Home Back Issues June 2012 Green for green's sake?

Green for green's sake?

| Print |  Email
Articles - June 2012
Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Business confidence that sustainable practices will attract new jobs, help with global competition or provide a competitive advantage has slipped over the past six years. This issue’s Input survey, in which 534 business leaders took part, shows an interesting dichotomy. Since 2006, the number of respondents saying their company employs green practices has grown. But since then, the percentage that thinks those practices actually help their business has decreased, with the biggest fall off in the belief that it helps them compete globally.  With 79% saying green practices are important, perhaps it’s a case of doing the right thing for people and planet while profit suffers a bit. The survey was conducted by research partner CFM Strategic Communications.

 0612 InputGraph 01

0612 InputGraph 02

0612 InputGraph 03

 

More Articles

Video: The 100 Best Survey

News
Thursday, August 28, 2014

100-best-logo-2015 500pxw-1OB Research Editor Kim Moore shares some pointers about the 100 Best Companies to Work For survey.


Read more...

Fork & Bottle

October 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014

National media can’t get enough of Oregon’s pinot noir, artisan-food purveyors and lively, independent film scene.


Read more...

Gone Girl

News
Monday, September 29, 2014
roundup-logo-thumb-14BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

Wehby disappears, Kitzhaber fails to disclose and Seattle gets bike share before Portland.


Read more...

Tight and Loose

September 2014
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
BY JENNIFER MARGULIS

As schools implement more rigorous academic standards, holistic and flexible approaches to K-12 education flourish.


Read more...

Back to School

September 2014
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
BY LEE VAN DER VOO

By now we’ve all read the headlines: Starbucks is giving away free degrees. Except it isn’t.


Read more...

The Backstory

October 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014

In our cover story this month, Wendy Collie, CEO of New Seasons Market, and Kim Malek, owner of Salt & Straw, discuss their rapidly growing businesses and Portland’s red hot food scene. The conversation provides an interesting lens through which to explore trends in the grocery store and restaurant sectors.


Read more...

Podcast: Testing for Emotional Intelligence with John Hersey

Contributed Blogs
Friday, September 19, 2014
ivbU3sIXBY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER

How can you tell if you, a peer, a subordinate or a job candidate has the emotional intelligence needed to do well?


Read more...
Oregon Business magazinetitle-sponsored-links-02
SPONSORED LINKS