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      Putting It All Together: The Anatomy of a Shift
  Putting It All Together: The Anatomy of a Shift
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 fourth of a four-part series of articles detailing the findings of the report.
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Sustainable Brands Innovation Open Finalist Wins Chase Small Biz Grant
PlanetReuse, a Kansas City, MO-based company that brokers reclaimed materials for designers, builders and other new uses, last week received one of a dozen $250,000 grants from Chase Bank. PlanetReuse was a finalist in the SB Innovation Open competition conducted for startups at the SB '12 conference in San Diego in June.
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Q&A: GoodGuide and UL Environment on Joining Forces
When news broke earlier this month about UL Environment's acquisition of GoodGuide, we here at Sustainable Brands were excited by the possibilities and wanted to learn more. We asked both parties about what led to the acquisition, and how both companies expect to benefit.
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U.S. Food Waste Estimated at $165 Billion Per Year
There has been a 50% jump in U.S. food waste since the 1970s, such that Americans now throw away 40% of the food purchased, according to a new analysis by the Natural Resources Defense Council. A new NRDC report outlines opportunities to reduce wasted food and money on the farm, in the grocery store and at home.
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Zipcar Helping Houston Launch Municipal Fleet Car-Sharing Program
Zipcar is helping the city of Houston launch a municipal electric vehicle (EV) fleet sharing program, called Houston Fleet Share. Through this program, 50 existing city-owned fleet vehicles – including 25 Nissan Leaf EVs – will be outfitted with Zipcar's FastFleet proprietary fleet sharing technology for use by city employees across all departments.
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