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Trust – Part III: Build, Destroy, Restore

Part 3 of 4 series on Trust and Corporate Responsibility. In part 2 we introduced a Model of Trust. In this segment we explore how trust is formed, how it can be destroyed, and what can be done to restore trust. It concludes with a case study using the model to rebuild trust.

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Trust – Part I: The Need for Trust

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Trust in Corporations? Trust in corporations is at an all-time low. For the past 10 years, Edelman has released an annual trust report and according to the 2009 Edelman Trust Barometer, U.S. respondents trust in corporations eroded to 38%, a 20 percentage point decline from 2008 numbers.  This means only a third of the public […]

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Never Let Them Forget $4/gallon Gas?

A response to an often hailed environmentalist questions: How do we prevent the country from forgetting $4+/gal of Gas? Short Answer: We don’t have to “remind” them nor raise taxes to “force” the issue. I present three thoughts. Author: Matthew Rochte, Sustainability Consultant http://www.OpportunitySustainability.com

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Are Bio-Plastics Sustainable?

Are biodegradable plastics sustainable?

Short answer – No, not in their current usage. They are a “less bad” alternative in terms of consumable bioplastic uses (disposable cutlery, cups, plates). It has some seriously bad implications if the disposal is not monitored properly.

My biggest concern with bio-plastics is the “monstrous hybrid” dilemma. When we blend natural with synthetic we create monstrous hybrids.

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