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Following the murder of George Floyd, US corporations focused attention on the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement -- a slogan and organization launched by Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi after the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the murder of the teenager Trayvon Martin. The videotape of Floyd’s…
“Hollywood amuses me,” Grace Kelly once said. “Holier-than-thou for the public and unholier-than-the-devil in reality.”  You’d be hard-pressed to find someone who can’t name their favorite movie or TV show. Hollywood is ubiquitous and mesmerizing.  For me, I live in Los Angeles, and I’m married to someone who works in the entertainment industry.…
As students prepare to head off to their college dorm this year, they can take steps to make the experience more eco-friendly. For example, it is important to bring hand-me-downs and reuse items you already have so that you do not produce unnecessary waste. However, if it is time to buy some newer items, there are many businesses selling eco…
by Jessica Beck
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The energy use in your office building, apartment, or home may be less efficient than you are aware. Energy efficiency means that less energy is used to perform the same task.   Many New Yorkers are discovering this after the passage of Local Law 95, a law requiring building owners to post the energy efficiency of New York City…
One might almost be desensitized to extreme weather conditions, especially in the West Coast, where water usage warnings and wildfires have become the norm. However, the issue is far from normal. According to the US Drought Monitor, 93% of land the West Coast are in drought conditions, which is more than ever before, and make water-saving crucial.  As a green business leader, you can do your…
From her experience at Xerox and IBM, to her seat on Business for Social Responsibility’s board and role as practitioner advisor for Georgetown University’s Center for Social Impact Communications, Mary Fehlig has built her reputation as corporate social responsibility (CSR) expert. For 20 years, her firm, the Fehlig Group, has also been a certified Green Business Network member…
What is an easier way to tell your mother you love them than with fresh flower bouquets? Fresh cut flowers are used to mark important occasions, both celebratory and mourning alike. It is an easy gift that does not require much planning, as arranged bouquets are ubiquitous in supermarkets around springtime holidays. That also makes it a big business—a $7 billion dollar one in the US alone.…
by Lis McLoughlin
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Guest Blog By Lis McLoughlin, PhD Sustainable online events are easier and save more money than in-person events when done right. Online events benefit the environment by replacing energy-intensive and currently (during the pandemic) dangerous in-person events. Online events are safe because they maintain social distancing, and are also efficient as they eliminate all transportation, facility…
Sustainability in business has been moving along at a steady pace for several decades. Yet the urgency of the climate crisis and social inequalities are driving new generations of people to demand more from companies both large and small. The State of Green Business report from GreenBiz looks at the biggest trends over the last five years for the largest 500 companies in the US and…
The following is excerpted from a new report by Community Capital Management (CCM), a certified Green Business Network member. CCM manages impact investing portfolios to promote community development and contribute to positive environmental outcomes. Read CCM’s full report on the Black homeownership gap here. For millions, owning a home remains at the heart of the American dream. Most…