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Is sustainability a fad?

Is sustainability a fad?

As consumers become more aware of the environmental and social impacts of their purchasing decisions, they are intensifying pressure on businesses to consider the full lifecycle of their products and services, from the sourcing of raw materials to the disposal or recycling of waste, and to mitigate any damaging effects of doing business.

When choosing a business to buy from, customers are increasingly paying attention to the company’s support of social and environmental causes. For example, many consumers now seek out businesses that use recycled or sustainable materials, support fair trade practices, or give back to the community in some way.

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IT. The no. 1 headache for CEOs

IT. The no. 1 headache for CEOs

Implementing technology is not just about keeping up with the competition. It’s about staying ahead of them.

To achieve this, CEOs must be willing to take risks and push for change within their organisations. Most CEOs recognise that to maintain a competitive edge, they must continually adapt and evolve. Some CEOs, however, are stuck in the mindset that IT is just a necessary cost and not a key driver of success.

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The Highs and Woes of Offshoring

The Highs and Woes of Offshoring

The Benefits of Offshoring  Cost and productivity benefits entice many businesses to move some of their resources, services and supply chains offshore. However, is this a practice which should now be reconsidered in the light of the events of...

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