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October 3, 2012
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Setting the Example 
  • Green policies are on the rise in airports
    A number of airports around the world have adopted sustainable measures to reduce the effect of air travel on carbon emissions, this feature says. Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, for example, touts the use of ultra-low-sulfur fuel in its trucks, and the Chicago Department of Aviation has installed 230,000 square feet of vegetated roof space to promote clean energy. CNN (10/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • Coke distributors to carry medicine as well as soft drinks
    Coke's legendary global distribution system could soon be saving lives in the developing world, thanks to the ColaLife project. Designers created thin, padded and insulated packs that can be used in Coca-Cola crates to ship essential medicines and nutritional supplements nestled on top of soft-drink bottles. That should allow aid workers to piggyback on Coke's distribution network to get essential products to doctors and families, says ColaLife founder Simon Berry. FastCoExist (10/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Why You Should Avoid Toxic Coworkers
A "spillover effect" from work neighbors can boost our productivity—or jeopardize our employment. Learn more through research from Kellogg School of Management Professor Dylan Minor.
Creating Accountability 
  • Disclosure isn't a liability risk, says SASB chief
    Companies often fear that environmental disclosures will give opponents ammunition, but the opposite is also true, says Jean Rogers, executive director of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board. It's failure to disclose and comply with industry standards that can leave companies with greater liability risks. "The companies that are actually at risk are the companies who are failing to disclose material information," Rogers says. (10/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Making the Most of Parcel Boundary Data
For a growing list of industries, the importance and widening use of parcel boundary and property data continues to grow. Thankfully, alternatives to traditional parcel acquisition efforts are now available through cost-effective and ready to use solutions. Read our guide to smart decision-making using parcel boundary data
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The Responsible Leader 
  • Green businesses offer new model for innovation
    Leadership experts are engaged in a heated debate about whether startups or corporate giants are better innovators, but green enterprises illustrate a third way, writes Raz Godelnik. Some of the best environmental innovators use a hybrid model in which corporations, entrepreneurs and startups work together to achieve green goals, Godelnik writes. (10/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Powering Tomorrow 
  • E-vehicle battery factories have fallen on hard times
    A $2.4 billion federal program intended to create an electric-vehicle manufacturing industry in the U.S. is running into a big problem: There just isn't much demand for vehicle-sized batteries. Consumers haven't warmed to all-electric cars, and hybrid-electric vehicles generally use older nickel-metal-hydride batteries, not the lithium-ion batteries being produced. MIT Technology Review online (10/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Engage. Innovate. Discuss. 
  • 4 ways to better understand your workers
    Understanding the people around you takes hard work, writes Mary Jo Asmus. To figure out what's really going on in your workers' heads, try observing them more closely, engaging with them more fully and trying to suppress your reflexive assumptions about their motivations. "Challenge what you think you know about others by using all of you. You might be pleasantly surprised," Asmus writes. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership (10/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
The world would be a pretty boring place if people always acted as we expected them to."
--Mary Jo Asmus, executive coach, writing at SmartBlog on Leadership
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