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January 31, 2013
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Setting the Example 
 
  • How to eat fast food with a clear conscience
    Quick-serve restaurants aren't the most eco-friendly places in the world, but there remain options for the environmentally conscious. Five Guys french fries are vegan and made on-site, minimizing processing and energy use; Chipotle's burritos use natural meats and organic beans; and Burger King's BK Veggie Burger is a big step up from the factory-farmed beef in most hamburgers. The Huffington Post (1/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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Sustainability Reporting: A GRI certified program
This 2-day program from the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship, a GRI-certified training organization, provides a foundation in the elements of a GRI report and reporting process. Unique to this program is the real-life, practical component added by current practitioners who share their perspectives and lessons learned. Learn more.
Creating Accountability 
 
Corporate America’s Impact on Climate Change
What changes can Corporate America implement to lessen its environmental impact? Download our complimentary whitepaper "Reducing Corporate America's Environmental Impact," brought to you by Johns Hopkins Advanced Academic Programs and Smartbrief, to learn more.
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Green Marketing 
 
  • Go Red campaign enters its second decade
    Macy's, one of two national sponsors for the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women campaign, will celebrate this year with in-store events, a social media campaign and sales on limited-edition red dresses from Ellen Tracy, Kensie and Marilyn Monroe. The promotion has raised more than $300 million for the cause since the first Wear Red Friday 10 years ago. MediaPost Communications (1/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
5 Tips for Leading a High-Impact Team
Learn to build a team that is able to "go through storms, successes and failures, and keep coming out alive," with strategies from Kellogg School of Management Professor Leigh Thompson.
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The Responsible Leader 
  • Sustainability still only a sideshow at Davos
    Sustainability was not ignored at the World Economic Forum in Davos, writes Accenture sustainability executive Peter Lacy. Still, green issues were generally treated as detached problems and not as a component of major corporate concerns. "Only when it is eventually embedded in all conversations will we know progress has been made," Lacy argues. GreenBiz.com (1/29)
Powering Tomorrow 
  • Grid-related issues cut output of New England wind farms, exec says
    Transmission-related issues are limiting the productivity of wind farms in New England, Vermont Electric Cooperative CEO David Hallquist told members of the Vermont Senate Natural Resources Committee. The curtailment policy of ISO New England is responsible for about half of the reduction in output of at least two wind farms in the region, Hallquist said. A plan by Green Mountain Power to install a synchronous condenser by the end of the year might help address the problem, Hallquist said. Vermont Public Radio (1/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
 
SmartQuote 
  • Personally, I think environmental ethics should trump animal-welfare ethics. But just as personally, animal-welfare ethicists think the opposite.
    J. Baird Callicott, a philosophy professor, as quoted at ScientificAmerican.com LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story

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