Many companies have more sustainability initiatives than they can effectively manage and would benefit from applying performance management principles.
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You’ve heard about the plastic detritus polluting our oceans. You’ve likely seen plastic bags from grocery stores hanging from trees and telephone poles. Now the entire state of California is moving toward a ban on the bags.
Launched in 1992 to help consumers find the most energy-efficient products, the program initially allowed companies to sign up to use the Energy Star logo by self-reporting their products’ energy savings; the EPA and DOE would perform only occasional spot-checks on items carrying the eco-label. But a federal audit in 2010 revealed that some Energy Star products did not live up to their energy-savings claims.
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Almost a quarter of e-waste that developed countries discard floods into just seven developing countries — with major potential environmental and health risks for the people who live there.
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Who are the leaders in corporate sustainability? When you hear that question, do you think of an individual or a brand name? Individuals have much more power to influence.
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We all recognize there is a lot of data embedded within our business systems, but the real question is, how do we access, filter, organize and ultimately analyze all this data so that it turns into information — and more importantly, information that feeds into intelligent decision-making? In order to find the right data, first you need to make sure you know what the question is you intend to answer.
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