Business Tips, Resources & Ideas

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

Dec
14
2010
GreenBiz.com: Five Stages on the Sustainability Journey

Companies that are wondering about how to take their sustainability efforts to the next level may benefit from knowing that most leading sustainability companies — particularly the larger ones — progressed in several stages, and over a multi-year period. Based on our work and research with dozens of companies, I …

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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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Dec
9
2010
Stakeholders, Sustainability & Your Organization

The Institute for Sustainable Development and BrownFlynn, a Cleveland-based sustainability consulting firm, joined forces this summer to better understand the intersection between stakeholder engagement and sustainability by surveying organizations on the topic. While research has been done on the topics separately, there has been very little exploration of their interaction. More than 175 organizations – including businesses, …

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Oct
19
2010
GreenBiz: 5 Reasons Why Small Businesses Should Care about Sustainability

These days leaders of small businesses have their hands full just trying to survive. So why would they add a sustainability strategy to their already overloaded priorities? Because sustainability strategies are all about business survival. Like it or not, sustainability offers both threats and opportunities for small businesses. And the …

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May
21
2010
Sustainable Practices Important to Retention, Attraction of Younger Workers

There are a variety of reasons for businesses to pursue sustainable practices, from wanting to improve the health of the surrounding community to reducing costs. Another competitive advantage for sustainable businesses is in attraction and retention of younger workers. From Fast Company: “According to Greenbiz, the OXYGENZ report surveyed 3,011 …

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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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May
3
2010
GreenBiz.com: Ten Ways to Make Your Business Bike-Friendly

Spring is a great time to make your business more bicycle-friendly. In addition to fabulous bicycling events and fundraisers that take place during the warm months, policies that support biking to work can be an excellent long-term management decision. Bicycle-friendly businesses garner good PR — you demonstrate to your clients …

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Mar
11
2010
GreenBiz: How to Work with Your Vendors to Go on a Packaging Diet

As recently published on GreenBiz.com by Claudia Girrbach: “Packaging — especially wasteful packaging — has become a bright spot on the radar for companies and individuals that are working on reducing their environmental impacts. But even the most proactive companies are finding that the problem can’t simply be addressed in-house. …

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Feb
17
2010
Harvard Business Review: Finding the Money to Green Your Business

From the Harvard Business Review: “Contrary to the popular misconception that going green is expensive, in a very large range of cases, environmental initiatives don’t raise costs, they lower them – and fast… But even for the most head-slappingly obvious changes with super-fast paybacks, companies still need to find the capital …

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May
14
2009
Net Impact Releases Guide to Make Any Job a Green Job

Suzanne Henricksen created a community outreach program for her marketing department at The Clorox Co., which led to quarterly volunteer events. Shoshannah Lenski headed a team that developed a greenhouse gas reduction strategy for her firm, the Boston Consulting Group. Over at Best Buy, Hamlin Metzger helped jumpstart the company’s …

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May
7
2009

How to Build a Green Team: The First Step to Sustainability In the first three parts of this series on how to grow a green corporation, we discussed why it is important to build sustainability into your business plan, how you might assess the positive and negative impacts of sustainability …

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