We’re pleased Joe Arvai’s second blog in his three-part series has been posted on the Guardian Sustainable Business Blog. Joe is the co-author of NBS’s… Read More
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Joe Arvai is invited by the Guardian Sustainable Business blog to contribute a series on thinking fast and slow: how our minds make us behave sustainably.
“We’ve created a network of unlikely collaborators…” says Leadership Council member, Peter MacConnachie.
A new study conducted by a Kitchener-based nonprofit set out to answer that question. By intercepting Canadian shoppers outside of retail locations and assessing their in-home inventory, researchers found that the participants who owned and used the least sustainable products and services are university educated, own their homes and live in households with two or more persons.
Encouraging employees to embrace sustainability practices is key for managers eager to adopt more sustainable business practices. There are some simple practices like modeling expected behaviour, educating your team, and tracking and recognizing success that can prove helpful.
Can companies build global supply chains that are competitive yet sustainable? Unilever, one of the world’s leading suppliers of consumer goods, believed so.