Coffee and tea are the most popular drinks around the world, and of course we all love chocolate. However, special attention should be paid to these crops not only because of their environmental impact but also because of the social injustice issues that are pervasive among these industries.
Our food choices not only impact our health, they also have far-reaching impacts on our environment, economy and politics. Dining with the planet in mind can be a daunting task. Do what you can and remember that every small change adds up to big differences! Start with something simple like
How do you convince busy IT integration partners to take a deep dive into new technology without asking them to also first sell a solution to a client? After all, time is money for implementation partners. At SAS, we are keen to introduce our partners and, through them, more clients
From saving cheetahs to preserving fresh water systems, analytics plays a role in many inspiring conservation projects around the world. Read on to learn about a few of our favorites. 1. Protecting animals from extinction Learn how analyzing footprints could help save cheetahs in Namibia and other endangered animals around
A few weeks ago, our team moved into SAS’ newest building, Building A. It’s a beauty, featuring a world-class training center, a bakery, and over 1000 pieces of artwork. While the abundance of baked goods is hard to beat, I think my favorite part about the building is the view.
Sometimes, during my day-to-day job, I get to experience some really fun and unique things. I’m thankful that these experiences, while work-related, sometimes spark deeper reflection about the world around me. Case in point: a few weeks ago, I zipped into a bee suit to tour and learn about SAS’
One thing that inspires me is hearing two super minds who are thought leaders in their fields discussing new ways to make our planet better. This happened recently when I listened to an episode of Mark Hyman’s Doctor’s Farmacy Podcast where Dr. Hyman was interviewing environmentalist Miriam Horn. Miriam Horn
I clearly remember the morning last December when I interviewed for SAS. I was visiting my brother in Seattle over winter break, so I was interviewed over Skype by Brandon and Jason (my current manager and mentor respectively). Near the end of the interview, Brandon asked me, “Where do you
Applying analytics to IoT data provides opportunities for cities to use information from sensors, citizens and connected infrastructure in unprecedented ways.
I was asked to speak recently on a topic that includes two hyped terms: Big data and sustainability. At the risk of igniting an anti-buzzword campaign, I added a third over-used term to that list: analytics. Even though individuals and companies use those three words – big data, sustainability, and
In recent weeks, I've posted a series of articles about sustainable banking. The posts are related to a whitepaper I co-wrote with Michael Imeson. There are three main dimensions of sustainability: economic, social and environmental. This third component deals primarily with the topic of climate change. So, banks with a
We live in a world of digital communications, where social media provides the global population with the opportunity to come together like never before. This has brought a whole new dimension to consumer interaction. It provides instant channels for information exchange, experience and opinion sharing. Social media and multichannel digital
The banking sector, as one of the cornerstone industries, has a significant role to play in our planet's future sustainability. Customers are saying that it's the right thing to do, suppliers are coming on board and staff members are engaged. Shareholders have also recently added their voices, understanding that the
Many years ago I served as the program manager for the NC Alternative Fuel Vehicles program. The goal of the program was to promote the usage of various vehicle types that were alternatives to gasoline powered vehicles. One of the main programs in this set of grants was the Clean
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
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
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
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
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
Earlier this week, I had a quick meeting with Mikael Hagström, our VP of Operations for Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. As you might imagine, he has a pretty good handle on the use of business analytics around the world. Mikael provided some good suggestions on content for