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Posted: Jun 16, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
Ten years of research on gender diversity suggests that providing more opportunities for women increases a company’s market performance and unleashes untapped economic value. Aligning global gender equality initiatives with private sector goals has the potential to advance the position of women in business.
Posted: Jun 12, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
Entrepreneurs of all stripes take chances. It’s part of the job description. When those chances have to do with creating good work - those efforts taken to be of benefit to others and the community - the leap across the abyss of economic uncertainty is no greater or worse. However, the consequences of failure somehow feel much worse. You’re not just letting yourself down, you’re letting down all those you had envisioned to serve.
Posted: Jun 11, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
GRI believes that better business decisions can be made by leveraging sustainability reporting information. With four new strategic priorities to enable transparency, informed decision making and trust, GRI takes its next big leap forward as a leader in sustainability reporting.
Posted: Jun 08, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
Aware that the sustainability movement might be in danger of extinction as it remains largely co-opted by outmoded paradigms, founder of CSR International, Wayne Visser, sets himself to the task of rescuing business from an obsolete image – one painted in the name of endless extraction and one-dimensional short-termism. At the heart of his endeavour is presenting an alternative (and rather vivid) picture of what the business community should strive for.
Posted: Jun 04, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
Approximately 12 million tons of textile waste go into landfills each year in the U.S. With its recently expanded program called Clothes the Loop, The North Face is making great strides to reduce textile waste by setting an ambitious goal of collecting 100,000 pounds of apparel and footwear in the year 2015.
Posted: May 29, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
Compliance by definition means to conform or come to an agreement. However, mere compliance is not fully aligned with JetBlue’s mission of inspiring humanity or its core values of safety, caring, integrity, passion and fun.
Posted: May 27, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
As sustainability professionals, we're always telling people why doing good is good for business. But sometimes we forget that the same logic applies in our own lives too: doing good is good for our careers. Through mentoring others we can enhance our own job satisfaction and invigorate our sense of impact, we can advance our own personal development by honing our listening and interpersonal skills, and we can benefit the organisations we work for by opening to new insights and ideas from younger or fresher minds.
Posted: May 22, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
What are our customers really after when they do business with us, what is the feeling they crave? What purpose does our business serve beyond profit (our “Why”) and how we can translate that into a mobilizing manifesto for our people? It’s about problem solving through good design, and this demands we change our thinking.
Posted: May 20, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
It’s easy to think the battle for LGBT rights is almost over in this country.
Public opinion has changed rapidly over the past decade, and the U.S. Supreme Court is widely expected to make same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states when it rules this June. But it’s premature to declare LGBT rights a settled issue. Much like the civil rights movement after the passage of major legislation, many issues in the struggle for equality remain unsettled.
In fact, businesses may find the latest battlefront on their doorstep.
Posted: May 19, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
The latest call for Talkback article submissions wants to get to the very core of the sustainability challenge - energy.
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