All of this hype about “green” business can easily exhaust even the most dedicated environmentalists. “Green”, “eco-friendly”, and other environmental buzzwords were not in the lexicon of the average citizen until a couple years ago.
So, how do you know if your company is already performing up to, or maybe even surpassing, “environmental standard”? How do you know exactly which areas of your business could use some “greening” and which areas are doing just fine?
Transparency is not always the business world’s strong point. Year after year the news is filled with stories of companies who hid harmful ingredients from consumers and downplayed the seriousness of their harmful environmental impact. One thing can be generally surmised from these types of events. Those companies that are genuinely committed to reducing their [...]
It doesn’t seem too long ago that the business practices of Wal-Mart were widely criticized by groups ranging from workers’ rights activists to environmentalists, from trade unions to anti-globalization demonstrators and to those increasingly concerned with the state of American urban sprawl. Yes, many of us took well advantage of Wal-Mart’s very low prices, but, [...]
You all secretly or visibly have the same situation—a pile in some dark corner of your office filled with old, broken, and unused computer parts, screens, VCR players, and a copier machine from 1987. Maybe you’re waiting for the computer geek neighbor to pick them up and reassemble them into some suspicious looking contraption. Or [...]
Imagine that you are a sustainably-minded corporate business weathering the current economic crisis. You have some tough decisions to make. You can either cut costs by decreasing spending on renewable energy credits, recycled paper, and other sustainable aspects of your business, or you can layoff or limit the hours of many of your employees. If [...]