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SAP's Rami Branitzky Podcast: Success in Growing your Business While Minding Your Carbon Footprint

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Do the words Growth, Profit, and Expansion Mix with Sustainability?   A business sustainability framework offers a reshaping of the business lens.  The words growth, profit, and expansion do fit with sustainability- it's all in how you look at it. 
 

GovEnergy 2011 Offsets Event Emissions through the Cleaner and Greener® Program

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Madison, Wisconsin - August 9, 2011 - Leonardo Academy announced today that the GovEnergy 2011 Workshop and Tradeshow attained Cleaner and Greener® Platinum certification through the quantification and offset of emissions related to both climate change and human health. GovEnergy 2011 also promoted event sustainability by offering exhibitors the opportunity to assess the sustainability of their exhibiting process by filling out an Exhibitor Sustainability Scorecard.

LEED®-EB Gold Certification is Earned for The World Bank’s “I” and “J” Buildings

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Washington, DC - July 12, 2011 - Leonardo Academy announced that The World Bank’s Washington, DC “I” and “J” Buildings, owned and managed by The World Bank, have been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance (LEED®-EB: O&M) v2009 Gold Certification. This certification recognizes that The World Bank has implemented continuous sustainability improvement measures guided by LEED-EB, a rating system developed by the U.S.

Call for Public Comment - LEO 5000 - Standard for Emissions Inventories, Offsets and Reduction Credits

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Madison, WI - April 14, 2011 - Leonardo Academy is inviting all interested parties to provide comment on the draft Standard for Emissions Inventories, Offsets and Reduction Credits Standard (LEO-5000).

7 HR Tactics to Improve Environmental Performance

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Research published in the International Journal of Production Research identifies seven HR tactics that improve a company's environmental performance.

From hiring younger workers to establishing dedicated environmental units, this study reveals employee recruitment and engagement practices that save money while reducing emissions and effluent levels.  

Share this Research Insight with colleagues in HR and senior leadership. 

How Markets React to CSR Announcements

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Research in the Journal of Operations Management reveals share price drops when firms commit to voluntary emissions reductions. However, share price goes up when firms announce ISO 14 001 certification or corporate donations to environmental causes.

Announcements about new recycling programs, eco-friendly products, or LEED certification are all ignored by the markets.
 

Companies Cannot Sweep Climate Change Under the Rug

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Mindy Lubber cites GE as an example of a "global giant [...] moving aggressively to reduce emissions, ramp up low-carbon products and decarbonize their supply chain" in an article in GreenBiz on climate change. Lubber, President of Ceres, a coalition of investors, environmental groups and other public interest groups promoting sustainable prosperity, discusses how GE and other major companies are beyond the climate change debate and on to incorporating the reduction of their sustainability footprint into their business strategies.
 

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Mindy Lubber cites GE as an example of a "global giant [...] moving aggressively to reduce emissions, ramp up low-carbon products and decarbonize their supply chain" in an article in GreenBiz on climate change. Lubber, President of Ceres, a coalition of investors, environmental groups and other public interest groups promoting sustainable prosperity, discusses how GE and other major companies are beyond the climate change debate and on to incorporating the reduction of their sustainability footprint into their business strategies.
 

Sodexo Blog: Emit Less – Go Trayless!

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How would you react if someone took a quarter of all the groceries that you just purchased and tossed them directly into the trashcan?

Metrics Connecting the Dots Between Business and Sustainability

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Are traditional business metrics and business sustainability measures distinctly different?  Should they be compartmentalized or brought under a common understanding?  Our sustainability consulting finds leading companies are adopting more comprehensive definitions of sustainability and business sustainability strategies that run consistently through all core business functions.  

Leonardo Academy Facilitates Clean Diesel Projects for Wisconsin School Bus Fleets

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(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) Madison, Wisconsin - February 15, 2011 - Every day tens of thousands of school children across Wisconsin ride on school buses that utilize diesel fuel, exposing them to hazardous pollutants and increasing their potential to suffer from adverse health effects.

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