The Cradle to Cradle Product Design Challenge seeks to inspire up-and-coming designers to create products for the circular economy — highlighting safe materials that can be perpetually cycled.
Climate & Environment
This category is climate change in relation to sustainability and CSR and how these segments effect one another. This includes how climate change has started to cause a wide range of physical effects with serious implications for investors and businesses, and how the business sector discloses climate risks and manage them.
On paper, the Tesla-SolarCity deal is one that is easy for Wall Street analysts and business school students to pick apart. But in the long term, we could see the rise of a formidable company as solar power and energy storage get more efficient and cheaper.
A new report from Thomson-Reuters looks at the world’s 500 largest companies and assesses if they are making the emissions cuts necessary to meet science-based climate goals.
“Brexit could potentially represent a great risk or a great opportunity to both the EU and to Britain,” says Christian Felber, author of “Change Everything: Creating an Economy for the Common Good.”
SPECIAL SERIES: Rethink Reuse
Americans embrace recycling household waste, yet unwanted clothing is commonly discarded. Many ask: What happens to my donated clothes, and why should I donate in the first place? To answer these questions and more, TriplePundit spoke with Tony Shumpert, vice president of reuse and recycling for Savers.
Last month, leaders in the global water sector convened in Munich, Germany, for the 50th anniversary of IFAT – an influential conference for innovation in water, sewage, waste and raw materials management. Three wastewater treatment trends – and solutions – dominated the discussion.
Seventy-eight cities competed. Only Columbus won. Last week the city in Ohio was announced the winner of the U.S. DOT Smart City Challenge. Joining the U.S. DOT and other sponsors, AT&T is giving the winning city up to $1 million in products and services to help it it solve real environmental and social challenges in order to become the city of the future.
SPECIAL SERIES: Rethink Reuse
This week we tip our hats to artists around the world who set out to make a statement with their work and inspire a brighter future. Trust us, you’ll be sharing these on social all weekend.
Volkswagen’s future is electrically charged. Or, that’s the way the company sees it. Fresh out of court, saddled with billions in debt and still facing lawsuits, VW is looking forward. And its course may help accelerate the electric car industry as well.
Sustainability in the auto industry is now about more than fuel economy and emissions rates. Multiple stakeholders are working to make the automotive marketplace even more sustainable — and profitable. And customers are rewarding those leading the charge.
SPECIAL SERIES: MGM Defining Thought Leadership
The circular economy was once dismissed as a pipe dream. But through the persistence of thought leaders like Ellen MacArthur and William McDonough, it is slowly becoming reality.
The U.S., Canada and Mexico took a huge step yesterday in setting new goals to combat climate change. Agreements signed by the three countries include clean energy targets and emissions reductions. Oh, and plans to boost business travel access through better border procedures.