10 RESOURCES YOU NEED TO MAKE YOUR BUSINESS MORE SUSTAINABLE
Earth Day is this week, but here at CRP, we treat every day like Earth Day. We as a company not only aim to offer the sustainable packaging solutions your business needs, but also work internally to practice sustainability in our day-to-day as well.
What’s the best way to get started with this you ask? Education.
The amount of resources out there on sustainable business practices is, well, daunting. We recognized this, so went ahead and made it easy to get started.
Below are our top ten recs for resources in three categories: podcasts, articles and books. Whether you have five minutes or five weeks to dedicate to learning about incorporating sustainability into your business’ daily practices, this post is for you.
Enjoy, and remember, Earth Day is not just a one-day-of-the-year thing.
Prefer your information in audio format? Here are some great podcasts that keep an ongoing dialog about sustainability in the business world.
Sustainability Defined Podcast
Jay Seigel and Scott Breen started recording the Sustainability Defined podcast out of their shared love for awesome conversation, the environment, and, naturally, a few bad jokes. Their podcast has grown to be downloaded in over 1000 countries, and included in course curricula across the US. Check out this podcast, regularly listed as one of GreenBiz’s most-listened-to sustainability podcasts, to be aided in defining what sustainability is, and what it means for your business, episode-by-episode.
Mindful Businesses Podcast
Sometimes the best way to get some inspiration is to see what everyone else is doing. That is exactly what Mindful Business, hosted by Vidhya Iyer, will provide. Each week, Iyer welcomes sustainable businesses and organizations from all around the world to share about what sustainability looks like within their business. Each episode features representatives from these businesses talking candidly about their life journeys, struggles, and plans for the future, all within the realm of sustainability.
GreenBiz 350 Podcast
Need some inside perspective into sustainable trends happening within the industry? GreenBiz 350, co-hosted by Joel Makower and Heather Clancy, breaks down the weekly headlines in Green Business. Original stories and interviews cover renewable energy, clean technologies, sustainable supply chains, climate change and more.
For the traditional book worms out there, here are a couple of great reads that are sure to inspire.
Buy the Change You Want to See
Sustainability truly is as simple as where you are choosing to buy your cup of coffee. In Buy the Change You Want to See, Jane Mosbacher Morris and Wendy Paris cover everything you need to know on how to be a better informed consumer, which is essential to understanding as a business owner. Check out this top-rated book. It’s a great read!
Green to Gold
Sustainability is not just beneficial to the earth; it’s also beneficial to your bottom line. In Green to Gold, Daniel Esty and Andrew Winston discuss the plethora of benefits that companies can capitalize on by going green. Based on hundreds of interviews with global business leaders and authors, this book is chock full of awesome info to make sustainability work for your business in more ways than one.
Have just five minutes to dedicate to learning? That’s awesome. These articles are well worth the read.
Why (and How) to Make Your Business More Sustainable
This article notes the consumer trends that support why making your business sustainable is wise beyond just the earth benefits, too. It also gives five excellent first steps to move your business in the right direction. Not that one of them is a flip to sustainable packaging. We can help with that.
How to Create a Sustainable Business Model
This article from Business.com is your resource for building sustainability into your business strategy. The author does a great job of breaking down what makes it possible to incorporate these practices into the foundation of business.
3 Ways to Make Sustainability a Part of Your Business
This Forbes article will take you back to the basics with three simple changes to make your business more sustainable. It’s a super quick read and packed with great info.
4 Effective Steps to Make Your Business More Sustainable and Eco-Friendly
This article breaks down where in the world to start with this whole sustainability thing, and some awesome first steps for your business. Check it out!
Easy Ways to Make Your Business More Sustainable
Finally, here are three super simple switches from Entrepreneur.com that you can implement to make your business more sustainable overall. This is a short and sweet read.
Creative Retail Packaging is invested in offering both the resources and packaging needed to jump start sustainability as a daily practice for your business.