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Source: Advanced Manufacturing
Broadly speaking, the lean approach revolves around reducing waste while increasing quality (less is more). But to help break it down, I listed the three lean practices that are most supportive of sustainability.
January 26, 2017 Sustainability needs leaders motivated by a compelling purposeSource: GreenBiz
In business school, the classmates who stood out fell into three categories: investors; combiners; and entrepreneurs. Visionary investors could see what capital owners needed and when they needed it. Visionary combiners could see...
Too few businesses are working with their suppliers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, according to a study that praised 29 companies including General Motors, Sky and Sony Corp for taking the lead.
January 25, 2017 Corner Office Sustainability Passions Get Trapped at the Top: Why 98 Percent of Companies Do Not Achieve Their Sustainability GoalsSource: CSRWire
A new report from Bain & Company, Achieving Breakthrough Results in Sustainability, finds that only 2 percent of corporate sustainability programs achieve or exceed their aims, compared to 12 percent of other corporate...
January 25, 2017 Sustainability: not so fast
To understand sustainability as a strategy to assure that we can extract forever—without a duty to give back—is to see the planet as a storehouse of commodities
Source: Huff Post
The world is in continuous change, and the concept of responsible stewardship, not just for today, but also for the many stakeholders including future generations, comes naturally to many family owned businesses.
January 24, 2017 Business Leaders World-Wide Agree that Disruptive Technologies Can Drive Corporate Sustainability EffortsSource: ReliefWeb
Disruptive technologies and digital infrastructure have the potential to solve some of the world’s most pressing risks and to transform industries. These include safeguarding the planet's soil and water, and improving inequality...
January 24, 2017 Sustaining university sustainabilitySource: The Australian
“universities must not stand aloof but should be bound intimately to the practical world”.
January 24, 2017 Green Building and SustainabilitySource: Environmental Protection
Our climate is changing. A shift in the number of wildfires, tsunamis, earthquakes, droughts, and heavy rainfalls has been attributed to climate change. These changes have had an impact on agriculture and wildlife, including the...
January 23, 2017 Fund manager Q&A: A broader view of sustainable investingSource: Denver Post
People who favor investing in a way that helps preserve the environment have more options than strictly focusing on companies that offer Earth-friendly products or services
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