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.
Month: April 2013
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.
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.
We need to pressure multinational companies investing in Africa to ensure there is plenty of land, and protection, for the continent’s wildlife and people.
GDP is a deeply flawed way of measuring progress, but it is still the most important economic indicator used to measure progress of economies around the world. Now, Harvard Professor Michael Porter offers a new Index that might finally take the GDP down.
Kohl’s Department Stores recently rolled out its new CSR report, and the report shows that the fourth largest department store chain the U.S. is well on its way to becoming one of the most sustainable.
Some of today’s most popular (and unhealthy) products, from fast food to soda to tanning beds, are replicating the tobacco industry’s tried-and-true advertising and marketing strategies.
Transforming our transportation infrastructure won’t happen overnight. While policies improving the supply side are taking shape, our individual transportation choices can have a more immediate impact.
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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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.