Sustainability Blog: Do it Now!

A few days ago in Singapore, I commented to a friend on how green the city was. She told me that the vision of Former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew was not to merely create a city with gardens, but to create a city within a garden.

The two main objectives for this strong vision were to attract investors and to improve the quality of life for Singapore’s citizens. Urban concrete jungles, particularly in a hot climate, can drain the human spirit, whereas nature is restorative. This verdant landscape was also a way to demonstrate Singapore’s efficiency and quality of life in order to...

Strategic Imperatives and GreenBusiness WORKS are continuing to welcome speakers, sponsors and subject matter experts to the upcoming Sustainability Leadership Series including the GA Department of Natural Resources Sustainability Division, Georgia Power, the EPA, AGL Resources, EnergyAce, Greenguard, Cousins Property, communications 21, Perkins + Will, Southeast Energy Alliance and more……

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Not too long ago it was unusual to find a company with a CSR executive, so it’s been encouraging to see that the number of senior level sustainability professionals (Director, VP or above) seems to be increasing. During my research I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing several, including Alison Taylor, Siemens VP Sustainability – Americas, James Farrar, VP of Sustainability for SAP, Bill Frerking, VP & Chief Sustainability Officer for Georgia Pacific, and Harriet Hentges, VP,Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability for...

There are “two very exciting revolutions taking place in the world right now that are having an impact that will make every business better” stated David Jones, CEO of Havas Worldwide and co-founder of One Young World in his recent Wall Street Journal Europe article. Far more than trends, these two revolutions are Corporate Social Responsibility and Social Media While each is powerful in its own right, they are also...

A little more than a month later, the company has recalled more than 8.5 million vehicles and is currently considering a further recall of 1.3 million Toyota Corollas, the world’s top selling car. Recalls have also extended...