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Business Sustainability

It’s Not Just Generation Y Experiencing Feedback Deprivation

June 6, 2013 by Ted Coine

feedback

Sure, performance reviews and feedback were perhaps a once a year event for me yet I think Generation Y’s on-demand expectation for feedback is good for all of us.[read more]

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15 Things Your Office Can Recycle, and That You May Not Know About

May 29, 2013 by Erin Steiner

When it comes to recycling, there is more to it than paper and soda cans. Here are a bunch of things that you can recycle that you might not have already tackled.[read more]

Smart Power Opens Minds, Opens Markets

May 25, 2013 by Richard Crespin

smart power

When companies combine their hard and soft power in "smart power" partnerships with government agencies and non-governmental organizations, everyone benefits.[read more]

Rise of Islamic Politics: Another Mode of Global Capitalism?

May 21, 2013 by Crane and Matten

Islam as capitalism?

One can argue that much of what made Protestantism the ideological midwife of modern capitalism can now be applied to many contemporary streams of political Islam.[read more]

Trucost Report: Nail in the Coffin for Sustainable Capitalism?

May 21, 2013 by Mark Whitman

Trucost Report

Last month, the environmental consultancy firm Trucost published a report entitled “Natural Capital at Risk: The Top 100 Externalities of Business,” calling into question the validity of sustainable capitalism as a new paradigm.[read more]

We Love Sustainability Reports!

May 21, 2013 by Elaine Cohen

sustainability reports

The act of training groups of passionate people just brings home to me that all reports are good, all reports are an attempt to do better, all reports are worth the words they contain.[read more]

Benefits of Corporate Social Responsibility

May 15, 2013 by Mark Whitman

CSR and profits

No longer is the term ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ a novel idea amongst businesses. A 2011 sustainability study by MIT showed that sustainability, in the US at least, now plays a permanent part in 70% of corporate agendas.[read more]

3 Leadership Lessons We Can Learn from Gen Y

May 7, 2013 by Ted Coine

gen y leadership

Those of us who grew up in corporate-land believing work occurs 8-5 need to learn to rethink how, where and when work gets done. Millennials get this. It’s time the rest of us do, too.[read more]

Are Fair Trade Products Worth It?

May 7, 2013 by Mark Whitman

fair trade

In times of economic difficulty, when money is tighter than usual, we always look for a good deal. But how do we balance getting a good deal with the idea of fair trade? Are fair trade products worth it?[read more]

Companies Need Entrepreneurs & Employees Willing to Take Risks

April 9, 2013 by Deimar Gutierrez

taking risks

Given the changes in the world economy, every day, there are more risk averse companies and employees. However, risk-taking is an essential part of innovation, and key to the survival and success of a company.[read more]

Why Sustainability Isn't Sticking with the CXO Office

March 28, 2013 by William Newman

No doubt the issue of sustainability is on the minds of executives. Countless studies confirm this. The now-infamous UN Global Compact Survey (2010) indicated 93% of global executives believed sustainability would have an impact or a profound impact on their operations.[read more]

5 Ways Leading Locally Can Motivate Employees and You

March 19, 2013 by Ted Coine

motivation

With endless examples of ethics scandals, greed, and the disregard for treating employees as people, the time is ripe for surprising leadership that motivates employees and you. Employees, customers and you need encouragement.[read more]