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What’s the Big Idea?: Big, brassy, branded, corporate sustainability programs can work, but only if done well.

What’s the Big Idea?: Big, brassy, branded, corporate sustainability programs can work, but only if done well.

Unilever’s Sustainable Living Plan . Marks & Spencer’s Plan A . GE’s ecomagination . Nike Better World . Feel like you can’t turn around without bumping into a big, brassy, branded, corporate sustainability program these days? Or at least a product campaign (think Nissan Leaf ) that seeks to cast a green and otherwise sustainable hue over an organization? It seems we have entered the age of the Big (Sustainable) Idea, an epoch in which performance as well as leadership and influence are limited without membership in this club. SustainAbility has been watching and assessing sustainability branding and leadership trends for years. Clients often ask how important such initiatives are to their performance potential. Does the Big Idea have impact? And is it positive? Survey Says… Data we track with GlobeScan suggests that the Big Idea is a key element affecting both performance...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2012/09/03/big-idea-impact

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