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Behavioural Investments in Environmental Sustainability Enable a Culture of Lean Thinking

Dr Andy Wood, CEO of Adnams PLC who is also a Professor of Corporate Leadership at the University of East Anglia and hosted the Lean and Green Consortium’s recent Gemba Exchange visit at Adnams, says: “As a family business with a public listing we are proud of […]

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Hunter Lovins Writes about Reinventing our Economy

A corporate commitment to behaving more sustainably is ever more important. As news from the scientists gets grimmer – September was the hottest month ever on record; New Scientist’s recent report showed that the world is warming faster than previously believed, and the new IPCC report will say […]

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Predictions for 2014

By Gareth Kane   It’s that time of year when we all look in our crystal balls and try and predict what will happen in the next 12 months. To avoid wishful thinking, I’m not going to predict sudden disruptions to the status quo (those are by […]

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“Communication is key”, says Karen Hester, Operations Director at Adnams PlC and winner of the prestigious “First Women” 2013 business award, reflecting on the book “Creating a Lean and Green Business System”.

  About Karen Hester Karen Hester has always been destined for big things. At the tender age of 16, leaving Suffolk for the first time, she signed up for military life and became the youngest girl in the UK to get her HGV licence. Karen progressed quickly, […]

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Lean and green business systems, which benefit large corporations, like Toyota, also help small businesses reap increased profits

What’s behind our Green Doors?* Lean and green business systems, which benefit large corporations, like Toyota, also help small businesses reap increased profits. Creative use of resources not only saves money, it enhances company character! An example from our family-owned security door and door hardware company involves […]

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Guest Blog: Green Construction Trends

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Conserve — and Save Money! By Sam Marquit If you’re a commercial contractor and you haven’t yet gotten involved in environmentally friendly construction, now is the time. The worldwide market for green construction is set to explode, from a total of $116 billion in […]

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How to Reduce the Carbon Footprint in a Large Company

By Brion Hurley, Rockwell Collins   As I became more aware of environmental problems and climate change, I became more aware of how I directly impacted carbon emissions. I wanted to make a difference. The best way to make a difference is to get involved in your […]

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Environment is Free; But its Not a Gift

By K. Zokaei According to Jonathon Porritt, Founder and Director of Forum for the Future, a “governance shift” is occurring in the field of sustainability, with governments stepping back and businesses stepping forward to lead the change. The whole idea of democratically elected governments caring for the future […]

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Sustainability movement stands where the “quality movement” stood 40 years ago!

Read this blog on Lean Insider. Can Lean Be Green? On May 19, at the upcoming Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) annual conference in Puerto Rico, Keivan Zokaei will introduce his latest book, Creating a Lean and Green Business System: Techniques for Improving Profits and Sustainability, which […]

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Deeply Dippy from Dangerous Data

Read a systems thinker’s opinion about the economic recession here. Written by Ian Gilson.  

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