Common comments and concerns we encounter within our sustainability consulting are that specific sustainability concepts are too expensive or simply do not apply to a given business model or industry. Simply put, in the business world, action must generate return to be sustainable.
Following the exploration of business sustainability monitoring and reporting, the debate continues on whether a company should focus on transparency and continuous individual improvement or corporate performance measures relative to a broader all-encompassing target. Rather than separating traditional performance from sustainability, would the
At a panel on social media and CSR held at the recent GLOBE conference in Vancouver, BC, social media was confirmed as an essential tool to leverage discussions on sustainability into broader audiences.
Here are seven recommendations the expert panelists made to get the most out of their social media efforts:
When you think of a “business sustainability culture” what comes up for you? It the concept so broad in scope that it is hard to define? Or, on the contrary, is any one definition of it too narrow or limiting in its definition? This dual state represents a number of challenges when attempting to focus the business sustainability conversation. However, viewed
The Web has been a valuable source of information on the releases of toxic chemicals our communities, and for citizens and environmental action groups to see what companies and facilities are emitting air pollutants, discharging water pollution, and generating hazardous wastes.
Finding the information you were looking for was not always easy, and not always free. Now things are getting a little easier, and more information is obtainable for free.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it is providing Web access, free of charge, to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Chemical Substance Inventory. This inventory contains a consolidated list of thousands of industrial chemicals maintained by the agency.