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"A uncomplicated route to Sustainability: eco-friendly enterprise recommendations for Small and Medium-sized companies is designed particularly to assist smaller agencies percentage within the merits that movement from sustainability. equipped round case histories showcasing 12 small to medium-size corporations (SMEs) that experience notable documents of sustainability, this distinctive, hands-on consultant may help readers opt for and advance sustainability Read more...

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As a nonprofit recycling processor, Eco-Cycle’s mission is to encourage and facilitate not only recycling but also a zero-waste society. However, its success relies in part on market forces to provide useful and desirable products manufactured from recycled content as well as the means to distribute and make the products available to consumers. The idea of bolstering the market for recycled-content products is at the core of Kent’s concept for this new business. ” The shadow of Longs Peak stretches for miles over rugged peaks and moraines as Steve and Kent traverse around to the west-facing slope of the mountain.

Why Sustainability Is Now the Key Driver of Innovation,” Harvard Business Review, September 2009, pp. pdf. An excellent article on sustainability as the driver of corporate innovation. TWO Measuring Costs and Benefits Elizabeth S. Cooperman and Elizabeth R. Brost Being a good steward of the environment and our communities and being an efficient and profitable business are not mutually exclusive. In fact they are one and the same. —Lee Scott, CEO, Walmart 2005 INTRODUCTION Doing well by doing good is a motto widely used by managers adopting sustainable management strategies, suggesting financial as well as social and environmental benefits.

Sustainable Measures, another private consulting firm, offers workshops, training, and a database of indicators and other resources for companies desiring effective metrics to measure their progress. open. org. The sustainability reports of public companies, such as Alcoa, Walmart, General Electric, Baxter, BP, Unilever, and ProLogis, among others, provide good examples of types of measures used by firms in various industries. Nonprofit organizations offer assistance as well. com). org). Sustainability Reporting Programs, a Canadian nonprofit organization, provides business case studies, indices and metrics for measuring sustainability, external links, and other useful information.

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