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Engaging the Sustainable Supply Chain Using Social Business Tools

August 10, 2012 by William Newman

Emergence of social business tools which allow for organizations to create “sustainable business networks” create new, real-time opportunities to proactively manage objectives across the supply chain. The concept of sustainability across those value chains and social business networks as a means to communicate our own measures of sustainable performance is a fairly recent development over the past 2-3 years.[read more]

Using Social Business Tools to Increase Performance Management and Reporting in Sustainability Programs

June 12, 2012 by William Newman

A sustainability program, like any business initiative, is focused on the development of goals and objectives and tasks associated with achieving those goals and objectives. The nature of triple bottom-line (3BL) activities creates both structure and duplicity in terms of measuring the performance of many of these goals and tasks.[read more]


Using Social Media for Inbound Strategic Messaging of Sustainability Programs

May 29, 2012 by William Newman

As social media platforms mature, organizations are looking to leverage social and informal communications internally for business programs. These social business tools, available now as both extensions to proprietary environments and as open source, stand-alone platforms, create new opportunities for executives and program managers to “hone their strategic message” platform and to gain adoption for sustainability efforts inside the organization.[read more]


Strategic Intent for Green Marketing and Disclosure Using Social Media

March 30, 2012 by William Newman

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In Part 1 of this article series, the author introduced a framework for social media in sustainability programs. This article addresses the strategic intent for reporting and green marketing of sustainability goals to outside audiences, what we call Stage 1 activities.[read more]


Why Risk and HR are the Axis of Sustainability

February 18, 2012 by Stuart Shaw

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What’s the biggest risk to your business? That a competitor will come along out of nowhere and steal your market share? That your supplier will be exposed for employing child labour? The unchecked ego of your ship’s captain? Or that HR and Risk aren't talking?[read more]


Leverage ERP for a Greener Supply Chain

January 14, 2012 by William Newman

Later this month I will join other experts on sustainable source for a free webinar “Leveraging your Supply Chain for Competitive Advantage” sponsored by Sustainable Business Forum and DuPont Sustainable Solutions.  This blog provides a preview of my eBook article “Leverage ERP for a Greener Supply Chain” which will be available to...[read more]

Leading Along the Edge of Risk and Safety: Join Our Webinar Today 1pm ET

September 29, 2011 by Carissa Wodehouse

In order to create and maintain a safe, productive workplace, managers must balance along the thin edge of innovation. In our eBook and accompanying webinar, expert contributors investigate how a culture of safety develops over time, so that when a problem arises, the natural first response is the right one. Join the free webinar this Thursday at 1pm ET with Elaine Cohen, Norman Marks, and Simon Herriot.[read more]