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Will Millennials Be the First Sustainable Generation?

Will Millennials Be the First Sustainable Generation?

For as long as I’ve been involved with environmental issues, people have always predicted that the latest generation of youngsters were the ones who would sort the problems out, because they were the ones that cared about it the most. I’ve been skeptical of such claims in the past, and I would say with good reason. After all, the first time I heard it, it was being said about my own generation when I was that youngster. But my generation turn...
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Meet the New Advocates of Social Impact

Meet the New Advocates of Social Impact

Without a doubt, stories about Millennials are unavoidable in the media today. We’ve all heard about how they’re climbing ladders to taking the lead in politics, business, philanthropy, and everywhere else. Since the Millennial generation began entering the workforce about 10 years ago, the spotlight has been fixated on this emerging cohort as more socially aware than any in recent history. Many argue that if employers want to retain these youn...
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Bankmed, Stop Confusing CSR With Charity!

Bankmed, Stop Confusing CSR With Charity!

Early in January, Bankmed announced that, as part of its CSR initiatives, the bank chose “to replace its end-of-year Corporate Gifts by donations to seven Lebanese NGOs, granting each one an amount of USD 30,000 [for a total of $210,000].”
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Our Top Takeaways From the 2019 edie Sustainability Leaders Forum

Our Top Takeaways From the 2019 edie Sustainability Leaders Forum

The 2019 edie Sustainability Leaders Forum took place in London last month, where we heard from a great line-up of inspirational thought leaders from the world of sustainability. From CEOs to NGOs, corporates and consultants, all were keen to share their expertise with the audience. Below are our top takeaways from this informative and insightful two-day conference.
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Sustainable Leaders “Need to Go From Good to Great”

Sustainable Leaders “Need to Go From Good to Great”

The creation of a business culture committed to sustainability will depend on high quality leadership. Every year, Edie holds a conference in the UK to focus on sustainable business leadership – to look ahead to the emerging agenda, and to identify the current state of best practice. This year, the focus was very much influenced by the rising profile of climate change and the profound implications for how businesses create wealth. Mallen Baker...
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Urbanization and the  Future of Cities  Strategies For Establishing Sustainability & Efficiency

Urbanization and the Future of Cities Strategies For Establishing Sustainability & Efficiency

For the past few decades, urbanization has grown exponentially around the world, where more and more people are moving to cities. Since 2009, the UN Habitat estimates that over 3 million people move to cities every week given that urban areas offer migrants in hopes of finding a better job and a higher standard of living. The increasing population numbers have raised issues of congestion, distribution of resources, and increased pressure on waste...
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No Trust, No Dust Incinerators are Not a Suitable Solution for Lebanon

No Trust, No Dust Incinerators are Not a Suitable Solution for Lebanon

The incinerator industry often promotes incinerators as having “zero emissions” or as being “safe for community health”. The truth, however, is that all incinerators contaminate people and the environment with toxic and cancer-causing emissions.
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How to Link SDGs  to Business Strategy

How to Link SDGs to Business Strategy

Today, more than ever, the private sector has been showing greater interest to further educate, inspire and advocate on how to best incorporate the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into their practices, indexes, and standards. There is no doubt that the achievements of the SDGs require consistent involvement, dedication and a clear strategy to strengthen business awareness and stimulate action to advance sustainable business and contributions...
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Innovation for  Sustainability: Delivering the Promise of a Sustainable World

Innovation for Sustainability: Delivering the Promise of a Sustainable World

Many companies today consider corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives as representing opportunities for more efficient management of their human resources and supply chain to achieve improved competitive advantage. Recent trends suggest that more and more companies are adopting CSR approaches to help ensure efficiency, stimulate innovation, and create continued organizational growth. In this environment, innovation can be regarded as be...
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CSR Europe's SDGs Masterclass : Linking SDGs  to Business Strategy

CSR Europe's SDGs Masterclass : Linking SDGs to Business Strategy

Today, more than ever, the private sector has been showing greater interest to further educate, inspire and advocate on how to best incorporate the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into their practices, indexes, and standards. There is no doubt that the achievements of the SDGs require consistent involvement, dedication and a clear strategy to strengthen business awareness and stimulate action to advance sustainable business and contributions...
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