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      Empowered Consumers Can Change the World – But Will They?
  Empowered Consumers Can Change the World – But Will They?
As a staunch believer in corporate responsibility and transparency, I recognize that there is a risk as well as a reward associated with transparency because it makes you vulnerable by exposing things that might cause stakeholder backlash. At the same time, of course, the opportunity in being open is that it allows those stakeholders who share your values to offer their support.
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U.S. Corporations Lead on Business Ethics, Lag on Environmental Transparency
A decade of regulatory reforms on corporate governance has made U.S. companies leaders in the adoption of business ethics policies, according to a new study by The Conference Board. However, this is one of the few sustainability practices documented in the report for which U.S. business corporations outperform the global sample.
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AT&T, DuPont, Hilton Sustainability Leaders Rely on Interpersonal Skills, Not Subject-Matter Expertise
To be successful, corporate sustainability leaders avoid the jargon of sustainability when selling it inside their companies. "You can be very bright and smart on sustainability and the science, but if you can't convince people why it makes good business sense, your initiative will go nowhere," says John Gardner, Chief Sustainability Officer at Novelis.
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New Belgium Brewing: How Intangibles Keep Employees Coming Back for More
It's easy to look at the on-site cross bike track, the free shift beer, the ping pong table and the climbing wall as reasons to work at New Belgium. Ultimately, it's the intangibles. We aim to produce world-class beers in an environmentally friendly fashion and we have a core value that we want to have fun while doing it.
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