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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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Your Mom Had It Right All Along: Sharing Benefits Everybody

Mar 13, 2011   //   by Bradley Short   //   Blog, Company Profiles, Leadership, Social Entrepreneurship  //  7 Comments

Take a look in your closet, your garage, and your storage unit.  If you’re like most Americans, then it is full of years’ worth of stuff that is essentially unused, was probably expensive, and definitely took natural resources to produce.

For over a decade, people have realized that there is untapped opportunity in the piles of accumulated junk that fills up their houses.  That’s why eBay has become so successful.  But what about the stuff that you might use someday, just not every day?  Why not put your built up assets to work for you?  Let others rent your things when you don’t need them.


Don’t Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is, Put Your Back: Supercharged Philanthropy

Mar 11, 2011   //   by Bradley Short   //   Blog, Company Culture, Marketing & Communication, Uncategorized  //  No Comments

“It’s good to hear that you donated some money to a cause, but I can do that myself!  Show me what you can really do!”

I’ve heard a number of fellow SXSW attendees today commenting about the limited effectiveness of many philanthropic campaigns.  A recurring theme was something along the lines of “giving money to charities and then telling customers about it is good, but is there a better way?”



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