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Businesses lack sustainability vision

Author Christophor Jurin is the Founder and CEO of Construct-Ed, Inc., an e-learning technology startup that has been established with the primary goal of empowering members of the construction industry through training and learning opportunities. Entrepreneurs are classic risk-takers. They are continually assessing the world around them seeking to identify problems …

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Every Sustainability Acronym, Explained

by Jen Boynton With a busy week behind you and the weekend within reach, there’s no shame in taking things a bit easy on Friday afternoon. With this in mind, every Friday TriplePundit will give you a fun, easy read on a topic you care about. So, take a break from those endless …

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Green Initiatives Improve a Brand’s Perceived Value

By Lewis Robinson These days, if your business isn’t going green, it’s going extinct. Consumers aren’t only looking for businesses that offer high-quality products and competitive prices; they want to know that the organizations that take their money are going to use it to make the world a better place. …

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The 3 pitfalls that trap sustainability leaders — and how to avoid them

Shutterstock retrorocket Even with great ideas and great intentions, a misstep can cost your company. by Ellen Weinreb In my conversations with sustainability leaders throughout the years, I’ve heard varying views on what works to engage others — whether it be employees, CEOs, shareholders or your neighbor — in a productive exchange …

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How to really, truly integrate sustainability into your business

Flickr Cheryl When sustainability is woven into business, it might not even need its name any more. by Margo Mosher SustainAbility’s recently released research See Change: How Transparency Drives Performance proposes a solution to the stalled state of sustainability reporting and transparency. See Change highlights three key elements that must be addressed in order …

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Optimizing Your Sustainability Roadmap: Lessons from Product Development Portfolio Management

by Steven Cristol As sustainability management becomes ever more closely linked to company resilience and reputation, CSR goals are coming into sharper focus for companies that are truly on the journey. But there are many choices to be made among a broad range of sustainability initiatives that could achieve those …

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GRI Unveils ‘Fast Track’ For Sustainability Reports

Image Credit: GRI by Mike Hower The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is introducing a new feature called ‘fast track’, which will give reporting organizations the option to accelerate the review of their draft reports. GRI is fast approaching the busiest time of year, with reporting deadlines drawing closer. During these peak …

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Global green consultancy market to hit $1 billion, but is it in a lull?

Shutterstock isak55 by James Murray Predictions for green consultancy spending are rosy, but a new report makes it hard to prove (or disprove) the current state. Spending on sustainability consultancy by the world’s largest firms is set to hit $877 million this year, before growing to more than $1 billion in 2019. …

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How To Write a Winning Green Business Plan

by Bill Roth Editor’s Note: This is the second installment in a two-part series on how to write a green business plan. In case you missed it, you can read part one here. Business plan success in today’s multi-trillion dollar green economic revolution is determined by how successfully it fulfills the customer’s search …

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WRI Guide Helps Companies Report Emissions From Low-Carbon Electricity Purchases

by Mike Hower The World Resources Institute (WRI) has unveiled new guidance for companies to measure emissions from purchased electricity. The first major update to the GHG Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard responds to the rapid growth of renewable energy and other major shifts in the electricity market, WRI says. The GHG …

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