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“Risk” not “responsibility” is the watchword of 2013

March 8, 2013

In your view, what are the big issues to watch out for in 2013? I think that climate change is going to be a big issue. That’s partly for the same reasons. There’s also a growing recognition of the effects that a change in climate is going to have on business.


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Comparing U.S. and U.K sustainable business practices

February 19, 2013

What a rollercoaster ride! It has been five years since I moved to New York to open our US office. My arrival here coincided with the worst financial crash since the Depression, a time when you were unsure whether there would be any cash in the ATM, let alone a market for sustainability advice.


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Whither sustainability? CEOs rank it low on 2013 priorities

January 10, 2013

Sustainability ranks ninth out of ten top corporate priorities for 2013, according to a study released by The Conference Board January 9th of more than 700 senior executives in businesses around the world.


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New research links employee engagement to business growth

December 25, 2012

A company’s employees have a direct, major impact on brand reputation, according to a new research summary produced by the business thought leadership organization, The Forum: Business Results through People.


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What to do when a worker tweets about poor safety and posts photos of risks on Facebook

November 28, 2012

Every business should have a crisis management plan in place, one that has been rehearsed and practiced so that everyone knows precisely what they are supposed to do if it all kicks off – in theory at least.


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Business groups: Forget regs, it’s all about job creation

November 8, 2012

Jobs creation and avoiding the fiscal cliff are top of mind issues of national business groups following the election. More narrow issues, such as OSHA policies and standards, are for another day, probably sometime in 2013, especially if OSHA makes noises about new standards.


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The competitive edge of corporate sustainability

October 31, 2012

Sustainability is changing how businesses work and compete. Many leading companies realise that an innovative CR strategy, aligned with goals and resources, delivers a competitive edge. This competitive edge has seen many companies increase their ROI plus realise and take advantage of opportunities in new markets.


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Firmenich wins highest global safety award

October 23, 2012

On Monday, the National Safety Council presented its 2012 Robert W. Campbell Award to Firmenich, at the Opening Session of its Congress & Expo. This award is presented annually to organizations that integrate environmental, health and safety (EHS) management with business operations as a cornerstone of corporate success.


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What are the skills business sustainability leaders should have?

October 22, 2012

Identifying, developing, and retaining quality resources has always been critical to long-term business sustainability. However, some experts now believe traditional subject matter expertise will not be the limiting factor in the future.


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New poll of business leaders highlights sustainability priorities for global companies

October 18, 2012
Results from the fourth annual “BSR/GlobeScan State of Sustainable Business Poll 2012,” released today, outline the progress global business has made on 14 key sustainability challenges over the past 20 years, the areas where business is likely to make the most progress over the next 20 years, and key priorities for the year ahead—including human rights and climate.


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