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Great News! It Doesn’t Take a Visionary to Change the World

Take heart. According to Researcher Sandra Waddock “a personal desire to make a difference” – matters. As reported by the Network for Business Sustainability, Waddock studied the emerging systems and institutions that frame the discussion of corporate sustainability and responsibility today.  She found … Continue reading

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Climate Inaction – Cost to Taxpayers

I think the saying goes – “a penny wise – a pound foolish”.  It is one of those idioms that you wonder just where it came from and how long its been around.  But it sure rang true this week … Continue reading

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Guelph Sustainable Commerce Program Meets UN Responsible Management Principles

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I recently discovered the UN  Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME).   Under the coordination of the UN Global Compact and leading academic institutions, the PRME task force developed in 2007 a set of six principles which lay the foundation … Continue reading

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Session 9: Reporting – Purpose and Content (Sustainability Engagement Network Discussion

By Wendy Firlotte, Employee Engagement for Sustainability Specialist To follow the topic of the last SEND series post on tracking and measurement, this month will focus on the next step, reporting. The information we collect to track and measure progress … Continue reading

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Sustainability Engagement Network Discussion (SEND) Series # 8: Tracking and Measurement

By Wendy Firlotte, Employee Engagement for Sustainability Specialist Measurement, monitoring, evaluating and reporting sustainability engagement is essential to the effectiveness of your program.  Feedback loops and processes for continual reflection, evaluation, learning and improvement provide evidence of the program’s value, … Continue reading

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Reducing Green House Gasses by Analyzing Household Environmental Footprints

Reducing Green House Gasses By Analyzing Household Environmental Footprints: Study (via http://www.toolsforgreenliving.com/) Reducing the amount of energy we consume domestically could do more than reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In this light, scientists in Switzerland conducted a study published in the … Continue reading

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Study Identifies Benefits and Potential Environmental/Health Impacts of Lithium-ion Batteries for Electric Vehicles

Study Identifies Benefits and Potential Environmental/Health Impacts of Lithium-ion Batteries for Electric Vehicles (via PR Newswire) Life Cycle Assessment Highlights Ways to Reduce Global Warming Emissions, Addresses Nanotechnology Innovations to Improve Battery Performance BETHESDA, Md., May 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — … Continue reading

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Are we stuck in a ‘shallow’ partnership culture?

Last week in Tim Draimin’s, webinar “Getting Started on Social Innovation”, he explained that we are stuck in a “shallow partnership culture”. This really struck a cord with me. Let me be clear, I don’t think any of my present … Continue reading

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Making Change for Sustainability – a wicked problem?

WANTED: Sustainability Change Process – must be simple to understand and able to generate significant long-term results with minimal short-term financial investment.  Candidates must be able to motivate and inspire others to achieve collective and individual action. Resulting change should … Continue reading

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Why Sustainability Does and Doesn’t Resonate with Some People

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