What if business could increase productivity, social responsibility, and happiness with just a few minor investments that yielded immediate high returns?
New research at Case shows why and how it can be done. It is the subject of a book, Flourishing Enterprise: The New Spirit of Business, published in August 2014 by Stanford University Press.
In general, Californians have fallen far short of meeting Gov. Jerry Brown’s January call for a 20% cut in water use. But the news isn’t all bad. Today July 25th, Colorado River Day — celebrating the day the river was officially renamed from the “Grand” to the “Colorado” — we highlight the role businesses are playing in water conservation and in protecting the Colorado River.
Even a cursory glance at the business news suggests that companies across the U.S. (and around the world) are embracing and embedding sustainability on an unprecedented level.
Those of us born and raised in the post-WW2 era experienced a time like no other in human history. It was a golden age where economic growth and human well-being made huge advances. It was a time when we all felt that sense of boundless opportunity. Unbeknownst to any of us there were the huge hidden costs that are now becoming clearer every day.