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GreenBiz 19: A New Framework for Social Innovation

Laurent Bernard, Steelcase vice president of global talent management, shared progress being made toward a new social innovation goal — creating shared value in the communities where we live and work through scalable, systemic and sustainable social change led by employees.

How Business Decisions Impact the Environment

What very important question comes up again and again in the Steelcase boardroom? Steelcase CEO Jim Keane has the answer. He also shares the story behind Steelcase’s ongoing commitment to sustainability including reduced water and energy use and investments in the infrastructure needed to generate clean energy.

Sensor Data Aids in $1 Million Redesign Decision

With their staff nearly doubling in less than five years, One Workplace’s Santa Clara showroom and work environment was starting to feel cramped. Faced with a renovation that could cost over $1 million, they enlisted Steelcase’s Workplace Advisor to help them make a data-driven decision about how they could best use their space. Some of the results are surprising.

SILQ Talks: Wood without Trees

Forests take hundreds of years to grow. Flax takes 100 days. Lingrove CEO Joe Luttwak joined SILQ Talks to share his breakthrough in material science. Lingrove is a materials and design firm focused on plant based fibers and resins — creating a material that looks like wood, but is stronger, lighter and more moldable. SILQ Talks celebrate boundary-pushing ideas inspired by the innovative material, shape and construction of the SILQ chair. Watch past episodes.

New Learning and Innovation Center Celebrates 1 Year

Steelcase created its newest Learning + Innovation Center (LINC) in Munich to fundamentally change how teams in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) work. By bringing previously dispersed teams under one roof, the space was designed to accelerate innovation, foster continuous learning and propel growth. Today, one year since it opened, the LINC is transforming how teams work, encouraging experimentation, and helping to attract talent. (Want to learn more? Read the case study.)