4 Habits Of Socially Responsible Businesses

Dale McIntyre

There’s a growing trend of businesses taking on social responsibility measures, but not always for the right reasons. Some organizations use social consciousness and sustainable methodologies as a marketing tool or to check a box for the annual report, but many more are authentically concerned with using their business to help people and the environment…. [ Read more ]

Pharos Joins AASHE in Effort to Reduce Paper Waste on Campus

Dale McIntyre

Pharos, a Business Leader sponsor of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), has joined the effort with AASHE and Root Solutions to reduce paper waste on college campuses. The program, called “Turning the Page on Campus Paper Use,” provides training, guidance and technology to help schools implement behavior-based paper reduction… [ Read more ]

Embed Sustainability Into Your Company’s DNA

Dale McIntyre

Millennials put their money where their beliefs are. Two out of three say they’re willing to pay higher prices for products and services from socially and environmentally conscious businesses. For obvious reasons, consumer trends like this catch the attention of business leaders. In recognition of the shifting priorities and corresponding customer loyalty, more and more… [ Read more ]

These Sustainability Technologies Pay for Themselves

Dale McIntyre

Sustainability has become a priority for businesses, both internally and externally. Today, executive decision makers and employees alike are demanding access to the abundance of sustainability-focused technologies that help reduce costs, improve efficiency, and enhance their companies’ public images. Externally, customers prefer to patronize companies that make sustainability a priority, and shareholders view it as… [ Read more ]

Take Your Company’s Sustainability Program to the Next Level

Dale McIntyre

Sustainability is a hot-button issue, and its importance is only growing. In 2011, just 20 percent of Standard and Poor’s 500 companies published environmental, social, and governance (ESG) reports; by 2013, that figure had risen to 72 percent. Consumer preference is helping to drive this change. According to Nielsen, brands with a demonstrable commitment to… [ Read more ]

Lessons Learned From Our B Corp Certification

Dale McIntyre

“Leaders aren’t born; they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work.” Those are Vince Lombardi’s words, but I can relate. Leading Pharos through the rigorous B Corp certification process changed our company’s profile and had a profound effect on the way I approach leadership. Leading an organization through a… [ Read more ]

How To Infuse Sustainability Into Your Company

Dale McIntyre

Today’s consumers favor businesses that try to make a positive impact on society and the environment. Last year, Nielsen found found that nearly 75 percent of millennials are willing to pay more for a sustainable product. Two years ago, we decided it was time to push ourselves and our employees toward an authentic mindset of… [ Read more ]

Sustainability Requires Authenticity

Dale McIntyre

Eco-friendliness and sustainability weigh so strongly on the minds of consumers today that many will even pay more for environmentally conscious products and services. In response, companies are becoming more mindful of how their operations affect the environment, taking a more active and genuine approach to sustainability to attract Millennials, who crave authenticity. Millennials are… [ Read more ]

How to Minimize Printing to Maximize Results

Dale McIntyre

Typically, it costs a business about 2 to 4 cents to print a single black-and-white page and up to 15 cents to print in color. Add in color graphics, and costs can climb as high as 60 cents per page. These seemingly tiny amounts add up over time, and yet many company leaders don’t consider… [ Read more ]

Print Management Lessons from a Cat

Dale McIntyre

Heat loss. Wasted energy. The unwanted transfer of thermal energy. Yes, we can learn a lot from a cat. Heat, or thermal energy, is a wavelength of light that is invisible to our eyes. While most of us know that heat loss happens, we don’t really understand the magnitude of it until we get a… [ Read more ]