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  • Published in the Harvard Business Review, December 2017 The year 2017 has been a long, strange trip. The definition of sustainability in business evolved quickly — the topic in executive suites now covers a wide […]

    The Top Ten Sustainablity Stories of 2017

    Published in the Harvard Business Review, December 2017 The year 2017 has been a long, strange trip. The definition of sustainability in business evolved quickly — the topic in executive suites now covers a wide […]
  • “Sustainability begins in the demolition phase” Thanks to a vibrant economy, many building developers, owners, and managers are investing funds into new construction projects as well as renovations. This makes this a perfect time for […]

    Five Sustainability Pre-Construction Tips

    “Sustainability begins in the demolition phase” Thanks to a vibrant economy, many building developers, owners, and managers are investing funds into new construction projects as well as renovations. This makes this a perfect time for […]
  • John Atkins, Director of Market Research for ISSA, announced in June 2017, that 20 ISSA members involved in the Association’s DEAL program had “collectively achieved $400,000 in savings.” This was the equivalent of $20,000 per […]

    Steps to Sustainability and Savings

    John Atkins, Director of Market Research for ISSA, announced in June 2017, that 20 ISSA members involved in the Association’s DEAL program had “collectively achieved $400,000 in savings.” This was the equivalent of $20,000 per […]
  • “We don’t get credit for the things we do,” the CEO of a major jansan organization told me, regarding his company’s sustainability efforts. This company has taken several steps to help their communities; provide benefits […]

    How Can Jansan Companies Show They Are Sustainability Focused?

    “We don’t get credit for the things we do,” the CEO of a major jansan organization told me, regarding his company’s sustainability efforts. This company has taken several steps to help their communities; provide benefits […]
  • It’s interesting how the meanings of some words in the English language have evolved. For instance, in the 1600s, the word cheater referred to someone appointed by the Crown to take title to land and […]

    What Sustainability Means Today

    It’s interesting how the meanings of some words in the English language have evolved. For instance, in the 1600s, the word cheater referred to someone appointed by the Crown to take title to land and […]
  • Very often, when distributors think about Green Cleaning and sustainability, they believe they are pretty much one and the same.  They are not. In fact, the gap between them is expanding. However, there are similarities.  […]

    Sustainability Puts Money in the Bank

    Very often, when distributors think about Green Cleaning and sustainability, they believe they are pretty much one and the same.  They are not. In fact, the gap between them is expanding. However, there are similarities.  […]
  • When it comes to Green and sustainability issues, our nation’s capital has just moved.  It’s now located in Sacramento. With the sixth largest economy in the world, California can and does have the power to […]

    What’s Happening in California May Impact the Cleaning Industry

    When it comes to Green and sustainability issues, our nation’s capital has just moved.  It’s now located in Sacramento. With the sixth largest economy in the world, California can and does have the power to […]