The Federal government recently issues a new rule that requires that 95 percent of new contract actions be green.This sounds great. But there are some underlying systemic issues related to the timing of the FARC interim ruling. Industry groups and procurement agencies are scratching their heads. Several industry associations requested that the government stop issuing rules that change federal procurement policy without first considering public comment.
This post analyzes current developments in CSR and it predicts four ways the author expects CSR to develop in 2011. Briefly these are: CSR evolves into a company-wide policy, CSR will become more transparent and also more gain greater visibility with customers and service users, the entire supply chains will be expected to perform to the same standards of CSR as the core companies themselves, and more reporting and contrasting will become publicly available and will enable the public to better evaluate company CSR performance.
There is an increasing emphasis of supply chain management in creating the proper ingredients of a successful business strategy. The concept of a Green Supply Chain is gaining interest among operations practitioners as a sustainable and profitable undertaking. A Green Supply Chain can be thought of as a supply chain that has integrated environmental thinking into core operations from material sourcing through product design, manufacturing, distribution, delivery, and end-of-life recycling.
There are a tremendous number of business benefits of environmental and sustainability education for employees, including: improved operational efficiency, strengthened customer and community relations, innovation, supply chain management, and increased employee recruitment and retention.
UMassOnline has announced three new offerings in sustainable entrepreneurship, environmental public policy, and a green building professional development series. City University of Seattle launches a globally-focused sustainable business MBA. Macomb Community College has announced a renewable energy certificate. Highland Community College has completed a New Wind Turbine Technician Training Center. University of Wisconsin Extension has created an online sustainability management degree program. City University of Seattle Launches Globally-Focused Sustainable Business MBA –