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Browsing articles from "September, 2010"

The Case FOR Corporate Social Responsibility

Sep 16, 2010   //   by Kurt Wilkin   //   Leadership, Regulation  //  No Comments

Responsible business can change the worldIs capitalism the cause of our problems or the solution? At BusinessEarth, I’m constantly amazed at the number of companies that are tackling global issues and creating jobs and profits in the process. However, there are still those who believe government regulation is the driving force behind social and environmental change.

In an editorial to the Wall Street Journal, Dr. Aneel Karnani advocated for the role of government regulation in the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) revolution. While I agree that regulation has a role to play, achieving significant and positive change will only happen when businesses and consumers to step up to the plate on their own terms. Read more >>

BE Profiles TechTurn: Transforming Electronic Waste into Social, Environmental and Economic Gain

Sep 13, 2010   //   by Colin Manuel   //   Company Profiles  //  No Comments

One of BusinessEarth’s goals is to prove that socially and environmentally responsible business is possible and profitable. When we find a company that embodies these principles, we highlight their achievements and challenges so you can apply their lessons to your business.

TechTurn: technology recovery, refurbishing and remarketingIn 1999, Jeff Zeigler discovered a problem and a business opportunity. “As Y2k approached, I saw a huge event about to happen. Lots of companies were upgrading hardware and there were no good options for their old units.”

Seeing the financial and environmental potential in reclaiming electronic waste, Zeigler launched TechTurn in Austin, Texas. What began as a small, privately funded startup in a garage has grown into a global operation with sustainability at the core of its business model. Read more >>

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