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Six Steps Towards Building a More Sustainable Organization
The late Steve Jobs had said of design what could be applied to organizations – “Design is not just what it looks like.  Design is how it works.” True sustainability is only possible in the presence of thoughtfully designed, adaptable, and intelligent systems. Whether in natural or anthropogenic systems, sustainability is simply an indicator of good design. Companies are no...
Feb 27, 2012 5:00 PM ET
Top Five Misconceptions about GRI Reporting
The Global Reporting Initiative’s sustainability reporting Guidelines (G3.1), while widely applied, are often misunderstood. With nearly 200 pages of guidance and detailed technical protocols, it is easy to lose sight of the purpose of reporting, which is to be accountable to stakeholders and drive performance.
Feb 16, 2012 12:00 PM ET
For Good Measure: Business and Social Sustainability
The Takeaway: As the practice of corporate social responsibility matures, the focus is shifting from good intentions to good impacts, not just outcomes. Social sustainability emphasizes more robust long-term collaboration with local communities to identify needs and priorities, set goals, monitor progress, and measure impact using empirical...
Feb 2, 2012 11:30 AM ET

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