Mark Zuckerberg is making waves lately. He was named TIME magazine person of the year and he has managed to create, in the span of seven years, a social network that transverses the entire globe. It is said that if Facebook was a country it would be third largest only behind China and India. He’s … Continued
Month: May 2011
Farmville, the widely used Facebook game, is moving players’ hands off the computer keyboard and into some real, non-virtual dirt this summer. On June 13, Farmville’s top winning competitors will have the opportunity to travel to Farmville, VA and plant a real fruit orchard. The creation of this new orchard is to acknowledge the branded … Continued
Among the developments this week at Chevron’s raucous annual shareholder meeting—some surprising, some not so—was the oil company’s continuing refusal to settle an $18 billion lawsuit over oil pollution in Ecuador. A letter from New York state comptroller Thomas DiNapoli and several investor groups urged Chevron to settle case, which has dragged on in various … Continued
A new report released this week on fuel economy and emissions standards for the state of California concludes that the idea there is a necessary trade-off between environmental goals and economic growth is a fallacy. It comes at a time when there is much deliberation over vehicle standards by both the NHTSA and the California … Continued
Kohl’s released its first CSR report this week, which highlights its sustainability accomplishments in 2010. One of Kohl’s biggest achievements is in its use of renewable energy. The department store chain is the “largest single retail host of solar electricity in North America,” according to the report. In 2007, Kohl’s entered a 20 year power … Continued
Along with a steady stream of cheaper, more efficient solar technology, the solar industry is beginning to offer a growing number of tools that let prospective customers calculate their potential savings more accurately. Virginia-based startup Geostellar is one such example. The company has developed a type of high resolution computer modeling it calls Big-Data Geomatics … Continued
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Coca-Cola Company, Funación Avina, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), and Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), launched a coalition that aims to improve the lives of the at least 4 million people who make a living off of recycling.
I have the good fortune of living in Portland, Oregon, where I bike commute daily. In a recent article it was reported that a former car dealership is soon opening as a 10,000 square foot bike shop and that other bike shops in town are expanding. A sign of the times or something Portland specific? … Continued
This post originally appeared on alrroya.com By: Ron Robins When I started my career as an investment analyst in 1970, the idea that a company’s environmental and social activities would be important in helping predict its future financial and stock performance was seen as largely irrelevant. Well, not anymore! Inclusive of governance issues and abbreviated … Continued
By Phil Green Are you looking for a green career? Well, join the club. Many workers these days are on the lookout for ways to enrich the environment while they enrich their bank accounts. Some of the most sought-after jobs nowadays are those in the renewable energy industry or those where a direct positive affect … Continued
In September of last year, the Dubai Chamber of Commerce launched a CSR label to increase the profile of responsible business. The idea behind the label is to allow the companies to grow internally and to take their CSR practices to the next level through self evaluation and then as the next step, to provide evidence … Continued
We know a lot about the sustainability performance of about 5,000 large companies. We know something about the sustainability performance of another 16,000 smaller companies and organizations. But, our world economy includes millions of economic entities. How can we get data on their social and sustainability performance?
This article first appeared in Huffington Post By: Marc Stoiber I’m a creative director with a passion for innovation, brands and sustainability. When I write, it tends to be on topics that touch on all three. It’s a fascinating space, with no shortage of inspiration. So I was a bit surprised to get a note … Continued
SC Johnson announced earlier this week that it will purchase 100 percent sustainable palm oil by 2015. The company uses palm oil in many of its household cleaning products as a stabilizer. Palm oil is grown on huge plantations in tropical regions, and is in 50 percent of all consumer goods. Approximately 85 percent of … Continued
Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced a $737 million loan guarantee from the Department of Energy (DOE) for the Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project. The project is being developed by Tonopah Solar Energy, LLC, a subsidiary of SolarReserve, LLC. The project is located 14 miles northwest of Tonopah, Nevada on 2,250 acres leased from the Bureau … Continued