Architects of a New Dawn

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Today's Items: Wal-Mart's Sustainability Index; Palo Alto Software's Award; SDialogue's Report

All eyes are on Wal-Mart today as the mega-corporation officially launches its Sustainability Index. Consumer product companies who do business with the global corporate giant must now fill out and file a 15-question assessment form with details about their carbon footprint, resource use, and ethical business practices. Over 100,000 global companies sell to Wal-Mart. The retailer has announced a goal of rating the sustainable attributes of all products on its shelves.

Palo Alto Software has been named “Business of the Year” by the Eugene, Oregon Chamber of Commerce. The company won the sixth annual Emerald award for excelling in all four categories of community caring, environmental values, growth, and innovation. Palo Alto’s focus on the triple bottom line was singled out as the basic reason for being chosen from among 36 nominations and 12 finalists as this year’s winner.

A new research report, “Social Media Advances the Sustainability Dialogue,” has been issued by SDialogue, a strategy and communications firm. The white paper describes what leading brands are doing to change how they communicate their sustainability initiatives to stakeholders. The main conclusions? Social media is the communications method of choice for today’s CSR-savvy businesses and organizations, providing authenticity, accountability, and engagement with the CSR audience as the principal benefits.

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Comment by Steve H on March 30, 2012 at 9:41pm

Well good, it's a few steps in the right direction. Plus everyone should be as educated as possible and only support businesses that treat Earth and all her inhabitants fairly. If you find a company that does not TELL THEM why you don't shop with them, remind them (in a friendly way) that you and millions of people watch where your money goes and that it is good business practice to be responsible. Peace.


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