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A blueprint for green business: Patagonia execs share lessons learned in new book

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In “The Responsible Company,” Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard and longtime executive Vincent Stanley draw from their experiences to argue that green business practices are crucial both for the environment and for companies’ bottom lines. A year before Chouinard founded Patagonia, the Ventura-based outdoor clothing company known for being one of the greenest businesses in the…


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  1. Yvon also has an on-site child care center, let me quote Yvon “For every woman who does not leave our workforce when she has a baby, we save $50,000”. YOU HAVE TO LOVE THAT MAN – HE GETS IT!

    Nationwide only 5% of child care center capacity is for infants and toddlers. Our governments solution to this problem, licensed family child care homes is failing miserably. You can learn more about that visit the National Association of Resource & Referral Agency’s site & get their latest report called “Leaving Childcare to Chance”.

    The solution is actually not on-site child care – The solution is for business & government to come together to bring near-site, non profit, true workforce solution child care centers to serve their workforce.

    We are heading on a severe shortage of employees with skills in math, science & engineering and yet we are not developing 50% of our workforce. Let me quote Sheryl Sandberg, COO Facebook in her TED speach she talks about women stopping putting their hand up the minute they have a baby.


    Get involved & make a difference visit us at & help us with our mission to bring near-site, non profit, trueworkforce solution centers to provide quality childcare to our workforce.

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