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Importance of Sustainable IT

Sustainable IT, also known as Green IT, aims to minimize the negative impact on the environment in all areas of IT operations, including the design, manufacturing, operation and disposal of technology, computers and other computer-related products. It is the practice of environmental sustainability in the IT industry. In the IT industry and offices worldwide, desktops, laptops and servers rely on electricity. Various equipment must either be charged or plugged in at all times. Computers and servers generate heat, which requires additional energy to cool the equipment. Across…

The importance of business ethics

Ethics play a more significant role in everyday business transactions than many realize. Business ethics are the set of practices and policies that companies use to guide them through decisions about finances, negotiations and deals, corporate social responsibility and more. Much like finances and marketing, ethics have become more and more important for businesses. Without a strong set of ethics, a business can run afoul of the law and encounter financial pitfalls and moral dilemmas. But good business ethics hold companies accountable for doing the right thing.…

How to create an inclusive workplace culture

Creating an inclusive culture in the workplace is not only the “right” thing to do, it can also have a host of benefits for any organization. Inclusion creates increased employee engagement and a sense of belonging, which goes a long way to boosting morale amongst employees. According to recent research, employees who feel included are more engaged at work, have a sense of greater well-being in their lives, are more committed to their company, are more likely to recommend their company as a great place to work…

Top 5 reasons why businesses should go zero waste

Establishing zero-waste policies in a business might seem daunting, especially if it’s an established operation, has multiple sites or has a complex supply chain, but making small changes in the right direction is a great place to start and can reap many benefits. Even companies that are already successful with a loyal customer base can benefit from changing policies and procedures to take a greener stance. Here are the top five reasons why businesses should go zero waste. Improve Your Brand’s Image A recent survey by CGS showed…

How to incorporate philanthropy into your business plan

Corporate social responsibility has become more than just a buzzword – an increasing number of companies are choosing to do business in a socially responsible way, and this can include making philanthropy a core part of how your organization operates. When you’re looking at incorporating philanthropy into your business, it’s important to approach it in a meaningful and deliberate way. Philanthropy is not just about throwing money at an issue and hoping that it makes a difference. It’s about making a connection and having a tangible impact.…

Christmas with a Conscience – A guide to socially conscious holiday shopping

While the holiday season can be the most wonderful time of the year, it’s also a time of the year marked by rampant consumerism and overspending. Christmas is a multi-billion-dollar industry, and all that shopping is not good for the environment – it generates mountains of waste and involves thousands of kilometres by air and road to transport goods, resulting in hundreds of kilograms in greenhouse gas emissions. But there are ways to make your holiday shopping experience more environmentally and socially responsible. Here are a few…

How to implement Corporate Social Responsibility in your business

Implementing Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategies into your business has many benefits. Companies around the world are increasingly focusing more on doing business in a socially responsible manner – championing gender equity, investing in green technologies, increasing employee and community engagement and diversity and inclusion initiatives.  Incorporating more sustainable and socially responsible practices not only means pursuing social and environmental gains, alongside financial gains, but it can also help bolster your company’s image and build its brand. Additionally, implementing formal CSR programs can boost morale amongst employees and improve…