Corporate Social Innovation

Part 1. Giving Back to Society OCT 4, 2021 by Jeana Wirtenberg, Ph.D. | Associate Professor & Associate Director, Rutgers Institute for Corporate Social Innovation You may have heard the adage “There is no business in a society that fails.” Over these four blogs, I explore the antithesis of this statement framed as a [...]

By |2022-08-29T00:29:05-04:00August 28th, 2022|Corporate Social Innovation, HR, Sustainability|0 Comments


By Linda Morris Kelley, Principal and Enterprise Ecologist, Transitioning to Green.   When employees—in any position—find meaning and value in their work, they engage at higher levels of professionalism, contribution, and yes, caring. Not surprisingly, people in every generation have wanted good work, work that pays a living wage, work that they can [...]

By |2017-05-11T14:24:34-04:00May 3rd, 2017|Sustainability|0 Comments


By Jeana Wirtenberg, PhD, president and CEO of Transitioning to Green.     With talented business people squarely in the driver's seat, I believe we can create an inspiring, engaging path to solving our most intractable problems. As the corporate agenda moves from reducing harm to acknowledging the critically important role business plays in the [...]

By |2017-05-11T14:11:23-04:00March 14th, 2016|HR, Leadership, Sustainability, Uncategorized|0 Comments


Insights from Climate Week NYC 2015 by Trina Mallik Effectively combating climate change is imperative in achieving a more sustainable world. Therefore, Trina Mallik from Transitioning to Green attended four key events at Climate Week NYC 2015. Each of these events focused on the role of business in affecting positive change and successful outcomes at [...]

By |2017-01-17T12:22:48-05:00December 3rd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Missing Leadership Link for Business Sustainability—Bridging to “How”

Two-thirds of executives and managers now say that social and environmental issues are significant or very significant concerns for their business. Yet only 10 percent say they are fully addressing these issues. That's a big gap. Why? Because actually making sustainability happen—at scale, and with the speed required—poses some major practical leadership challenges. When business [...]

By |2017-01-17T12:22:48-05:00August 26th, 2015|Events, Leadership, Sustainability|0 Comments

Bold is the new Black

“Corporate social responsibility” and “Sustainability” have taken off in ways that were only dreamed about 10 years ago. Companies are making public commitments about critical environmental and social issues. More and more companies are integrating sustainability in their strategic decision making. An increasing number of companies assess and report on the risks and opportunities related [...]

By |2017-01-17T12:22:48-05:00June 18th, 2015|Sustainability, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Isn’t it normal to have a Geoexchange system to harvest energy?

The fight against climate change is a steep, uphill one. So much needs to change- industries, building design, sources of power generation. It’s all very daunting. However, the lowest hanging fruit of all has not even been properly used yet - human behavior. Stores, offices, houses, keep all the lights on all day, the air [...]

By |2017-01-17T12:22:49-05:00May 13th, 2015|Sustainability, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The 2030 Challenge: Unleashing Ingenuity to Achieve Carbon Neutrality for Buildings to Combat Climate Change

  According to the U.S. Energy Administration, the building sector accounts for nearly 50% of all energy consumed and almost 75% of fossil fuels (liquid, gas, or coal) consumed in the U.S. Byway of comparison, this is about the same amount of energy consumption as the transportation and industrial sectors combined, which consume about 30% [...]

By |2017-01-17T12:22:49-05:00March 20th, 2015|Sustainability|0 Comments

How HR Will Save You Money and Save the World

Is it possible that the HR department can have more impact on sustainability than the Sustainability department? Every employee at BASF’s Livonia Plant in Livonia, Michigan is a player in the company’s sustainability efforts. During evaluations, plant workers—from middle managers down to factory floor workers—must set sustainability goals for their job and be able to [...]

By |2017-01-17T12:22:49-05:00February 15th, 2015|HR|0 Comments
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