Oringally posted at the SAP Business Innovations for Sustainability blog, cross posted with permission This blog is a follow up to my prior blog Expecting More From Business — Common Wealth Contributions By Business (Part 1) where I discuss the book Betterness: Economics for Humans, by Umair Haque as a new standard for how we measure the contributions of business to society. […]
In rural Africa, news travels very slowly. This makes it very difficult to know when isolated cases of malaria start to signal the beginning of any wider outbreaks. The partnership between HP, NGOs, and other companies is tackling this challenge with mobile technologies which could save millions of lives worldwide.
It’s no secret that the American healthcare system is flawed. Even for those insured, dealing with the system is oftentimes more trouble than it’s worth. Why should a silly little finger cut set you back $4000 and 8 hours in the ER? It shouldn’t. And Sherpaa is here to help manage the system.
Last week I blogged about avoiding trouble with human resource issues, and this week I’m taking a more upbeat note. As a green business, you’ve got a hiring and motivational advantage, and you should retain those dedicated employees with as many benefits as you can without breaking the bank. Alignment around the Environmental Mission One […]
As a consultant to a number of start up companies and as a friend to many more talented, educated, otherwise stellar founders of companies, I have observed a significantly high number of missteps around human resource issues. Whether the result is a costly lawsuit or just hurt feelings, HR mistakes are easy to make and […]
As mentioned last week in my post about greening HR, telecommuting is often cited as one of the most valuable (to both employers and employees) green benefit to offer. Telecommuting has been credited with a variety of advantages including improved work/family balance, supervisor-staff relationships, job satisfaction, worker retention, productivity and career prospects, as well as […]
CSR – HR = PR (Corporate Social Responsibility – Human Resources = Public Relations) I came across this “equation” yesterday while researching best green HR practices. It is a quote by Adine Mees and Jamie Bunham of Canadian Business for Social Responsibility from DRIVING SUCCESS: Human resources and sustainable development. They then followed with this: […]
Last week I shared the triple bottom line adapted from our ECOpreneuring book. The triple bottom line encompasses people, planet and (some) profits. Since people run a business, I started by examining how the DNA of a Green Business Starts with People, touching on customers and employees (apparently not highly valued at the now defunct […]
It’s no secret: businesses who build durable internal systems breed long term and sustainable profits. In fact, the rule on the street, and this applies to enterprising green businesses who are past their mainstream ‘breaking point’ and are now swimming with the rest of the so-called ‘sharks’, is often ‘automate or perish’. But automation (business […]