Tag Archives: Business Civic Leadership Center

Oct
1
2013
Business Leaders Committed to Tackling Water Challenges

“Last month in New York, I attended the CEO Water Mandate conference on corporate water stewardship, which was part of the UN Global Compact Leaders’ Summit that brought together leaders from business, government, nonprofit organizations, and other stakeholders. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss how to harness the …

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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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May
6
2013
Environmental Innovation Map 2.0 Launched!

“Last year, at the July 18 Role of Business in Environmental Innovation Working Meeting, BCLC and Shell gave a preview of the Environmental Innovation Map. At the time, the map displayed only 25 projects, and the projects were deemed innovative based on a case-by-case evaluation. Over the past year, with the help of …

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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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Jan
21
2013
Video: Chris Carmody On How Green Supply Chains Are Transforming Business

Institute for Sustainable Development (ISD) Executive Director Chris Carmody interviewed here on how green supply chain requirements are transforming global business. Carmody discusses the Environmental Help Desk for Business, a portal that helps large companies connect with and educate suppliers and assists small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) navigate green supply chain …

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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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Jun
27
2012
Sustainability in Action Grant Program: Growing Algae on the Roof by Intel Corporation

From the Business Civic Leadership Center: “A team of innovators at the Ocotillo campus determined that the carbon dioxide emissions produced by the fabrication facility (“the fab”) were well-suited to grow algae, which can be used to create clean-burning biofuel.  Working with Arizona State University (ASU), the team erected a …

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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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Apr
10
2012
Are mushrooms the new plastic?

Ecovative Design pioneered a new technology to create a Styrofoam substitute using mushroom material. The material is produced in optimal growing conditions for mushrooms, where mycelium (the mushrooms) digests agricultural byproducts that cannot be used for food, making a strong, binding structure.  Essentially, the mushroom materials acts like a glue. Because it …

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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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Apr
5
2012
Diesel gas additive results in lower emissions and better air quality

Sylvatex, a San Francisco-based fuel technology company, has created a fuel additive that will reduce the mount of harmful particulates emitted from diesel gas.   The additive is made of affordable, renewable, non-toxic, and locally sourced forms of biomass.  It will not reduce the quality of the diesel fuel or …

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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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Jun
22
2011
Green Plus To Present On Smaller Enterprise Sustainability at R4 Conference

Members of the Green Plus team will talk about the role of smaller enterprise in sustainability innovation at the Business Civic Leadership Center’s R4 Conference (Revitalization, Reinvention, Resilience, Responsibility) — to register, click here — or for information, read below: “The U.S. Chamber of Commerce BCLC National R4 Conference is …

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Jul
6
2009
Institute for Sustainable Development Names New Director, Staff & Senior Fellows

(July 6, 2009 – North Carolina Research Triangle) The Institute for Sustainable Development appointed a new Director and announced its new staff, including two Senior Fellows. Chris Carmody, a social entrepreneur who was hired by the Institute in 2008 to launch its Green Plus program, will direct the programs of …

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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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Dec
4
2008
About Green Plus

Green Plus is a green and sustainable small business certification and education program that gives employers affordable, practical support in succeeding financially while being good to their environment, employees and community. Green Plus gives chambers of commerce, trade associations, foundations and local governments a new way to support their small …

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