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February 27, 2013
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  Regulatory Update 
  • San Francisco aims to be zero-waste in 7 years
    Waste-management company Recology is working with San Francisco to make the city a zero-waste community by the end of the decade. Recycling, compost and other diversion tactics will be employed. "In the waste industry, the big money has been made putting solid waste in landfills. To me, that's not waste management: It's just putting waste in a hole in the ground and hoping nothing goes wrong. If you can put waste back into commerce, that's much smarter," said Michael J. Sangiacomo, president and CEO of Recology. CNBC (2/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • What can Beijing learn from London, L.A.?
    Los Angeles and London have spent decades battling smog from industry and transportation, each coming up with tactics that could be emulated by Beijing. Not all steps can be done quickly, write Wang Tao and E. Tucker Hirsch. "Reducing air pollution requires a continuous transition process that lasts for decades, not the sort of one-off campaign that has prevailed in China's previous environmental efforts," they write. The Diplomat (Japan)/China Power blog (2/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Not all CSR clients are created equal
    Sustainability consultants need clients just like anyone else, but it's worth having rigorous standards, writes Paul Klein. He shares his firm's 10-point checklist for choosing clients most likely to be compatible. Forbes/The CSR Blog (2/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Career Focus 
  • Master "executive presence" to advance your career
    You need to learn to project an executive image if you want to get ahead in your career, writes Ken White, an associate dean at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business. Those with executive presence are confident, go-to people who keep their cool in a crisis. "Your executive presence is a major part of your personal brand," White writes. The Washington Post/Capital Business (2/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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