Innovation

Green Hotelier Issue 57 - Sustainable Design

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As the "green" building movement gains momentum, how are hoteliers incorporating the latest innovations in sustainable design into their new-build properties?  Visit to learn more www.greenhotelier.org, www.tourismpartnership.org

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As the "green" building movement gains momentum, how are hoteliers incorporating the latest innovations in sustainable design into their new-build properties?  Visit to learn more www.greenhotelier.org, www.tourismpartnership.org

Sustainable SCM: Refocus on the Big Picture

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Scan the broad spectrum of Supply Chain Management (SCM) success over the past few decades and you are very likely to find the predominate area of focus to be transactional in nature.  With most procurement organizations targeting price, inventory, and transportation efficiencies, there can be a tendency to allow valuable and talented resources to get caught in the weeds. 
 

Cenovus Among North America's Leading Sustainable Businesses

Press Release

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Calgary, Alberta - September 8, 2011 - Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX, NYSE: CVE) has been named to the 2011 Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America listing for the second consecutive year. The DJSI North America listing is an index that recognizes leading companies in terms of sustainability.

General Mills Wins GMA’s CPG Award for Innovation and Creativity

Company honored by industry for innovative and sustainable energy solution
Press Release

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) August 22, 2011 - The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) and its Associate Member Council (AMC) today awarded General Mills with the 2011 CPG Award for Innovation and Creativity. The award is given annually to companies that have demonstrated creativity and innovation, and have made a significant impact on the industry knowledge base.

Ian Yolles to Present at Net Impact Conference

RecycleBank chief marketing officer to discuss how to motivate consumers to adopt environmentally friendly behaviors
Press Release

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) NEW YORK, NY – October 28, 2010 – Ian Yolles, CMO ofRecycleBank®, the premier green rewards program that motivates people to take environmental actions, will be speaking on a panel at the Net Impact Conference entitled, “Turning Trash to Treasure: Changing Consumer Behavior Through Incentive-based Recycling.

Innovation via Sustainability - A Winning Ticket to Beating the Competition

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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How does an organization outperform the stock market in good times and insulate itself from fallout during the bad times?  A study from the University Of Southern California Marshall School Of Business says innovation is the key.  
 

Sustainability Leaders: Break the Formality of Traditional Business

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Where do most great ideas originate?  Is it from a large pool of creative thought or is it from a small and select few chosen or given the courage to come forward?  The post, The Appropriate Distribution of Innovation Work, describes the challenges and opportunities of ground level innovation.
 
• Only 10% of individuals bring forward their ideas
• As a result, only 2 or 3% of the population is responsible for most of the ideas. 
 

Sustainability Quotes: Nourishing our Thoughts, Shaping our World

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Napoleon Hill got it right! "First comes thought; then organization of that thought, into ideas and plans; then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination. We've all heard it before, "If you always do what you've always done, then you'll always get what you always got." In other words, you can't solve the problem with the same thinking that created it. Such is the case with climate change, carbon, water, and other pressing world concerns.  So, if our traditional thinking and approaches aren't cutting it, then what will?

It Takes Two to Embrace Sustainable Innovation

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Imagine releasing a product with a history of “five decades of failure.” That’s exactly what S.C Johnson did this month with the Windex Mini, a concentrated refill pouch that has a variety of economic and environmental benefits for both the company and consumer. The pouch boasts multiple advantages, from using 90 percent less plastic to savings on shipping costs and emissions due to reductions in size and weight. It would seem a clear win-win. And yet, history shows consumers are slow to adopt concentrated products.

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