The Role of Money Circulation in a Sustainable Business

Have you ever observed a once thriving business, product line, or even an innovative idea suddenly begins to fail and eventually disappear?  Maybe it was a place of business you have been going to for years, and it is now closing down.  Why...

Six Step Process to Sustainable Category Management Planning

In the past, procurement organizations and professional consulting firms have focused their sustainable supply chain management efforts on efficiency, particularly actions to reduce costs.  While these practices provide great insight into spend...

Is Your Business at a Sustainability Crossroads?

What are the forces that will shape the future face of business?  Will they show up as risks or opportunities?  How might your organization be affected?  The answer to these questions may be up for individual business interpretation; however, all...

Sustainable Logistics Can Take Your Supply Chain to the Next Level

Driven by a wide variety of business sustainability goals and objectives, leading companies have refocused attentions on the supply chain.  Primarily addressing upstream opportunities, the expanded sustainable supply chain management conversation now...

Questions for Your Sustainable Category Management Plan

Building of a comprehensive business sustainability plan includes incorporating sustainability concepts in the supply chain.  As part of this effort, we do our best to keep up with the latest happenings on all business sustainability fronts,...

Building Today’s Sustainable Supply Chain Skill Sets

The traditional business procurement mentality has been that suppliers need customers, and they will do anything to keep or acquire new business.  However, in today’s business sustainability driven environment our sustainability consulting asks: ...

Lions, Tigers, and Bears - Sustainability Risk - Not Just Scary Thoughts for Halloween

As Halloween is quickly approaching, many find themselves enjoying the festivities of the season.  Some enjoy Haunted Houses, decorating at home, dressing up in costumes.  Which causes me to think about "false fears" and "real fears."  From...

What Everybody Ought to Know About Sustainability and Small Business

Owning a small business has never been for the faint of heart, and over the past decade radical shifts in government policy, the financial world, and technology (particularly how we communicate) have presented even more challenges — and opportunities...

How Social Media Engagement is Advancing Sustainable Leadership

In addition to executive management playing a critical role in the success of a company, business sustainability requires leadership across the entire organization.  While management may ultimately carry the responsibility of sustainable...

Sustainable Supply Chain Benefits of Third Party Logistics

Traditionally two major factors have been at odds when companies discuss the potential for outsourced logistics. This decision has been torn between the value of integrating business operations with logistics providers and business risk of ‘vendor...

Tips for Improving Business Sustainability Implementation

It probably goes without saying that business leaders are always looking for new and innovative ways to improve their businesses.  One of the most dramatic exercises to reshape the entire company, from top to bottom, is to examine the processes that...

How Social Media Engagement Increases Employee Engagement

How Much is a Disengaged Workforce Costing You?  Is there a reason to do employee engagement right?  In fact, are there dangers of a disengaged workforce?  Absolutely! Many would argue low employee morale, broken culture, loss of productivity and...

Finding Your True North Star for Sustainability Communications

Many people are confused as to what sustainability means and how it applies to business.  To some, they hear the word sustainability and it means renewable energy to them.  To others it may mean organic farming practices; however, to another person,...

Tips to Enhance Your Sustainable Innovation Strategies

“Ideation is on the agenda because high performing procurement teams do it. Generating bigger and better ideas calls for CPOs to coach and mentor their staff to be bold and more. Simple techniques do work but only long term planning ensure teams...

5 Green Books Worth a Read

The road to sustainability is paved with multiple small decisions, as well as, big, larger commitments.  The small choices are the ones we make every day. To support sustainable development in business, life, and the environment, you've got to get...

Social Media Policies and Roles: Working For or Against Your Company?

Corporate policies are put in place to maintain consistency and drive efficiency within an organization. But sometimes, a lack of policy cohesion can undermine the corporate sustainability goals leaving both employees and stakeholders disenchanted. ...

Entry Points to a Sustainable Supply Chain

Supply Chain Management (SCM) over the past few decades has proven there to be opportunity to reduce cost and add value in the supply chain. The recent emergence of sustainable supply chain management provides the opportunity to review processes,...

How Social Media Transforms Sustainability Messages from Logic to Heartfelt Connections

Many people are confused as to what sustainability means and how it applies to business.  To some, they hear sustainability and it means renewable energy to them.  To others it may mean organic farming practices; however, to another person,...

How to Take Your Sustainable Supply Chain to the Next Level

“The perception of Procurement's capabilities is often limited to savings. Procurement leadership at Clorox created a simple and memorable framework that expands both how business partners view Procurement and how Procurement staff engage with the...

What Does Being Inauthentic on Social Media Mean?

Many question the common mistakes that business make in social media marketing.  There are a host of problems that you read about in blog posts and books - as in common problems - and there are a ton of them.  Some include: Ignoring social...