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January 9, 2013
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Setting the Example 
  • Say goodbye to Oreos, says Whole Foods CEO
    Businesses have an obligation to make society better, says Whole Foods co-CEO John Mackey, and for the grocery business, that means selling fewer Oreos and instead getting consumers hooked on healthier, more sustainable foods. "I really believe that 100 years from now, people will look back at what we eat now in utter horror," Mackey says. Texas Monthly (1/2013) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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Creating Accountability 
  • Survey: Global warming is among top global risks
    Experts polled by the World Economic Forum ranked climate change as one of the top global risks. Inaction on environmental concerns combined with strains on the global economy could restrict policymakers on the issue, the group said. "A sudden and massive collapse on one front is certain to doom the other’s chance of developing an effective, long-term solution," the report said. The Hill/E2 Wire blog (1/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Green Marketing 
  • Mobile app puts green data at shoppers' fingertips
    A mobile application called Oroeco aims to help shoppers weigh the environmental impact of their purchasing decisions by providing in-depth information on a product-by-product basis. "If we're all informed and incentivized to make these little lifestyle tweaks they'll scale up to quite massive change, and we hope Oroeco provides a tool that helps make this happen," CEO Ian Monroe says. FastCoExist (1/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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Powering Tomorrow 
  • BP switches on Pa.'s biggest wind farm
    BP Wind Energy's Mehoopany wind farm in Pennsylvania's Wyoming County has achieved operational status. The $250 million, 88-turbine wind farm is the biggest in the state, capable of generating enough power for 40,000 households. The wind farm delivers power to Old Dominion Electric Cooperative in Virginia and Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative under long-term deals. The Citizens' Voice (Wilkes-Barre, Pa.) (1/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Engage. Innovate. Discuss. 
  • Why smart bosses start book clubs
    One way to foster engagement is to ask your entire team to read a particular business or management tome, writes Baron Christopher Hanson. Turning your company into a reading group gives you a chance to understand employees better and allows them to share their passions and ideas more freely. "Everyone in the company is guaranteed to have something in common to talk about going forward," Hanson writes. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership (1/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
SmartQuote 
Business cannot exist without making money, but that's not its purpose. Its purpose should refer back to the contribution it's making to the good of society."
--John Mackey, Whole Foods Market co-founder and co-CEO, as quoted in Texas Monthly
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