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How to Create Sustainability Roadmap for Business in Cosmetics Industry

17-09-2020

The cosmetics industry is quickly catching up to the trend of sustainable development. Unfortunately, without a sustainability roadmap, their efforts are often piecemeal, misguided, and even counterproductive. Below is a close look at whether it makes sense for SMEs in the cosmetics industry to become more sustainable along with some examples of how to do it right.

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Benefits of Employing People with Disabilities

14-09-2020

Employing people with disabilities is universally recognized as a virtue – at least in theory. When it comes to implementation, it often turns out that businesses are reluctant to hire disabled employees, either because they are discouraged with potential economic setbacks or simply due to perceived communication barriers.

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How to Develop Your Team with Environmentally Sustainable Activities

07-09-2020

Many companies around the world have already recognised the importance of engaging the team in corporate responsibility. Unfortunately, some organizations push too hard on delivering their sustainability agendas, which creates the opposite effect. Below is an overview of corporate sustainable activities that are engaging, motivating, and fun to participate in.

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Conflict Minerals as a Major Sustainability Issue

31-08-2020

You must have noticed that major brands started sharing their sustainability reports with the public on their webpages. Today, many of them include information on conflict minerals clarifying the company's stance on the topic and outlining the firm's connection to the issue.

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Why is Sustainability Important in the Workplace and How to Achieve It

25-08-2020

The issue of sustainability has already outgrown its initial environmental niche and is now viewed as a key component of corporate development. However, as with any reasonably complex topic, the opinions about it vary widely. The detractors frame it as nothing more than a costly facade that has little practical value outside virtue signaling, whereas proponents cite long lists of economic and social benefits.

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How to Use Future-Fit Business Benchmark to Create Value for Business and Society

20-08-2020

For many years a business’s success was measured only one way - financially. The idea that the only goal of a business is profit is an outdated idea that some companies still cling to. Such companies believe that profits and sustainability are mutually exclusive, you can’t have one if you want the other, and opt for profits. In fact, integrating sustainability into your company’s strategy will make your company more successful and actually increase profits long term.

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Waste and Resources: Shift the Perspective on What Comes First
Waste and Resources: Shift the Perspective on What Comes First

18-08-2020

Global waste generation is increasing every year due to economic development, population growth, and urbanization. The need to transition from waste to resource to move towards sustainable tomorrow is pronounced more than ever before.

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How to Choose a UN Sustainable Development Goal Your Company Should Commit to

07-08-2020

Sustainable Development Goals 2030 agenda is inspiring companies worldwide to commit to sustainable development. See where to start choosing among 17 goals.

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Understanding Sustainable Construction (Basics and Examples)

04-08-2020

Learn what sustainable construction is, and what benefits it has. Look at the examples of green buildings for better understanding of sustainable construction.

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What Issues Hinder Efforts to Achieve Sustainability?

31-07-2020

Several barriers threaten progress to sustainable development goals. Keep reading to find out how your business can avoid them.

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Understanding Sustainable Design Products and What it Takes to Create Them

29-07-2020

Companies can do a lot to promote sustainability. The most effective way is to design their products with sustainability in mind at the start.Thinking about sustainability roadmap from the ground up reduces waste and energy consumption at all levels along a product’s lifecycle.

Sustainable design benefits the company too as it reduces costs and saves resources that would otherwise be wasted.

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Think global, Act local: How starting small can make a big impact

15-06-2020

Small actions can lead to a bigger movement and overall increased successes towards a more sustainable society. Often known as the "Butterfly Effect", people and orginization can turn a ripple into a wave.

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Wild, Free, & On Fire: Climate Change is Raging

08-06-2020

Is there any doubt about the connection between recent fires and climate change? Let’s put it out. Even as climate change is happening all around

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The Sustainability Journey: an ACADEMY Theme

30-05-2020

We live in exciting times when big changes are happening all across the world for a shift towards a sustainable and thriving society. Discover why

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Future-Fit Business Benchmark: an ACADEMY Theme

22-05-2020

The Future-Fit Business Benchmark proposes a new approach for companies to define and measure success beyond the traditional financial criteria. Based on a scientific definition

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Profiting from Sustainable Businesses: an ACADEMY Theme

30-04-2020

The world is becoming more complex, resource-constrained, and fast-paced. Consumers prefer products and services that do not harm people or the environment. Therefore, companies cannot

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Sustainable Lifestyles: an ACADEMY Theme

24-04-2020

In the face of challenges ahead, the need for transitioning to more sustainable lifestyles have become increasingly urgent. These courses explain what sustainable lifestyles are and why they

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Sustainable Workplaces: an ACADEMY Theme

30-03-2020

No matter where we work, how we work has a relationship with sustainability. These courses help define this relationship and connect it to global sustainability

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Sustainable Buildings: an ACADEMY Theme

14-03-2020

With the increasing pace of technological innovation, demographic growth, environmental and societal challenges, the construction sector has to move forward and deliver solutions. We have selected examples

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From Waste to Resources: an ACADEMY Theme

30-02-2020

Waste is a resource out of place. Shifting the perspective, from Waste to Resources, is critical for society and companies to move towards sustainability. General

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