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2013 Retail Sustainability Report Showcases Industry Trends, Progress

The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) has released its 2013 Retail Sustainability Report, which highlights progress towards the industry’s evolving sustainability objectives and identifies a class of top-performing characteristics.

Hostelling International USA Houses New Sustainability Program

Hostelling International USA yesterday announced the launch of a new eco-certification and sustainability monitoring system for its 50+ hostels in the United States.a new partnership with Sustainable Travel International and its

Skoda Announces Three-Tiered GreenFuture Strategy

Czech automaker Skoda has announced a new sustainability strategy called GreenFuture aimed at making its cars more fuel-efficient and improving water and energy economy in its manufacturing plants.The company says GreenFuture rests on three main pillars; GreenProduct, GreenFactory and GreenRetail.

Despite Climate-Related Damages, Insurers Lack Strategies

Only one out of eight insurers said they have in-depth climate change strategies, according to a recent survey by investor advocacy group Ceres.

How Sustainability Strategy Impacts Your Corporate Brand and Ranking as an Employer of Choice

Sustainability strategy is a holistic, triple-bottom-line approach that considers the environment, society and profit in the development and implementation of business strategy. As you consider your corporate brand, think not only about your products and services but also about how prospective and current employees view your organization.

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Teleculture: How To Preserve Company Culture from Afar

Since the dawn of time, human beings have organized into groups in order to fulfill basic human needs. We join together to gain stability, feel a sense of belonging, build our self-esteem and experience self-actualization. Traditionally, the ideal workplace has combined these elements, the upper ladders of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, into a fulfilling, well-functioning organization.

1) Stand Out. 2) Blend In. 3) Build Sustainable Brand.

People like to stand out. People like to blend in. Once you understand that oxymoron, you’ll be in a much better position to build a sustainable brand.

Study Says 80% of Sustainability Professionals Pursue More Training

Sustainability is a growing field with highly educated professionals from diverse backgrounds, but many lack critical skills despite their training, a recent study released by the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) and Sustainable Plant says.

Valentino Trumps Louis Vuitton in Greenpeace Fashion Rankings

Greenpeace Italy released a new green ranking guide revealing major discrepancies between fifteen high-profile fashion brands on toxic water pollution and deforestation.

Obama Appoints REI CEO Sally Jewell as Next Secretary of the Interior

Yesterday President Obama announced his nomination of business executive and nature enthusiast Sally Jewell to join his cabinet as the next Secretary of the Interior.

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What Your Sustainable Brand Can Learn From the Lord of the Rings

“One ring to rule them all, one ring to find them, one ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.”JRR Tolkien, The Lord of the RingsSustainability isn’t simple. And when it comes to uniting a group of people behind a green initiative, things tend to get messy.

McDonald’s To Sell MSC-Certified Fish in All U.S. Restaurants

McDonald’s, which uses Marine Stewardship Council certified wild-caught Alaska Pollock for its Filet-O-Fish sandwich, will begin displaying the blue MSC ecolabel on product packaging, in-restaurant communications and external marketing beginning in February — coinciding with the launch of Fish McBites, McDonald’s newest fish menu item, which also uses wild-caught, MSC-certified Alaska Pollock.

Report: Business as Responsible as Government for Driving Social Change

The more powerful corporations become, the more obligated they are to behave ethically and with the public interest in mind, according to 73 percent of respondents in a new global consumer survey.

Same Brand, Different Business Model

Business model innovation is steadily becoming more of a familiar term in the combined world of brand marketing and sustainability.

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