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Interview: Steve Howard, CSO, IKEA Talks Textiles

IKEA’s Greentech venture arm, along with Nike, has invested in a startup called Dyecoo. Dyecoo has developed a system to dye textiles using supercritical carbon dioxide – completely eliminating water from the process.

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Interview: Fared Adib, SVP Product, Sprint

The good news is that Sprint has managed to take back 40% of the phones they sell every year and is steadily improving that ratio with an aim to hit 90% it by 2017.

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The Future of Smart HVAC Systems

The future of smart HVAC systems is critical to the American economy with the cost of fossil fuels undoubtedly set to rise over the coming years.

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New Carbon Credit System Considers Women’s Well-Being

The advocacy organization, Women Organizing for Change in Agriculture and Natural Resources Management (WOCAN) has come up with a new way to inspire sustainability by reaching out to the workers that often play the biggest role in agricultural production: women. Their ideas may just change the way many communities look at economic advancement.

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Does Outside Aid Offer a True Water Crisis Solution in Africa or Mask a Deeper Problem?

East Africa has 187 km3 of renewable freshwater resources per year, yet governments and organizations are in a crusade against the odds to provide water to its inhabitants. The government’s receptiveness to any outside aid and favorable conditions in the economy made it propitious to innumerous NGOs, international organizations and social businesses to attempt to alleviate the issue. Are these external pursuits only patching holes or are they contributing to a brighter future?

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Interview: Joe Taylor, CEO of Panasonic, North America on Moving to Newark

TriplePundit is reporting live from the Fortune Brainstorm Green 2013 conference in Laguna Niguel, CA. Follow along on this page for ongoing video interviews with sustainability thought leaders, corporate change agents and entrepreneurs who are leading the way to a more sustainable future. My introduction to sustainability evolved out of a passion for urban planning. … Continued

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Interview: Kersti Strandqvist, SVP of Corporate Sustainability for SCA

TriplePundit is reporting live from the Fortune Brainstorm Green 2013 conference in Laguna Niguel, CA. Follow along on this page for ongoing video interviews with sustainability thought leaders, corporate change agents and entrepreneurs who are leading the way to a more sustainable future. SCA is not a household brand name in the United States, but … Continued

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Hundreds Die in Bangladesh, You Save Money

Three hundred and thirty-six people have died since an eight-story building housing thousands of sweatshop workers collapsed in Bangladesh’s capital of Dhaka. Many of these sweatshops supplied clothing to Western retail companies like Primark, Walmart, Libra and Matalan, some of which refused to invest in safer working conditions, saying it was too expensive.