Building a Solid Sustainability Foundation for Your Business

When it comes to sustainability for your business, how can you make sure that you’re doing all that you can to improve your social and environmental performance when you’re already busy running your business?

In my work with small businesses, I’ve found that there are two excellent frameworks that you can use.

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Tired of Big Corporations? Check out B Corporations Instead

When we look at some of the practices of large corporations – whether it’s an unwillingness to offer health benefits to employees or whether it’s environmental destruction – it’s easy to blame business in general. However, there’s a new type of corporation that seeks to change this. [Read more…]

Sustainability for One Small Business

When I started Cultivating Capital, I wanted to create a business that would not just help others to become more sustainable, but would also meet high standards for sustainability itself.

Could I honestly say that I believed sustainability was important if my own company practiced business as usual, by ignoring the impacts of my own office space or resorting to the cheapest business cards from Vistaprint? I didn’t think so.

In this post, I’ll share some of the steps I took to align my own small business with my values.

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