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Smart Business Solutions – A GBS Podcast Show

GBS’ Smart Business Solutions is an educational podcast that offers solutions to today’s biggest business challenges as seen through the eyes of leading industry experts and market professionals. Explore the worlds of technology, healthcare, logistics, brand security, print management, and information management and see how today’s leaders are successfully navigating them on a daily basis.

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Robert Taylor of UPM Raflatac discusses corporate sustainability in Episode 41.

Episode 41:

Business: How to Conduct an Effective Corporate Sustainability Program

On this episode of Smart Business Solutions, Robert Taylor, Sustainability Director at UPM Raflatac, joins us to discuss the company’s approach to sustainability, including their recycling and responsible sourcing, product design, factory operations and strategic partnership practices. Based in Finland, Robert is a UK Chartered Forester and has worked for UPM for 26 years in various senior positions on their global sustainability team. Currently, he’s leading a team of experts in developing strategy for UPM’s Beyond Fossils initiative, which he discusses here.

Karen Calabria and Mark Kiraly discuss the YOGI Program in Episode 40.

Episode 40:

Business: Creating a Corporate Culture of Giving and Service

The GBS Year of Giving Initiative (YOGI) Program began in 2016 as a way to formalize and expand the charitable activities of GBS and its employees. In this episode of Smart Business Solutions, YOGI Committee members Karen Calabria and Mark Kiraly discuss the giving culture and history of GBS, the aid provided to those in need, and the opportunities we all have to contribute our time, talent and treasure to help others.

GBS' Atomic Wash Creative Services are discussed in Episode 39.

Episode 39:

Creative Services: Successful Design-to-Delivery Programs to Grow Your Business

The ability of GBS to deliver impactful, design-to-delivery creative services to customers has helped them to successfully grow their businesses. In this episode of the podcast, Elizabeth Klingseisen, Senior Vice President of Marketing for the Stratix Corporation, discusses how GBS’ Atomic Wash Creative Services partnered with her team to modernize and re-energize their brand, including an updated brand identity and voice, new website and sales materials, and a comprehensive implementation plan.

Bethany Sanders and John Downes discuss sustainability in Episode 38.

Episode 38:

Business: The Importance of Sustainable Products and Programs (Part 3)

Join us for the third and final episode of Smart Business Solutions as we conclude our discussion on sustainable products and programs with GBS Account Executives Bethany Sanders and John Downes. Listen as we discuss the prevalence of sustainability in the current marketplace, the types of sustainable products GBS has to offer companies, and some of the ways we have helped companies achieve their sustainability goals.

Jeff Rioux and John Downes discuss sustainability in Episode 37.

Episode 37:

Business: The Importance of Sustainable Products and Programs (Part 2)

We’ve all been asked the question “paper or plastic?” while checking out in the store. But what’s the best answer? It may not be what you think. In part 2 of our discussion on sustainability, Account Executives Jeff Rioux and John Downes revisit the differences between recycling and sustainability, discuss the types of sustainable products available to businesses today and the industries that can utilize them, and the responsibility that we all have to be thoughtful consumers in the marketplace.

Bethany Sanders and Jeff Rioux discuss sustainability in Episode 36.

Episode 36:

Business: The Importance of Sustainable Products and Programs (Part 1)

The ability of consumers to participate in sustainability programs and of companies to utilize sustainable products and processes have become an important part of our daily lives. In this episode of Smart Business Solutions, Account Executives Jeff Rioux and Bethany Sanders explain the history of sustainability and recycling, the purpose and benefits of it and the ways in which consumers and companies can get more information and become active participants.

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