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Five Bold Ideas on Employment to Supplement the American Jobs Act

By Richard J. Crespin Last week, President Obama laid out a modest plan to nudge job growth. I don’t fault his modesty.  Given…
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Why We Need to Create Jobs that Fill Workers with Pride and Enthusiasm

This article argues for not only creating jobs, but also more sustainable, meaningful and rewarding jobs that imbue a sense of mission.
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Sustainability Campaign Could Learn From Organic Movement’s Shortcomings

This post examines the shortcomings of the organic food movement, such as making it more accessible and fun, and compares it to the…
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Legacoop Cooperative in Bologna, Italy Empowers Worker-Owners

This post is the first in a series of articles by Jeffrey Hollender on cooperative businesses models, specifically from Mondragón, Spain That Italian…
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So Your Company has a Stakeholder Team, Now What?

This post is part of a series on Stakeholder Engagement sponsored by Jurat Software. By Kate Harvey, Manager Corporate Programs, Ceres Stakeholder engagement…
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Op Ed: Misleading Carbon Footprint Comparisons of Virgin vs. Recycled Paper

Major virgin paper manufacturers suggest that high recycled content is not appropriate for fine printing and writing papers, based on misleading carbon footprint…
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Fare Trade: Lifetime Bus Pass for Your Car

For some a lifetime trolley-bus pass might sound like the third-place prize in a contest where $1 million goes to the first-place winner.…
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The Three Green Building B’s: Benchmarking, Best Practices, and (Major) Benefits (Part 2 of 2)

by David Jaber Benchmarking doesn’t require site assessments, as the Orchard Hotel and Xanterra examples in Part 1 show.  We just need the…
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The Three Green Building B’s: Benchmarking, Best Practices, and (Major) Benefits

By David Jaber Facility assessments (investigating a building’s energy, water, material usage and waste, similar to LEED O+M or other facility greening audits)…
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Supplier Engagement: Shifting from Defensive to Collaborative

This post is part of a series on Stakeholder Engagement sponsored by Jurat Software. By Nicole Sherwin Companies are only beginning to uncover…
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The Role of Trust in Sustainable Business

By: Barbara Kimmel What is the role of trust in creating sustainable business? Trust Across America posed this question to several experts to…
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10 Recommendations for Start-ups Looking to Raise Capital

The 2011 Pipeline Fund Fellowship Pitch Summit had eleven woman-owned, for-profit, socially responsible businesses presenting their business plans, hoping to raise money from…
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Filling the Gender Gap – Educating and Training Women as Angel Investors

The glass ceiling is alive and well, especially for start-up entrepreneurs. According to American Express Open 29% of all US businesses are owned…
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Do Pennies Make Any Business or Environmental Sense?

Pennies from heaven don’t mean very much anymore, especially considering their costs to the environment and the expense of mining and minting them.…
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Improve Your Sustainable Business With SWOTs

Congratulations on being ahead of the business curve by having a sustainably themed business!  There are still too many old-school businesses that haven’t…