NewspaperDirect launches "Say No to Newsprint; say Yes to Newspapers" at GLOBE 2008

Did you know that:

“Large ethical companies outperformed the MSCI World Index by an average of 25%”, Goldman Sachs 2007 Survey


“80% of young professionals are interested in securing a job that has a positive impact on the envrioonment and 90% calimed they would prefer to work for an environmentally friendly employer.”,  MonsterTrack 2007 Survey

In successful organizations, Corporate Sustainability is in the center of business operations and also finding its way into employee recruitment and retention programs.  Smart employers in today’s tight labor market know that there is strong correlation between a company’s environmental practices and employee attitudes.  According to 2007 survey results, 78% of Canadians said they would leave their current job  for a more environmentally friendly employer”.  Providing an environmentally friendly workplace is becoming a differentiator in the war for top talent.

GLOBE 2008So, it’s no wonder that North America’s largest and most important International Conference on the Business of the Environment, GLOBE 2008, has chosen Corporate Sustainability as one of its key themes at this year’s conference, being held in Vancouver, BC at the Vancouver Convention Centre, March 12-14.

And it’s also not a surprise that NewspaperDirect will be there as a media sponsor promoting its newly launchedSay NO to Newsprint; Say YES to Newspapers” Corporate Sustainability Program, offering free access to to all attendees at the show and for a month following the event. (GLOBE attendees can register at with offer code: GLOBE 2008)

“GLOBE 2008 attracts thousands of environmental business and government leaders who value instant access to business-critical information no matter where they are,” said Nancy Wright, vice president of marketing for The GLOBE Foundation. “Corporate Sustainability is a key theme of GLOBE 2008, and so we are pleased to be able to offer attendees access to, as a more sustainable option for tracking important issues in mainstream media from around the world.”

NewspaperDirect offers governments and businesses a green alternative to the printed newspapers they normally purchase in bulk for the office.   NewspaperDirect’s “Say NO to Newsprint; Say YES to Newspapers” program is designed to support an organizations’ efforts to create a more eco-friendly environment at the office, and in the homes, of their employees.  It enables companies to provide employees personal use access to for about the price of a single newspaper subscription — at home, at work, during their commute, or when traveling.

Trees Saved by is a standard offering at hundreds of libraries around the world and is accessed by millions of users every day who have, collectively, saved more than 24,000 trees by choosing to read their favorite newspapers on, rather than in print.

To learn more about the “Say NO to Newsprint, Say YES to Newspapers” corporate sustainability program, contact