21 Oct '11, 2pm

Book review: How Businesses Can Learn From Nature and concept of "value cycle" over "value chain" #CSR #SCM

Book review: How Businesses Can Learn From Nature and concept of "value cycle" over "value chain" #CSR #SCM

Nobody manages resources better than Nature! (image source ) Sustainability seems to be the buzzword these days. We've all heard about how companies are investing in carbon credits to offset their industrial activities, embark on occasional recycling programmes, or improving their efficiency to reduce their carbon footprint. While such motives are laudable, they often compromise on business profitability, and are seen more like "CSR" investments. Should the economy - and business - nosedive, would companies still be as noble? To overturn traditional thinking on business sustainability, Gregory Unruh of the Lincoln Center for Ethics in Global Management shared that one should adopt a "value cycle" rather than the standard "value chain" in one's business model. The idea behind this is reuse as much material from one's products as possible, and to feed that back into the manu...

Full article: http://coolinsights.blogspot.com/2011/10/how-businesses-c...

Tweets

12 Ways Brands and Businesses Can Utilize Online Video via @reelseo

12 Ways Brands and Businesses Can Utilize Onlin...

reelseo.com 22 Oct '11, 9am

Online Viral videos/Webisodes, brand video samples, online videos and brands, online viral videos/webisodes (example: you ...

Sir David Attenborough Finds Comfort from #Grief In Nature. #nature @SirAttenborough

Sir David Attenborough Finds Comfort from #Grie...

ecorazzi.com 21 Oct '11, 12pm

Sometimes it takes a stranger to point out something that you realize you already knew. This was true for the voice of cou...

100% of One Business....or.....25% of 1000 Busi...

ricksblog.com 20 Oct '11, 12pm

I have often talked about my 20 year plan but have NEVER talked about what happens after 20 years. See it is 20 years to t...

Search Engines Can Save the Podcast: Lessons From ‘The Office’

Search Engines Can Save the Podcast: Lessons Fr...

searchenginewatch.com 20 Oct '11, 11am

Earlier this year, eMarketer released a report documenting the meteoric rise of Internet radio . Market leader Pandora, em...

Malaysia Digest: Academy to train entrepreneurs...

sgentrepreneurs.com 19 Oct '11, 1am

Malaysia Digest: Academy to train entrepreneurs, housewives starting businesses, and more October 19, 2011 by Egi SEPTIADI...

Can Brands and Marketing Deliver a Sustainable ...

triplepundit.com 21 Oct '11, 10pm

One of the interesting questions discussed in the panel was the role of companies in promoting sustainable consumption and...

Learn How CPA Marketing Can Boost Your Online I...

adsighted.com 21 Oct '11, 5am

Do you want to make money online quickly and easily, and want to earn a lot? Have you given Internet marketing a try – wit...

Archives: Content Farms - What You Can Learn and Apply

Archives: Content Farms - What You Can Learn an...

wolf-howl.com 16 Oct '11, 4pm

While it’s easy to blame publishers like Demand Media and AOL, don’t lose sight of the fact that Google is a willing and c...

Launches Exact Match For Local Small Businesses

youngupstarts.com 12 Oct '11, 1pm

Hyperlocal is in. According to media research consultancy BIA/Kelsey , approximately 17-percent of Internet searches are l...

Can Meditation Help You To Accept Changes in Life? | Care2

Can Meditation Help You To Accept Changes in Li...

care2.com 20 Oct '11, 1pm

by Donna Bloom , Contributor to All Things Healing Meditation As we move deeper into Fall, change is in the air. Children ...

What's your take? 7 Questions Small Businesses Should Be Asking

What's your take? 7 Questions Small Businesses ...

smallbusinesssem.com 14 Oct '11, 11pm

As with No. 1 above, make a habit to check your reviews on popular sites at least once a month. The more reviews your busi...

How Responsible Investing Can Change the Food System

How Responsible Investing Can Change the Food S...

greenbiz.com 19 Oct '11, 7pm

"We must bring money back down to earth." This is the first of the Slow Money principles. The third annual Slow Money conf...

Renewable Energy Can Replace Nuclear Plants

sustainablebusiness.com 18 Oct '11, 9pm

As we reported today, Germany is adding thousands of jobs and new industries by converting from nuclear energy to renewabl...

6 Things To Learn About Differentiation From The Auto Insurance Industry by @stonetemple

6 Things To Learn About Differentiation From Th...

searchengineland.com 17 Oct '11, 1pm

Successful SEO strategies demand differentiation . In today’s column, I am going to outline a seven-step process for figur...