Akhila is the Founding Director of GreenDen Consultancy which is dedicated to offering business analysis, reporting and marketing solutions powered by sustainability and social responsibility. Based in the US, Europe, and India, the GreenDen's consultants share the best practices and innovation from around the globe to achieve real results. She has previously written about CSR and ethical consumption for Justmeans and hopes to put a fresh spin on things for this column. As an IEMA certified CSR practitioner, she hopes to highlight a new way of doing business. She believes that consumers have the immense power to change 'business as usual' through their choices. She is a Graduate in Molecular Biology from the University of Glasgow, UK and in Environmental Management and Law. In her free-time she is a voracious reader and enjoys photography, yoga, travelling and the great outdoors. She can be contacted via Twitter @aksvi and also http://www.thegreenden.net

L.A. Start-Up Provides Jobs for Ex-Offenders Through E-Waste Recycling

Social entrepreneurs bring together seemingly unlikely possibilities to create a business model that has real impact. Kabira Stokes, founder of Isidore Electronics Recycling is one such person who saw an opportunity in Los Angeles where nobody else did. She got involved with the city council while helping to develop one of the city’s gang intervention programs. She wanted to … Continued

Will Banning Food Waste From Landfills Change Anything?

The global market for biogas, the fuel created through AD, is estimated to double in the next decade to have a value of $33 billion. If AD facilities processed only half of the food waste created by the U.S. in a single year, the EPA estimates they would produce enough clean energy to power 2.5 million homes.

Bank of America Shows Progress in Six Key Areas

Bank of America launched its CSR report this week with a focus on six key areas which include responsible business practices, strong economics, environmental sustainability, leadership and service, arts and culture, and diversity and inclusion.

Britain Moves to Boost the Number of Young Farmers

The average age of farmers in Britain is increasing and those that are looking to retire are finding it difficult to find younger farmers to take over. Popular daily newspaper Metro reports that in order to give the farming profession a makeover, Farmers Weekly magazine has come up with the Farmers Apprentice program.

London’s Traffic Woes in Lead to the Olympics

While in London last week, I was surprised that there was no tangible excitement in the lead up to the Olympic Games. In fact, London residents described the international games with dread. I heard a few well-chosen comments about how traffic in the upcoming weeks would be “utter chaos.” Most of these complaints seem to be coming … Continued

The Trouble with Locavorism

A husband and wife team from the University of Toronto have recently published a book called The Locavore’s Dilemma: In Praise of the 10,000-Mile Diet. They argue that the locavore movement is misguided and will have disastrous effects if it is widely adopted. They write that,”locavorism can only result in higher costs and increased poverty, greater food … Continued

Study Finds that Obesity Leads to Resource Constraints

Obesity already is a public health concern and the recent study published in BMC Public Health, concludes that “Increasing population fatness could have the same implications for world food energy demands as an extra half a billion people living on the earth.” The research team of the study used body mass indexes and overall population to calculate the … Continued