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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]

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Stigmatizing Unsustainable Behaviors

April 25, 2013 by Richard Crespin

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Unsustainable behaviors follow predictable patterns of addiction. If you want to change the amount of energy Americans waste, follow the same game plan that cut smoking and teen pregnancy in half: stigmatize it.[read more]

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Integrated Reporting: Closing the Gap

March 28, 2013 by Cindy Jennings
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Integrated Reporting is underway in a handful of companies worldwide. Initial efforts are good, but some bad habits of not connecting the environmental and social to financial dots permeates nearly each one. Simply adding your financial statements to your sustainability report and vice versa is not enough.[read more]

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10 Steps You Can Take to Make Your Business More Eco-Friendly

March 12, 2013 by Sarah Brooks

Becoming more eco-friendly, or going green, will benefit both the environment and your business. For one, it cuts down on costs. By saving money in certain areas, you can spend more in other areas, such as marketing to grow your business, or just take more of a profit.[read more]

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4 Steps to Cure an Unhealthy Company Culture

March 3, 2013 by Linda Sharkey

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When you get sick, you go to a doctor. When your company gets sick, it’s hard to know where to turn, and a bad culture is not a minor cold — it’s a chronic disease.[read more]

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Making Your Workplace Sustainable

February 25, 2013 by Michael Evans

You do not have to save the world from an Armageddon; rather the world needs something more important from you and that is making your workplace and home more environmentally sustainable.[read more]

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How Going "Green" Can Help Your Company’s Reputation

February 7, 2013 by Sarah Brooks
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There are many reasons as to why a company may want to “go green,” or become environmentally friendly. Yes, going green does protect the environment, but it can be good for your company as well.[read more]

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Rising to the Challenge: Case Study in CSR

February 1, 2013 by John Friedman

When big multi-nationals commit to sustainability they do so recognizing the challenge as well as the massive opportunity to make a difference. The most successful companies commit fully to the strategy.[read more]

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Santa Monica: Transparency in Sustainability with the Triple Bottom-line

January 29, 2013 by Joseph Stockemer

An expert in public policy and sustainability reviews the City of Santa Monica's latest report on community life-work balance.[read more]

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5 Ways for NGOs to Drive Retention

January 29, 2013 by Ashley Halligan

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A benchmark report conducted by Blackbaud shows that 70 percent of first-time donors will not give again. This guide outlines five effective retention strategies to turn first-time givers into lifetime supporters.[read more]

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6 Ways Business Owners Can Encourage Work Safety

December 13, 2012 by Heather Legg
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Business owners have a long list of things they are responsible for; encouraging work safety among their employees is one of these. Not only do they need to do this for the safety of their employees, but also for their own liability. Safety also comes in many forms, from physical safety from injury to personal safety from harassment.[read more]

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Increase Your Customer Base With Credit Card Processing Services

December 7, 2012 by Justin Edwards

Bring the convenience and ease to your customers by giving them the privilege or rather, the luxury of just swiping their credit cards as their preferred form of payment for the goods or the services that they acquired.[read more]

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How Visual Conferencing Positively Affect Businesses

November 29, 2012 by Justin Edwards
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Communication plays a very important role whether it is used for personal, social, professional or business purposes. With technology trying to conquer the business world, the impact of visual conferencing to businesses has proved to be more promising as ever. Visual conference calls actually need the participation of both end users and the technological systems. The main objective of Internet conference calls is to create an effective and convenient communication bridge among people from all over the world despite the geographical differences.[read more]

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The Future of American Manufacturing and Entrepreneurship

November 6, 2012 by Bob Klunk

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Buying local and manufacturing local is not only good for maintaining a sustainable chain, it’s also good for considering the environment in your business.[read more]

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Affordable Energy Management Applications For Any Organization

October 1, 2012 by Ashley Halligan

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In a market where consumers--both residential and commercial--are giving recognition to their carbon footprint and taking control of their consumption, energy suppliers, technology companies, and even the government is getting involved--making consumption data more accessible, creating initiatives that make these partnerships more...[read more]

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Experts Weigh-In on the Secret to Successful Sustainability Program Management

August 16, 2012 by Michael Koploy

I spoke with a few software executives last month on how corporations can best utilize technology to truly impact the Triple Bottom Line (TBL) of people, planet and profit, and I wanted to take a moment to share their insights.[read more]

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Total Quality Management versus Corporate Social Responsibility

August 13, 2012 by Dr. Sherif Tehemar
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TQM is one of the most durable management innovations of the past three decades, and it has been implemented worldwide in service, manufacturing, private, public, large and small organizations. Corporate Social Responsibility, on the other hand, is a more recent phenomenon and dates back to the 1980s.[read more]

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Engaging the Sustainable Supply Chain Using Social Business Tools

August 10, 2012 by William Newman
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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]

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The CXO Dilemma

June 20, 2012 by Dr. Ory Zik

With the finances being equal – how is an executive supposed to determine whether it’s better to save XX tons of CO2 or YY acre-feet of water? The problem is that there isn’t a common, universally accepted language for environmental sustainability that allows for like comparisons of different projects.[read more]

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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]