5 Reasons to Be Optimistic about Sustainability in 2014 This is the time of the year when you see endless summaries of 2013.
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Responsible Business Summit | Ethical Corporation The easy wins are done.
Bernier's Bio: Steve Bernier, who purchased Cronig’s in 1985 with “a handshake,” grew up in Massachusetts, starting what would become his life’s work in groceries at age 16, pushing carts and cashiering at Star Market Co., eventually working his way up to being a District Manager at the main headquarters in Cambridge. Having enjoyed summer visits to the Vineyard, he bought the small Main Street store from Robbie Cronig. ThatMatters Live: Building an Eco-community (with images, tweets) · shaneSnipes
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Changing Tack, the final report of the Regeneration Roadmap, a joint project by GlobeScan and SustainAbility, has just launched last week. It focuses on the sustainability challenges that remain great and growing and the role business has to play in providing much needed solutions. For business the premise of the report can be summarized the words of Winston Churchill: “I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.” 6 Leadership Attributes for Leading Companies to Sustainability
A fortnight or so ago, we devoted a whole week to the financial ill health of five soccer clubs, but the quintet might just as well have been picked at random. Soccer, Sustainability and Degrowth
Margaret Hyde: Eco-Friendly Summer Fun for Kids Summer is finally here. We made it through two graduations, class parties and birthdays. As a mom I say phew! I made it with big deep breaths, but my kids are saying, "Now what?" I have one son thrilled to be off to baseball camp, but another who would rather hang at home with me.
Over the past 20 years, economic growth has lifted more than 660 million people out of poverty and raised the income levels of millions more, but growth has often come at the expense of the environment. Sustainable Development - Getting to Inclusive Green Growth
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Sustainable consumption: why brands should take the lead | Guardian Sustainable Business
In the Inc. article, 3 Things All Great Leaders Know About Themselves , author Les McKeown argues that great leaders continually seek to know themselves better. And since we're always looking for ways to help build the capability for our clients’ in-house sustainability leaders, we were intrigued to see the three questions that McKeown says will "yield immediate (positive) results in how you lead." Do you typically undershoot or overshoot? How to Become a More Effective Sustainability Leader — Strategic Sustainability Consulting
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Growth and sustainability: are they really at odds with each other? | Guardian Sustainable Business A few years ago when I asked a senior manager of a well known British firm whether sustainability was on the agenda, he replied: "Of course, sustainability of our product portfolio and growth is of major concern to us." Ah.
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Get on a Southwest flight to anywhere, buy shoes from Zappos.com, pants from Nordstrom, groceries from Whole Foods, anything from Costco, a Starbucks espresso, or a Double-Double from In N' Out, and you'll get a taste of these brands’ vibrant cultures. Culture is a balanced blend of human psychology, attitudes, actions, and beliefs that combined create either pleasure or pain, serious momentum or miserable stagnation. A strong culture flourishes with a clear set of values and norms that actively guide the way a company operates. Employees are actively and passionately engaged in the business, operating from a sense of confidence and empowerment rather than navigating their days through miserably extensive procedures and mind-numbing bureaucracy. Performance-oriented cultures possess statistically better financial growth, with high employee involvement, strong internal communication, and an acceptance of a healthy level of risk-taking in order to achieve new levels of innovation.
Psst... Groundwater and Surface Water Mix An article published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters this week describes a new and simple way of measuring groundwater’s contribution to small streams on the surface. Sinking land levels in the San Joaquin Valley in California. By taking snapshots of streams with a device designed to capture, through infrared radiation images, the temperatures in various parts of the water, the approach “advances the immediate detection and quantification of localized groundwater inflow for hydrology, geology and ecology,” the article’s authors, Tobias Schuetz and Marcus Weiler of the University of Freiburg’s Institue of Hydrology, wrote.
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