New Profits from Non-Profits? (Part 2)
The world’s most successful capitalists and corporations are finding new sources of profit and shareholder value where they didn’t expect it – in the global expertise of non-profits and governments. In Part 2 of the article, we will be dicsussing specific examples of successful partnership models - and why they work.
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Verizon Makes Maplecroft Climate Innovation Benchmark List
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Should Green Marketers Take a Page from Pharma’s Playbook?
With concern over toxic chemicals at an all time high, sustainable cleaning products could be gaining market share through aggressive consumer messaging if there weren’t so many roadblocks in place stopping them. Maybe it is time they started following Pharma’s lead – marketing to health care providers.
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Susan Burns Measures the Ecological Footprint of Business
Susan Burns, CEO of Global Footrpint Network, outlines how her company's environmental accounting tool, called the "ecological footprint", can help companies assess the impact of their products and business operations through life cycle analysis and how this will bring down our "ecological overshoot".
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