Archive for September 25th, 2013

ID-100112015Last week, the UN unveiled a new business engagement architecture which the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) states is designed to provide an opportunity to leverage sustainability reporting to drive the private sector’s contribution to sustainable development.

At the UN Global Compact’s triennial Leaders’ Summit in New York, UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon launched an implementation architecture that will address the pivotal role of business in helping to make the global vision of sustainable development a reality. The secretary general took the stage with Georg Kell, executive director of the UN Global Compact (UNGC), GRI Chief Executive Ernst Ligteringen, and Peter Bakker, president of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), to address an audience of more than 1,000 business leaders from around the world. Kell, Ligteringen, and Bakker came together to affirm plans for mutual collaboration among the three organizations to support and empower businesses to take action on sustainable development.  Read more


Employees who negotiate their salary — from initial offer to annual raises — can accrue almost $1 million more in lifetime income than their passive colleagues, according to new findings from Nearly half of the employees who participated in a recent survey can be counted among the passive.
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One way manufacturers can improve efficiency and save money in their operations is by integrating enterprise quality management (EQM) software, enterprise resource planning (ERP) and manufacturing operations management (MOM) systems. Doing so can maximize the quality of processes and efforts across the value chain.  Read more

Credit: Atlas Disposal Company

Credit: Atlas Disposal Company

In California, where nearly every town, city, and county seems committed to environmental causes like reducing pollution and converting energy into reusable and renewable forms, it would seem hard to stand out from the crowd.

But if you take a look at all the exciting changes going on in the state capital, you’d have to admit that Sacramento might be leading the way in several key waste-to-energy areas.

Thanks to strong leadership from Mayor Kevin Johnson (a former point guard for the Phoenix Suns), excellent non-profit organizations, and a healthy supply of private capital and innovation, Sacramento is in the middle of what the mayor’s office calls a “farm-to-fork-to-fuel” renaissance.  Read more

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