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Use a Business Sustainability Culture to Jump Start Business Improvements

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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How important is company culture to business success?  

How GE Is Changing Business Through Shared Value

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Do More Than Give, the new book from authors Leslie R. Crutchfield, John V. Kania, and Mark R. Kramer, outlines how companies such as GE simultaneously improve communities and make a profit. In other words, how they create "shared value," the concept that Kramer coined along with Michael Porter to describe the evolution of capitalism away from shareholder primacy, where profits enrich the few, to stakeholder capitalism, where companies create value for shareholders by enhancing value for broader society at the same time. This new business focus entails analyzing a company's product and markets, recreating its value chain, and amplifying the productivity of the surrounding communities in which it functions. 

 

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Do More Than Give, the new book from authors Leslie R. Crutchfield, John V. Kania, and Mark R. Kramer, outlines how companies such as GE simultaneously improve communities and make a profit. In other words, how they create "shared value," the concept that Kramer coined along with Michael Porter to describe the evolution of capitalism away from shareholder primacy, where profits enrich the few, to stakeholder capitalism, where companies create value for shareholders by enhancing value for broader society at the same time. This new business focus entails analyzing a company's product and markets, recreating its value chain, and amplifying the productivity of the surrounding communities in which it functions. 

 

Count-Down to The Ethical Sourcing Forum this week!

New York: March 31-April 1, Focusing on Maximizing Sustainability Impact and Business Value
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) New York, NY - Tuesday, March 29h, 2011- Those in the ethical sourcing/ sustainability community, and lucky enough to be in the tri-state area, are poised to exchange ideas, good practice and their latest insights at the 11th annual Ethical Sourcing Forum on March 31st and April 1st, at New York City’s Sentry Center (mid-town). Intertek Sustainability Solutions (ISS), host of the event, has brought in a wide variety of speakers to a

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.   

GE Listed on World's Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere

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General Electric has been named one of the 110 World’s Most Ethical Companies by The Ethisphere Institute. Three thousand companies from 36 different countries were evaluated based on performance indicators including exceptional citizenship, social responsibility, governance, innovation and leadership. This year's list now covers a larger geographic capacity, with a 17% augmentation in 2011 of companies outside the US. The top ranking organizations, including GE, exemplify the importance of transparency and avoiding procrastination when problems arise. Interesting to note: the list also shows a correlation between ethics and profitability within organizations.
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General Electric has been named one of the 110 World’s Most Ethical Companies by The Ethisphere Institute. Three thousand companies from 36 different countries were evaluated based on performance indicators including exceptional citizenship, social responsibility, governance, innovation and leadership. This year's list now covers a larger geographic capacity, with a 17% augmentation in 2011 of companies outside the US. The top ranking organizations, including GE, exemplify the importance of transparency and avoiding procrastination when problems arise. Interesting to note: the list also shows a correlation between ethics and profitability within organizations.

GE Demonstrates that CSR is a Necessity for Survival

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Most people accept that sustainability is necessary for the earth's survival, but a recent blog post on Clean Techies cites "GE’s revenue from ecomagination products growing to $18 billion – during the 2009 recession – with projections for continued growth at twice the rate of total company revenues" as evidence that sustainability is also a necessity for corporate survival. GE's success with their ecoimagination products highlights how their CSR work is entwined and inseparable from the overall success of the company.

CSR Minute: Coca-Cola Enterprises Rated on Corporate Responsibility Magazine's 100 Best Corporate Citizens List; SXSW Presents Online Social Giving Panel

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The CSR Minute is your daily video digest of the most relevant Corporate Social Responsible news of the day. Our team of 3BL Media correspondents tracks the global world of corporate social responsibility to bring you coverage of the most important announcements, initiatives, issues, trends, ideas, and breaking news.

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The CSR Minute is your daily video digest of the most relevant Corporate Social Responsible news of the day. Our team of 3BL Media correspondents tracks the global world of corporate social responsibility to bring you coverage of the most important announcements, initiatives, issues, trends, ideas, and breaking news.

How Business Sustainability Structure takes Form in Organizations

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Creating a sustainable business involves more than defining a vision, building a consumer forecast, and bringing a green product or service to market.

Is Sustainability an Avenue to Transformational Business Growth?

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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"Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning." - Benjamin Franklin

Sustainable Plant Article: GE Agreement Expands Water Treatment Technology Solutions

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Sustainable Plant, an online information resource dedicated to advancing the sustainability of manufacturing on a global basis, discusses the new expanded license agreement that will allow GE to continue offering High Efficiency Reverse Osmosis (HERO) systems to combat water shortages.

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Sustainable Plant, an online information resource dedicated to advancing the sustainability of manufacturing on a global basis, discusses the new expanded license agreement that will allow GE to continue offering High Efficiency Reverse Osmosis (HERO) systems to combat water shortages.

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