‘Corporate Sustainability’ Category

October 7th, 2010, 6:00 am

Next Generation Sustainability: WNSF’S Annual Summit

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) On Tuesday, the Women’s Network for a Sustainable Future held its 7th annual summit, entitled “Sustainability, We Get it… Now What?” Ann Goodman, Ph.D., Executive Director of WNSF, said, “By now the term sustainability has entered the vernacular. Now that everybody gets sustainability, how can we use it [...]

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August 6th, 2010, 6:00 am

Three Measures of Accountability Key to Sustainability Initiatives Moving Forward, Say CEOs

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) In June, Accenture released “the largest CEO-based study on sustainability of its kind to date,” based on more than 100 in-depth interviews with world business leaders and an online survey of 766 UN Global Compact member CEOs. The study, entitled “A New Era of Sustainability,” [PDF] reveals the [...]

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July 22nd, 2010, 6:00 am

Why Communicating CSR Efforts to Women Can Really Pay Off

By Andrea Newell (Grand Rapids, MI) Currently women make up about half the U.S. workforce, so more than ever before, retaining women in the workplace is an important issue. Many businesses offer work/life balance, flex time, and other family-friendly incentives to attract, inspire and keep female employees, but a recent survey shows another surprising way [...]

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May 5th, 2010, 1:00 pm

WNSF: Building a Sustainable Workforce

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) Last Monday, the Women’s Network for a Sustainable Future held a discussion panel entitled Human Capital for a Sustainable Economy. WNSF Executive Director Anne Goodman said that a focus on sustainable careers can improve the economy and create jobs. She said, “WNSF envisions a future for sustainable jobs.” [...]

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October 15th, 2009, 1:00 pm

A New Bright Line: The 6th Annual Businesswomen’s Sustainability Leadership Summit

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) In 1972, we got our first real glimpse of what the Earth looked like from outer space with the iconic “Blue Marble” photograph taken by astronauts aboard the Apollo 17 spacecraft. But as Kathy Robb, Partner at Hunton and Williams and Chair of the Women’s Network for a [...]

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August 19th, 2009, 1:00 pm

5 Tips for Executive Women Concerning Corporate Social Responsibility

Contributed by Barbara Horne of thebusinesschannels.com The days of make money at all costs are quickly disappearing. There is value to be built-in products and services that bring profit to society and the bottom line. As a busy executive woman and manager, you can use these five simple tips to incorporate social responsibility into your [...]

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November 21st, 2008, 6:00 am

Sustainability – The Best Defense Against Recession

Contributed by Kevin Wilhelm, CEO of Sustainable Business Consulting In these uncertain economic times, companies often gravitate towards budget cuts, scaling back sustainability or “green” programs on the mistaken belief that such programs take away from the bottom-line. In reality, this thinking is the exact opposite of what business leaders need to do. Sustainability may [...]

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November 13th, 2008, 1:00 pm

Carbon Footprints at the Corporate Level

by Sima Matthes (New York City) Exclusive of industry leadership, what do PepsiCo, Baxter Healthcare, SC Johnson & Sons and the Philadelphia Phillies have in common? All of these companies have made a commitment to using renewable energy and carbon offsets to reduce at least part of their corporate carbon footprint, and all are partners [...]

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October 30th, 2008, 5:45 pm

Sustainable Success

by Zoe Cruz (New York City) Sustainability is the new buzzword in Corporate America – but what does it actually mean and why is it so important? Corporate sustainability grew out of the concept of sustainable development, which means to “meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet [...]

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October 16th, 2008, 6:07 am

Champions of Sustainability Convene for 5th Annual Conference

by Pamela Weinsaft (New York City) On October 2nd, 2008, top women in sustainability from Fortune 500 companies, financial institutions, and non-governmental organizations gathered together at JP Morgan Chase for the Women’s Network for a Sustainable Future’s 5th Annual Businesswomen’s Sustainability Leadership Summit. This year’s theme -Leading Change: How to Champion Sustainability in Your Company.

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