Browsing the "Sustainable Business" Tag

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Jean Tirole Wins 2014 Nobel Prize in Economics (and Why)

Jean Tirole is the 2014 winner of the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel. Tirole, of Toulouse 1 Capitole University in France, has been awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences “for his analysis of market power and regulation.” A Nobel Prize for Sowing Seeds of Corporate Social Responsibility […]

October 15th

Jobs With MetLife Prized For Tangible CSR

33 percent of Millennials prefer jobs with a socially responsible company, according to Nielsen Media Research. This number is encouraging, and matches a growing number of companies harnessing their products, services and resources to help make the world a better place. A prime example is MetLife, a nearly 150 year-old company that was recently named […]

September 24th

Women in Focus Week, Day 2! Meet the Top Women Sustainable CEOs: Eileen Fisher

This week, the Important Media Network has committed to highlighting some of the women that are making the world a better place. At Inspired Economist, we thought we’d take part by profiling a great sustainable woman CEO every day this week. See yesterday’s post on Kim Jordan, CEO of New Belgium Brewing, then check in each day […]

September 4th

You Think You Might start a Green Business?

Our aching planet just needs you to be thoughtful as you plow into your next venture. If you are, everyone wins, and wins sustainably into the indefinite future. A sustainable business considers the impacts of every facet of its operation and then attempts to address each, from paper consumption to human resources, in a way […]

November 7th

Got Green? Flaunt It!

Last week, I blogged about some of the latest research showing that marketers are missing the opportunity to share their green stories with customers who want to hear it. Customers want to hear your green story. Research shows that when marketers share their green commitments, it increases customers’ favorable feelings toward the company, strengthens customer […]

January 25th

The Compostable Packaging Debate: Interview with Boulder Canyon’s VP Marketing Steve Sklar

It’s been a hobby of mine lately to follow the compostable packaging marketplace. As readers of this blog know, I’ve been conducting my own private experiment on the compostability claims of SunChips and Boulder Canyon, both of which claim to offer 100% compostable packaging for chip bags. The SunChips bag is reported to be made […]

January 21st

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

A Global Look at Sustainability and Innovation

Addressing climate change and a host of other global environmental problems will only be possible through innovation concludes Directions 10, the latest annual report from London-based communications agency Salterbaxter. The 60-page report includes an interview with the head of GS Sustain, a column on the challenge of low-carbon growth from Lord Nicholas Stern, a piece on […]

November 17th

Groundbreaking Law in Cleveland Supports Sustainable Business

Cleveland’s ‘buy local and sustainable law’ is the first law in the U.S. providing advantages for sustainable companies bidding on City contracts.  According to CSRwire’s press release,  local companies can gain a 4% bid discount when pursuing contracts with the City of Cleveland by completing the first stage of Green Plus certification.  Can this law serve as […]

September 30th