Tag Archives: green plus

Dec
17
2010
'Sustainability Can Help Small Businesses Win City Contracts'

“Looking to tap into the billions of dollars that municipal governments spend annually on goods and services, from break-room coffee to janitorial help? Being a local, sustainable small business may give you an edge over the competition, especially if you’re in Ohio. The city of Cleveland this fall enacted what’s …

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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
8
2010
Dec 22 Deadline for 2011 North American Sustainable Enterprise awards

Each year, the Institute for Sustainable Development recognizes a number of smaller enterprises, chambers of commerce, and cities for their exceptional sustainability efforts and for the example they set for other organizations at the Green Plus North American Sustainable Enterprise Awards. a The awards ceremony is presented by GlaxoSmithKline and hosted by 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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Nov
8
2010
Institute Senior Fellow Shana Starobin on Why Some Third Party Certifiers Are More Credible Than Others" - in the Berkeley Electronic Press

In “The Search for Credible Information in Social and Environmental Global Governance: The Kosher Label,” Duke University’s Shana Starobin and Erika Weinthal examine why some third party certifiers are more credible than others. An Abstract in The Berkeley Electronic Press sums up their analysis: “Hundreds of ‘eco-labels’ and ‘social labels’ …

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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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Oct
19
2010
$50,000 Challenge Grant: Help Us Help American Small Business Become Sustainable

The Institute has been issued a $50,000 Challenge Grant. Every dollar we raise by June 30, 2011 will be matched with another dollar – up to $50,000. We’ll use the new dollars to better support the nearly 200 small employers in the Green Plus network as they strive to become …

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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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Aug
31
2010
Banks, Insurance Companies, Backing Away from Environmentally Risky Business

Consumers are demanding ‘green’ products from what they consider to be responsible companies. Large buyers (notably Wal-Mart), are demanding higher environmental standards from their suppliers in order to reduce costs and socially responsible business practices to burnish their image and avoid bad press. Now banks and insurance companies are giving …

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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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Aug
18
2010
COSE Offers Cash Prizes (Up to $10,000) and Green Plus Membership - in Its 'Power Up Your Small Business' Challenge

Please  click here for the full blog post by COSE’s Director of Energy Programs, Nicole Stika. “I am curious – how much energy is your small business using and what have you done in the past 12 months to green it up?  I know that increasing energy costs are among …

Aug
16
2010
Green Plus™ Connects Sustainability, Prosperity For Small Businesses and Communities

  Green Plus™ works with Cleveland, Ohio, & the North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center to Connect Sustainability with Economic Opportunity for small business in low wealth urban and rural communities The Institute for Sustainable Development’s mission is to democratize triple bottom line sustainability — making it accessible to smaller …

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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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Jun
24
2010
The BrownFlynn, Green Plus Partnership

BrownFlynn, a corporate sustainability consulting firm and the first U.S. certified trainer for the Global Reporting Initiative, recently partnered with the Institute for Sustainable Development. Through this partnership, BrownFlynn will be able to provide its expertise in sustainability strategy and impact planning, goal setting, brand enhancement, stakeholder engagement, sustainability reporting …

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About BrownFlynn and BrownFlynn Learning: BrownFlynn is a corporate responsibility and sustainability consulting firm. We partner with clients to integrate environmentally and socially responsible practices into their business strategies and help them communicate those messages internally and...
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Apr
8
2010
Council for Smaller Enterprises Update: "Why Businesses Are Saying Sustainability Is Worth the Effort"

“Green Up and Stay in the Black:” The April 2010 COSE Update  profiles Certified Green Plus Taylor Companies and the Green Plus program itself.

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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
20
2010
June 18, 2010: Save the Date for the Green Plus Sustainable Enterprise Awards!

The first annual Green Plus North American Sustainable Enterprise Awards will take place Friday, June 18, 2010, from 7:45 to 9:45am EST, in North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park. In partnership with the American Chamber of Commerce Executives,  the Institute for Sustainable Development will recognize organizations in a variety of categories for …

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