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As part of our sustainability pledge to discuss best practices openly and honestly, we share insights that allow others to effect change in their community. While companies have responsibility to drive change internally, we believe they also can add to their insights and impact by sharing their experience with others.

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SXSWeco 2012

BusinessEarth has had an exciting week at the SXSWeco Conference here in our home city of Austin, Texas.  Thousands of individuals from businesses, NGOs, governments, and more have interacted and discussed some of the biggest problems and opportunities that lie in sustainability.

There is far too much to cover in one post, but over the next few weeks and beyond, we’ll share all sorts of ideas and insights that we’ve come across at the conference.  So keep a look out for some really interesting stuff!

These are some of the main standout topics we look forward to sharing with you this month:

 

 

  • How to drive corporate sustainability intrapreneurship using internal incubators, etc.;
  • What it takes to get consumers and employees to make sustainable behavioral changes;
  • New tools that will allow companies and individuals to better manage their energy use;
  • Social media strategies for sustainable business;
  • How sustainable architecture and design can take cues from nature;
  • How to use “big data” to drive energy efficiency;
  • Why sustainability is still poised to be the most profitable business opportunity of our time;
  • And much more.

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Does your small business really need CSR?

Oct 20, 2011   //   by Bradley Short   //   Blog, Investors & Stakeholders, Leadership, Social Entrepreneurship  //  1 Comment

Lots of people may ask, “Why should a company implement a corporate social responsibility program?”  But what they really mean is, “Why should my company buy into CSR?”  And it’s a valid question, especially for a small enterprise.  Why should a small company devote the time and resources it takes to become more socially responsible?

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The Sustainability Secret that both NPR and NASCAR Know: Green Doesn’t Sell

Aug 22, 2011   //   by Bradley Short   //   Investors & Stakeholders, Marketing & Communication, The Environment  //  2 Comments

Very rarely does one get the chance to talk about these two cultural opposites in the same sentence.  But in different ways, they both know one fundamental truth.   Green doesn’t sell. 

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