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There are many ways to talk about it – triple bottom line, new way of doing business, good business – but whatever you want to call it, in this day and age, it comes down to a simple principle that to survive in this economy, it cannot be business as usual. It must be business +. What that plus stand for can be open to interpretation by an organization but the most obvious, and realistic opportunity that can demonstrate a tangible ROI is the integration of sustainability into the model. This can show up in business operations, product development or the supply chain but if an organization does not evolve, it will ultimately decay and more adaptable, nimble and innovative brands will pass it by. 

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Transforming Business as Usual Along a Supply Chain
By Colleen Bramhall, Coffee Community Outreach Manager at Green Mountain Coffee Roasters
Nov 28, 2011 9:15 AM ET
Inspiration + Collaboration; How Smart Relationships Make Great Coffee
Equator Coffees and Teas is a women-owned business based in Marin Country, California, and focuses on quality and sustainability. Equator has worked with Sustainable Harvest to source coffees since 2007 and has partnered with Sustainable Harvest to build relationships with producers in Tanzania and Ecuador, among other places. Equator truly understands the coffee supply chain from seed to cup and...
Nov 21, 2011 9:30 AM ET
How Our Open Business Model Inspired an Industry to Change
When I began working in coffee in the 1980s, many of the twenty million coffee farmers around the world were at the mercy of middlemen who paid farmers little for their product. I was frustrated—the business ‘norm’ left farmers in a cycle of poverty. So I set out to change the system.
Nov 14, 2011 9:00 AM ET
Business+
There are many ways to talk about it – triple bottom line, new way of doing business, good business – but whatever you want to call it, in this day and age, it comes down to a simple principle that to survive in this economy, it cannot be business as usual.  It must be business +.  What that plus stand for can be open to interpretation by an organization but the most obvious, and realistic oppo
Nov 7, 2011 1:00 PM ET