insight.
Starbucks is hosting an energy efficiency competition among ten of its own stores to see who can cut electricity use the most in 30 days. The competition, sponsored by the coffee company and Snohomish County Public Utility District in Washington State, is part of a one-year project to utilize energy data to influence behaviors and reduce energy consumption.