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ClimateGate

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ClimateGate – Which is the conspiracy? In all seriousness, three great resources to put us all back on track and gain some perspective.

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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 II: What Is Trust?

In all of my client dealings as an executive coach and CSR consultant for nearly 20 years, trust has been at the core of leadership, relationships, and business success. Ironically, for all of its importance, trust is the one concept whose meaning people almost always assume and equally deeply misunderstand. For most people, trust is […]

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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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PR v CSR

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Q: What is the relationship between CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) and PR (Public Relations)?
A: The short answer is PR can be both a blessing and a curse to CSR. It is a matter of which comes first and what is the intention.

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Biomimicry Opportunity: Pollution Study via Energy Conserving Robotic Fish

Biomimicry in action. Looking toward nature to find new solutions for sustainability, design, systems. Scientists using shape, movement, and communication patterns to solve pollution discovery. How does nature approach similar business challenges that you have? How does nature use systems to find easier “cost effective” solutions? What are the opportunities for sustainability in biomimicry?

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Biomimicry Opportunity: A New OS Series

Biomimicry Opportunity: In this Opportunity Sustainability℠ series of articles we will explore sustainability opportunities being found in using biomimicry and bioneering. Author: Matthew Rochte, Sustainability Consultant http://www.OpportunitySustainability.com

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Words: Global Warming or Climate Change

When speaking about sustainability – words matter. Walter McLeod at EcoCapital raises the question of which do you use “global warming” or “climate change.” This article goes into why I use the term Climate Change for its business executive accessibility. Author: Matthew Rochte, Sustainability Consultant http://www.OpportunitySustainability.com

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Sustainability Dictionary

The world of green and sustainable business is swimming with acronyms and industry lingo. Sometimes you need a dictionary. Check out the Sustainability Dictionary website. It is a project of the Presidio School of Management. http://www.sustainabilitydictionary.com

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