Green Chamber of Commerce Application  Process Gibson, Light, Pimentel, Vassau Green MBA,  Dominican University
An organization dedicated to fostering the success of businesses committed to environmental and social responsibility
<ul><li>Develop an application that gives organizations the opportunity to assess their green practices and set goals for ...
Sustainability is… <ul><li>“ Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future ge...
Methodology <ul><li>GREEN Categories </li></ul><ul><li>G overnance :  To integrate sustainability into organizational goal...
<ul><li>Governance </li></ul><ul><li>Mission and Vision Statements, Reporting & Oversight of Green Initiatives </li></ul><...
Performance Levels   <ul><li>Level 1 = Compliance </li></ul><ul><li>Compliance with regulations and business norms </li></...
<ul><li>Rubrics Are: </li></ul><ul><li>Agile measurement tools that can be applied to a wide variety of business models  <...
 
Mission and Vision Statements Rubric Mission Statement includes restorative goals as part of the core purpose of the organ...
Next Steps <ul><li>Assess application form for its ease of use </li></ul><ul><li>Assess relevance and spectrum of indictor...
 
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  1. 1. Green Chamber of Commerce Application Process Gibson, Light, Pimentel, Vassau Green MBA, Dominican University
  2. 2. An organization dedicated to fostering the success of businesses committed to environmental and social responsibility
  3. 3. <ul><li>Develop an application that gives organizations the opportunity to assess their green practices and set goals for improvement </li></ul>
  4. 4. Sustainability is… <ul><li>“ Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” </li></ul><ul><li>~ Brundtland Commission, United Nations, 1987 </li></ul>
  5. 5. Methodology <ul><li>GREEN Categories </li></ul><ul><li>G overnance : To integrate sustainability into organizational goals and strategies </li></ul><ul><li>R esponsibility : To be responsible for the impact of decisions and activities on society and the environment </li></ul><ul><li>E arth : To identify and manage environmental aspects of activities, products and services </li></ul><ul><li>E mployees : To be responsible for employee well-being </li></ul><ul><li>N etwork : To contribute to the community and the society </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Governance </li></ul><ul><li>Mission and Vision Statements, Reporting & Oversight of Green Initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>Responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>Social and Environmental Impact, Supply Chain, Shareholder Engagement & Social Justice </li></ul><ul><li>Earth </li></ul><ul><li>Water Conservation, Energy Conservation, Pollution Prevention & Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling </li></ul><ul><li>Employees </li></ul><ul><li>Health and Well being, Work-Life Balance, Diversity, Safety and Ergonomics, Training and Advancement & Employee Feedback and Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Networks </li></ul><ul><li>Charitable Giving and Volunteering, Community Education, Care of the Commons & Marketing and Information Sharing </li></ul>Indicators:
  7. 7. Performance Levels <ul><li>Level 1 = Compliance </li></ul><ul><li>Compliance with regulations and business norms </li></ul><ul><li>Level 2 = Compliance Plus </li></ul><ul><li>Takes stock of impact of business operations on society and environment </li></ul><ul><li>Level 3 = Sustainable </li></ul><ul><li>Impact on environment and society is at least neutral </li></ul><ul><li>Level 4 = Sustainable Plus </li></ul><ul><li>Implementation of measures that benefit environment or society </li></ul><ul><li>Level 5 = Restorative </li></ul><ul><li>Commitment to restore/regenerate natural and/or social capital </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Rubrics Are: </li></ul><ul><li>Agile measurement tools that can be applied to a wide variety of business models </li></ul><ul><li>Subjective and context specific </li></ul><ul><li>Guidelines that can and should be modified by the organizations that use </li></ul><ul><li>The columns are the 5 performance levels </li></ul><ul><li>The rows give examples of what each performance level looks like in everyday business operations </li></ul>
  9. 10. Mission and Vision Statements Rubric Mission Statement includes restorative goals as part of the core purpose of the organization Mission statement includes environmental and social responsibility as part of the core purpose of the organization Mission statement includes environmental or social responsibility as part of the core purpose of the organization Organization has strategies in place to shift its core purpose to include environmental and social responsibility Organization has begun to investigate its core purpose in the context of sustainability Organization's vision and mission statements include restorative language Organization's vision and mission statements include both environmental and social responsibility language Organization's vision and mission statements include environmental or social responsibility language Organization has a separate green/sustainable initiative with its own vision and mission statements Organization has a mission statement and a vision statement
  10. 11. Next Steps <ul><li>Assess application form for its ease of use </li></ul><ul><li>Assess relevance and spectrum of indictors </li></ul><ul><li>Create working rubrics </li></ul><ul><li>Create a renewal form </li></ul><ul><li>Pilot application </li></ul>

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