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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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BE Profiles Rhythm Superfoods: Challenges and Opportunities in Sustainable Start-ups

Oct 19, 2010   //   by Colin Manuel   //   Company Profiles, Leadership, Operations Management  //  2 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. Scott Jensen, co-founder and CEO of Rhythm Superfoods, discusses the challenges of running a sustainable start-up as well as changing consumer behavior toward nutrition

Rhythm staff packages raw kale chipsIf you’re happy with your diet, count yourself lucky. Most of us eat poorly and know it. Our nation faces a massive health crisis and nutrition (or lack thereof) is a core element of the issue. But when we try to eat better, confusion and conflicting advice stops us in our tracks. So what does it take to change course?

The healthy ‘superfoods‘ you need are already at your local grocery store. The challenge is to make it fit your lifestyle. Where some see a problem, others see a business opportunity.

Meet Rhythm Superfoods

What if there was a food that delivered an extraordinary nutritional benefit and was convenient enough to fit into our ordinary and hectic lifestyles? Scott Jensen co-founded Rhythm Superfoods in response to that question.

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Supply Chain Sustainability: Where’s Your Weakest Link?

Jul 23, 2010   //   by Colin Manuel   //   Metrics & ROI, Operations Management, Project Management  //  No Comments

Is your supply chain built to last? When you’re developing a sustainability strategy, the tendency to look inward is strong. But the social and environmental impacts of your supply chain are even stronger. So how do you monitor actions that take place outside of your company’s walls?

Supply Chain Sustainability: A Worthy Challenge

Supply chain sustainability isn’t easy, but it is vitally important. When properly executed, a sustainable supply chain allows you to squeeze more efficiencies out of production, track the performance of hundreds of suppliers and make a social and environmental impact around the world.

Supply Chain Audit: A Competitive Advantage

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Business Sustainability: Different Goals for Different Roles

Jul 20, 2010   //   by Colin Manuel   //   Leadership, Marketing & Communication, Operations Management  //  No Comments

5 Ways to Explain Sustainability to 5 PeopleWhat was your reaction when you first heard about sustainability? Did you think the fuzzy, tree-hugging character would never fly in the corporate sphere? Much of the business world still thinks this way. People in every department are still waiting for their sustainability epiphany. But that epiphany won’t come unless the message is tailored to their goals.

5 Ways to Explain Sustainability to 5 people

Everyone is unique. But as different as each of us may be, we still tend to find like-minded people across various business functions. By tailoring your approach to individual goals, you can build a cross-functional sustainability team that has the power to drive real change.

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