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Posted: Jun 04, 2018 – 04:13 PM EST
When the Centre for Sustainability and Excellence (CSE) began its research into Sustainability Reporting in North America, we knew we’d get important insights on how companies approach reporting, what they include, perhaps most importantly, what they omit.
Posted: May 23, 2018 – 08:39 AM EST
You’ve completed your Sustainability Report – good!
You have a vision statement positioning your company as a community steward, protecting human and environmental resources – great!
Can you now sit and wait for the next round of reporting? Is reporting just an exercise to appease a few key stakeholders?
Posted: May 16, 2018 – 03:45 PM EST
Social media is inescapable. There is an expectation that a company will have a Facebook page and regular tweets. Companies use Google Ads and follow each other on LinkedIn.
Posted: Jan 10, 2018 – 06:00 AM EST
Over the past decade, the term sustainability has caught on in the boardroom, courtroom and living room. While the concept has reached the mainstream, opportunities abound for implementation.
Posted: Nov 20, 2017 – 01:50 PM EST
It is time we all realize that our dollars are like votes. And that these votes are an effective way to create change and progress.
Posted: Nov 07, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
Regularly, you work to prepare a comprehensive supply chain assessment. Hours are spent building a robust questionnaire for your tier 1 suppliers. The goal is a 100% response rate, so that you have valuable intelligence to manage and improve your supply chain. Maybe the focus of your assessment is traceability and mapping, or perhaps calculating GHG emissions. You send the questions and it takes the suppliers about two hours to complete. Two hours of work isn’t too much to ask, right? Or is it?
Posted: Oct 30, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
Three years back, when my CEO asked me to take on the project of tying together the various Outreach and Community programs that were going on within our organization under one umbrella CSR program, I thought…”Wow! Where do I start?”
Posted: Oct 25, 2017 – 01:30 PM EST
Business is showing increasing interest in using the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to inform and enhance their social and environmental programs and ultimately their business strategies. The SDGs were adopted by the United Nations in 2015 and include 17 ambitious goals and 169 targets aimed at ending poverty, protecting the planet and ensuring prosperity for all.
Posted: Oct 20, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
As a real-life Millennial who finds deep motivation in my work at the first legal benefit corporation in Idaho, Oliver Russell, and as a woman with a penchant for statistics, I can attest that employee engagement is a pretty big deal. Consider the following:
Posted: Oct 18, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
Trust. It can sound a lot like a buzzword or business jargon. A word or phrase thrown around by leaders when trying to identify, define or solve a problem. Sometimes it’s not even a consideration until it’s lost.
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