Corporate Sustainability

Corporate sustainability refers to an organization's long-term strategy for ensuring environmental and economic success.

Greening the Office

Tue, 2014-05-06 16:35

Greening the office doesn’t mean spending lots of money or eliminating comforts that are custom for employees. Many green choices can actually save the company money. In general, greening the office requires conscious choices, choosing reusable over disposable, and conservation over immediate convenience. Given how much time people spend at work, greening the office is a great way to improve your natural resource and carbon footprints.

Project Green Wolf with Great Wolf Lodge

Fri, 2014-01-31 09:57

This past weekend, my family and I took a trip to the Great Wolf Lodge in Concord, North Carolina. In case you aren’t familiar with it, Great Wolf Lodge is a national chain of indoor/outdoor waterpark resorts. Great Wolf Lodge features rustic, themed décor, along with a wide range of amenities that can include spacious and functional suites, an interactive Northern Lights arcade room, and diverse resort activities.

Apparel Industry Addresses Sustainability

Wed, 2014-01-29 08:52

The fashion world is all about trends and keeping up with the latest styles. Fast fashion, as it’s called, has emerged to feed consumer demand for novel, trendy, inexpensive apparel. While consumers of fast fashion often sacrifice quality and durability for an affordable up-to-the-minute style, there are hidden social and environmental costs all along the supply chain. Some in the industry are starting to pay attention and strive for improvement, classifying sustainability as both a business imperative, and an opportunity.

Leading the Way

Investing With A Green Purpose

Wed, 2013-12-04 08:50

Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) is not a new concept, but it is one that is growing and evolving. “Over the last two years, SRI investing has grown by more than 22% to $3.74 trillion in total managed assets, suggesting that investors are investing with their heart, as well as their head,” according to an article published on earlier this year. SRI is one of several approaches that influence or govern how asset managers invest portfolios. SRI can be defined as any investment strategy that seeks to consider both financial return and social good.

Las Vegas: Bright Lights, Green City?

Tue, 2013-09-17 08:05

Las Vegas is well known for its bright lights and big city atmosphere. It’s commonly associated with extravagance and glitz—not energy efficiency or sustainable design. However, in recent years, the city has made some real strides in this direction, namely its focus on green design demonstrated by a growth in the number of LEED-certified buildings.

10 Mistakes to Avoid in CSR Reporting

Fri, 2013-05-10 07:25

The advent of corporate social responsibility (CSR) reporting in sustainable business practices led to the implementation of social, environmental, and economic awareness in operational processes. The increasingly competitive market coupled with diminishing natural resource availability has forced companies to devise methods to transcend their business beyond the traditional operational confines, toward a more structured approach: the Triple Bottom Line.

Earth Day 2013: 5 Champions of Green Business

Mon, 2013-04-22 07:44

Earth Day began April 22, 1970 as a day to promote a healthy, sustainable environment around the world. Specifically, it served as a way to highlight the potential environmental problems America’s current lifestyle created. Now, in 2013, Earth Day can seem to be nothing more than a hay day for marketing departments. You see campaigns that highlight the “numerous” sustainable practices of their company.

The Power of Slogans in Sustainability

Wed, 2013-04-03 07:40

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Corporate Social Responsibility

Wed, 2013-02-13 08:50

There is no doubt that large corporations wield vast amounts of power in today's societies. But to what extent do these powerful agents have an obligation to operate with the public’s interest in mind?

A new Prosumer Report from Havas Worldwide surveyed exactly 10,219 people in 31 countries and the results were pretty shocking. Sixty-nine percent said that corporations have just as much of a responsibility as governments.

Keys To Green Team Success

Wed, 2012-11-21 10:15

As more companies recognize the value in incorporating environmental sensitivity into business practices, formal corporate sustainability programs are on the rise. Many of these programs begin with the formation of a green team, made up of employees willing to share talent, knowledge, and energy to establish sustainable practices in the workplace.