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Archive for October, 2008

Capgemini Reports on Trends in Green Supply Chain Management

October 29, 2008 | No Comments →

Over the past few weeks, Capgemini, a global leader in consulting, technology, and outsourcing services, released results from two different studies about current trends in supply chain management. Both reports include information specific to sustainability initiatives, and like surveys I’ve blogged about before, ultimately, the findings are somewhat blurry. While companies seem to be in agreement about the benefits of ‘going green,’ there’s still a lot of confusion out there about how exactly to move forward in this direction.


An Invitation — SustainPro Conference Breakfast Session, October 30 in Chicago

October 27, 2008 | Comment (1)

I wanted to let everyone know that I’m delivering a keynote address at the SustainPro Conference in Chicago on October 29/30. It should be a great conference with other speakers, including T. Boone Pickens and Howard Leaener, Barack Obama’s lead environmental policy advisor.


GE Announces Rise in Revenues from ecomagination

October 23, 2008 | No Comments →

Yesterday, I blogged about how sustainability initiatives can give your business a competitive edge during downturns in the market, and now there’s big news from GE that supports this strategy.


Strategies for Managing Sustainability During Downturns in the Market

October 22, 2008 | No Comments →

There’s no doubt about it: these are tough economic times, and businesses everywhere are facing difficult decisions. Financial prudence has become this quarter’s top priority, and right now, it seems like almost everything is on the table for consideration as a cost-cutting measure. But, what’s the dynamic in your board room when the talk turns to sustainability? Can your company’s green initiatives withstand this kind of scrutiny?


The Vault Guide to Green Programs

October 20, 2008 | No Comments →

I really enjoy reading about what’s happening at other companies with regard to their sustainability practices and programs. So, when I heard about Vault’s new digital-only book, the Vault Guide to Green Programs, I knew I had to check it out.