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Sustainability in the hospitality industry – The book

Sustainability in Hospitality How Innovative Hotels are Transforming the Industry Edited by Miguel Angel Gardetti and Ana Laura Torres This book intends to explore the different dimensions of sustainability within the hospitality industry. The call for papers for this book attracted 23 submissions, 19 of which were invited to the second round for full manuscript […]

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Desso – Eco-Effectiveness and the Triple Top Line

Desso is a leading European manufacturer of carpets, carpet tiles and artificial grass and sells in over 100 countries. Andrew Sibley from Desso explains how the Triple Bottom Line is being turned on its head. The Greeks called it Helios, the Romans Sol and, despite forming over 98% of the solar system, it is technically […]

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Creating Sustainable Markets

Markets do work, but they work according to how they’re designed. Let’s talk honestly about markets and sustainability. Many, myself included, argue the power of markets to drive change—that the only method powerful enough to drive sustainability globally and quickly is to unleash market forces. We give these mystical forces the potential to alleviate poverty, […]

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Bay Area Company Vetrazzo Redefines What It Means to Be “Green”

hen the City of Berkeley decommissioned traffic lights, Vetrazzo used the red lenses in this gorgeous limited edition mix of countertops and tabletops. (Photo: Business Wire)

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A New Triple Bottom Line

Social responsibility isn’t only “social.” It has a spiritual aspect too. The term “corporate social responsibility” has never really hit the spot for me, and neither has “corporate citizenship.” The terms are muzzy, fuzzy. Sure, corporations should be “socially responsible”—but to whom? And for what? As for “corporate citizenship,” exactly what is a good corporate […]

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