sustainability

  • Sustainability Report: It’s not the tallest, but the former Sears Tower has a new title: LEED Platinum

    (Chicago Tribune) It’s not quite the same as its previous distinction — the world’s tallest skyscraper — but Chicago’s Willis Tower has captured a new title: the largest U.S. building to achieve the highest level of energy efficiency. Building owner EQ Office, the U.S. office arm of private-equity giant Blackstone Group, is scheduled to announce Wednesday that the 110-story skyscraper has achieved LEED Platinum certification....
  • How to Go Green and Mean It: Advanced Strategies for Making Your Business Green in 2019

    Updated on May 7th, 2019 You’ve already replaced your light bulbs, turned off your computer, and have even offered public transportation incentives to your employees. Your company is no stranger to going green, but you’re ready to take sustainability to the next level with more long-term, bigger investments. The upfront work to kick-off a larger sustainability strategy may be more substantial, but so is the payoff for both your business and the environment....
  • 10 Years of Giving Back: A Look at BetterWorld’s Charity Work

    BetterWorld Telecom (BWT) has been dedicated to being America’s leading B2B, full-service, sustainable communications provider since 2003. In fact, as a B Corporation, improving the environment and our communities is one of our top priorities.  ...
  • The Case for Buying Used Technology

    People often dismiss refurbishment when it comes to technology. Everyone seeks the latest and greatest tech products. Many people fear that refurbished hardware isn’t as reliable as a brand new product. However, refurbished technology has many environmental benefits. In fact, in some cases it can be even more efficient than recycling. TechSoup notes that it is “roughly 25 times more beneficial environmentally to reuse computers than to recycle them at 3 to 5 years of age.” Still need convincing? TechSoup refurbished technology for over a decade and compiled the impact of these actions into an infographic. Take a look at some of the most noteworthy insights they’ve discovered from their efforts. ...
  • Using Tech at Work to Be More Sustainable

    Image courtesy of Pixabay As a certified B Corporation, it’s important to us as an organization to continue to find new and innovative ways to improve. Being a sustainable organization means continuing to lessen our environmental impact while still providing meaningful and useful services. How can you make a difference in your office?...
  • Tools for Going Paperless

    Whether your business or nonprofit is already partially paperless or is only at the beginning of your journey to becoming paper-free, there are tools that can help with the transition. Sustainable businesses are more productive and are better for our world, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy to implement sustainable initiatives. Without the right tools on your side, it can be daunting to stay organized without paper documents. These tips will keep your workflow running smoother than ever — all while being 100% paperless! ...
  • The Benefits of a Green Supply Chain

    Having a sustainable business isn’t just about being conscious of your internal sustainability efforts. You also need to be conscientious of the efforts of the partners in your supply chain. Your business or nonprofit gets to decide which businesses make the cut, and which don’t. That means if a company’s green efforts aren’t up to snuff, you have every right to partner up with another company that shares the same values/mission that you do. On top of it being the principled thing to do, there are also many other advantages to having a green supply chain. Take a look at some of the top benefits your business can reap when you have a sustainable supply chain. ...
  • How to Make a Sustainability Report

    Any business that is dedicated to sustainability should consider showcasing its efforts with a sustainability report. According to Global Reporting Initiative, “A sustainability report is a report published by a company or organization about the economic, environmental and social impacts caused by its everyday activities. A sustainability report also presents the organization’s values and governance model, and demonstrates the link between its strategy and its commitment to a sustainable global economy.” By having a sustainability report, you can show your customers the impact your business has on the environment. Transparency is the key to good customer relationships, and having a sustainability report available is just another way to prove to your customers how dedicated you are to a sustainable business objective. Keep these tips in mind when you decide to compose your sustainability report: ...
  • Creating a Sustainable Device Plan

    Old cell phones — — everyone has them — but most people don’t know what to do with them. Sustainability is not only environmentally responsible, it is also fiscally responsible! Has your business or nonprofit considered implementing a sustainable device plan? If so, your workplace can create a plan to continue your sustainability efforts and improve your bottom line. Take a look at these ideas to get started. ...
  • How to Host a Sustainable Work Party

    ##Office parties can be a great way to boost office morale at your company or organization. However, these parties can be consequential to our environment when we have fun in ways that aren’t sustainable. The next time a special occasion is right around the corner at your office, use these tips to make your work party even better by going green! ...
  • Why Non-Profits Should Use Sustainable Companies

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  • Tips for Fostering a Sustainable Workplace

    “What exemplifies a sustainable workplace?” We argue this is one of the most important questions every business owner should ask themselves, no matter what life stage their business is, because the question inherently defines a company’s culture. Sustainability in the workplace has a multitude of layers, focusing on both environmental practices and personal well-being of employees. Having one without the other can often lead to an imbalanced seesaw effect. Here are some tips in each sustainability category that foster a well-rounded workplace environment: ...
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