Copenhagen Climate Conference – “History in the Making” or “Dead on Arrival”?

On Friday, environmental negotiation between 193 heads of state concluded in Copenhagen. Some argue that little was

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The green retail checklist, step 6

Welcome back to our green enterprise checklist for retailers. In my previous posts, I described how to create a vision for sustainability and how to evaluate your operations, merchandise, supplies, advertising and marketing. The final area on our checklist is to evaluate your people. Your People Employees must be trained […]

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The green retail checklist, step 5

Welcome back to our green enterprise checklist for retailers. In my previous posts, I described how to create a vision for sustainability, how to evaluate your operations, your merchandise and your supplies. The next area on our checklist is to evaluate your advertising and marketing. Your Advertising and Marketing Reduce […]

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The green retail checklist, step 3

Welcome back to our green enterprise checklist for retailers. In my previous posts, I described how to create a vision for sustainability and how to evaluate your operations. The next area on our checklist is evaluating your merchandise. Your Merchandise Successful businesses know they need the right product mix for […]

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The green retail checklist, step 2

Welcome back to our series of posts that provide a green enterprise checklist for retailers. In my previous post, I described how to create a vision for sustainability and introduced five areas of focus to help you begin implementing that vision. The first area on our checklist is to evaluate […]

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The green retail checklist, step 1

With increased customer awareness and consumer demand about the virtues of going green, getting your company to become more environmentally friendly is a winning strategy. But sustainable business practices are relatively new to many companies. The most common question I get is: “Where do I start?” There is no direct […]

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Beyond Green with MIT Sloan

SAS and MIT Sloan share a similar mission when it comes to the topic of sustainability: To explore and share lessons on how sustainability challenges are transforming 21st century organizations. While we at SAS continue to refine our own practices in corporate social responsibility, we’re helping our customers measure, manage […]

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Education Evolution

As I have been at SAS for a while now, well 10 years, I started to reflect on my time with SAS. I went from being a data mining systems engineer (SE), to an analytical strategist, to now being the Global Industry Marketing Manager for Education. I started in the […]

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Green with Envy

The announcement that SAS’ new conference center will support LEED standards is a great opportunity to ponder some of the converging trends in environmental sustainability. With evidence that the economic benefits rival the environmental gain, companies are really taking notice. The Climate Counts Scorecard showcases companies taking steps to mitigate […]

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Follow the cost, find the carbon, make a difference

I mentioned on Friday that I spoke briefly with SAS VP Mikael Hagström about global sustainability regulations. He recently blogged about the topic on his internal SAS blog, saying that sustainability conversations and measurements need to be simpler. "Companies, regulatory agencies and other organizations need to have a way to […]

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