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06/17/09
Cultural Shifts. Sustainability
Filed under: Position Searching, Post-docs, Technicians
Posted by: site admin @ 9:41 am

What are you looking for in your employer? 
What are you looking for in your investments?
… in the supplier of yours and your company’s
products?  It used to be cost and quality, then
it included customer and community service.
Integrity, transparency and being leaders in
their field seem to make sense.  So does the
concept of “sustainability.” 

Environmental excellence is not at most people’s
foremost item on their list.  Not yet.  It could
become if trends speed up and segmentation
separates high-quality/low-impact companies
from low-cost/high-impact companies.

While there remains some controversy over
implementation and interpretation, the life
cycle assessment concept that Daniel Goleman
highlights is something to consider or ask about
when deciding firms to work for.

An interesting article about implementation of
sustainability in chemical business models gives
the leading firms involved in this cultural shift
calling upon the three ’swarm rules’
      Know your impacts
      Favor improvements
      Share what you learn

If ’sustainability’ is an important criterion for
your work, look at the job site 1

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