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Sustainability Planning - Getting Started May be Easier than You Think

Sustainability Planning - Getting Started May be Easier than You Think | Sustainability and Management | Scoop.it

While some companies struggle to define “what sustainability is,” others are making it happen and quickly achieving benefits. Principal Cindy Jennings, a seasoned executive coach and sustainability consultant, shares a step-by-step guide for small and mid-sized businesses. Includes company examples and quick "how to get started" tips.

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Five alternative futures for BlackBerry | ZDNet

Five alternative futures for BlackBerry  | ZDNet | Sustainability and Management | Scoop.it
BlackBerry is exploring options ranging from joint ventures through to the sale of the company: we take a look at how each of these could shape up
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Good analysis on the options facing the "special committee" to explore strategic alternatives. As a former client, we wish Blackberry all of the best.

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In Climbing Income Ladder, Location Matters

The odds of rising to another income level are notably low in certain cities, like Atlanta and Charlotte, and much higher in New York and Boston.
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Great look at 30 metro areas and how folks are able to climb - or not climb - the economic ladder.

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Sustainability and the C-suite | Sustainable Industries

Sustainability and the C-suite | Sustainable Industries | Sustainability and Management | Scoop.it
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On June 13, Sustainable Industries hosted an informative webinar on sustainability engagement in the C-suite in partnership with Newport Consulting Group and the University of Oregon's Sustainability Leadership Program in Portland. Nearly 250 professionals from a wide range of leading companies tuned in. Missed it? No problem – You can view and hear the free one-hour webinar by clicking the "Watch Webinar" button below. 

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IXN Thought Leadership Podcast Series: The Integrated and Intelligent Supply Chain

IXN Thought Leadership Podcast Series: The Integrated and Intelligent Supply Chain | Sustainability and Management | Scoop.it

Intellectual Xchange Network (IXN) sponsored by SAP - key issues facing the integrated and intelligent supply chain. Hosted by Donna Papacosta.

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Last week I joined the Intellectual Xchange Network (IXN) sponsored by SAP to speak on the key issues facing the integrated and intelligent supply chain.  Joining host Donna Papacosta and I were fellow guests Robin Smith (Virtual Logics) and Stephanie Gruber (SAP America), and we spoke on key issues facing the supply chain such as data governance, brand management, and value chain transparency.  Stephanie and I worked together on a preview of the SAP Supply Chain Performance Management release 2.0 last year, and I provided a recap to my SCOR 11 review from the Supply Chain Council.  Excerpts of the transcript are posted here, a full podcast recording may be found on iTunes (episode IXN002).

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Last week I joined the Intellectual Xchange Network (IXN) sponsored by SAP to speak on the key issues facing the integrated and intelligent supply chain.  Joining host Donna Papacosta and I were fellow guests Robin Smith (Virtual Logics) and Stephanie Gruber (SAP America), and we spoke on key issues facing the supply chain such as data governance, brand management, and value chain transparency.  Stephanie and I worked together on a preview of the SAP Supply Chain Performance Management release 2.0 last year, and I provided a recap to my SCOR 11 review from the Supply Chain Council.  Excerpts of the transcript are posted here, a full podcast recording may be found on iTunes (episode IXN002).

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Your input needed | Sustainable Industries

Your input needed | Sustainable Industries | Sustainability and Management | Scoop.it
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Last day to participate in our CXO Engagement Survey, sponsored by Newport Consulting Group, Sustainable Industries Magazine and University of Oregon Sustainability Leadership Program.  Findings presentation May 23 via webinar, details to come.

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Integrated Reporting: Closing the Gap | Sustainable Business Forum

Integrated Reporting: Closing the Gap | Sustainable Business Forum | Sustainability and Management | Scoop.it
Integrated Reporting is underway in a handful of companies worldwide. Initial efforts are good, but some bad habits of not connecting the environmental and social to financial dots permeates nearly each one.
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New exclusive offering on the roll-in of integrated reporting (IR) practices by Principal Cindy Jennings on Sustainable Business Forum.

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Academic Extension

Academic Extension | Sustainability and Management | Scoop.it
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Happy to be working with University of Oregon's Sustainability Leadership Program to launch one of the first online offerings in June, 2013: Sustainable Networks. This workshop will focus on the development of sound business practices for both corporate organizations and public sector agencies. Using triple bottom-line (TBL) philosophies as a foundation, this workshop will offer a number of functional approaches to leverage sustainability in a business setting, including marketing, supply chain management, purchasing, and manufacturing. The concept of a sustainable supply chain will be presented, along with tales from the field, to reveal how organizations are using sustainability beyond simple compliance initiatives.

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For more information please visit http://sustain.uoregon.edu
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Instructors-UO Sustainability Leadership Program

Instructors-UO Sustainability Leadership Program | Sustainability and Management | Scoop.it
Sustainability Leadership Program instructors and guest speakers represent a broad spectrum of practitioners from a variety of industries
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Working with UO to develop an online learning program for sustainability leadership.  Stay tuned for futue announcements!

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SAPexperts | Today in SAP: SAP Continues Its Sustainability March

SAPexperts | Today in SAP: SAP Continues Its Sustainability March | Sustainability and Management | Scoop.it

SAP made two significant sustainability announcements today. The company has invested $5 million in Endeavor Global, specifically with focus on entrepreneurial efforts in Brazil and India, in addition to joining the Livelihoods fund, which attempts to curb carbon pollution.  

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TBL approaches by leading companies like SAP show that you can have record profits, give back to communities, and behave eco-friendly creating an upward margin incentive.

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Best Sustainability in Social Media - The Shorty Awards

Best Sustainability in Social Media - The Shorty Awards | Sustainability and Management | Scoop.it
Leaderboard for Sustainabilities award in the 5th Annual Shorty Awards, the award show for the best of social media.
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Great to see #socialmedia in #sustainability!

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How Would We Know a Business Case for Sustainability if We Saw One?

How Would We Know a Business Case for Sustainability if We Saw One? | Sustainability and Management | Scoop.it
'How Would We Know a Business Case for Sustainability if We Saw One?' blog post by Bob Willard.
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Texas hunter bags rhino on controversial Namibia hunt - CNN.com

Texas hunter bags rhino on controversial Namibia hunt - CNN.com | Sustainability and Management | Scoop.it
Corey Knowlton bid $350,000 in January 2014 for a permit to hunt and kill a black rhino in Namibia. At last, the hunt is over.
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Conservationist or Egotistical hunter?

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White Paper: Sustainability and the C-suite | Sustainable Industries

White Paper: Sustainability and the C-suite | Sustainable Industries | Sustainability and Management | Scoop.it

Who's engaged, who's not, and how to gain more C-level support

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Earlier this year Principal Cindy Jennings and I were debating what should be done to address the issue of CXO engagement in a number of key strategic initiatives, including sustainability and corresponding triple bottom- line business practices. Given our education and consulting work over the past three years, we found sustainability just wasn’t sticking with mid-tier and large businesses as organizations exited the Great Recession and began to build and grow. The sustainability lexicon simply wasn’t in the board room. Given Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) companies show 7-25% performance gains over their peers, it seemed to us that many CXOs weren’t getting the “sustainability is good for the bottom-line” message. Why a gap?

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Earlier this year Principal Cindy Jennings and I were debating what should be done to address the issue of CXO engagement in a number of key strategic initiatives, including sustainability and corresponding triple bottom- line business practices. Given our education and consulting work over the past three years, we found sustainability just wasn’t sticking with mid-tier and large businesses as organizations exited the Great Recession and began to build and grow. The sustainability lexicon simply wasn’t in the board room. Given Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) companies show 7-25% performance gains over their peers, it seemed to us that many CXOs weren’t getting the “sustainability is good for the bottom-line” message. Why a gap?

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Sustainability Dialogue Series: Ann Radil on climate change

Sustainability Dialogue Series: Ann Radil on climate change | Sustainability and Management | Scoop.it
Sustainability Leadership Program instructors, guest speakers and participants represent a broad spectrum of practitioners from a variety of industries. Today we kick off our five-part Sustainabili...
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Great lead in on climate change, uncertainty and by implication risk management to society and organizations.

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Minding the C-suite engagement gap | Sustainable Industries

Minding the C-suite engagement gap | Sustainable Industries | Sustainability and Management | Scoop.it

The COO emerges as an unsung hero in sustainability efforts, while the CFO and CIO remain largely unengaged.

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William Newman's curator insight, May 7, 2013 7:49 AM

As we begin to crunch the numbers for our findings of the CXO Engagement Study sponsored by Newport Consulting Group and University of Oregon’s Sustainability Leadership Program, we can now begin to take a step back and gauge where we thought sustainability was falling down inside organizations and what can be done to make sustainability strategies more strategic with the help of the right people inside of the C-suite.

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Conflict Minerals Reporting: Current Compliance Challenges and Strategies | Ethisphere™ Institute

Conflict Minerals Reporting: Current Compliance Challenges and Strategies | Ethisphere™ Institute | Sustainability and Management | Scoop.it
By Jörg Walden, CEO, iPoint Systems Awakening Awareness Every morning, I am woken up by my cellphone’s alarm clock, I turn on the light and laptop on
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Join SCC for a free webinar: "Preparing for Conflict Minerals Compliance" on May 16. Register at http://supply-chain.org/event/882

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Your input needed | Sustainable Industries

Your input needed | Sustainable Industries | Sustainability and Management | Scoop.it

Many surveys studying the attitudes and leadership of various C-level executives have been conducted over the years. A new CXO Engagement Study conducted by the University of Oregon Sustainability Leadership Certificate Program and Newport Consulting will examine the leadership engagement and sentiments of CXOs across industries. Principal Cindy Jennings considers why gaps exist in the C-Suite in her latest article onSustainable Industries magazine.

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The survey is now open!  If you are a C-level or a staff member or project manager involved in sustainability programs please participate (and take advantage of the free goodies for doing so).

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IMF says global subsidies to fossil fuels amount to $1.9 trillion a year ... and that's probably an underestimate

IMF says global subsidies to fossil fuels amount to $1.9 trillion a year ... and that's probably an underestimate | Sustainability and Management | Scoop.it

A new report [PDF] from the International Monetary Fund tries to tally up fossil fuel subsidies around the world and finds that they add up to an eye-popping $1.9 trillion a year. That’s 2.5 percent of global GDP!

 

Brad Plumer has a typically lucid summary on the report’s conclusions, but I want to dig in a little on one part, because believe it or not, the IMF’s conclusion may be too conservative. The real truth about global fossil fuel subsidies may be more eye-popping yet.

 

So, where does that $1.9 trillion come from? Around $480 billion of it comes from direct subsidies, i.e., government handing out money. This is what people usually think of when they hear “subsidies.” Contrary to popular opinion, the developed world does very little of this kind of thing. Direct fossil fuel subsidies (“pre-tax” subsidies) are overwhelmingly concentrated in the developing world and mostly devoted to making petro-products affordable for poor people:


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3 reasons sustainability isn’t sticking | Sustainable Industries

3 reasons sustainability isn’t sticking | Sustainable Industries | Sustainability and Management | Scoop.it

Despite studies showing sustainability's imprtance to CXOs, many can't move it past the recycling room

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While companies are emerging from the Great Recession, CXOs are still focused on the "bottom line" and unable in large part to focus on making "triple bottom line" decisions.  Here is three reasons why.

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Addressing New Conflict Minerals Requirements: Key Success Factors for Processes and Reporting | Ethisphere™ Institute

Addressing New Conflict Minerals Requirements: Key Success Factors for Processes and Reporting | Ethisphere™ Institute | Sustainability and Management | Scoop.it

As companies spent the recent year-end holidays closing their fiscal books and creating program budgets for new products and services into 2013, a small and seemingly obscure clause in one of the widest reaching financial reform acts in modern history has added concern and challenge to product manufacturers across industry segments.

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Recent article written in collaboration with iPoint Systems, published by Ethisphere. For more information please visit www.conflict-minerals.com.

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Recent article written in collaboration with iPoint Systems, published by Ethisphere. For more information please visit www.conflict-minerals.com.

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Conflict-Minerals - News-Details

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Join industry leaders from Freescale, Texas Instruments, iPoint Systems and Newport Consulting Group for this informative session.

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William Newman's curator insight, January 21, 2013 9:51 AM

Join Industry leaders from Texas Instruments, Freescale, iPoint Systems and Newport Consulting Group for this informative webinar hosted by Ethisphere.

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Restoring Sustainability’s Good Name | The Drucker Exchange | Daily Blog by The Drucker Institute

Restoring Sustainability’s Good Name | The Drucker Exchange | Daily Blog by The Drucker Institute | Sustainability and Management | Scoop.it
Neuroeconomist Paul Zak contributes to the Drucker Exchange, a blog about management and leadership based on the ideas of Peter F. Drucker.
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The Jury is Still Out on Digital Media Across Industries

The Jury is Still Out on Digital Media Across Industries | Sustainability and Management | Scoop.it
Earlier this month I teamed up with former Booz Allen Hamilton colleague Scott Golas and staff writer Nancy Hala for a three-part interview on Dig-it-all media on the effectiveness of digital media...
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