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OpenEyeWorld Launches Online Sustainability Expert Exchange Network

Expert Media for Sustainability Engagement
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) March 31, 2011 -”I am a transparent eyeball, I am nothing, I see all.”  Ralph Waldo Emerson

New Members of National Sustainable Agriculture Standards Committee Announced

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Madison, WI - March 29, 2011 - Leonardo Academy announces the appointment of three new members to the National Sustainable Agriculture Standards Committee in the Producers category: Fred Fleming, Lazy YJ Farms and Shepherd’s Grain; Kristine Ellor, Phillips Mushroom Farms; and Yvette Speziani, Sunburst Farms.
 

What Smart Companies Should Learn from Apple’s Supply Chain Woes

New Executive Report
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) London, Canada - March 30, 2011 - With growing public concern over worker suicides and injuries at Apple suppliers over the last two years, a new research study confirms that many companies are taking the wrong approach to managing their supply chains.

Industry-Leading CEOs Discuss Blending Commercial and Societal Goals During Closed-Door Conference

Board of Boards CEO Conference in New York
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On February 28, 2011, International Corporate Philanthropy Day, CECP convened the 6th annual Board of Boards CEO Conference at The McGraw-Hill Headquarters in New York. Panelists Indra Nooyi of PepsiCo and Bill Green of Accenture, moderated by Charlie Rose, led a conversation on "Business at its Best: Maximizing Long-Term Profitability and Societal Impact." In this video, panelists discussed how to blend commercial and societal goals in their core business strategies.

 

 

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On February 28, 2011, International Corporate Philanthropy Day, CECP convened the 6th annual Board of Boards CEO Conference at The McGraw-Hill Headquarters in New York. Panelists Indra Nooyi of PepsiCo and Bill Green of Accenture, moderated by Charlie Rose, led a conversation on "Business at its Best: Maximizing Long-Term Profitability and Societal Impact." In this video, panelists discussed how to blend commercial and societal goals in their core business strategies.

 

 

Nonprofits: How to Avoid Problem Board Members in the First Place

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In a recent post, I advised nonprofit boards why and how to rid themselves of problem board members. Even better, there are ways to limit the likelihood of bringing problem board members on in the first place. You can also establish good board practices to cycle board members off at a dynamic pace; this mitigates the damage of problem board members, while also allowing you to keep the board fresh, diverse, and relevant.

Top Sustainable Business Cultures Encourage Transformative Thinking

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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A key to corporate financial success is having the right people in the right positions, from the very top to the very bottom.  In addition, it has become increasingly important to have expanded eco awareness and a skill set to respond to the evolving face of sustainable business.   

Optimize Balance in Sustainability Stakeholder Engagement Models

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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As ‘sustainable’ businesses practices continue to gain momentum among the general public, many executives have elevated business sustainability as a key component to their long-term business planning processes.  Clearing this initial hurdle, the traditionally large gap between business planning and corporate action now represents the step change for the business world.   

Focusing Long-Term in Transportation Management

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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As part of a recovering business environment, many organizations are exploring sustainable improvements in the supply chain.  Specific to logistics improvements, we find inbound supply and outbound product distribution to be two areas of significant opportunity.  Choosing to focusing not only on internal company operations but business sustainability strategies to address process that extend beyond the company fence line, many sustainable supply chain leaders are addressing the value opportunities in transportation management. 

Sustainable Supply Chain Management: Beyond Good Execution

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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For years, Dell was the ‘ideal’ model of supply chain management.  However, times change and so too did market pressures and consumer expectations.  Dell, like many other leading supply chain companies today, had to rethink its sustainable supply chain strategies.  Shifting its focus away from its famed supply chain ‘execution’ thought processes, Dell had to come up with some new ideas.  

A Hidden Gem: Wave Maker Newsletter Promoting Sustainable Business

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Misconceptions of business sustainability as a passing trend are quickly falling by the wayside. Larger organizations, traditionally mistaken as burdened with a primary responsibility as change agents in the water, carbon, environment and climate change solutions are now shifting the burden to include suppliers and small businesses.

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