Sustainability Makes Tampa Bay Lightning Winners On and Off the Ice

October 27th, 2015

It is pretty well known in Florida that the Tampa Bay Lightning is an amazing hockey team. Having made it all the way to the Stanley Cup Finals last season, most of the world also knows. And in Tampa Bay most people know that owner Jeffrey Vinik and the entire organization are an example of how conscious businessContinue Reading

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Brooksville Company’s ‘Yes we can” Culture Engages All Stakeholders

August 18th, 2015

Brooksville company Accuform Signs celebrates a culture of “yes we can” and Wayne Johnson describes his family-operated business as “light on rules where we can be” to empower the company’s over 300 employees. Brothers Wayne and Dave Johnson grew up outside of Toronto and relocated to Florida with their family in 1977 after selling theirContinue Reading

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Seattle Times: Largest organic grocer now Costco, analysts say

June 17th, 2015

Costco Wholesale seems to have quietly surpassed Whole Foods to become the biggest organic grocer as it courts a younger demographic, according to one investment bank. In an earnings call last week, chief financial officer Richard Galanti mentioned that the Issaquah warehouse club’s sales of organic products exceeded $4 billion annually — up from a previousContinue Reading

Ft Lauderdale CEO Raises Wages Up to 50 Percent, Challenges Others

June 10th, 2015

“We who are in responsible positions need to take a far more vested approach with the people who are working for us,” says Andrew Green, owner and CEO of Ft. Lauderdale-based based multimedia manufacturing company, Green Solutions. The 18-year-old company designs and manufactures printed materials and discs for the educational, religious, fitness, direct response, musicContinue Reading

Business Award Celebrates Seven Years of Sustainablity in Tampa Bay

June 3rd, 2015

On Wednesday, June 10, 2015 the Tampa Bay business community will come together to recognize and honor for-profit businesses in the Tampa Bay Area that engage in practices that increase economic opportunities and improve the environment and community. The Sustainable Business Coalition of Tampa Bay, Inc. and the University of Tampa Center for Ethics willContinue Reading

Advertising Age: Taco Bell to Eliminate Artificial… ‘Simplify’ Food

May 27th, 2015

Food marketers are increasingly updating their ingredient lists to appeal to changing consumer sentiment, with companies from Kraft to McDonald’s eliminating ingredients perceived as questionable, and now Taco Bell is the latest company to update its menu to respond to consumer demand. By the end of this year, the company will update its core menuContinue Reading

HufPost: Reframing the Game: On the Pivotal Role of Business in Driving Societal and Systemic Transformation

May 19th, 2015

The world faces enormous challenges, from poverty to food security and climate change. For too long business sat on the sidelines, unable or unwilling to be part of the solution to these systemic challenges. This is changing — as the limitations of governments in resolving these critical issues becomes increasingly apparent, as citizens increasingly demandContinue Reading

HuffPost: Global Businesses & Climate Change: Don’t Get Left Behind

May 6th, 2015

Here’s a simple fact: taking decisive action on climate change will cost us less than failing to do so. At Unilever, we operate in 190 countries with two billion people using our products daily. We take climate seriously because we know that it impacts those two billion people — and that means it impacts us,Continue Reading

Huff Post: Why Business is a Force for Good, Yes Really

April 22nd, 2015

Cut to the evil businessman cackling as he counts his coins while his workers slave away in the salt mines, giving their lifeblood for his riches. We all know the story. It’s the common narrative of pop culture movies and TV shows. But what if this old story isn’t true? Consider this: Prior to theContinue Reading

NY Times: One Company’s New Minimum Wage: $70,000 a Year

April 15th, 2015

The idea began percolating, said Dan Price, the founder of Gravity Payments, after he read an article on happiness. It showed that, for people who earn less than about $70,000, extra money makes a big difference in their lives. His idea bubbled into reality on Monday afternoon, when Mr. Pricesurprised his 120-person staff by announcingContinue Reading