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Are You Structured for Sustainable Engagement?

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“The way you structure the front end of innovation, specifically during your ideation process, is the key to disruptive creativity. You must also push for business acceptance of these transformational ideas; make sure your brainstorming efforts are structured around specific topics, themes, or problems to increase productivity and relevance.”  -CEB Views

Proof: Brands Matter to Employees When They Do Things That Matter

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Employees value meaningful work over any other retention initiatives and the best career option for a staff member amid the current economic scenario is developing their skills with their current employer, says a survey. According to Talent Edge 2020, a survey series conducted for Deloitte Consulting LLP by Forbes Insights, meaningful work holds more importance for an employee than any other retention initiative being adopted by their respective companies.

Pin Your Favorite CSR and Sustainability Blogs on Pinterest

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The requirements to build and maintain a sustainable business today are quite different than they were just ten years ago.  The triple bottom line, also known as people, planet, profit is recognized by sustainability professionals as the the three pillars of sustainability.  In essence -a process by which firms manage their financial, social and environmental risks, obligations and opportunities.
 

Pondering Business Sustainability Questions for the New Year

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As we all embark on a new year, questions begin to surface as to what 2013 will hold.  Returning to work after the holiday season, holding that first cup of coffee, trying to get back into the groove, our sustainability consulting ponders the possibilities.  Will 2013 be different from previous years?
 

A Simple Guide to Making Green New Year's Resolutions Stick

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Today, escalating conversations on topics such as climate change, carbon legislation, energy independence, and growing consumer eco awareness generate forward eco movement for some but simultaneously create confusion and skepticism for others.  While many New Year's resolutions were made to address these issues, many find that those resolutions are too big of a chunk to bite off.  So how do you keep your green New Year's Resolutions?

How Your Small Steps Can Create Great Outcomes in 2013

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As we face the horizon of a New Year before us, many are resolved to change old habits or start new ones.  And the underlying promise we make to ourselves is that we keep these resolutions.  For many, keeping resolutions is about will power.  Or, it is about knowing.  Knowing "how" the outcome of resolving to change should take form, should progress, and how it should look once accomplished.

Business Sustainability: What is the Lean of It?

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Lean concepts  popularized the supply chain and took procurement and operations to a new level of supply chain management understanding.  Characterized by the efficient movement of materials with minimal work in process and inventory, these integrated process flows were dependent on aligned supplier/customer incentives.  But in 2008 when times became tough and cost cutting became the focus, lean took on a whole new definition.

Look Back to Move Forward: A Path to Business Sustainability in 2013

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Opportunities, both small and big, are plentiful in today’s business environment: growing consumer eco awareness, innovative ways of doing things, a crisis or a threatening trend. Proactive businesses who recognize and adapt will gain share and influence.  No doubt, when faced with the realities of increased business risk, increased cost or loss of revenue, the business world inevitably responds.  Such has been the case with water, carbon, and energy management becoming critical issues to address.
 

Little Known Ways to Create a More Sustainable Business Culture in 2013

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Highly effective companies in the current climate recognize the talent of the future does not reside exclusively or even in a large part outside the walls of the current organization.  Instead, these leaders are creating business sustainability cultures to define, retain and motivate their top internal eco-talent.  Through consistent, clear communication and employee engagement, companies are creating an optimal mix of sustainable skills for the future.  The first step in this sustainable development process is understanding your talent pool.

More Proof: Going Car Free is Better for Your Health and the Environment

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We are paying more for our cars than we realize.  Motor vehicle emissions represent 31 percent of total carbon dioxide, 81 percent of carbon monoxide, and 49 percent of nitrogen oxides released in the U.S. (The Green Commuter, a publication of the Clean Air Council).
 

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