Innovation

Enabling Future Leaders to Think Sustainably – Kruger Products Develops Education Program

Students of today are the leaders of tomorrow. We have an opportunity to teach them right from wrong, good from bad and demonstrate by example how a vision can translate into action and make a difference in the world.

Big Companies can Make Big Differences

This ideology is the driver behind many decisions Kruger Products makes in terms of sustainability and corporate social responsibility. “We know that when we reduce our emissions by 15% or commit to a cause, we can make more of an impact than an individual choosing to reduce his emissions by 15% or donating to a cause,” says Steven Sage, VP Sustainability & Innovation Kruger Products. Making a difference is something that Kruger Products takes seriously, which is why it embarked on Sustainability 2015, it’s five-year journey to reduce its environmental impact, in the first place.

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A Rethink for Corporate Sustainability: A Sustainability Ombudsperson?

Business is not doing enough to address environmental problems. It’s time to rethink how we can be most effective – perhaps we need a strategy that enables our CSR leaders to act as direct conduits between the firm and external interests.

SwimAgainstTheCurrent

My first big CSR/sustainability event was the 2010 Net Impact Conference held at the University of Michigan’s Ross Business School. I had been invited there to speak on a panel on the topic of intrapreneurship, which gave me the opportunity to sit in on a number inspiring and insightful talks. One of the sessions I attended was an interview with Aron Cramer, the CEO of BSR. As I recall, much of that hopeful, engaging discussion centered on transparency – a topic that’s close to my heart.

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VIDEO: A sustainability success story – less waste and more money for a French supermarket chain

intermarcheInnovation is simply looking at a problem in a new way. A French supermarket chain shows us a new way to think about an old problem with regards to food waste. Introducing ” the “Inglorious Fruits and Vegetables”  The biggest problem was being sold out – 1.2 tonnes of sales per store in the first two days.

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VIDEO: Sparkling Sidewalks That Reduce The Need For Street Lighting

Just because we’ve made sidewalks the same way for 100 years doesn’t mean we can’t find a better way.  Great technology for the coming low carbon economy!!


Article sourced from Fast Company

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Incrementalism is Too Slow. What Does Real Disruption Look Like?

disruptive-thinkingThe CSRwire community recently participated in a Twitter chat in response to this query: “What will disrupt your year?” Leading experts gathered to discuss CSR and sustainability trends in 2014. Over an hour’s time, a range of assumptions and common frames emerged. In spite of the challenge to explore the concept of disruption, please judge for yourself whether most of the responses were disruptive or best described as incremental.

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