There’s a B2B tsunami coming -- an enormous wave of green supply chain requirements by Fortune 1000 companies that will touch every small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) wanting to do business with them.
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California has long been seen as on the forefront of environmental innovation and sustainability. So it’s not surprising that two out of the nine Siemens Sustainable Community Awards finalist are from California.
By Tracey J. Noe, Senior Director, Global Citizenship and Policy, Abbott
On October 20-23, BSR (Business for Social Responsibility) convened an extensive group of professionals from multinational corporations, consultancies, NGOs, and governments at its annual conference, titled “Reset Economy. Reset World.”
A critical reason why cities and towns are able to be at the forefront of sustainable development is their ability to engage a broad swath of stakeholders and create effective partnerships. Communities are able to harness talent, energy and capital in innovative ways that drive progress.
With the judging period for the Siemens Sustainability Community awards currently underway, sustinability is on our minds at BCLC. It's the perfect time to look into how companies, not just communities, are creating a more sustainable world.
It is hard not to be optimistic about the future of sustainability in the U.S. business sector. Ten, fifteen years ago, sustainability was a side-concern, a box that often was checked with a glitzy ad campaign.
Government and the environment: Put those two thoughts together and many conjure an anti-business attitude and the specter of over-regulation. Remember snail darters? Now the Illinois Cave amphipod requires protection; and in Iowa there is a legal battle over regulation of storm water discharge.