Corporate Sustainability

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

Greening the Office

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Wed, 2018-06-06 13:32
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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.  Read more: Greening the Office »

Project Green Wolf with Great Wolf Lodge

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Thu, 2018-08-02 19:15
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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.

Las Vegas: Bright Lights, Green City?

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Tue, 2013-09-17 13:13
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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.  Read more: Las Vegas: Bright Lights, Green City? »

10 Mistakes to Avoid in CSR Reporting

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Fri, 2018-08-17 16:27
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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

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Fri, 2013-05-10 10:11
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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.  Read more: Earth Day 2013: 5 Champions of Green Business »

The Power of Slogans in Sustainability

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Fri, 2018-04-20 12:44
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A look at some of the companies who have been successful at integrating sustainability into their long-term objectives and business goals reveals that many added a measure of creativity to their efforts. Named programs, or initiatives coupled with clever mantras, create a unique identity within the corporate culture. Caesar’s Entertainment, known for its casino resorts in Las Vegas, calls its program Code Green.

Corporate Social Responsibility

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Thu, 2016-11-03 13:15
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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.  Read more: Corporate Social Responsibility »

Keys To Green Team Success

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Mon, 2017-01-16 14:29
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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.  Read more: Keys To Green Team Success »

What is Corporate Sustainability?

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Thu, 2016-11-03 13:17
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In recent years, discussions about corporate sustainability have significantly increased among business, academic, and mass media outlets. Corporate sustainability is often synonymous with words such as corporate social responsibility and sustainable development, but what do those mean and why are they important? Given the influence that corporations have on environmental quality, resulting especially from the production process, a keen understanding of how to implement sustainable business practices is vitally important.

Becoming a Sustainable Business

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Thu, 2016-11-03 12:43
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More and more organizations are starting to adopt sustainable business practices, to the point where they are actually creating sustainability departments. The goal of a sustainability department is to help a company ensure its long-term future by analyzing supply chain procedures and adapting them to allow a more efficient and cost-effective process.  Read more: Becoming a Sustainable Business »