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  The Call for Transformational Leadership
A new study, "Transformational Leadership: Can It Be Trained?," highlights a deficit of business leaders and the need to adopt new leadership skills to compete in today's increasingly complex global marketplace. This is the first of a four-part series of articles detailing the findings of the report.
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CSR Roundup: UPS Exceeds 4 of 7 Goals; SABMiller Continues To Cut Water Use
According to the company's latest annual Sustainability Report, UPS met its goals for employee safety, auto accident frequency, aircraft emissions and full-time employee retention. The logistics giant fell short of goals for efficiency of jet fuel use, employee satisfaction and charitable contributions.
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Survey Shows Energy Efficiency Is a Brand Builder
Improving energy efficiency at America's businesses is as important to brand building as it is to growing the bottom line, according to a new Deloitte report. "Corporate America is coming to a clear consensus: Energy efficiency is an important competitive advantage," Greg Aliff, vice chairman, Deloitte LLP, and the report's co-author, said.
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Chipotle on Track To Serve 10 Million Pounds of Local Produce in 2012
Chipotle Mexican Grill said it plans to serve more than 10 million pounds of locally grown produce for the second year in a row, up from 5 million pounds just two years ago. Chipotle is a leader when it comes to supporting local farms and more sustainable agriculture.
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EPA, P&G Collaborate on Sustainability Analysis Tool for Bounty, Charmin & Puffs
The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), a trade association representing more than a third of the global apparel and footwear market, unveiled the Higg Index, a new tool for sustainability measurement across the industry value chain. It is based on established evaluation tools to better measure the comprehensive environmental and social impacts of apparel and footwear products.
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