Some helpful links
Three thousand public companies, 72 nonfinancial metrics: Sustainability Practices 2012 from The Conference Board.
Three years, three pages: CSSI's vision, goals, priorities and key initiatives in one concise document.
Zero-waste events. What a brilliant idea! This checklist thanks to UVic's Facilities Management and Campus Planning and Sustainability.
BC Hydro's PowerSmart competition for business professors who embed energy efficiency and conservation in their courses.
Find out what Gustavson is really up to: United Nations Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME) Sharing Information on Progress Report.
Cssi Gustavson is Facebooking links to thoughtful people and relevant events around the world. We'd love to hear from you, so please keep us in mind when you hear or read about something cool in the world of sustainability and social responsibility.
International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the International Energy Agency (IEA) have developed a joint IEA/IRENA renewable energy policies and measures database to provide an overview of global status on renewable energy policies as well as country-specific policy profiles.
Ezio Manzini's recent talk about university-led design for social innovation got people talking.
Jennifer Oakes, BCom Admissions Officer, said, "Dr. Manzini validated my belief that what students take from Gustavson can design the harmony between business and sustainability."
How do key stakeholders use the information in a sustainability report? How does the information affect the reputation of the reporting organisation?
To find out, download this new research report, The State of CSR in Australia: Stakeholders as readers of sustainability reports, produced by the Australian Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility as part of its contribution to the Australian Global Reporting Initiative Conference, held 26-28 March, 2012
CSSI director Monika Winn was one of the editors for the special issue of Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, which includes "Case studies on trade-offs in corporate sustainability."
Beat the Heat and win tuition by doing what you're learning! This contest is hosted by Northwest Wildlife Preservation Society and sponsored by FortisBC, with two prizes ($10,000 and $5,000) to be used exclusively for educational purposes.
Why sustainable practices matter - from the molecular to the global. These Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) video clips explain ever so clearly the science of climate change and why we need to care:
- CO2 and the greenhouse effect
- More than just CO2
- Human influence
- Mother Nature's history book
- The influence of natural events
- Is the Earth actually cooling
- Examples of global warming
- Threats posed by acidification
- What is a climate model?
- Projecting future climate
Or check out PICS's innovative course, Climate Insights 101, which includes all of those clips and more!
Best Buy's Chief Ethics Officer Kathleen Edmond blogs about real Best Buy cases, academic and other writings, and more.
Business & Society call for papers: deadline Oct 15, 2012
World Bank databases: a wealth of information on a world of topics
For statistics and data about climate change from a range of researchers and agencies, check this site.
The Carbon Diet: this week's menu ten ways we can all reduce our own CO2 clouds
How BMW successfully practices sustainable leadership principles by Gayle C. Avery and Harald Bergsteiner
Page Prize for Sustainability Issues in Business Curriculum: application deadline Feb. 2, 2012
POLIS Project on Ecological GovernanceSustainability: The Journal of Record