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How can startups and small businesses convert this financial support into a reliable, established brand, with an expanding customer base?
Sustainability data management and green oriented EPR software has opened up a huge opportunity for companies to make significant savings through informed decision making.
We’ve launched a new feature here at Important Media encouraging our readers to share their personal sustainability story. You can send in your story to have it featured on our sites by filling out our form here. We look forward to hearing from you! Tell us about your company At Naturehood Ecological Consulting, I help […]
Wedgewood, a real estate investment firm in Southern California, make green business work for them.
When you’re considering company formation, it’s important to factor in issues of waste as part of your business planning process.
More and more, big companies have a growing responsibility, not just to help their bottom line, but to promote significant positive behaviors that contribute to a healthier world. That often means going above and beyond company-wide sustainable initiatives—it means committing to consumer education programs and encouraging audiences to be a part of the responsibility we […]
What kind of legacy should a responsible company aspire to? If we take Dell’s newest CSR plan as an example, companies ought to be working toward leaving a legacy of good. Dell’s 2020 Legacy of Good Plan aims to set a path for how their social and environmental sustainability efforts can become “an accelerator for […]
Oringally posted at the SAP Business Innovations for Sustainability blog, cross posted with permission This blog is a follow up to my prior blog Expecting More From Business — Common Wealth Contributions By Business (Part 1) where I discuss the book Betterness: Economics for Humans, by Umair Haque as a new standard for how we measure the contributions of business to society. […]
This blog originally posted to the SAP Business Innovations for Sustainability Blog, cross-posted with permission. Common Wealth Contributions By Business Much to the annoyance of some past bosses, I have a habit of asking in meetings, “Why are we doing this, and what are we hoping to achieve?” The economic turbulence of the last dozen years has led to […]
How are large private sector companies supporting social enterprises? Are there enough collaborations where well-meaning corporations can form strategic partnerships with social enterprises to further a good cause.
How saving water could save your business irrespective of the industry your business operates within, the potential for savings and improvement is always present. From saving water to reducing your carbon footprint, the modern age is dominated by a keen focus on environmental preservation and the monetary gain it can produce.
Is too much of a good thing, bad? Not if it makes the world a better place. But it can present another problem. Here, at Ecopreneurist, we cover business and strategies that do social and environmental good and make profits along the way and trust us when we say – there are so many great things going on that it is hard to keep up. What if there was a way to document happenings in the world of social enterprise, CSR and eco-entrepreneurship on one platform? One that could help other do-gooders get all the information they need.
How we can save two million lives a year by changing people’s cooking appliances? BioLite it explores a promising market-based solution to poverty and climate change. The company employs a very innovative business strategy. They use the same BioLite HomeStove Technology in their CampStoves that are sold in developed nations. These sales help fund capital needed to incubate self-sustained energy access for the people who need it most-in developing nations. This strategy helps with different problems in different markets.
Living Our Values: More Expensive? Sometimes. Inconvenient? Maybe. Worth it? The jury is still out. As a staunch believer in corporate responsibility and transparency, I recognize that there is a risk as well as a reward associated with transparency because it makes you vulnerable by exposing things that might cause stakeholder (customers, employees, owners/investors, suppliers, communities, government regulators and legislators and even competitors) backlash. At the same time, of course, the opportunity in being open is that it allows those stakeholders who share your values to offer their support.
Have you wondered what happens to the miniature, half-used shampoo bottles after your hotel stay? Do you have a better use for stationary at the end of the school year other than recycling or trashing? Millions of tons of useful items are sent to landfills every year while there are needy citizens with no access to them. What if the wasted but useful inventory was connected to charities helping these communities? No-brainer right? Right. Bin Donated is putting this common sense idea into practice.
In 2002, Yvon Chouinard (founder of Patagonia) and Craig Mathews started the 1% for the Planet Program as a way of bringing together companies that want to help the environment and help other companies do the same. Its mission is to “build and support an alliance of businesses financially committed to creating a healthy planet.” Member companies range from large corporate entities to small non-profits all over the world.