Wednesday, January 18th, 2012
It is hard to believe there was a time when we, as a united people on Planet Earth, didn’t really focus on the environment. However, it really wasn’t until 1970 that the collective global eye turned towards the environment and how the global human footprint was making a forever-impact.
In 1972, the United Nations took notice and held the (more…)
Wednesday, January 18th, 2012
Nissan Motors Ltd., commonly known as just Nissan, is a multinational automobile manufacturer located in Japan. Like all other global automobile manufacturers, Nissan Motors has quickly realized the importance of environmental stewardship and environmental sustainability. Knowing that automobiles are the primary cause for much of the (more…)
Friday, January 6th, 2012
It must be pretty damaging for any industry’s reputation to be labeled Dinosaur of the Year. And that’s what the Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union (NABU) has called the cruise ship industry. NABU, which is based in Germany, singled out cruise lines AIDA and TUI to get their yearly trophy, which goes to people or companies with “the most ridiculous statement or (more…)
Wednesday, January 4th, 2012
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is outdated and counterproductive to successful enterprise and the global sustainability imperative.
CSR encourages us to incorporate environmental and social considerations into a business-as-usual scenario. This is the triple bottom line approach and (more…)
Wednesday, December 28th, 2011
Companies are constantly looking for a way to obtain competitive advantage in the marketplace. In fact, the more points of advantage, obviously, the merrier. Options may include lowest price point, market-changing widget, halo branding, introduction of a never-before-seen technology or idea and even (more…)
Tuesday, December 27th, 2011
Developing and delivering commercially successful products and services that build customer loyalty can be a challenge in today’s dynamic consumer market. However, many of our sustainability consulting clients now realize that repeat business is one of the most important aspects of their survival. (more…)
Friday, December 23rd, 2011
There isn’t a product that hits shelves whose packaging hasn’t been designed – and redesigned – by the sales and marketing folks who believe they know exactly what consumers look for and will choose among the sea of options on store shelves or web pages. And then, of course, the safety and loss prevention (more…)
Wednesday, December 21st, 2011
At Addison, we work with many companies that are just beginning to address sustainability as a core business issue. The question that often comes up is, “Will producing a sustainability or corporate social responsibility (CSR) report increase our stock price or drive revenues?” (more…)
Thursday, December 15th, 2011
Too often business sustainability discussions focus on pressing issues, risks, and negative outcomes as the primary drivers for change. Left to this singular purpose, our sustainability consulting practice experience has shown that these actions often lack the necessary level of engagement to be successful long-term. (more…)
Tuesday, December 13th, 2011
Supply chain management used to be a narrow, back-office, low-profile function.
Decisions, which were made somewhere else in the company, were simply implemented, based on efficiency and cost. Those decisions usually covered product/service offerings, design, selecting and (more…)