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Five Ways Companies in the Construction Industry Are Focusing on Sustainability in 2016

by Megan Wild
Blog

In 2015, G&S Business Communications Sense & Sustainability Study determined that only 21 percent of the adults polled for the study ranked construction among the top three sustainable industries. When Ron Loch, the author of the study, was asked his thoughts on why the number was so low, he attributed it to public perception and the images those perceptions invoked in people's’ minds.

Searching for the Crowdfunding Stars

by Adam Woodhall
Blog

For many of us, it's possible when we think of 'Crowdsourcing' that what comes to mind is the Kickstarter of an exciting cause or product that we recently contributed financially to (often to support a friend who’s involved in it) after seeing it promoted on social media. Crowdfunding, whilst the highest profile aspect, is, however, only part of a burgeoning ecosystem of crowdsourcing. 

Why We Need Intelligent Disobedience in Corporate America

by Kelly Eisenhardt
Blog

Empowering employees to speak up when they see something that is wrong or when they are asked to do something that might cause harm is critical to the survival of all organizations. Each employee needs to internalize their own personal accountability for the actions they take under executive leadership.

Why Being Socially Responsible Is More Important Than Ever

BY Jacob Shriar
Blog

Your company needs to be socially responsible because people are starting to value socially responsible companies more than ever.

As companies try harder to appeal to millennials, they need to think about becoming more socially responsible, as that is very important to them. Besides all of the benefits that being socially responsible brings, it’s the right thing to do. As consumers, we’re becoming more aware of what’s going on in the world around us, due to the power of the internet and social media.

Shopping for Responsibility in Home Furnishings

by Bryn Huntpalmer
Blog

IKEA Sustainability Officer Steve Howard practically shook the earth when he announced early this year that the home furniture market had reached “peak stuff.” New product sales, he said, had already seen their heyday and were now entering a decline. And he wasn’t just speaking off the cuff—IKEA is currently positioning their business towards a circular economy while still hoping to double sales by 2020. 

Carbon Emissions and Food Waste Reduced with Baldor’s SparCs Program

by Kelly Eisenhardt
Blog

The White House Climate Change Plan to Reduce Methane Emissions identified landfills as being responsible for 18% of all methane emissions and approximately 100 million metric tons of carbon dioxide pollution. [1] Baldor Specialty Foods, a leading produce distributor in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states based in the Bronx, NY, is on a mission to reduce these numbers by tackling the overwhelming problem of food waste in the United States.

Natural Leadership: The Necessary Shift Now Required Of Us

by Giles Hutchins
Blog

Globalization, disruptive technologies, pressure on finite resources, increasing social disparity, and demand for business transparency: Enter the age of uncertainty, ushering in new ways of operating and organizing and heralding the distributed, networked, anti-fragile, flourishing firms of the future. 

Increasing Access to Health Information at the Workplace: One Step to Delivering on SDG #3 in Global Supply Chains

by Carolyn Rodehau
Blog

“We can’t get any.”

“We ran out.”

“We don’t know where to find them.”

These are common responses by factory nurses and managers when asked if they have health education materials available for their workers in low and middle income countries.

How Corporate Volunteerism Can Change the World

By Sarah Middleton
Blog

Please allow me to make an obvious statement: We live in a society of impatience. We don’t want to wait in line to pay for our groceries. We don’t want to wait in line at the bank or the car wash or the taxi stand. We want that email response now. We want those results immediately. We want an answer yesterday. We’re whirling dervishes of spastic fidgeting and incessant internal monologues. We’re a collective tornado, tearing through life and work and play at a blistering pace.

The (Surprising) Power of Benchmarking

By Lynnette Mcintire
Blog

How good are you? Most companies tell their employees they are (of course) the best. But the truth is little time or money is spent confirming or dispelling the notion. Why take the risk of diminishing your company’s perceived achievements, because after all that’s how performance reviews and subsequent bonuses and promotions are determined, right? 

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