GreenGov – Sustainability vs CSR

I am facilitating a panel at GreenGov next week on the subject of the sustainability profession.   One of the topics I have discussed in preparation calls with the panelists is whether there are differences between the role of a sustainability professional in a government department and one working in a company. [Spoiler alert] The conclusion is that there are some differences but many more similarities. We will address this further in the panel on Wednesday next week but you will have to come along if you want to hear about them.

 My preparation has had me thinking yet again about …

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On Traffic Jams, Telework, and Taxes: October 31st Deadline to Apply for Telework Tax Credit Deadline

Last month it became official: the Washington DC metropolitan region has the worst traffic in the country.  The Texas A&M study confirmed what all of us who live here know, that trying to get anywhere during ‘rush hour’ will make you lose days of your life.  In fact, the study estimates that a typical commuter will spend three days a year sitting in traffic.  And traffic is so bad in the region that even our bike paths experience gridlock too!

While many businesses in the region are strong proponents of telework and pioneers in the technology that makes it possible, …

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