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Checklist for Sustainable Leadership: Do You Have What it Takes?

In the guest post below, Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company, discusses how business sustainability requires leadership across the entire organization. by Julie Urlaub Consider the following findings from the Hay Group: Research conducted worldwide shows that leadership contributes to 70% of corporate atmosphere, while corporate atmosphere contributes to 30% of corporate […]

November 24th

Hybrid Corporations: What Business Are You In?

In the guest post below, Alice Korngold, Founder of Korngold Consulting LLC, asks corporate leaders, “what is driving you–mission or profits?” by Alice Korngold The new “it” thing in social enterprise is hybrid corporations. There are B corporations–benefit corporations–whose mandates are to serve the public good and also increase shareholder value. There are also L3Cs, […]

November 19th

How Does Your Business Mitigate Sustainability Risk?

In the guest post below, Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company, discusses how sustainability can mitigate risk to a company’s bottom-line. by Julie Urlaub According to the post, Sustainability Practices Are Really Risk Management, “Sustainability today is not about greenwashing for most corporations; instead, it’s about managing risk, according to Peter Graf, […]

November 12th

Water Creeping to the Top of the Sustainability List

In the guest post below, Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company, discusses the challenges of managing our world’s water resources. by Julie Urlaub “Water, water, everywhere, nor any drop to drink”. Taken from Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s poem “Rime of the Ancient Mariner”, the author describes a man dying of thirst surrounded by […]

November 9th

Five Ways for Nonprofits to Scare Away Donors

In the guest post below, Alice Korngold, Founder of Korngold Consulting LLC, discusses how nonprofits may unintentionally frighten away donors. by Alice Korngold Hopefully, many of you do or will contribute generously to causes that you care about, and even step up to join nonprofit boards and help to fundraise. Fundraising is an exciting and […]

November 4th

Tea Party This! European Activists Push For Mass Bank Run

You’ve heard there are some, shall we say, negative feelings among the working/middle classes in European countries these days, yes? Something about austerity measures, mismanaged economies, something about being angry at banks and bankers and powerful people? It all dribbles out, and we don’t see much of it in the press here in the US. […]

October 29th

Systems Thinking for a Green Supply Chain

In the guest post below, Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company, discusses how companies can “green” their supply chain through a” systems thinking” approach. by Julie Urlaub In today’s global business environment, it is extremely rare for a company to own an entire product or service value chain.  Business operations now rely […]

October 25th

Why Apple and Its Brand Can Endure a Crisis

In the guest post below, Ronn Torossian, Founder, President and CEO of New York-based 5W Public Relations, discusses Apple’s brand credibility and how the company would survive a potential iPhone 4 recall. by Ronn Torossian Much different than BP, Toyota, Mel Gibson, Tiger Woods and Dell, Apple can better weather negative media and afford a […]

July 14th

Buy a Tesla Car, Not Tesla IPO

In the guest post below, Ambrose Desmond who runs sustainablog’s green investment subdomain discusses the risk of investing in Tesla Motors. by Ambrose Desmond Tesla Motors, a Silicon Valley-based electric vehicle innovator is slated to sell $244 million of stock in an IPO on June 29. While Tesla is clearly one of the most exciting […]

June 29th