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  Employee Engagement Around Sustainability: Why Evaluation and Compensation Are Necessary
A survey by Accenture and the UN Global Compact of 766 CEOs in 2011 found that 96% of CEOs believe that sustainability should be fully embedded into a company's strategy and daily operations; nothing is more critical to making this happen than integrating the metrics, evaluation and compensation systems needed to track and record progress.
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Colgate, Apple, Crocs Agree to Shareholder Resolutions
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New Study Highlights Business Leadership Deficit, Calls on New Generation of Disruptive Thinkers
Worldview Thinking, a strategic research firm for social innovators, has released a study highlighting a deficit of business leaders and the need to adopt new leadership skills to compete in today's increasingly complex global marketplace. The report asserts that most businesses are currently unequipped to embrace innovation and disruptive thinking at the rapid pace needed to succeed in the emerging economy.
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6 Million OnStar Vehicles Enabled for Peer-to-Peer Car-Sharing
Owners of General Motors vehicles with an OnStar subscription can now rent out their idle vehicles through the RelayRides peer-to-peer carsharing service. RelayRides is the first third-party developer to integrate with the OnStar system; it developed an app that allows renters to locate and unlock reserved OnStar-enabled cars with their mobile devices.
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Why Cause-Conscious Marketplaces Should be Less Cause-Conscious
One challenge to scalable conscious consumption is building marketplaces with ethical goods that let consumers shop naturally. Marketplaces for social good should be so focused on the user experience, on how people shop, on customer service, and on product that no one cares about the impact, even the people who care about the impact.
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