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Changing the World One Pedal Stroke at a Time

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Can a bicycle  be a vehicle for change?  Viewed not only as sustainable transportation, bike programs offer a valued link between business, community, and sustainability.  Sustainable businesses and the bike industry are pedaling to prosperity  but we are still paying more for our cars than we realize. How so? Click here to continue reading, Changing the World One Pedal Stroke at a Time

Small Business Flexing Its Sustainability Muscles

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Pick up the paper or open your favorite daily feed and you will most likely read about a large corporation making changes and capturing business sustainability value.  Leveraging immense resources to implement change, how can the average business owner relate?  

Supplier Collaboration Remains a Key Sustainable Supply Chain Management Focus

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In the corporate world, most business leaders agree that achieving real bottom line improvements, whether through cost savings or elevated revenues, is critical to business sustainability.  However, these bottom line achievements are not a one-way street.

Is Your Business Pedaling to Prosperity?

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New data highlight that bicyclists in the United States save at least $4.6 billion a year by riding instead of driving. The post, Pedaling to Prosperity: Biking Saves U.S. Riders Billions A Year  shares, "the average annual operating cost of a bicycle is $308, compared to $8,220 for the average car, and if American drivers replaced just one four-mile car trip with a bike each week for the entire year, it would save more than two billion gallons of gas, for a total savings of $7.3 billion a year, based on $4 a gallon for gas."

Promoting the Engagement of Corporate Antibodies

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Attempting to seize new opportunities and improve business sustainability, corporate leaders are looking for innovative solutions. In fact, research shows that innovation will be essential to both short-tem opportunistic value capture and longer-term business sustainability. Curiously, from where should these new ideas and innovative solutions originate? Who needs to be engaged in the process? 

Leveraging Resources to Execute Business Sustainability Strategies

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Sustainability has been described as a continuous improvement process that challenges business to balance and align the shifting expectations of stakeholders with their optimal business sustainability direction. While sometimes seen as an overwhelming landscape of potential improvement, a common thread of ‘collaboration’ can be seen through just about every potential business sustainability action.  

How to Change a Habit and Change the World

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Do you practice eco excellence? We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. ~ Aristotle

Sustainability Performance & Recognition: Exploring the Gaps

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Since the introduction of the concept of the triple bottom line, supporters and critics have debated the ability to link business sustainability actions to business profitability.  Without a definitive financial incentive, companies have traditionally not been receptive to the idea of integrating sustainability concepts into core business practices.  Recent trends tends to indicate that the business world may be changing their view, but what are the results saying?

New Concepts in Sustainable Spend Management

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“In addition to attracting and retaining talented category managers to identify new savings areas, leading Procurement organizations also unpack complex spend categories into more manageable subcategories. Keep in mind that the highest return opportunities are not necessarily the projects with the highest amount of spend or those that are easiest to implement.”  –CEB Views

How Green Air Project's Planting Trees Will Help Your Sustainability Plan

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Did you know? Just one tradeshow can have the same C02 footprint as one year of powering everyday office equipment and supplies? 

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