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Record Giving: Microsoft Employees Come Through in Tough Times

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Despite or perhaps because of the tough economic times, Microsoft employees help raise $96 million for thousands of charities during 2010's Giving Campaign – the largest year of giving in the company’s history. More than 60 percent of employees participated with donations of time and money.

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Despite or perhaps because of the tough economic times, Microsoft employees help raise $96 million for thousands of charities during 2010's Giving Campaign – the largest year of giving in the company’s history. More than 60 percent of employees participated with donations of time and money.

Skids, Trays, and Packaging for Green Businesses

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As our landfills burst at the seams, there is no doubt that we have a unfortunate penchant for throwing things away.   Like throwing trash out of the window of the car, the trash becomes someone else’s problem.   Neither of this bad habits can be put in a positive light, even if we can get away with it.

Many companies receive supplies, products, and equipment wrapped, secured, and delivered on pallets, skids, trays, and boxes.

Smith & Nephew Joins World Environment Center to Advance Sustainable Business Practices

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(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) Washington, D.C. - January 18, 2011—Smith & Nephew plc (LSE: SN, NYSE: SNN), the global medical technology business, and the World Environment Center (WEC) jointly announced today that Smith & Nephew has been elected as WEC’s newest Corporate Member. Headquartered in London, England, Smith & Nephew operates in 32 countries, with major manufacturing operations in the U.S.

Shifting to a Top Line Focus in 2011: Are You Ready?

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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According to a recent study, only 10% of all businesses reported growth over the last 13 years.  With growth now on the minds of many going into 2011, whose office will the boss be visiting this year? 

What Impact Will Your Message Have on 2011?

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Are you a small business or even a larger company on the front end of the business sustainability continuum seeking to make a significant change in 2011?  Chances are that you are not alone.  But, what is your message telling the business world in 2011? 

Strategic Sustainability Planning: How Will You Weather 2011?

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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As winter grips much of the Northern Hemisphere, many are taking  shelter in our homes.  For those brave souls who do venture out, the right clothing and resources will be essential to survival.  In a similar fashion, businesses peaking around the corner of year’s end continue to prescribe to action or inaction in response to a still turbulent fourth quarter.  

CSR Messages: Raising the Bar

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Do your CSR messages differentiate you from your competitors? Do you tell your CSR story in a way that captures the attention and imagination of your customers and your employees? I thought it would be interesting to look at some real examples – in this case from the oil and gas industry. See what you think: 

Top 3 Strategies for Sustainability Employee Engagement

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Incorporating sustainability in business strategy is a continually evolving topic. Not long ago, most would consider sustainability as a topic primarily suited for companies looking to reduce waste in their production process. More recently, a lot of attention has been placed on reducing waste within a company’s supply chain. Today, the vision for incorporating sustainability into business strategy has expanded even wider, and is now applicable to businesses of all types and sizes.

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