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Posted: Apr 05, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
A recent study surveyed more than 1000 CEOs and revealed that 93% of them believe that sustainability is monumental for the success of any business. The views of CEOs are a direct result of the observation made by them on how ‘doing the right thing’ has helped in strengthening the company performance. It goes without saying that ‘doing good’ has lot more implications that go way beyond just monetary benefit.
Posted: Apr 03, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
One of the scariest realities of starting or managing a company is understanding the risk involved should it no longer be profitable. It’s even more terrifying to consider how the employees on all levels might feel about the company’s ability to remain relevant. A 2016 survey found over a third of respondents felt their organization lacked the skills and talent needed to drive corporate resilience. Of course, corporate resiliency is something that all organizations strive for, no matter how bright the horizon may seem. Even giants like Apple have seen turmoil in their history.
Posted: Mar 31, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
I was visiting India with two objectives: to speak at the World CSR Day Conference in Mumbai and to celebrate a milestone birthday with friends in Goa. I love India, indeed Asian culture as a whole, and I truly believe it’s the one continent that I could live if I could ever tear myself away from the UK.
Posted: Mar 27, 2017 – 07:00 AM EST
Sustainability training such as the foundation course offered by the Sustainability Academy offers these benefits and more. Training is of special interest to professionals who want to improve their skills and update their knowledge in Corporate Social Responsibility with practical information on the business case for sustainability; the importance of stakeholder engagement; the use of standards and guidelines to design and implement successful sustainability strategies organization-wide.
Posted: Mar 24, 2017 – 08:00 AM EST
For companies around the globe, it is a huge challenge to come up with constructive ways in which employees can stay motivated and engaged. Additionally, stakeholders are continuously pressurizing these companies to stay actively involved in their CSR initiatives, to make a positive impact on the local communities.
Posted: Mar 22, 2017 – 09:00 AM EST
The time has never been more urgent to reduce energy costs. Electricity prices are increasingly volatile and external pressure to show progress on sustainability is at an all-time high. The Paris Climate Change Agreement was the most comprehensive, universally acknowledged framework ever signed, and despite current political conditions, it’s clear that businesses are facing increased pressure to reduce overall carbon emissions and to factor extreme weather and resource shortages into revenue projections.
Posted: Mar 20, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
For companies that rely on daily inbound or outbound shipments, pallets are a necessary part of business. Those who fail to monitor and track their pallet usage can run into a bevy of problems, including elevated operational costs, process bottlenecks or inefficiencies and excess waste around the warehouse. As a result, some owners are turning to their creative side when dealing with used pallets.
Posted: Mar 17, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
This is Part 2 of the Clean Coalition’s report on how electric utilities across the country are utilizing feed-in tariffs to expand cost-effective clean local energy. Part 1 of this story is available here.
Posted: Mar 10, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
The cost of local renewables continues to drop dramatically around the country. On the Hawaiian island of Kauai, the local electric cooperative just signed a deal for a multi-site solar-plus-storage project that will deliver power to the grid — way beyond the sun setting — for $0.11 per kilowatt-hour (kWh). To put that in context, the average U.S. residential cost of electricity is $0.125 per kilowatt-hour.
Posted: Mar 08, 2017 – 12:00 PM EST
The past decade has seen two majorly remarkable transformations in the roles and conducts of businesses towards the society they are operating within as well as the wider world. As you must have guessed, these transformations revolve around CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) and online marketing.
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