sustainable business


Social Sustainability: How Well is Your Organization Doing?

Many organizations in the developed world struggle to understand what social sustainability has to do with them. Use this diagnostic, based on Max-Neef's…

Time for Snack Food Companies to Commit to Ethical Palm Oil

Rainforest Action Network (RAN) is calling out 20 laggards that are, by refusing to enact strong palm oil procurement policies, allowing for social…

The E-Waste Stream is Growing: What Can We Do?

Electronic waste is the fastest growing waste stream. How can recyclers, retailers and governments make it easier and simpler for consumers to recycle…
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How a Grocery Store Chain Collected Data, Saved Energy and Helped a Community

The grocery store industry has been making strides in setting and meeting sustainability goals, but Lisa Stanley, vice president of product management for…

Haute Couture Fabrics from Plastic Waste

What does it take to make a shift in sustainable fashion and turn a plastic bottle into gorgeous couture dresses? Dutch entrepreneur Monique…
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Why Your Sustainability Strategy Can Be Pivotal to Employee Engagement

A sense of purpose inspires confidence among employees which can translate into increased productivity, improved retention and decreased costs from reduced turnover rates,…
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Three Phases of Sustainability: Where is Your Organization?

There are three phases organizations go through when implementing sustainability as a business strategy. Is your organization poised to move up?
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Obama’s Carbon Emissions Plan is Good News for Business

By E. Freya Williams As President Obama unveiled his plan to curb carbon emissions from America’s power plants this week, opposition ranged from…
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Tiffany: Sustainable Mining and Stakeholder Collaboration

“At Tiffany, we believe that sustainability is a critical element of our business strategy, and that sustainable principles should be practiced in every…

A New Psychology for Sustainability Leadership

The more we understand how psychology and worldviews drive sustainability leadership, the more effectively we will be able to cultivate them, especially during…

A Better Way of Doing Business

Much of today’s organizational management mindset (whether corporate, nonprofit, government institution or startup) is rooted in a flawed logic about how the world…
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5 Questions to Ask Before Labeling a Business with the ‘S-Word’

We tend to call everything 'sustainability,' for the lack of a better term to describe the wide cross section of business activities we…

The Quick & Dirty: The Future of Business is in the Past

Businesses somehow lost their reason to exist, and now people are starting to look for the values they share with your company because…

From Addis Ababa: Sustainable Development Goals Within Reach

Taking place now in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the third International Conference on Financing Development has received relatively little attention -- despite its importance…
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Ikea Demonstrates That, Dirty or Not, Fuel Cells are Coming

Ikea hooked up with Bloom Energy to become the latest high-profile global company to adopt fuel cells for clean, renewable on-site energy generation.