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Rethinking Waste: New Life to Old Fire Hoses

Rethinking Waste: New Life to Old Fire Hoses

Fundamentally, waste doesn’t have to exist. It is simply a matter of rethinking of the item as a resource and find new uses for the material. Today we got an interesting request – What to do with a city’s worth of old fire hoses. What an interesting and fun challenge. Feel free to add your thoughts.

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Start At The Exit – O.S. White Paper

Start At The Exit – O.S. White Paper

New Opportunity Sustainability white paper on the quick ROI available when you switch to LED exit signs. Estimated operational cost savings of 93%.

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CSR and the Coming Talent Wars

CSR and the Coming Talent Wars

Why do talented employees leave companies, often despite good salaries??
I keep hearing this question uttered by talent agents to news casters. They are saying this because, despite the ugly job market, people are jumping ship.
Beyond the typical reasons of bad management, poor working environment, and lack of stimulus – I would say that the top talent are fundamentally looking for something else.

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Trust – Part IV: Corporate Social Responsibility

Part 4 of 4 in series on Trust and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) What are the implications of this model of trust in business? CSR? Sustainability? Leadership? PR?
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability are new for many companies. Corporations may be excellent at producing breakthroughs in pharmaceuticals or be masters in architectural design, yet have few skills in dealing with CSR. Where does this leave us with trusting them? How can a company’s CSR activity engender trust from the doubting public towards that business?

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Of Desserts and Styrofoam

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Cold-Pack EPS Cooler shipping packaging. An example of doing it right if you have to use EPS, along with resources for both recycling and alternatives to EPS coolers for shipping perishable goods.

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Rethinking Waste: Walmart Style

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Here are two Rethinking Waste stories that are worth sharing for their innovative efforts to close the loop and upcycle store waste. These were shown at the Global Sustainability Milestone Meeting – November 12, 2009 1) “The Secret Life of Walmart’s Deli Pizza Box” 2) Of Styrofoam, Workforce Rehabilitation, and Pictureframes: A great story of […]

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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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