Monthly Archives: March 2011

Mar
22
2011
GreenBiz.com: How to Keep Ahead of Sustainability's Twists and Turns

I want you to close your eyes for a minute. Think of the word “sustainability.” What images come to mind? Trees, grass. Perhaps the color green? Now think about sustainability and your business. What issues are most pertinent to your organization’s performance? Maybe you considered risks. Or opportunities. Perchance did …

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We educate, motivate, and recognize smaller enterprises for their efforts towards becoming more sustainable. We’re here to offer tangible, practical tips and expertise in sustainability.
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Mar
19
2011
'The False Tradeoff Between Financial & Social Responsibility' by iContact CEO Ryan Allis

“There is a perception out there that there is a tradeoff between social responsibility and financial responsibility. You can’t do both, people say. You can’t have your cake and eat it too. Well, very fortunately the data just doesn’t support that perception. Can you actually be more socially responsible and …

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We educate, motivate, and recognize smaller enterprises for their efforts towards becoming more sustainable. We’re here to offer tangible, practical tips and expertise in sustainability.
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Mar
18
2011
More from the MIT/BCG Study: Seven Sustainability Lessons from Embracers

Last month, the MIT Sloan School of Management and the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) released a research report entitled, “Sustainability: The ‘Embracers’ Seize Advantage.”  The research is based on a survey of more than 3,000 business executives and managers from companies with total employees ranging from fewer than 500 to …

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We educate, motivate, and recognize smaller enterprises for their efforts towards becoming more sustainable. We’re here to offer tangible, practical tips and expertise in sustainability.
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Mar
17
2011
Southern Energy Management Earns Energy Star Partner of the Year for 5th Consecutive Year

For the fifth year in a row, North Carolina-based Southern Energy Management (SEM) has been named a National Energy Star Partner of the Year by The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). SEM joins a handful of companies in the U.S. that have received this award five times. The company also …

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We educate, motivate, and recognize smaller enterprises for their efforts towards becoming more sustainable. We’re here to offer tangible, practical tips and expertise in sustainability.
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Mar
11
2011
Being Green and in the Black

When MindWorks was founded, we expected to make an impact with e-learning and broadcast-quality video. Over the years, we have created award-winning work we are very proud to have produced and that has been successful for our clients. We help you make an impact on learning, on marketing, and on …

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Mar
11
2011
Green Plus and LEED: A Comparison

We are often asked about all of the different sustainability certifications and how Green Plus fits in the overall landscape.  This is the first post in a series of posts about different certifications.  LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), a green building certification program administered by the US Green …

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We educate, motivate, and recognize smaller enterprises for their efforts towards becoming more sustainable. We’re here to offer tangible, practical tips and expertise in sustainability.
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Mar
8
2011
TheCSRMinute features Green Plus North American Sustainable Enterprise Award Winners

If you’re unable to view the video below, please click here. Congratulations to our winners: The Taylor Companies, Lube Stop, Laser Plus, Communication Matters, and The Scrap Exchange!

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We educate, motivate, and recognize smaller enterprises for their efforts towards becoming more sustainable. We’re here to offer tangible, practical tips and expertise in sustainability.
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Mar
7
2011
'Builders of Hope Reaches Past Its Raleigh Roots'

The News & Observer covers Green Plus 2011 Sustainable Non-Profit / Social Enterprise of the Year Finalist Builders of Hope. “Fidelity provided the financing to fix the homes. In keeping with the “reduce, reuse, recycle” themes of the project, each house was renovated using green-building strategies, including adding insulation, using …

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Chris has spent over 20 years helping communities utilize sustainability, social entrepreneurship, and philanthropy as catalysts for economic growth. Chris serves as Executive Director of the Institute for Sustainable Development and the Green Plus™ -- a program dedicated to helping America's...
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Mar
1
2011
Sustainable Life Media: Sustainability 'Embracers' vs 'Cautious Adopters' - New Corporate Study

Companies can be divided into two distinct groups based on their sustainability practices, according to a new study by MIT Sloan Management Review and The Boston Consulting Group. There are “embracers”–those that place sustainability high on their agenda–and “cautious adopters,” who have yet to focus on more than energy cost …

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