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"A uncomplicated route to Sustainability: eco-friendly company recommendations for Small and Medium-sized companies is designed in particular to assist smaller businesses percentage within the merits that circulate from sustainability. outfitted round case histories showcasing 12 small to medium-size organisations (SMEs) that experience extraordinary files of sustainability, this certain, hands-on consultant may help readers opt for and advance sustainability Read more...

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TWO Measuring Costs and Benefits Elizabeth S. Cooperman and Elizabeth R. Brost Being a good steward of the environment and our communities and being an efficient and profitable business are not mutually exclusive. In fact they are one and the same. —Lee Scott, CEO, Walmart 2005 INTRODUCTION Doing well by doing good is a motto widely used by managers adopting sustainable management strategies, suggesting financial as well as social and environmental benefits. Estimating sustainability-oriented costs and revenues is valuable for capital budgeting to determine whether the capital investment for a sustainability strategy will be worthwhile.

He and his father moved out of the garage in 1993 and into a 3,500-squarefoot facility in Boulder, where they remained for five years. In addition to food service and paper products, Eco-Products expanded its line in 1996 to include a growing variety of building products, many of which contain a high level of postconsumer recycled content. The company also relocated its offices to another Boulder location and added a 20,000-square-foot warehouse in Lafayette, Colorado. During this time, Kent, who had participated in the day-to-day operations of the company from the start, allowed Steve to take a more active role in running the business while he gradually reduced his own involvement.

The Accountable Corporation, Vol. 3, Westport, CT: Praeger, 2006, 207–234. Gardner, Jeff, and Fred Cohen. com. Adapted from “Warming up to Climate Change, View, Summer 2008, www. com/view. Hausman, Alex. com. org. html. , Mikkel Thrane, Per Christensen, Jannick Schmidt, and Soren Lokke. ” Journal of Industrial Ecology, March 21, 2008, Vol. 12(1), 3–6. PART II Sustainability Cases for Small to Medium-Sized Firms THREE Eco-Products Christopher Thorp and Sharen A. Durst-Aldridge All quotes and information not otherwise cited in this chapter come from extensive interviews with Steve Savage, 2008–2009.

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