College campuses’ climate lessons for companies

College campuses' climate lessons for companies
 For the past five years, a quiet efficiency revolution has been taking place on more than 600 college campuses. It offers potential lessons for companies on how a sector can simultaneously compete and collaborate to achieve ever higher levels of environmental success.

A group called the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment, which began in 2007 with a dozen schools, now boasts 675 institutions representing a third of the entire U.S. college and university student population. Each has signed a commitment to take specific steps “in pursuit of climate neutrality.” Those actions include completing a comprehensive inventory of greenhouse gas emissions, developing an institutional action plan for becoming climate neutral and choosing other tangible actions from a menu, from sustainable purchasing to waste minimization. Sigue leyendo

Responsabilidad Social Empresaria es sinónimo de sustentabilidad

“Responsabilidad Social Empresaria  es sinónimo de sustentabilidad”El concepto va ganando adherentes entre los hombres de negocios, pero todavía no alcanza al Estado. Exposición en la Bolsa de Comercio.

Luis Ulla es licenciado en Trabajo Social y ejerce el cargo de director del Instituto Argentino de Responsabilidad Social Empresaria, una organización con sede en Córdoba que pretende ser referente nacional en la materia y cuya misión es la de promover y difundir el concepto y la práctica de la responsabilidad social empresaria (RSE), para impulsar el desarrollo sustentable de Argentina.

Estuvo en Santa Fe, invitado por la Bolsa de Comercio local, donde expuso ante empresarios locales como paso previo al dictado de dos talleres en los próximos meses. Sigue leyendo

6 keys to broadening and deepening sustainability

6 keys to broadening and deepening sustainability

Despite the growing number of corporate leaders that recognize the importance of sustainability as a long-term business imperative, major challenges persist in closing the “execution gap” between strategy and actual performance. Closing this gap will require leaders to focus on embedding sustainability both broadly and deeply into the very fabric of the business. This will involve both aggressively de-siloing sustainability and institutionalising it into the operational and capital investment decisions that occur on a daily basis. Sigue leyendo