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Archive for July, 2008

The Wal-Mart Sustainability Summit

July 30, 2008 | Comments (5)

Editor’s note: Today’s blog comes from Che Mott, Aravo’s VP of Supply Chain Development. Che recently attended a Wal-Mart sustainability summit. The event brought together key players in corporate sustainability for a brainstorming and feedback session that will influence Wal-Mart’s strategies for building a more sustainable supply chain.

Che writes:
The Sunday afternoon two-jump flight to Northern Arkansas was uneventful. But I did have the pleasure of running into one of my old grad school professors, Kellie McElhaney, in the Oakland airport. Kellie, who leads the Center for Responsible Business at Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, looked up at me and said "Going to Wal-Mart?" “Sure am,” I replied – wondering who else would be there.


Does Sun’s Open Work Really Save Energy?

July 17, 2008 | No Comments →

Believe it or not, it has already been ten years since Sun Microsystems launched “Open Work,” a platform that allows Sun employees to work from almost any location –- provided that they can access the internet.


Sustainability Has Six Syllables, Profit Has Two…

July 15, 2008 | Comment (1)

For the past few weeks, I’ve used this blog to post results from a variety of recent studies that focused on sustainability practices in business. If you put all of that data together I think one thing, in particular, is abundantly clear: now, more than ever before, companies are concerned about sustainability, and most are doing something about it by establishing new guidelines, implementing new policies, and establishing new programs.


On the Right Track with EnoTemp Technology

July 10, 2008 | Comment (1)

Green data centers are in the news, again. Last month, the New York Times ran an article on the growing importance of energy-efficient data centers.


The Green Supply Chain Goes Mainstream

July 08, 2008 | No Comments →

As most of you know by now, sustainability is something I am passionate about, and have been for years. I spent most of the 1990s working in the nonprofit conservation sector in DC and Latin America. Back then we would have fallen out of our chairs if you’d told us how mainstream the notion of “going green” would become in 15 short years.