Business Tips, Resources & Ideas

Best practices, tips, resources and articles about sustainable business practices.

Sep
16
2011

This summer, Amanda Komar, Community Coordinator at Green Plus, teamed up with Garrett Ziegler, graduate student at the Center for Sustainable Tourism at East Carolina University to bring you insightful content on topics related to tourism and sustainability. In this podcast, Amanda and Garrett discuss strategies for financing renewable energy and …

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Sep
16
2011

This summer, Amanda Komar, Community Coordinator at Green Plus, teamed up with Garrett Ziegler, graduate student at the Center for Sustainable Tourism at East Carolina University to bring you insightful content on topics related to tourism and sustainability.  In this podcast, Amanda and Garrett discuss LED lighting. This is the …

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Sep
16
2011

This summer, Amanda Komar, Community Coordinator at Green Plus, teamed up with Garrett Ziegler, graduate student at the Center for Sustainable Tourism at East Carolina University to bring you insightful content on topics related to tourism and sustainability.  In this podcast, Amanda and Garrett discuss solar hot water systems. This is …

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Sep
15
2011

You might not know it, but sustainability is mainstream now. Bigger commitments. According to a 2011 MIT Sloan/BCG survey of over 3,000 companies, 59% are increasing their commitment to sustainability. Sustainability is increasingly becoming the norm. Did you know? Sustainability disclosures are becoming a requirement for the supply chains of the world?s largest businesses, …

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Sep
8
2011

Sustainability may feel like rocket science at first, like you need an advanced degree and a million hours to Google your way to answers. But let us assure you, incredible potential lies within your organization. Building a few core practices and systems can put your organization on the path to …

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Sep
8
2011

You don’t have to get a degree to stay in the know about what’s happening in the sustainable business field.  There are some great news sources for business sustainability, and all of the below offer newsletters delivered right to your inbox.  Here are some of our favorite sources for keeping …

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Jul
26
2011
SJF Institute Releases 'Employees Matter Report'

(From the SJF Institute) “Our new report, “Employees Matter: Maximizing Company Value Through Workforce Engagement,” profiles two dozen fast growing entrepreneurial firms that utilize employee ownership and engagement strategies which their executives say are closely linked with improved business performance.  We use these company profiles to frame and illustrate ten …

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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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Jan
11
2011
Regional, State and Local Sustainable Business Organization Roundup

Green Plus has compiled a list of local, state, and regional sustainable business organizations. No business can become sustainable completely on its own. Businesses learn from a diverse group of entities, including individuals, other businesses, government agencies, and universities. Collaborative learning is a key to success in organizational sustainability.  A critical mass …

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Jan
4
2011
Are Your Business' Winter Energy Bills Giving You the Chills?

The Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE) Energy Efficiency Guide can help warm you up. COSE’s free online energy efficiency resource for small businesses, developed in conjunction with Green Plus, gives small businesses Inspiring Stories of Success Quick Wins Energy Efficiency Checklists, Information on financing and marketing Resources for businesses that rent as well as …

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