Sustainable management

Best Practices, News, and Discussion...

Sustainable management is the practice of directing the course of a company, community, organization, or country in ways that restore and enhance all forms of capital (human, natural, manufactured, and financial) to generate stakeholder value and contribute to the well-being of current and future generations.

The articles on this page have been selected for their perspectives and insights on the topic.

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Interview: Jessy Servi, Outpost Natural Foods Co-Op

Jessy Servi, sustainability manager for Milwaukee's Outpost Natural Foods, the fourth largest consumer food cooperative in the U.S., talks about her company, how…
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Green Beams for the Blue Revolution: How Standards Can Benefit Aquaculture

Aquaculture require sustainable management. Environmental standards and labels can improve the core of this development.

San Francisco: Issue an Impact-Rated Muni Bond in Energy Efficiency

In light of San Francisco's Board of Supervisors resolution to divest from fossil fuels, students of Presidio Graduate School call for its issuance…
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Encourage Innovation in the Workplace: Give Workers Free Rein

We can start to plan for the future by supporting the creativity of sustainable innovators: employees, students, ourselves.
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Sustainability: Making Engineers Giddy

Doing the impossible? Where do I sign up? My goal as a sustainability professional is to make sure that more people feel this…

Green Books Campaign: Strategy for Sustainability, A Business Manifesto

This review is part of the Green Books campaign.Today 200 bloggers take a stand to support books printed in an eco-friendly manner by…
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The Five Stages of Coping with Sustainability

Going Green would be easy if people were rational. Instead, even the most well-intentioned companies find that becoming sustainable is like a trip…
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Why Energy Efficiency Is Worth the Investment

Investing in energy efficiency is a critical piece of the climate change puzzle. Given that the built environment accounts for 39 percent of…

Greenhouse Gas Accountants to the Rescue!

Lost in all the talk about whether or when nations and industries will have emissions targets, is the question of who, exactly, is…

Opening Up Fort Knox: Looking for Transparency to Foster Data Center Innovation

By David Zwerin, Sustainability Marketing Consultant While researching the sustainability of data centers, I became frustrated with the lack of corporate transparency around…
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Zumbox Is Not Another BS “Paperless” Mail Option. Here’s Why.

I have to admit, when my friend Rob Reed of Max Gladwell first told me about Zumbox, the “Paperless Postal System,” I didn’t…
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Coming Up: 9th Annual Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) Conference

Next week the 9th annual Life Cycle Analysis Conference will be held in Boston, MA. This year’s conference promises to be the biggest…

Are Financial Collapses Unavoidable?

I recently read the article Why Capitalism Fails by Stephen Mihm and was interested to learn about Hyman Minski, who, according to the…
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How to Turn a Mountain Dew into a Graduation Robe

This is a story about a 120 year old start up. Or re-start up, as it were. Oak Hall Cap & Gown is…
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“Smart Choices” Food Label Recommends “Froot Loops”

By Carly Smolak As if our obsessive-compulsive nutrition culture was not frenetic enough with the deluge of conflicting reports and industry funded studies…