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Social and Environmental Shareholder Resolutions Gain Traction

New Ernst & Young LLP report highlights an increase in the number of sustainability focused shareholder proposals and in voting support for shareholder resolutions
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 (3BL Media / theCSRfeed) New York, 3 May 2011 – Shareholder resolutions focusing on social and environmental issues made up the largest portion of all shareholder proposals in 2010, and it is estimated half of all shareholder resolutions in 2011 will center on social and environmental issues, according to a new Ernst & Young LLP report, Shareholders press boards on social, environmental risks. 

Empower Employees to Take Action on the CSR Vision for Business Growth

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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“Everyday, employees across an organization make decisions with far-reaching environmental and social consequences.  Informed decisions about such straightforward matters as procuring a corporate vehicle fleet, programming heating and cooling systems, adjusting energy settings on computers, commuting to work, even purchasing paper, printers or kitchen equipment can reduce a company’s carbon footprint — and save money.” NEEF(2009) The Engaged Organization Corporate Employee Environmental Education

GE ecomagination in The Harvard Business Review: Summary of Jan/Feb 2011 Article on Creating Shared Value

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Blogger Tom Kurcharvy summarizes Michael Porter’s January/February 2011 Harvard Business Review article on "Creating Shared Value," which uses GE's ecomagination program as an example of the economic value that can be derived by addressing social needs.

To read the full summary, click here.

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Blogger Tom Kurcharvy summarizes Michael Porter’s January/February 2011 Harvard Business Review article on "Creating Shared Value," which uses GE's ecomagination program as an example of the economic value that can be derived by addressing social needs.

To read the full summary, click here.

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Categorization: A 2011 Sustainable Supply Chain Focus

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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A 2010 year in review revealed a growing emphasis on environmental awareness, social responsibility, and business sustainability actions in the supply chain.  More progressive companies, similar in action to IBM and Wal-Mart, have begun to evaluate inbound supply and their organizational role in the overall supply chain from an expanded perspective.   Our sustainability consulting experiences revealed that, in 2010, business sustainability action re

The Business Sustainability Option Period is Expiring

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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"There is at least one point in the history of any company when you have to change dramatically to rise to the next level of performance. Miss that moment - and you start to decline." ~ Andy Grove, Intel 

Herman Miller's 2010 Better World Report

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(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) January 6, 2011 - Herman Miller “Better World” Report Highlights Supplier Diversity Gains, Among Multiple Achievements

SustainAbility: Rate the Raters Webinar

Thursday, February 24, 2011, 1:00 - 2:00pm EST
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CBSR Learning Event
SustainAbility: Rate the Raters Webinar
Thursday, February 24, 2011, 1:00 - 2:00pm EST

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CBSR Learning Event
SustainAbility: Rate the Raters Webinar
Thursday, February 24, 2011, 1:00 - 2:00pm EST

Life Cycle Approach to Sustainability: Responsibility from Cradle to Grave Webinar

Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 1:00 - 2:00pm EST
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Life Cycle Approach to Sustainability: Responsibility from Cradle to Grave Webinar
Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 1:00 - 2:00pm EST

If Business Sustainability Isn't a Priority, then What is It?

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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We have all heard and probably been told by an authority figure at some point in our lives: “You better get your priorities in order”.  Did the resulting stress and pressure of that request get the intended result?  Not likely.   When it comes to transforming the organization, business sustainability action arguably should not be a priority. 

Business Executives Lacking Creativity - Business Sustainability to the Rescue

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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How attached are you to your ideas?  To your business plan? Let's get more specific.  Are you attached to results - whether that is growth or profit or are you attached to how you get there?  Does it matter?

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