1. Articles in category: Jennifer Porter

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    1. The Importance of Social Impact in Business Today

      The Importance of Social Impact in Business Today

      More and more people are becoming aware of social issues, and this has translated to a shift in what applicants are looking for in prospective companies. Paul Pollizotto of Chief Executive talks about this trend that is changing business leaders today:

      A company’s social impact strategy isn’t only essential for its brand image, it’s also imperative for its bottom line. From an investment standpoint, a company’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) metrics matter. 

      Learn more about the benefits of integrating social impact by reading the full article. 

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    2. Infrastructure Chief of Galliford Try Gets Reshuffled

      Infrastructure Chief of Galliford Try Gets Reshuffled

      Thought you'd be interested in reading this article from the Construction Enquirer. It's called Galliford Try Infrastructure Chief Exits.

      It tells us about this corporate shakeup at one of the biggest construction firms in the UK. Here's a short excerpt:

      Galliford Try Infrastructure managing director Nick Salt is leaving the business as part of the group-wide restructure following heavy losses on Scottish infrastructure projects.

      For more information on this exit, take a look at the rest of the article...

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    3. How Air New Zealand is Practicing Plastic Free July

      How Air New Zealand is Practicing Plastic Free July

      This article from News Hub New Zealand really caught our attention. It's about how Air New Zealand is trying to run a more environmentally sustainable business.

      It offers up some happy news. Here's a short excerpt:

      The airline is removing individual plastic water bottles from several flights for Plastic Free July, which it claims will stop more than 460,000 bottles heading to landfills and reduce carbon emissions by more than 300,000kg per year by reducing weight on the aircraft.

      Check out the rest of this article from the website linked below…

       

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    4. An Often Forgotten Step in Living a Sustainable Lifestyle

      An Often Forgotten Step in Living a Sustainable Lifestyle

      Here's a fascinating article from the Nation News. It's called First, Refuse and Reduce.

      It shares some interesting insights. Here's one that's particularly thought-provoking:

      We live in a consumerism, throw away society thriving on convenience. Our lives are full of stuff that we don’t need. Do you really need your box juice wrapped in a plastic bag in another plastic bag that has a lifespan of less than 15 minutes but can stay around forever? Next time, say no thanks, I don’t need a bag.

      Take a look at the rest of this article ...

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    5. Lineup for This Year's Festival of Marketing

      Lineup for This Year's Festival of Marketing

      Stumbled upon this interesting piece from Entrepreneur. The author had it titled Festival of Marketing Unveils This Year's Line-up.

      It gives us some fascinating ideas. This one, in particular, we thought was worth the share:

      Teams of students will go head-to-head to come up with a brand concept and present it back to a panel of judges. Each team will present ideas on the theme of sustainability and the future to align with the Festival’s theme of ‘What’s next’. The best concept will win the opportunity to do work experience at the Festival of Marketing and Marketing ...

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    6. Stifling Employee Creativity Can Sink Your Company

      Stifling Employee Creativity Can Sink Your Company

      Thought we’d share this fascinating article from the Forbes Magazine. It’s called Intrapreneurship.

      It offers some thought-provoking perspectives. Here’s one that we thought was interesting:

      Utilizing and optimizing existing products while embracing innovation is a key element of lasting growth and profitability. A simple yet powerful approach to advancing innovation is to use existing resources within the company, as its employees.

      To find out more, take a look at the rest of this write-up...

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    7. Yoga's Holistic Approach

      Yoga's Holistic Approach

      Stumbled upon this interesting piece from the Indian Express. The author had it titled Around the World, the Benefits of Yoga for Physical and Mental Health as Well as Sustainability are Being Recognized.

      It gives us some fascinating ideas. This one, in particular, we thought was worth the share:

      The science of yoga joins different facets of human existence. The Indian seers have unequivocally emphasised physical fitness as the first and the crucial first step towards human progress. 

      Give the rest of this interesting article a read for more information and context.

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    8. Raising Eco-Warriors

      Raising Eco-Warriors

      Found this engaging piece on Parenta. It's called How to Teach Your Children to be Sustainable.

       It shares some fascinating advice on raising eco-warriors. Here's one that's really thought-provoking:

      Taking your children closer to nature allows them to develop a sense of oneness with the outdoors that can eventually develop to a sense of responsibility for the environment. Simple strolls around nature parks will give you enough time to explain why they need to take care of everything they see around them.

      Take a look at the rest of the article for more information and context...

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    9. The Online Shopping Craze May Have Already Reached its Peak

      The Online Shopping Craze May Have Already Reached its Peak

      Came across this article from Phys.org and thought immediately that it is an important read. It's called Online Shopping: Why Its Unstoppable Growth May Be Coming to an End.

      It shares some fascinating insights. Here's one of the them:

      Many e-commerce activities are, in fact, unprofitable; if people had to pay the true cost of what they bought online, they would probably buy less. In fact, we think there is an inflection point approaching, when consumers will either have to pay more for online purchases or end up with fewer products and services to choose from.

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    10. How to Encourage Work Colleagues to Go Green and Make Eco-Friendly Choices

      Pin 0 Shares Let’s face it: most of our time is spent at work. If we’re not at work, we’re driving to work, getting ready for work, relaxing after work, thinking about work, stressing about work, or escaping from work. This means the people we interact with in our day jobs, are humans we see a lot of. Whether it’s Sally at the water cooler, or Bob at the printer; we cannot avoid them. With this in mind… what better way to convert more eco warriors than in your office?

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    11. The Myth of Sustainable Fashion

      The Myth of Sustainable Fashion

      Thought we'd share this article from Fashionista. It's called Do We Really Need Any More Sustainable Fashion Brands?

      In it, a co-founder of top sustainable fashion brand Zady, Maxine Bedat, offers some fascinating insights. Here's one that's thought-provoking:

      A big part of the sustainability question is just how many garments are being produced, and having to slow that down. There will always be a natural tension for a fashion company between sales growth and addressing these issues.

      The rest of the article has a lot more ideas that are well worth the read so check it ...

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    12. Is it Possible to Make Concrete Green?

      Is it Possible to Make Concrete Green?

      Stumbled upon this fascinating article from Sourceable. It's called Can Concrete be Made to be Green?

      It shares a fascinating update on how the construction industry can be more environmentally friendly in the future. Here's one way they're going about it:

      Some manufacturers, he says, are using waste materials which might otherwise end up in landfill in cement kilns. This includes old tyres, spent solvents, demolition timber, used oil and other unwanted material. Better kiln technology was helping to boost cement manufacture efficiency. Advances in concrete mixes is also helping. Finally, a number of manufacturers are using ...

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    13. One of Tech's Leading Women on How to Properly Manage Your Time

      One of Tech's Leading Women on How to Properly Manage Your Time

      Have you read this article from Geekwire? It's called Maveron Partner Elise Hebb Offers Tips on Running Meetings and Where She Gets Her Best Ideas and we thought it would be an awesome read.

      In it, we learn about one of the leading women in tech, Elise Hebb. She shares some fascinating insights here especially for women who are wives or mothers first before company leader. This one's particularly thought-provoking:

      When work is particularly crazy, I hold a lot of time so meetings and networking that can wait doesn’t fill my time. I also know there are ...

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    14. This Man's Eagle Scout Hydroponics Project Evolved into a Massive International Undertaking

      This Man's Eagle Scout Hydroponics Project Evolved into a Massive International Undertaking

      We stumbled upon this fascinating article from Phys.org. It's called Homegrown Hydroponics Project Spreads Around the World.

      In it, Erich Enright reports on an interesting hydroponics project that recently exploded into the gardening scene. Here's a short quote from the report:

      Through his scout work, Heiden, of Bloomfield, Connecticut, first built a hydroponic greenhouse for his high school, Northwest Catholic in West Hartford. Then, Heiden and his father, Bill, and brother, Nathaniel, travelled to Haiti and built a demonstration hydroponic greenhouse for a community in that nation.

      Give the rest of the article a read through to ...

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    15. Why Increasing Pay Doesn't Always Lead to Retention

      Why Increasing Pay Doesn't Always Lead to Retention

      This fascinating article from IT Web blog should be worth the share here. It's called Throwing Money at Your Developers is Not the Way to Retain Their Services.

      It has some insights on employee retention. Here's one that we found to be thought-provoking:

      A good relationship is built on trust and communication. Being open and honest with your employees will grow that trust and build the transparent environment that you want. An employee who knows they can trust your response to a difficult situation will ultimately strengthen their trust in you and the values you are trying to ...

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    16. Airport Design Needs a Facelift

      Airport Design Needs a Facelift

      We stumbled upon this article from the Infrastructure Magazine and thought immediately that we had to share it with you. It's titled Designing the Airport of the Future.

      It contains a lot of insights on how to build a proper airport. Here's an excerpt that's really thought-provoking.

      If properly designed and the latest digital infrastructure leveraged, airports are in a unique position to not only satisfy the world’s growing demand for flying, but also deliver significant economic benefits in the form of tourism, trade and business services.

      By becoming an airport city – or ‘aerotropolis’ – they can ...

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    17. Handling a Customer That Doesn't Prioritize Safety

      Handling a Customer That Doesn't Prioritize Safety

      Have you read this article from Electrical Construction & Maintenance Magazine? It's titled, The Unsafe Customer and we thought we should let you know about it.

      In it, we get to read about an all too familiar scenario at work where safety is relegated to the back burner. Here's a relatable quote from the piece that we found really gripping:

      Production managers push the repair technicians to cut corners. They are actually told not to “waste time” locking out disconnects. When they are trying to work, production managers hover over them and tell them to hurry. The general attitude ...

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    18. Some of Australia's Best in Sustainable Architecture

      Some of Australia's Best in Sustainable Architecture

      Here's an interesting article from Urban that we found to be share-worthy. It's called 6 of Australia's Top Sustainable Architectural Design Trends by Olivia Round.

      In it, she features some interesting design trends. Here's a fascinating excerpt:

      Northcote’s ‘The General’ is the first building in Australia to utilise Onyx Solar photovoltaic glass on its exterior to generate sustainable solar energy. Occupying the corner section of High and Bent Streets, the glass balustrades (supplied by Environmental Technology Solutions) have been ideally positioned to make the most of excellent natural light but also provide an important layer ...

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    19. Australian Garden Project That Feeds The Most Disadvantaged

      Australian Garden Project That Feeds The Most Disadvantaged

      We ran across this article and immediately thought that we would share it here. It's called The Community Food Co-Op Feeding One of Tasmania's Most Disadvantaged Suburbs.

      In it, Fiona Blackwood shares the fascinating story of Gragebook's The Pantry. Here's an excerpt of one that was particularly interesting: 

      A community food project is changing the eating habits of one of Tasmania's most disadvantaged suburbs. 

      The co-op has a community garden on site which grows vegetables, and the produce is sold cheaply from a store front known as The Pantry.

      For more information and context, you ...

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    20. Construction Role Models: 5 Lessons Builders Can Learn from the Fashion Industry

      Construction Role Models: 5 Lessons Builders Can Learn from the Fashion Industry

      If “fashion” sounds like the polar opposite of “construction” to you, then you’re likely not alone. These two industries epitomize delicate handiwork and rough outdoor exertion, respectively–two approaches that are pretty hard to reconcile.

      At root, though, construction and fashion aren’t so different. Both industries seek to create new products from basic materials.

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    21. What is brand trust and why is it so important?

      Trust is a topic that continues to trend – and in times of Royal Commissions and business failures – it’s a topic more important than ever.

      This is a topic I think about a lot. Building trust online is hard – and building long term, sustainable customer (and empoyee) trust has never been more difficult. Loyalty almost seems like a word from the past… yet more than ever it’s what we need to engender for our brands – with every stakeholder, including the wider community.

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